It would be amazing to have Linux as a supported platform for the VST plugin. It seems that I currently have to run the Windows VST through Wine for it to work with Ardour.
Actually since the existing binaries probably use JUCE, everything should be available under Linux !
Yep, I don't ask for the complete source code of Equator (probably awesome ;-),
Linux binaries (vst ?) would be enough ! Linux is all about stability
+1 for linux VSTs~
I'd also like to see this!
Absolutely! I am trying to get the seaboard to work on a UDOO X86 and in windows it gliches a bit. Other programs (pianoteq) also glitch a bit but in linux are awesome. The wine Equator VST solution however so far has been poor with much latency. Wine is new to me and no doubt there is some way to get it running better but a native linux vst would be so much better and not such a big deal for ROLI to compile and give us.
Obviously, running a seaboard on smaller low power/performance CPUs opens up possibilities for the seaboard in line with the whole concept which is why they have the iPhone app.
Given that Microsoft is reportedly preparing to switch Windows over to a Desktop as a Service (DAAS) model I am concerned that it's viability as an audio production platform will be on continually shakier ground. Add to that the ever increasing price of Apple hardware, coupled with the hardware problems in its latest lineup (T2 caused kernel panics, thermal throttling, dust particles blocking the keyboard), and Linux seems like the most natural alternative - especially with professional level DAWs (Reaper, Bitwig, Ardour) running natively on Linux systems now. All that is to say, it would be appreciated to see Equator (and Dashboard) working natively on Linux.
I've heard rumors that the ROLI Grand is actually running a ARM/Linux-version of Equator and Felipe Tonello was contributing to Linux regarding MIDI over BLE. In fact, this video from him helped me make the decision to buy a Seboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKnC9_Buxus
And when I got it, I wrote a mail to the support and they told me, that no Linux version is planned. This is really annoying. This software is written in JUCE, which supports Linux and even JACK. Why not offer a Linux beta without support to their paying customers?
Stable audio with Windows is a hassle. Arch Linux, Jack, and Bitwig are rock-solid compared to that and offer a great platform for MPE recording and editing. But despite BitWig offering a couple of MPE instruments, they don't reach the quality of Equator.
I have experiences coding in JUCE and I'd even offer trying to port Equator for free (of course under an NDA regarding the source code)...
I found that same video and was going to contact ROLI this evening regarding the existence of a beta version of Equator. If you get any more supportive information regarding Equator for Linux please let us know.
Dashboard works 'fine' in wine. Equator does not. Even if a native build of Dash would seem to be a small thing to ask for.
Regarding a linux dashboard for the Seaboard Rise: I've started this little project.
I asked ROLI for a CC map in order to get it working, but they wrote, they cannot supply that. So I did some reverse engineering, using Wireshark, which was really cumbersome.
So far, only the sliders are working. All the other fancy stuff you see on the lower area of ROLI Dashboard isn't working yet. I'm also lacking the time to continue with this little project.
And another issue is, that you can't use my Dashboard, while another host is connected to the Seaboard. Perhaps it's something, that can be fixed by using ALSA the proper way. Or using jack.