What are the best reasons to use VST3 over VST2? or should I just use CLAP?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
9 posts since 18 Sep, 2021

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:15 am

I'd say having a fully unencumbered open source audio plugin standard that achieves feature parity with the most relevant current standards is a success in itself.

CLAP will almost certainly see widespread adoption among open source projects, smaller DAWs, and non-DAW software (streaming, audio & video players and editors, voice, sound daemons, ...).

Whether or not big company #23 backs CLAP is immaterial to its success to many millions of people and its ability to continue to thrive.

The world of audio isn't just Hans Zimmer approved DAWs.

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27107 posts since 8 Aug, 2002 from Berlin

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:44 am

Well, and if someone wanted to develop plug-ins that tap into a much larger market, then formats with closed platforms or restrictive licensing stand no chance.


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324 posts since 24 Jan, 2021

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:50 am

jamcat wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:13 pm Yeah, what CLAP plugins do you use? What DAW do you use them in? You’re making songs with them instead of VST?
Does writing one count?

I wasn't using VST in the first place, because I've never managed to establish a productive workflow in any DAW that only supports VST. I do use AU and I'm aware of its shortcomings — and switching to VST3 would fix exactly none of those.
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2880 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:38 pm

with bitwig, u-he, surge, and audio damage supporting CLAP going forward these days I'm running more CLAP plugins than VST plugins.

VCV rack pro just added clap support too.

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