Packages installed from Squeeze repository:
Add the repository for PlayOnLinux with the following commands:
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wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_squeeze.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Download Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7: Audacity 1.3.14 installer (.exe file, 18.4 MB) from http://audacityteam.org/download/beta_windows
After following first run (on screen) instructions, select "Install" from the main menu:
On the next screen select "Install a non-listed program"
Select the Audacity Installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to "Install to a new virtual drive".
When the following instruction appears: "What would you like to do before installation?" select "Install some libraries"
On the next screen select:
When prompted for the installer to run, select the Audacity Installer executable and follow the on-screen instructions.
Ignore the error messages at the end of the installation.
When prompted, make a shortcut to audacity.exe (this makes a Desktop shortcut).
When all of this is complete there will (hopefully) be a working Audacity 1.3.14 for Windows installed.
Why bother with all of this?
The Windows version of Audacity supports VST plug-ins.
To install VST plug-ins, place the VST .dll file(s) into the Audacity (Windows) installation directory, for example:
/home/<username>/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Audacity_disk/drive_c/Program Files/Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode)/Plug-Ins
Plug-ins tested and working so far with this set-up:
Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series (Note: the Kjaerhus Audio web site no longer exists, but the plug-ins can still be found on free software download sites - use Google, but as with all downloads, take care to only download files that you trust.