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Hermann Seib updates VSTHost to v1.55

Hermann Seib

Hermann Seib has announced that the free VSTHost application for 32- and 64-bit Windows has been updated to v1.55.

Changes since V1.54:

  • Added "isSingleton" to Data\effCanDos.ini (see this file for details) for Plug-ins that exhibit severe problems if more than one instance is loaded into the same process.
  • Standard version uses VST SDK 3.6.5 now; Win98 version uses VST SDK 3.5.1, since 3.5.2 is uncompilable with VS98.
  • VST3 double precision audio was effectively disabled; corrected.
  • Various VST3 handling improvements.
  • Parameter window wasn't updated correctly.
  • MIDI Controller dialog didn't display controller names correctly.
  • If a loaded USB MIDI device is detached and reattached, VSTHost automatically reconnects to it IF its device interface name can be determined (still rather experimental)
    Requires drivers that support DRV_QUERYDEVICEINTERFACE (not all do).
  • Built-in Reverb Plug-in added (adapted FreeVerb v3, originally done by Jezar @ Dreampoint, generously put into the public domain; www.dreampoint.co.uk was used in the readme but that is not working any more. archive.org, however, has copies containing FreeVerb from 2000 and 2001).
  • Bridging performance and stability improvements.
  • I/O changes during performance loading are processed immediately so that channel-specific links are kept intact.
  • Built-in Audio Passthru Plug-in added (can be used to set up elaborate channel splits / concentrators).
  • Built-in Submixer Plug-in added (setting special channel configurations using the "Chain after" dialog doesn't work yet).
  • Added pre-chained MIDI Plug-ins and "All linked Plug-ins" to possible sources for a Plug-in's Remote Control.
  • Fixed a bug that ruined compatibility with Voicemeeter (with or without Banana:-) and other ASIO drivers that use IEE754 32-bit floating point format buffers.

... plus quite some other changes which don't really deserve mentioning here.



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