[PD] dssi-vst.so possible?

Jamie Bullock jamie at postlude.co.uk
Sat Aug 23 15:25:03 CEST 2008


On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 14:43 -0400, patrick wrote:
> hi,
> i am trying to use VST under linux / pd.
> i have no problem using jack-dssi-host:
> http://probing.wikidot.com/using-vst-on-linux-with-jack
> for pd, i compiled externals/postlude/dssi. the example is working 
> perfectly (hexter.so, sine). 

Nice to hear that!

> next i am trying to use dssi~ like this
> [dssi show]
> |
> [dssi~ dssi-vst.so:FreeverbToo.dll]
> ========================================
> dssi~: DSSI/LADSPA host - version 0.95
> ========================================
> dssi~: can't open dssi-vst, unable to find GUI
> dssi~: 1 instances of FreeverbToo.dll, ready.

To get this to work as you expect will require some changes to the code,
which I am very happy to make, although I can't do it for a week or so
due to other commitments.

However, you should be able to launch the FreeverbToo GUI 'manually' and
it should 'Just Work'. Basically DSSI GUIs are completely independent
applications, which communicate with DSSI hosts via OSC.

To test proof-of-concept, you might want to do:

dssi~ hexter6

Then from the command line:

osc.udp:// hexter6.so
hexter6 myhexter

Replacing /usr/loca/lib/dssi/hexter6 and with your
appropriate paths.

Then in pd, send to the dssi~ object 'dssi show 1'. You should see the
hexter ui and it should work.

You could perhaps try the same process with your FreeverToo UI.

Let me know how you get on!



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