Can't find VST2 files anywhere

Hi there, I’m trying to find the legacy VST2 SDK files, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere. First, in both vstsdk3610_11_06_2018_build_37 and JUCE 5.3.2, there doesn’t seem to have any vst2.x folder containing the aeffect.h and aeffectx.h files. I tried to build the SDK by hand, but there was no Install project generated by CMake. I’m usually used to do this kind of stuff, but now I don’t get it. Am I missing something? Is there anyone who has clear instructions on how to get these files right now? Thanks.

Yes, you missed this:

And this as well: The removal of JUCE’s embedded VST2 SDK

None of these threads are still proposing valid ways of obtaining the VST2 SDK. Here is a link that is working for those who need it (web archive):


@Golitan11 thanks for the tip! I updated my post which gathers links to versions 3.6.5 to 3.6.12: VST SDK 3.6.12

That’s because there is no valid way anymore. All the archives don’t provide a licensed SDK (and Steinberg will probably remove them).

You are my hero!