Hi @Paul. I’m going to buy a fishman tripleplay soon, although for my needs, a software vst would have sufficed. But I use Linux (as stated earlier). I never replied to the “traction which is obtainable from a linux version” thing, because I don’t work for the company and don’t know your internals.
But generally speaking: I’ve never met any musician who knows of jamorigin virtual midi guitar. Sometimes I mentioned it to other guitarists, but they were really skeptical of a software non-hexaphonic thing. I am too, to a certain extent, because I don’t know how much it occupies the CPU slot it gets, and so how risky it is for overruns with low-latency settings.
Bitwig was the same a few years ago: no one knew it, and no one would bet on its success. Now I am pretty sure that being one of the very few commercial supporters of the linux audio scene HAS been a driving factor of their success. Most linux-audio users say good things about it even if they don’t use it. Jamorigin virtual midi guitar also needs people to talk more about it.
Now the big question: in your opinion did bitwig get any request for a linux version prior to their 1.0 release?? I don’t think so. They just had the beta and then they ported it because of several users asking about it? Nah. They invested in being multiplatform and it paid off.
Your decision, nevertheless.