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Supporting product-locked VSTs in Vienna Ensemble
Last post Mon, Jul 05 2021 by Adrien, 5 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Jul 01 2021 14:52
by Adrien
Joined on Sun, Jun 27 2021, Auckland, Posts 9

Hi

There are products out there that will only load inside certain supported hosts.  This may be for technical reasons, e.g. they are relying on certain behaviour of the hosts.

Is there a way for a VST loaded inside the VE engine to query information about the remotely connected host software?  E.g. it would be great if the VST could query the module path name (e.g. binary name of the host) and the reported software product name and version.

Support for this could potentially allow product-locked VSTs to load in VE secure in the knowledge that the remote host won't be an unsupported product, which could lead to all manner of nightmares otherwise.

Maybe some extended audioMaster opcodes to query these things?

Posted on Sat, Jul 03 2021 17:20
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12786

Hi Adrien, 

This hasn't come up yet, in 12 years of VEPro, but I have added it to the wishlist, so our developers will evaluate the possibilities.

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Jul 04 2021 03:03
by Adrien
Joined on Sun, Jun 27 2021, Auckland, Posts 9

Thanks

Yes, one product that comes to mind is NotePerformer, which is locked to Finale, Sibelius and Dorico because it relies on functionality in those products.  I expect there are many many thousands of NotePerformer users out there, some of whom I know are interested in running it inside VE Pro.  It would of course rely on the NotePerformer developers deciding to support VE Pro, but that I believe won't happen as long as they can't lock it to some supported apps on the client side.

There may be other products as well.

So it could be worth it.

Posted on Mon, Jul 05 2021 05:18
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12786

Hi Adrien,

Just heard back from our developers.

If you get the Note Performer developers to allow VE Pro. Otherwise there's nothing we can do about it, since it may be related to supportind undocumented APIs.

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Jul 05 2021 07:43
by Adrien
Joined on Sun, Jun 27 2021, Auckland, Posts 9

Hi Paul

It's not an undocumented API in this case, but I've taken this off-line and sent you a PM.

Regards

Adrien

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