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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by skenny, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. skenny

    skenny Guest

    um...what's a vst?
  2. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    VST's(Sorry I forget what the abreviation stands for? Virtual something..?) are Steinberg's way of making a "plug-in"(An add-on to an audio recording system, maybe a compressor.). Like a Chevrolet transmission instead of a Volkswagen transmission. Steinberg's(Makers of Cubase, etc.) "formula" for making plug-ins has been adopted for some "other than Steinberg" systems.

    Inotherwords, some systems can use VST's, some have to use other types of plug-ins. There are plug-ins "native"(Built-in) to most systems and there are system specific plug-ins, like those for Pro Tools.

    Steinberg-type VST's have become somewhat more "universal". Wavelab, for instance, though marketed by Steinberg, comes with both "native" plug-ins(WL's own) and some VST's, and you can buy other plug-ins, from 3rd. parties - Voxengo, WAVES, etc., that work fine. Direct X(DX) plug-ins are also rather more "universal".

    I am hoping for others to correct or expand on this subject, as it is confusing to me, as well.

  3. midimine

    midimine Guest

    Virtual Studio Technology (from Steinberg) :lol:

    Do a google
    Nice instruments: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~thman/VST/vst-allinstr.htm

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