I am starting on a VST instrument and I wanted to find a good VST host that would allow me to debug quickly. I have many programs that I could use (Tracktion, Live, Orion etc.) but I am specifically looking at something that is quick to load and is to the point.
I was using Minihost (from TobyBear) which is almost perfect… except that it has a MIDI bug (on my system, at least). No matter what plug-in I start, it is always generating 1 looping bar of MIDI code (the example juce VST plugin stays on and keeps looping, no matter what I press). I will send a message to TobyBear as well in case to inform him of this; has anyone seen this type of behaviour in this program? I haven’t really tested the time it takes other larger, commercial hosts to reload when debugging, but I will do so and keep everyone posted if interested…
Ideally, it would be nice to have a small juce-based VST host to help in the development of VSTs (stepping into the host would be a nice thing to be able to do). Something that I can say start, stop, loop for a given number of measures and set the tempo.
This would be a trivial project for some. For me, not so trivial since I am just starting out.
Any suggestions? I am assuming there may be alternatives to a VST host already in juce (i.e. an application that will allow me to develop a non-platform-specific plugin and then target VST when I need to test it) but I am new to the code-base and unaware of this functionality…