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 VSTHost by Hermann Seib is an Audio Plugin Host. It can host VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
Product VSTHost
Developer Hermann Seib
Price (MSRP)
Free (Donate if you want to)
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Can Host
Operating System Availability
Download Released
Downloads Released
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionNone

VSTHost is an Open Source VST-compatible host that:

  • Loads VST 2 / 3 / Module Architecture plug-ins.
  • Parameterizing / editing them.
  • Sound output for VSTis.
  • MIDI-input and -output.
  • Loading / saving.fxb files.
  • Supports ASIO2.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By watermaj
September 16, 2013

This may be an oldie, but it's a goodie.

In looking for a real time VST host, this one came up, at first it seemed simple, but using it and learning it, it has really good functionality, is not a CPU pig, and runs reliably.

Herman keeps updating it once in a while, making it even better. I run it on a Dell laptop running Win7 and use it to perform. There might be better VST hosts out there, but for the price (free), this one does everything I need it to.

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Discussion: Active


10 March 2013 at 9:06pmangr77

A very nice host app for VSTs!.

25 August 2013 at 2:16pmBlackWinny

The KVR field "Price" should be not only "Free" but "Free (donationware)". There is a nag screen at each start.

17 September 2013 at 5:44pmNumanoid

Yes unfortunately it has gone from freeware to donationware :(.

9 May 2014 at 1:20amnguitars

Your name should be Black Whiny. The nag screen only appears once.

9 June 2014 at 1:52pmPatriceJ

Simply the best VSTHost ever done.

I only regret it has not been upgraded for years now.

6 November 2016 at 9:19amarakula

It has been yesterday.

Also, there have been quite some betas in the meantime. If you're interested in trying beta versions as well, you can always take a look at my Beta directory to see whether there's a new one.

21 September 2016 at 12:22pmsoccermeier

This is a great Programm.

And with some nice Skins it looks a bit more "pro" => http://www.hermannseib.com/vsthostskins.htm.

We do our complete Live-Show with this monster:

Live-Synths and Efx
Program-Changes for Guitar-Amps
Midi-Note-Trigger for Video-Starts.

Just Great.

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Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review

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