What is the smallest VST host for OSX


#1

Hi people,

Leaving apart ‘Juce Plug-In Host’, what is the smallest VST host app in OSX so that it would be handy and convenient to debug in XCode that you know?


#2

I think Plogue Bidule is great for this purpose, even though there might be even smaller hosts out there.


#3

Not VST, but AULab is the quickest DAW to boot IMO.
An SSD drive also speed things up.

Salvator


#4

VSTLord is nice for that purpose, although it’s 32-bit only


#5

Thank you. I’ll take an eye. It sounds well!


#6

For 64 bit you have VSKKit done by the same guy than VSTLord.

[edit] oups this is only for VST3.


#7

Thanks ke20!

Gabriel


#8

I sometimes use Renoise for this. It’s not as small as some of the mini-hosts but it boots quickly and has enough features to test a VST pretty extensively.


#9

Thank you Kuniklo!