Love Linux? Time to show it: CDM fave Sinevibes has brought their Integer effect plug-in to Linux-native VST3. So it’d be great to hear from Linux-using CDMers about this one.

Sinevibes is just dipping those toes (erm, webbed penguin feet) into the platform here – and they’re not the first plug-in developer to do so. In addition to having Ardour as a great open source host and Bitwig Studio and Renoise as powerful proprietary production environments (plus modular tools like VCV Rack), we’ve seen a handful of indie devs get into Linux. Audio Damage is probably the best-case example, with comprehensive options for LV2, VST3, and even CLAP – check out something like Axon 3, which might be enough to keep you busy on its own. Pianoteq has been another long-time supporter on the proprietary side, not even getting to open source options.

But it’s great to see Sinevibes now entering the fray, and I’m writing about this partly to see what kind of feedback you have and others you might want to see. Plus I like the idea of running Integer on a portable Linux machine. It is still x86 only – wow, it’d be nice to have ARM support on Linux, too – but that’s a start. And it’s free for Integer owners, plus a reason to invest if you’re on Linux x86 if you ignored in its Mac/Windows-only state.

Obviously, it’s a safe bet if this is a hit, you’ll see more builds. This wasn’t intended to be hyped (or even released to the press), but I think it’s worth mentioning for that reason.

And while I have your attention – Linux users, what distro are you running? What free and commercial plug-ins are essential for you? Which format do you prefer? I’m curious; maybe we can even do a proper survey at some point.

Penguins will save us.

For more on Integer, and some free exclusive presets for it if you’ve got it, check: