Just a heads up It's on the list of cool stuff to add.
Has any progress been made on adding native VST support?
This is feature should become the focus of the team for the next release, mainly because I believe Muse would benefit greatly from being able to easily utilise, which after 2 weeks solid research I deduced is the only pro quality synth currently available under Linux.
I could probably use Aspect under Muse by running aspect under carla then chaining the two with a session manager but I try to avoid session managers so I'll be sticking with qtractor until muse gains LinuxVST support.
I conducted tests with the synth1 Windows VST plugin using Ardour 3's wine VST compat and I could run over twice as many instances of synth1 under real windows XP/reaper than I could under A3 using wine VSTs.
We can surely benefit from all the great work done by falktx with both his carla plugin host and the VST support he added to Openoctave. I would recommend fst over vestige because I have a slight GUI prob running Aspect under qtractor (vestige) that isn't present under the fst-based carla.
That last posting had some very major flaws in it but it seems you cannot delete nor edit posts on here - how annoying! The second sentence should've read:
"This is feature should become the focus of the team for the next release,
mainly because I believe Muse would benefit greatly from being able to
easily utilise Loomer Aspect"
Then I started rambling about vestige versus fst and literally as soon as I hit 'Add Comment' I realised what a load of tripe I'd just posted as fst and vestige are only used for emulating Windows VSTs via wine and of course muse can already do this.
My paragraph on synth1 under A3 vs reaper was to illustrate the huge gain in performance muse will achieve with being able to run native VSTs versus wine emulated (dssi-vst) ones and then I was recommending you look at the NATIVE VST code of falktx's Carla plugin host (part of his Cadence repo) or A3's native VST code as both these seem to work better than qtractors unfortunately.
Last night I emailed Mike @ LinuxDSP to tell him how impressed with muse I am and, seeing as he added LinuxVST support to A3, asking if he might consider doing the same for muse as I've explained its lack of support for this is the primary showstopper for me.
Setting to closed, a release with linux vst has been done. It is not perfect yet but if needed I think we should handle that with other tickets.