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Steinberg VST 3.6.7 SDK Released (build 352) - Linux support and new licensing model


Steinberg Media Technologies has released VST SDK 3.6.7 (build 352). This maintenance release is mainly a preview version for Linux support.

A brief overview of changes:

  • Preview Linux support.
  • Licensing has changed. Please read the new VST 3 License.
  • Use cmake as project generator.
  • This is the last version of the SDK supporting C++98, future versions will used C++11.
  • The VST 3 part of this SDK is now available on GitHub at https://github.com/steinbergmedia/vst3sdk
  • Samples:
    • New VST 3 Host implementation example:
      • New HostEditor application: Cross-platform (Win/macOS/Linux) standalone which opens the UI of a VST3 Plug-in.
    • Updated validator application to support Linux.
    • AGain Plug-in updated:
      • It uses VSTGUI 4 instead of VSTGUI 3.
      • It supports 64-bit processing (template based).
    • All VSTGUI 4 based samples support HiDPI on Windows now.
    • Fix Program Change persistence in mda Plug-ins example.
    • Removed Xcode and Visual Studio projects, please use cmake now.
    • On Windows we link VST3 Plug-ins with the MultiThreaded DLL runtime libraries (it will use Universal C Runtime Libraries, for older Windows version than Win 8.1 you may have to install these libraries from: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226).
  • VSTGUI 3.x is no longer supported (removed from the SDK). You can still download it from github: https://github.com/steinbergmedia/vstgui
  • Plug-in Wrappers:
    • auwrapper:
      • Fix AU Wrapper MIDI Program Change issue (data1 instead of data2).
    • vst2xwrapper:
      • Fix resize issue on macOS.
      • Fix mapping between VST3 ParamID and VST2 paramID when bypass parameter is used.


Discussion: Active
8 March 2017 at 1:14pm

Was GPL 3 a thing before this license change?

9 March 2017 at 7:55am

Beforehand there was just a "Proprietary Steinberg VST3 License".

9 March 2017 at 12:56pm

Interesting, that shows how Steinberg wants VST to be the standard everywhere. I stll don't understand why AVID doesn't start supporting VSTs natively.

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