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Steinberg’s VST3 gets native support for ELK operating system

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MIND Music Labs has announced that the release of version 3.6.11 of Steinberg’s VST plugin includes native support the integration of the ELK operating system, allowing VST-based plugins to run seamlessly in ELK-powered musical instruments and audio processors.

VST and ELK

ELK will be the first available embedded platform to officially support all plugins developed under VST 3 specification, allowing manufacturers to offer their customers access to an enormous range of VST instruments and processors, and making it extremely easy for software developers to release VST-based software, sounds and effects on hardware musical instruments.

ELK, an OS designed specifically for use in embedded systems such as hardware musical instruments and audio processors, will be the first such platform to officially support all plug-ins developed under VST 3 specification. This will allow embedded hardware manufacturers who develop products with the ELK OS to offer their customers access to an enormous range of VST instruments and processors.

ELK tablet

Essentially, ELK’s integration with VST will make it extremely easy for software developers to release VST-based software, sounds and effects on Powered by ELK hardware musical instruments – the first of which, DVMark’s Smart Multiamp, is scheduled for release in early 2019.

“We were very impressed by the performance and stability that the ELK Music Operating System has to offer. And this is the prominent reason that we decided for it to become the first platform for hardware musical instruments within the VST domain,” commented Yvan Grabit, senior developer and tech lead at Steinberg.

“It is an honor for us to be officially recognized as partners for embedded use by Steinberg. For the past 20 years, VST plug-ins have been the de-facto standards for desktop-produced music, and we are ready to help VST become the standard for smart musical instruments and audio processors as well.” said Michele Benincaso, CEO of MIND Music Labs.

More information: ELK

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