Hermann Seib updates VSTHost & SAVIHost free host applications

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Hermann Seib VSTHost

Hermann Seib has released updates for the free VSTHost and SAVIHost software for Windows.

VSTHost is a program to run VST PlugIns. In contrast to the big programs (Cubase, Nuendo, Logic come to mind), it is not a full-fledged giant sequencer package that needs many seconds just to come up to a point where it can say “Hello”. It’s relatively small, and hopefully will stay so, and it only runs PlugIns. No sequencing (well, it can play back simple audio and MIDI files), no elaborate recording facilities (although it does have a simple multitrack recorder built in). To make up for that, you can define very complex PlugIn setups and switch between them easily.

SAVIHost is a little derivate of VSTHost that has been crafted for the sole purpose of automatically loading exactly one VSTi.

Changes in VSTHost v1.54

  • Fixed incompatibility with ReaJS and other PlugIns that don’t pass back a chunk before one’s been loaded.
  • Restructured File menu and added “Mute Performance On Load”.
  • Added “Delete” button to Load Performance and Save Performance As dialogs.
  • VST3 PlugIns’ custom context menu could kill VSTHost; corrected.
  • VST3 MIDI Controller -> Parameter ID remapping didn’t work correctly.
  • Performance loading didn’t work correctly for Shell PlugIns (only if the previously loaded performance did NOT contain them).
  • MIDI->Parameter output mode “Relative” added.
  • New MIDI->Parameter types “Note On/Off Velocity” and “Note On/Off Key” added.
  • New MIDI->Parameter modes “From” and “To” added (for defined triggers).
  • Added Pre-/Post-Fader recording.
  • Added soft clipping.
  • Bridge program stability increased; robustness against bridge program failures increased; bridge speed improvements.
  • Added some REAPER-style PlugIn calls and host callbacks.
  • Added PlugIn Editor window support for VST Module Architecture PlugIns.
  • Added SysEx window to list of possible MIDI inputs for PlugIns.
  • PlugIns can send MIDI to SysEx window, and SysEx messages are passed fromSysEx window to PlugIns.
  • PlugIn Parameter window remodeled to match Cubase’s getParameterProperties() support.
  • Added manual to distribution (not for betas).
  • Added “Double x64″ distribution for people with too much CPU time.

Changes in SAVIHost v1.42

  • Fixed incompatibility with ReaJS and other PlugIns that don’t pass back a chunk before one’s been loaded.
  • VST3 MIDI Controller -> Parameter ID remapping didn’t work correctly.
  • Added soft clipping.
  • Added VST Module Architecture distributions.
  • Added PlugIn Editor window support for VST Module Architecture PlugIns.

Both VST host applications for Windows are available to download at no charge. Donations are welcome.

More information: Hermann Seib

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