Worldâ€™s leading audio interface standard gets host of new features 21/01/06Steinberg have announced the release of
the SDK for a new version of its Virtual Studio Technology interface standard. The latest 2.4 version of the worldâ€™
s most popular plug-in standard offers new features for developers of audio applications and plug-ins, including
full support for 64-bit audio, double precision floating point capability and complete compatibility with the newest
Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers.
Stehlik, Steinbergâ€™s Director of Engineering had this to say about the new releaseâ€œVST 2.4 offers a set of new features that place it firmly at the cutting edge of audio technology. In updating our VST standard with the new features, we are ensuring its
compatibility with the technologies of today and tomorrow, and we will continue to provide VST with new specifications
as new technologies develop in the future.â€�
VST 2.4 allows developers of third party plug-ins and VST instruments to build products that run natively on 64-bit
platforms. Double precision (64-bit) floating point audio samples are also supported to allow even higher resolution audio
processing with VST. The included Mini Host example application allows for testing of 64-bit plug-ins in a suitable
environment, while the new VST Parameters Structure allows plug-in programmers to make the available parameters even
easier for the end customer to find and utilize. The VST SDK has also been given a general overhaul for the 2.4 version,
making it clearer and simpler to use.
The Developer SDK for VST 2.4 is available for download at :