Recently Steinberg posted this about the end of VST 2: https://www.steinberg.net/en/newsandevents/news/newsdetail/article/vst-2-coming-to-an-end-4727.html
I’m curious what this means in practice… does this mean simply that the VST 2 SDK will no longer be available, that existing hosts and plugins who already have the SDK can continue to use it? What are the implications for new plugins and new plugin developers?
I coming at this from the point of view of a host developer who currently only supports VST 2 - primarily because nearly all the plugins my customers need are all available in that format. Although I’ve implemented VST 3 support I’ve not released it due to some integration issues with other features in my product and just haven’t had the time or need to revisit it yet.
My guess is that the main impact of this announcement will be that over time more and more plugins will be only available as VST 3 and therefore supporting this in my host will become more important?