Thursday, September 30, 2010

my favorite host fruity loops or fl studio now
this is my favorite host i have used so far. it is mainly used by people who want control over all aspects of there music production and use vst instrument more often then live recorded instruments such as guitar bass and drums. if you get the xxl version or singature version now i belive, it wil let you you do just about anything you can think off in the digital domain. try out the demo version. i wil post more indepth on this and other vst host later. just wanted to add one of my favorites first.


DarkWare products were produced from June'05 till December'05. The first public DarkWare release was El Fuego, the last public Darkware release was Glitch Jockey (arguably The Nightmare Machine could be considered the final release). DarkWare products were featured in a variety of electronic music software magazines (Computer Music, Future Music, DTMM, etc.), and quickly amassed a cult following. However, after nearly 30 DarkWare releases, Jack got tired of producing freeware VST. Thusly in January '06, Jack ended DarkWare permanently so he could start selling commercial VST called NOVUZEIT.

jack dark is one of the best vst makers. i have the pleasure of talkign to him personal serval times and he is a musical genius. these are some of the best plug in adn represent what could be called fsu effects, as in fuck shit up. and they do it in spades i have use them on just about every song i have made. i recommend this to everybody, they are a littie more advanced then a lot of other software but once you get the hang of them you can do the most amazing things with them . they are deep and come with presets to get you started. now i havent got to talk to jack in a while so i am posting the link to to down load them as he gave them permisson to host them. also gersic is your stop shop for all freeware vst synths and fx so book mark them and check back often.

a list of host that are vst compatible

A VST host is a software application or hardware device that allows VST plugins to be loaded and controlled. The host application is responsible for handling the routing of digital audio and MIDI to and from the VST plugins.


There is a wide range of VST hosts available, including the following:

what is the history of vst and vsti

The VST interface specification and SDK was released in 1996. Coinciding was the release of Steinberg Cubase 3.02. Included with Cubase were the first available VST format plugins. Espacial, Choirus, Stereo Echo and Auto-Panner.[1]
The VST interface specification was updated to version 2.0 in 1999. One of the additions was the ability for plugins to receive MIDI data. This allowed for the introduction of VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology Instrument) format plugins. VST Instruments can act as standalone software synthesizers, samplers or drum machines.[2]
Neon[3] was the first available VST Instrument (included with Cubase VST 3.7). It was a 16-voice, 2-oscillator virtual analog synthesizer.[4]
The VST interface specification was updated to version 2.4 in 1999. Changes included the ability to process audio using 64 bit precision.[5]
The VST interface specification was updated to version 3.0 in 2008. Changes included:[6]
  • Audio Inputs for VST Instruments
  • Multiple MIDI inputs/outputs
  • Optional SKI (Steinberg Kernel Interface) integration

how are vst used

VST plugins are generally run within a Digital Audio Workstation, providing the host application with additional functionality. Most VST plugins can be classified as either instruments (VSTi) or effects, although other categories exist. VST plugins generally provide a custom GUI, displaying controls similar to the physical switches and knobs on audio hardware. Some (often older) plugins rely on the host application for their UI.
VST instruments include software simulation emulations of well-known hardware synthesizer devices and samplers, emulating the look of the original equipment and its sonic characteristics. This enables VSTi users to use virtual versions of devices that may be otherwise difficult to obtain.
VST instruments require notes to be sent via MIDI in order to output audio, while effect plugins process audio data (some effect plugins do require a MIDI input too though, for example they might use MIDI sync to modulate the effect in sync with the tempo). MIDI messages can often also be used to control parameters of both instrument and effect plugins. Most host applications allow the audio output from one VST to be routed to the audio input of another VST (known as chaining). For example, output of a VST synthesizer can be sent to a VST reverb effect for further processing.

what is VST

Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is an interface for integrating software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and hard-disk recording systems. VST and similar technologies use Digital Signal Processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware with software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and VST is supported by a large number of audio applications. The technology can be licensed from its creator, Steinberg.