Hosting VSTs in your plugin

Hi, just a quick question for people that have written code to host VSTs in their own plugin - how long has this taken? Is it fairly straightforward given we have the code for plugin-host to use as a basis, or are there plenty of problems and pitfalls along the way.

thx

The basics takes a couple hours maybe, getting it perfect so every plugin works takes forever.

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One major problem is that Juce (and various hosts) don’t support a dynamic number of plugin parameters. You need to decide beforehand some maximum amount of automatable parameters you are going to support and then implement a mapping from those parameters into the hosted plugin(s) parameters.

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