asked Apr 25 '14 at 19:24 by Young_Seph (36)

Hi everybody,

Someone arrives to work on Linux (Ubuntu) with Bitwig and Windows VST plugins (.dll) ?

surprisingly - it is possible! yay! here one of my screenshots as a proof. The Solution is this little project: It converts Windows dll files into Linux so files. really awesome! I think wine is not even required. FalkTX just made a binary out of it if you can't compile. (works for Ubuntu 12.04, 64 Bit): mediafire

I placed the files in the directories and converted the files in the Terminal the way the readme file showed.

Hope I could help you :)


answered Apr 26 '14 at 19:34 by Nimmersatt (81)

edited Apr 27 '14 at 16:31

Awesome :)

  — (May 01 '14 at 00:56) elemental

Life Saver

  — (Jul 01 '14 at 21:00) marc_x_o

I'd like to listen to your music some day

  — (Jul 01 '14 at 21:01) marc_x_o

thankyou :) unfortunately, it is not possible for me to save or even close VSTs with this bridge. It crashes. There is another great way to make them work: there is Jackass. it is a VST that puts an output to Jack. Then you can connect pretty much everything to it (also WinVSTs from Festige) and it worked for me. nice way, too. I did not release any Bitwig music yet, but there you have some of my LMMS music :)

  — (Jul 01 '14 at 21:53) Nimmersatt

Not bad for a small DAW...... thats a fair attempt!!!!!!

  — (Jul 04 '14 at 21:25) marc_x_o

I guess we are all wondering what bitwig ubuntu can do with all the vst's working! I think we both know it will be great!

  — (Jul 04 '14 at 21:27) marc_x_o

I will be patient with your bitwig music

  — (Jul 04 '14 at 21:28) marc_x_o
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Nice, it seems efficient...But the installation of vst-bridge doesn't work for me ! In fact I'm a beginner with ubuntu...Could you explain me please how well install this package ?

What I do :

~/Documents/Git/vst-bridge$ make make -C maker make[1]: entrant dans le répertoire « /home/mathias/Documents/Git/vst-bridge/maker » gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -W -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -pipe -Wfloat-equal -Wundef -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wmissing-declarations -Wnested-externs -Wmissing-prototypes -g maker.c -lmagic -o vst-bridge-maker maker.c:12:19: fatal error: magic.h: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type #include <magic.h> ^ compilation terminated. make[1]: [vst-bridge-maker] Erreur 1 make[1]: quittant le répertoire « /home/mathias/Documents/Git/vst-bridge/maker » make: [all] Erreur 2



answered May 06 '14 at 13:49 by Young_Seph (36)

Well I guess the magic.h is a wine issue - I could not compile it either. I downloaded the file FalkTX (the KXstudio guy) sent me (mediafire link), and then I placed the files into the folders the way it was shown there. So I moved the vst-bridge-maker into /usr/bin and the other files into /usr/lib/vst-bridge (you have to create the folder vst-bridge there) you can type in the terminal "sudo nautilus" and then place the files with permission.

Then I just followed the instructions of the ReadMe file from the github page and could convert the VSTs.

  — (May 14 '14 at 19:18) Nimmersatt

OMG how to do this please ask you: Then you can create your first bridge: $ ~/local/bin/vst-bridge-maker ~/.wine/drive_c/VST/Synth1/Synth1.dll ~/.vst-bridges/ P.S: can somebody put the video with the correct instruction T_T please


answered Mar 08 '15 at 23:50 by ssiiriiuss (11)

Another, slightly easier and better solution is Airwave VST bridge. Github page contains list of supported plugins.


answered Oct 03 '16 at 11:08 by paladomia (31)

please make a video how to use windows vst in bitwig linux


answered Nov 05 '17 at 14:05 by pixelmatrix (11)

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Asked: Apr 25 '14 at 19:24

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