Creating VSTi Virtual Instrument with JUCE


I would like to create and instantiate Virtual Instruments using JUCE. Do I have to use JuceAudioPlugin or VST Instrument are different from VST effect ?

Do you have a link to a VSTI created with Juce ?

Thank you for your help


if you want to load a vst plugin, you can forget about juceAudioPlugin; that’s a framework for INSIDE the vst standard. a host needs to see a VST plugin- JuceAudioPlugin makes a VST plugin shell with a fluffy juce interior, but the outside (the bit the host sees) is hardcore VST.

you need to read up on what it takes to make a VST host. as pointed out elsewhere, NiallM’s pedal board is the only open-source juce based implementation of the vst hosting code.