No idea what I was doing wrong before, but it all works great now!

I love the way that Renoise automatically wires itself into Jack. Renoise is currently the only Jack Client that does this on my system; VLC player I have to wire in every time, which is slightly annoying (if anyone knows how to get things auto-wiring when they are loaded please let me know!)

Still having trouble with WINE based audio tools; everything wires in fine but I can’t get audio. Will work on that one…

I love how I can record in stuff from TV shows and videos etc, straight into Renoise using the routing in Jack. Very cool. Feels like a real studio / sampler!

Cheers guys, for being awesome.

congratulations! did you get it working with Realtime-threads, or did you use a Realtime-kernel? (and mind you, i’m using these terms cause i’ve seen them somewhere, not because i know exactly what i’m talking about!)

anything special you needed to do to get it working? and what distro are you on (you have 3 in your signature)? (i’m using CrunchBang myself, and still have to try my hand at making it work)

Sorry for the late reply; I am busy in my real life, so rarely check the forums.

OK, have a look at the picture I attach to see what settings I am using for JACK.

This seems to work for me.

If I go lower on the Buffer, I start getting issues.

I am only using the internal sound card that came with my computer (still researching which one to get that will work with Linux)

For your info, I am using Linux Mint.

just for the others reading this thread: the picture he is referring to was sent to me in a PM.

@vadarfone: said it before and will say it again: thanks, and will look into it later.

There’s some vlc config tips towards the bottom of this page:

One is how to set it to auto connect to Jack.

Fantastic, thanks.

Today, I managed to get FM8 running inside Renoise native!

This is how I did it;

  1. Install DSSI-VST from the repository

  2. Make sure Jack is installed and running OK

  3. Install WINE.

  4. Install FM8 to a convenient folder on your desktop

  5. Access /usr/lib/vst (if ‘vst’ folder is not available in ‘lib’, make the folder by right clicking anywhere in the lib folder, choose ‘open in Terminal’. enter sudo mkdir vst. Enter your password if needed.

Now, you will need to get the FM8 stuff into the vst folder. This is a bit of a hassle, as usually you are not given root privileges as standard. The easiest way I found to do it, was to go into the Terminal and type gksudo nautilus. This will open a file browser that you can use to drag things around without worrying about privileges etc.

Copy (don’t move) FM8.dll, FM8FX.dll and FM8.exe into the usr/lib/vst folder. You need FM8.exe to access the GUI of FM8, as far as I can gather.

Once you have done this, go into Renoise, go to properties, and enable the VST PATHS in the Plubs/Misc Tab. Rescan. You may need to restart Renoise.

Access FM8 like you would do any other plug in instrument. Opening the Ext. Editor seems a little random at the moment, and I am trying to work through the idiosyncrasies of this in Linux, but I got sound from it. I managed to open 7 instances of FM8 without any issues.

If anyone else wants to try this out to share experiences, that would be great.

The same technique worked for SQ8L too. I’ve copied some other dlls into /usr/lib/vst, but they won’t show up after a scan, even though they work with the vsthost script that is installed as part of dssi-vst. It’s late, I’ll come back to it.

But still, it’s great having SQ8L working - one of the best freebies around.