FeSTige is a GUI for
allowing you to run Windows VST plugins on Linux.
A complete tutorial/explanation
can be seen here
These are the currently FeSTige features:
Search for *.dlls in known
[$VST_PATH, /usr/lib/vst, ~/.wine/Program Files/VstPlugins, etc]
Add extra paths to the search
Load a specific *.dll
Set a specific WINEPREFIX
Supports LADI (adding VSTs to
ladish project, auto-save on SIGUSR1)
Additional advanced options are
available too (Wine-RT, chrt, etc)
Applications : FeSTige
FeSTige is a GUI for fst and
dssi-vst, allowing you to run Windows VST plugins on Linux.
This is done through Wine, where the application hosts the plugin and
receives/sends audio and MIDI events through JACK.
Please note that, currently, only 32bit plugins are supported.
FeSTige scans known plugin
folders and displays a list of the available DLLs.
These "known" folders include:
You can add more folders in the
The built-in fst implementation
supports LADISH Level 1.
FeSTige can also work with dssi-vst (using 'vsthost'), but it has no save
support for it.
A screenshot, with a few
VSTs loaded, can be seen below:
Use the menu "Edit" ->
"Preferences" to tune it to your needs.
Select a plugin from the list and click "Launch";
Or open a specific plugin using the menu "File" -> "Open" (it will open a file
browser, so you can pick a plugin that is not in the list).
The bult-in fst provides LADI
Level 1 support (Auto-Save through SIGUSR1 signal, can be disabled in the
If you're not using ladish, you can force a plugin save using 'killall
FeSTige will auto-detect the
project folder when used inside a [configured] LADI Room.
Non-ladish users can use 'FESTIGE_PROJECT_FOLDER' environment variable. Note
that this^ will only work for internal fst. For dssi-vst, using vsthost, you
cannot save at all.
FeSTige is available in the
KXStudio repositories for ArchLinux and Ubuntu.
You can simply enable the repos and install it in the usual way.
For other distributions,
Downloads, in the
Both binaries and source code are available.
The latest git code is
and you can get it by using:
git clone git://festige.git.sf.net/gitroot/festige/festige
FeSTige is developed by Filipe Coelho (aka 'falkTX')