Hosts Compatibility

 

Examples regarding EXE Consulting plugins and various hosts tested for parameter store/restore are below.  Please contact me for additions or corrections to this list.

This list is not intended to reflect at all on the value to users of the hosts listed here. 

This list is merely to let users of these various hosts know in advance whether or not my plugins will properly save and restore parameter values with their host if users change the .vst3(VST3) extension to .dll (VST3 wrapped as VST2).

 

Users can keep either .vst3 or  change to .dll  for the following host:

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite : Saves/Restores parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2 and unwrapped VST3.

 

Users should  change to .dll  extension (VST3 wrapped as VST2) for the following hosts:

Harrison Mixbus32c  version 3 and Mixbus4 : Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2  but do NOT accept VST3.

 

Users should  NOT change .vst3 to .dll and should place  VST3 in c:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 or a subfolder under that folder for the following hosts:

Reaper 5.4/5.6 : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Saves/Restores parameters properly for unwrapped VST3.

SONAR X3: Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Saves/Restores parameters properly for unwrapped VST3.

Cubase 9 Elements: Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Saves/Restores parameters properly for unwrapped VST3 (as should be expected!)

Waveform 8 : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Saves/Restores parameters properly for unwrapped VST3.

Bitwig 2.2  (reported by a user) : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Saves/Restores parameters properly for unwrapped VST3.

 

The following hosts will NOT at this time restore parameters correctly that were saved with the project for the following hosts and also do not support VST3 or do not work correctly with some VST3s:

SONAR X2 : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Does NOT accept VST3.

FL Studio 12 : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2. Accepts VST3, but the unwrapped VST3 plugins don’t seem to work very well at all for an unknown reason.

Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Does NOT accept VST3.

Cantabile 3 Lite : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Does NOT accept VST3.

Renoise 3.1 : Does NOT Save/Restore parameters properly for VST3 wrapped as VST2.  Does NOT accept VST3.