asked Jan 13 '17 at 01:19 by _anko_ (51)

edited Jan 18 '17 at 02:38


i use linux for all my audio production, i've tried the linux demo before and liked it, but no lv2 plugin support was a deal breaker for me.

bitwig2 looks like a big improvement to an already fine product but there is nothing in the info about it that mentions supported plugin formats except for vst3. the plugin support for bitwig1 stated that lv2 support was on the horizon but not in version 1.

so, my question is will lv2 finally be supported in version 2?

if the answer was yes i would buy bitwig now without hesitation. even if the answer was that it was not in 2.0 but will definately be implemented in a later 2.x release i would be tempted to buy.


an answer to this from someone at bitiwg would be really great.

  — (Jan 18 '17 at 02:37) _anko_

You can try using carla-vst to "bridge" lv2 plugins on Linux. I tried that with moderate success, but certain advanced GUI stuff was not working. I'm waiting for proper lv2 support too, meanwhile running BWS on Mac/Win.


answered Jan 22 '17 at 06:54 by paladomia (31)

I interested too, I not bought version 1 because of the fact that there was no support for LV2


answered Jan 18 '17 at 23:48 by ShvonderSiN (31)

I don't see any reason to buy a version for Linux if the program does not support lv2


answered Jan 24 '17 at 11:24 by ShvonderSiN (31)

Any news on this? I will upgrade if lv2 is supported in bitwig 2.


answered Mar 01 '17 at 15:49 by headless (11)

I think the same applies to LV2 as to AudioUnits. Bitwig focuses on VST because the VST format is supported on all platforms.


answered Mar 06 '17 at 12:37 by kelytha (21)

There are plenty of high quality plugins written exclusively as LV2. On Mac side, there aren't many AU plugins that don't ship with VST version, but on Linux the LV2 is a newer and 'greater' plugin format that's used exclusively eg. by Calf Studio Gear shipping high quality Linux only plugins.


answered Mar 06 '17 at 13:06 by paladomia (31)

I would be great to hear from bitwig on the plans for LV2 support.

Perhaps if they updated the answer on the FAQ to say at least "Not in version 2" or "Planned for later inclusion in version 2".


answered Jul 04 '17 at 14:25 by RelativePrime (44)

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