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Old 07-12-2017, 12:14 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by 4duhwinnn View Post
But if the 'old-style' vsts's work that well (and many do, I've been using them for years)
where is _need_ for native linux ports? It can be argued that
improving wine and vst wrappers is more important. And a lot of these devs
are small-budget shoestring efforts, if not freeware. So a
separate native linux port is not a high priority, from their perspective.

Another group of developers are bent on convoluted installers
and online-only registration schemes, sometimes poorly supported,
and in the kase of Kontakt, oft mentioned over the years as a studio requirement,
and it's lack of compatability with linux as a reason to avoid linux,
Native Instruments are now in that group, as their Service Center app is replaced
with 'Native Access'. Perhaps their Mac installers could be modified
for linux, since there are similar file structures in place?

As it is, a plethora of great sounds are available for linux
vst users, both native, and in wine. And growing well every month.
Helm synth 0.9 is out now, linux, win, and mac.
So what's more possible, creating a windows/mac wrapper that can take care of Service Center B.S., or creating an alternative sampler that can read encrypted .nki files. Really, all this anti-piracy dongle stuff... such a pain. But I can't live without my sample libraries (which are all .nki)
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