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VST3? Looks great! When?


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Hi, the VST3 SDK hasn't even been released to developers yet. I think I read that will happen Q1 2007 but can't quite remember and can't remember where I read it. Until that happens nobody bar Steinberg can produce VST3 plugs.


neil wilkes

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Q1 2007 it is.
(At least, this is what I have been told too.)

So - given UA are still actually using VST 2.2, there is unlikely to be a headlong plunge into 3 - unless this is what they have been waiting for.

VST3 has much more interesting stuff than this too - and the CPU conservation almost certainly won't work on UAD-1 cards as resources are not controlled by the host (I think).
What WILL be useful is true sidechaining plus at long last the arrival of Multichannel usage with the channels being dynamically assigned - IE we can load up any plug into a 5.1 channel and it will (should) be configurable for 5.1 use.

Count on at least 6 months though. Plugfs will need to be rewritten with 3.0, tested etc.
When Nuendo 4 hits, we should be almost there.
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