Package Details: vital-synth 1.0.8-1

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Description: Powerful wavetable synthesizer with realtime modulation feedback. Vital is a MIDI enabled polyphonic music synthesizer with an easy to use parameter modulation system with real-time graphical feedback.
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Keywords: helm helm-synth vital
Licenses: custom
Submitter: altaway
Maintainer: altaway
Last Packager: altaway
Votes: 12
Popularity: 1.68
First Submitted: 2020-11-25 16:30
Last Updated: 2021-03-25 12:28

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robertchen commented on 2021-02-27 06:32

The build instruction can be found at fork: maxaudron/vital, and lv2 modified version can be found here. Official repo has missed something, so do following things:

curl -LO -o ./
unzip -d third_party
pushd third_part/VST_SDK
make -j32
sudo make install

altaway commented on 2021-02-25 03:38

Yes, but certain functionality is missing. I don't think it is even compile-ready. It will be like the chrome vs chromium situation.

teetest commented on 2021-02-24 14:39

Wow! Vital is open source now.

altaway commented on 2021-01-11 05:11

As some folks have pointed out, there are multiple issues with the latest version. Seems I cannot bring the version back. I suggest you do the following.

  1. Clone the repository git clone

  2. Remove the last three commits git reset --hard HEAD~3. This should bring it to 1.0.3.

  3. Run makepkg -si. This should install 1.0.3.

This is temporary, I'll figure a way.

stardust95 commented on 2021-01-08 21:30

Many people report crashes and graphics bugs in the 1.0.4, for example:

I suggest using the 1.0.3 version until bugs get fixed. You can get it by logging in, then clicking on "All downloads".

khughitt commented on 2021-01-07 03:48

Hmm. Anyone get this working with Bitwig + i3 by chance? Tried loading it just now and it crashed due to an error with X:

 X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
   Major opcode of failed request:  12 (X_ConfigureWindow)
   Resource id in failed request:  0x0
   Serial number of failed request:  127
   Current serial number in output stream:  129
 Could not read async reply: End of stream
 Killing pluginhost process
 Child process with PID 440745 exited with error code: 1

altaway commented on 2020-12-01 11:54

Are you using an AUR helper (yay for example)? If so, delete the folder ~/.cache/yay/vital-synth/ or whatever corresponds to your AUR helper and try again.

benqu commented on 2020-12-01 07:27

Package install not working

==> Validating source_x86_64 files with sha512sums... VitalInstaller.deb ... FAILED ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! Error: Failed to build vital-synth

mmxgn commented on 2020-11-26 12:15

Thank you for your answers, makes sense.

altaway commented on 2020-11-26 10:41

Hello @mmxgn,

  1. The source for this synth hasn't (yet?) been released. The upstream has two package formats for linux.

    a. the debian (.deb) format which contains a root with a nicely structured file hierarchy, which is suitable for a system-wide install (which is why I chose this).

    b. a portable zip file format which is a bit barebones compared to the debian package, which is meant for local (your home directory) use.

  2. I thought there was a library in it which was missing in the corresponding x86_64 packages (I found it later). Since archlinux supports x86_64 only, I've removed it and I'm pretty sure you won't be needing it anymore. Clear your yay cache (usually located at ~/.cache/yay/<pkg-name>) if you're using yay and are facing troubles when reinstalling the package.

  3. The installer is hosted on AWS and the upstream doesn't give you a persistent link, which isn't very good for the curl-bots that makepkg (which is used by AUR helpers like yay) uses. So I'm putting it on github releases.