How to: Setup a Ardour on Fedora Silverblue (and any other OSs) with Windows VSTs

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  • distrobox

    Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Mirror available at:

    First and foremost I'm going to use distrobox here, it works with containers and does most of the job here. It should be available for every system.

  • yabridge

    A modern and transparent way to use Windows VST2, VST3 and CLAP plugins on Linux

    This should take care of most of the dependencies. Now go to and download yabridge-x.x.x.tar.gz copy it to some directory you can access in your container (in my case it's /var/hosts/ardour/ / the container home directory) :


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