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Re: [microsound] how to write a vst??
Get the SDK and go down to a function called processing, here you
start. You get a buffer full of samples which you have to handle at
once and in realtime and then you return it to the computer. At least
there are two processing methods in the VST API, one for realtime and
one for rendering like Wavelab.
On Windows you go best with M$ VC++, version 5 is enough. On MAC you
should use Code Warrior, an older version like 6 works here too. Its
because the gui lib you have to link is compiled in a CodeWarrior
format, but Karl Steinberg was kind enough to offer some compiling
service for programmers which is really cool. If you drop the GUI and
go for plain interface, you can even use the MPW offerd by Apple but
its pain in the ass, I never thought a company which is pioneering
the Desktop GUI (invented by Xerox ;) ) would give out such an
encapsulated prompt tool, but ok, its free. When you update a VST
Lib, maybe because Steinberg release something new, don't forget to
update the headers too as I done once and run of course in serious
All this I go through when I coded 'Microcomputer'.
Elektronengehirn: contribution for THE DOOR CD Sampler