Is VST Live competing with Apple Mainstage?

Is VST Live competing with Apple Mainstage? I think the features are much the same. Is there are any other, similar competition for playing live?
And I don’t mean Ableton Live. That’s very different. I use Ableton now when playing live, while composing, producing and mixing in Cubase.

There’s Gig Performer.

Based on the problems that everyone else is having on this forum with VST Live, it looks like it’s a hot mess. If it worked correctly the feature set would blow MainStage away, but I’m waiting for version 2 before I jump on board.

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well, just as much as “everyone else” is having with other products. We like specifics please. Already released a very quick update fixing initial issues.
Most of the “problems” you mention are wishes for improvements of features that competition doesn’t even have, and almost no crashes are beeing reported except with plugins, so please be fair and point out what you mean, instead of globally ditching it.

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I wasn’t knocking VST Live at all; on the contrary, the list of features is incredible. But it is new software, and as with all new v1.x products, there are always bugs. Based on the issues that people are reporting on this forum, some trivial and some more complex, I simply stated that I am waiting to purchase until some of the issues get sorted out, that’s all. I didn’t say that as a recommendation to anyone else.

I own all of Steinberg’s flagship products, as I like the company and will continue to support them, even if I don’t personally get a lot of value out of the particular app. As a Nuage/Nuendo/Wavelab owner and user for post, and a Cubase/Dorico owner and user for composition, I am heavenly vested in the Yamaha/Steinberg ecosystem, so my success is hinged on your success. Don’t worry, you’ll eventually get my money for VST Live :blush:

That’s quite ok, but you need to understand that users unsecure to dive in will be repelled when they search forums for clues. So “hot mess” and “everybody has problems” would shy me off big time if I were to read this.
Nevermind, just wanted to clarify this, no bad feelings :slight_smile:

Thanx, I didn’t know that one

…it is very, very, very easy to use. Unfortunately there is no video track yet and also no possibility to include song lyrics. But so far I have not been able to provoke a crash.

VST Live crashed for me several times and is unfortunately very buggy. I really expected more. :thinking:

would you happen to have crashdumps? And pls elaborate on “very buggy”, thanks.

Sorry but I don’t have time to work as a beta tester and I don’t collect crash dumps. The program is so unfinished that I might not try it again until version 2 or 3…

Great, thanks for your help.

JUST MY LUCK i bet (?)

~~>> in the past decade, six or seven of the smaller companies I’ve gotten licenses for → two have been bought out and then, in my opinion., ruined – the rest went out of business.
VIDEO and MUSIC apps. I’m not talking about VST instruments/effect.

MY GUT says: VST LIVE is going to be HUGE for many of us.


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