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El°HYM
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1199 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Post Sat Jul 02, 2022 2:02 am

Dont forget to put Imaginando's DLYM on there, too!
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Stiller
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9 posts since 16 Oct, 2021

Post Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:18 am

Your plugins fail to load on Linux (Debian "Bookworm") with an error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.35' not found

Debian Bookworm is still on libc 2.33, and that's the testing version of Debian (rolling release). Please consider building the Linux version with an earlier libc.

To support also the current Debian release version ("stable"), please build with libc 2.31. Libraries are generally downward compatible, but not upward...

hlmst
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135 posts since 3 Feb, 2004

Post Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:26 pm

So basically if you not a CLAP person u can stick to 0.6.1?

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cyrb
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73 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Post Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:45 am

k2006 wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:33 am hi cyrb,
Out of 32 free plugins I'm comparing, this one is easily in the top 5.
so other top free chorus you would recommend? :)
Here were the results of my testing:

Top 5
1. bkChorus
2. TAL Chorus LX (its stereo widening is just too good)
3. OSL Chorus
4. Acon Digital Multiply / JBRPlugins JBR Chorus (tie)
5. Imaginando DLYM

Honorable mentions:
* Blue Cat Chorus (ranked pretty high, has stereo widening)
* Bigtick Hexaline (very unique chorus effect, subtle but effective)
* kHs Chorus (was above average)
* DeadDuck Chorus (was above average)
* HY-Plugins HY-Chorus (slightly above average, perhaps not for everyone)
* Mercuriall Chorus WS-1 (good for richness of guitars or mono stuff, but not great for synths)
* BetabugsAudio MonstaChorus (has a very specific flavor, with tremolo, not for everyone, best on guitars)
* Sender Spike Modul8 or BabyAudio Magic Switch (for synthwave / lo-fi stuff, dark and pitch drifty chorus)

k2006
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230 posts since 18 Jan, 2014

Post Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:30 pm

thanks,mabian,EL°HYM,cyrb for your chorus suggestions

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karrikuh
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346 posts since 6 Apr, 2008

Post Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:39 am

Stiller wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:18 amTo support also the current Debian release version ("stable"), please build with libc 2.31. Libraries are generally downward compatible, but not upward...
Thanks for the report. Will add compatibility with libc 2.31 in future builds

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karrikuh
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Post Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:40 am

hlmst wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:26 pm So basically if you not a CLAP person u can stick to 0.6.1?
Basically, yes

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karrikuh
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Post Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:19 am

Update
0.7.1 Beta (2022-07-13)
  • Fix CLAP compatibility
  • Linux: fix compatibility with major distros (e.g. Debian Stable, Ubuntu 20.04)
  • CLAP: enable parameter modulation
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bkFX 0.7.1 Beta Windows CLAP
bkFX 0.7.1 Beta Windows VST3
bkFX 0.7.1 Beta Linux CLAP
bkFX 0.7.1 Beta Linux VST3

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audiojunkie
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3514 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Wed Jul 13, 2022 12:22 pm

"Linux: fix compatibility with major distros (e.g. Debian Stable, Ubuntu 20.04)"

Beautiful! Thank you! I'll have to check this out on Fedora! :)
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karrikuh
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Post Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:15 am

Update
0.7.2 Beta (2022-08-08)
  • CLAP: fix potential crash
  • CLAP: allow editing value by text input (if host supports this)
Download
bkFX 0.7.2 Beta Windows CLAP
bkFX 0.7.2 Beta Windows VST3
bkFX 0.7.2 Beta Linux CLAP
bkFX 0.7.2 Beta Linux VST3

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audiojunkie
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Post Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:35 am

Thank you again for the Linux support!!! :)
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thecontrolcentre
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33126 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:45 am

karrikuh wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:15 am Update
0.7.2 Beta (2022-08-08)
Thank you :tu:

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DuX
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3817 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Post Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:06 am

Love your plugins BK! d=:)

However, I've got a little bug report regarding Linux compatibility. In Debian Linux 10 I only get Erosion and Frequency Splitter VST3 to appear in Reaper 6.66. It is progress though, because this is the first time I get any of your plugins appear in Linux Reaper [since 1.7.1]. Could be that Debian 10 uses some older version of libs your plugins need. Interesting that these two work. You'll probably know what's up. :)

Reaper is getting CLAP support soon, so I'll give the CLAP versions a go, but I doubt they're gonna work since you probably used same newer libraries for compiling. I do use [very sparingly] a W7 laptop on the side so I can run your plugins there. ;) Thank you!

edit: Thanks to xwindows debugger, I found out that your plugins look for GLIB C Library version 2.29 to run. Here's the line for bkChannelTool.so:
swell: dlopen() failed: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.29' not found (required by /home/******/.vst3/bkFX/bkChannelTool.vst3/Contents/x86_64-linux/bkChannelTool.so)

Debian 10 comes with 2.28.10 installed and 11 comes with 2.31. I know I'm going to have to update at some point ;). How come Erosion and Frequency Splitter don't use the same C library as your other plugins? Weird.
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karrikuh
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Post Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:58 am

DuX wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:06 amedit: Thanks to xwindows debugger, I found out that your plugins use GLIB C Library version 2.29 to run. I have 2.28.10 installed. How come Erosion and Frequency Splitter don't use the same C library as your other plugins? Weird.
Right, the plug-ins are built for compatibility with Debian 11. Those two effects just don't make use of any symbol introduced in glibc 2.29, that's why they run fine in older Debian.

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DuX
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3817 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

Post Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:00 am

Thank you for clearing it up, Karrikuh! I don't like unresolved mysteries. Well, who does? :lol:
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