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Hosting VST3 plugs inside VE Pro
Last post Mon, Mar 01 2021 by PaoloT, 9 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Nov 26 2017 11:13
by Eddyster
Joined on Thu, Oct 04 2012, Posts 1

I can't find an obvious answer to this in the product information or by forum searching.

Is it finally possible to host VST3 plugins within VE Pro? I'm still on VEP 5 and would consider upgrading to 6 if it meant I can host my VST3 plugs in it as well as my VST2's.

Many thanks in advance.

Posted on Sun, Nov 26 2017 11:19
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12608

Hi Eddyster, 

I'm afraid VST 3 plug-ins are still not supported in VE PRO 6. 


Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Jan 01 2021 21:30
by JohnBlumstein
Joined on Sun, Jan 03 2016, Posts 2

... 3 years later and still no VST3 support? Oh My ...

Posted on Thu, Feb 25 2021 11:09
by kingy10kingy
Joined on Thu, Feb 25 2021, Posts 2

+1 come on its' 2021!!!  VST 3 should be supported as standard.

Posted on Thu, Feb 25 2021 11:56
by Lucy
Joined on Sun, Nov 26 2017, Posts 48

I'm a part-time amateur noob, and even I think this is well overdue!

Pretty please, VSL..?


Posted on Fri, Feb 26 2021 16:59
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12608

Hi guys, 

You are right, it IS time. I hope we can fit this in soon, but I can't make any promises right now... 


Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Feb 28 2021 16:44
by RogerB
Joined on Sun, Dec 29 2019, Posts 4

... at least thank you for your reaction Paul and for admitting it is time

Sometimes I think VEP is treated a bit poorly. But it doesn't deserve that, it's really a great software.

Posted on Sun, Feb 28 2021 21:34
by Dewdman42
Joined on Tue, Feb 27 2018, Park City, Utah, Posts 657

I will of course be happy to see VST3 support in VePro. 

In any case, as a work around for now, I recommend KushView Element to use inside VePro for hosting VST3 instruments.  This plugin is free if you want to compile it yourself, or I think $2 to buy the most recent build of it.  And worth EVERY penny.  it works fine in VePro, most of the other similar products have various problems (ie, BlueCatAudio Patchwork, PlogueBidule, DDMF, etc).

You can host VST3 plugins inside it, though many of the so called "advantages" of VST3 will not really be utilized that way.  Merely hosting VST3 is not that hard, but what instruments in particular are only VST3 or do you need to use VST3 for?  The VST3 concept has some cool features utilized by Cubase, etc..but building all that fancy support into any hosting DAW is very non-trivial... and I'm not really sure right now which of those features would be useful if hosted directly in VePro, for example.

If you have an instrument that only comes in a VST3 version (which may increasingly be the case due to Steinberg's licensing rules), then the above work around can keep you going for now.

See attached image showing Element used inside VePro with a VST3 instrument.

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Posted on Mon, Mar 01 2021 10:55
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 975

Something I really hope VSL will do, while completing VST3 compatibility, is to include advanced microtuning and bending possibilities. The new MIDI 2.0 should include the same specifications, so they are going to become standard.

Equal tuning and discrete scales are a jail, and they are not always carceri d'invenzione!


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