VST support returns to Ardour 2.0
VST support has been re-enabled in Ardour 2.0. To enable it, compile with the "VST=yes" argument to scons. There are some important provisos:
- you cannot enable VST support and then distribute the resulting binary.
Doing so is a violation of several software licenses. If you specify
VST=yes, you will be asked to confirm that you are building Ardour
for personal use only.
- you will need to have the VST 2.3 SDK available.
- the VST GUIs seem more fragile than they used to be (buttons & knobs
lock up, mouse motion sensitivity is poor, etc). Investigation and
fixes for these issues will be forthcoming.
Watch this space for more details and documentation. We remind you that this is for Ardour on Linux/x86 only. Linux/PPC and OSX do not have VST support yet.