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 VSTHost by Hermann Seib is an Audio Plugin Host. It can host VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
VSTHost
Product VSTHost
Developer Hermann Seib
Price (MSRP)
Free (Donate if you want to)
Type / Tags Test HostPlug-in Chainer / Rack
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Instruments
  
Can Host
Effects
  
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
1.56
 
Downloads Released
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionNone
GPL

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

Discussion: Active
angr77
angr77
10 March 2013 at 9:06pm

A very nice host app for VSTs!.

BlackWinny
BlackWinny
25 August 2013 at 2:16pm

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

Numanoid
Numanoid
17 September 2013 at 5:44pm

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

nguitars
nguitars
9 May 2014 at 1:20am

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

PatriceJ
PatriceJ
9 June 2014 at 1:52pm

Simply the best VSTHost ever done.

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

arakula
arakula
6 November 2016 at 9:19am

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.

soccermeier
soccermeier
21 September 2016 at 12:22pm

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:

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

Just Great.

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VSTHost

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