So it’s basically a complaint about the VST3 implementing which will be happening in maybe 2 years time.
I’m on the M1 so I am very aware of VST3 as I cannot use my VST2 without using blueCat Patchwork. I have spent some time checking in on developers and their VST3 releases. I have also checked the forums where I am consistently told there will be no VST3 of a plug-in or if there is it will cost me more and more money to buy it. Or that VST3 cannot handle midi.
Then Kontakt drops as VST3 which is all about midi and no one says, “hmmm maybe VST3 can do midi well”. Then Superior Drummer 3 gets converted to VST3 for free !.
I also have the Korg collection so I’m happy with that, have I ever sent a program change, nope, would I even bother if I could, nope. I would set up a 2nd instance on another track instead. Then automate which one I use at any given point.
In the past the Korg M1 VST2 crashed Cubase for about 6 months until they changed that. Korg have a history of issues with VST2 as well.
It is not the case that every VST2 ever made was perfect and VST3 is a mess. It’s been both and that rests in the plugin developers implementations.
I see synthmaster two is now vst3 and I’m waiting for their main synth to be converted which they are in the process of doing right now. After much talk I now see Serum is being tested as VST3, posted about four days ago, and the developer is expecting to release that next month.
Roland Cloud I’ve seen nothing in VST3 for or Sylenth.
So I’m waiting too but with the M1 I’m also getting developers saying they are still in the process of converting to ARM and it’s taken them months on end to do this. I’m just making do with what I can use.
That’s just how it works sometimes.
So what is the complaint ? First that no one is changing to VST3 but now they actually are your trying to find issues with the VST3 as a concept instead of complaining to the plug-in developers ?
In 2 years there will be no more VST2 plugins so if you want the best VST3 plugins then complain to the plug-in developers and let them work it out. If the developers say they will not sort it out then you are down a plug-in. I have not got the same plugins I had 10 years ago either, things change.
If you still want to use VST2 then just buy BlueCat Patchwork and keep using them.
If your not on M1 then this change might not even happen until C14.