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  • Kontakt 7 VST3 only?

    I hope I am wrong....don't think I am.  I just downloaded Komplete 14 content and now realize after batch resaving using K7 I can't use any of it in VE PRO as I can't access K7.

     

    VE PRO must support hosting VST3.  It is absolutely ridiculous that they do not at this point. 


  • That's a big problem for VEP.... whatever you do "pop orchestral film..." kontakt is always here.....


  • Yes, confirmed. VST3, AU, AXX only


    Dorico, Notion, Sibelius, StudioOne, Cubase, Staffpad VE Pro, Synchon, VI, Kontakt Win11 x64, 64GB RAM, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, August Forster 190
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    do not use VEP in the meanwhile

    use the Kontakt inside your DAW

    @Bill said:

    Yes, confirmed. VST3, AU, AXX only


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
  • on mac vepro you can use the AU version.  

    Sorry to say PC users will not be able to host Kontakt7 just yet.  K6 is still working for me I don't plan to upgrade it any time soon.  


  • It's really high time that VEP runs VST3. Same goes for M1/M2 support. I understand that there are companies like FabFilter, who adapt to new trends and technologies super fast, and others don't. But this is lagging so far behind now.


  • Until now, VEP not hosting VST3's has been a cause of some frustration for me, and a worry for the future. It's now become a major problem. 

    The time has come VSL; you simply must give this the utmost priority.

    Please?


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    @Lucy said:

    Until now, VEP not hosting VST3's has been a cause of some frustration for me, and a worry for the future. It's now become a major problem. 

    The time has come VSL; you simply must give this the utmost priority.

    Please?

     

    I feel the same.....no excuse for being so far behind the curve with VST3.


  • PLEASE, Vienna, update VEP7 ho host VST3.

    It's a shame that now we can't use Kontakt 7 as VST (the most used tool for media composers in the world) in your software. We need an EAT as soon as possible. Big disappointment and frustration.


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    On Mac you get less CPU load if you use AU/VI instrument

    @jesus_calderon_679 said:

    PLEASE, Vienna, update VEP7 ho host VST3.

    It's a shame that now we can't use Kontakt 7 as VST (the most used tool for media composers in the world) in your software. We need an EAT as soon as possible. Big disappointment and frustration.


    MacBook Pro M3 MAX 128 GB 8TB - 2 x 48" screen --- Logic Pro --- Mir Pro 3D --- Most of the VI libs, a few Synch... libs --- Quite a few Kontakt libs --- CS80 fanatic
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    @jesus_calderon_679 said:

    PLEASE, Vienna, update VEP7 ho host VST3.

    It's a shame that now we can't use Kontakt 7 as VST (the most used tool for media composers in the world) in your software. We need an EAT as soon as possible. Big disappointment and frustration.

    Yup! I agree! This should be a priority! VST2 is not standard anymore since Steinberg announced not maintaining it any longer. This should have been the last call for any developer to start implementing VST3. I really hope this will not be used to justify a paid update.


  • iZotope has stopped making VST2 versions, Neutron and others are VST3 only...
    And Kontakt will also be VST3...

    The good plug-ins for me have recently become VST3 only, and VEP without VST3 support has become a software that I cannot use even if I want to use it.

    I hope VST3 will be supported as soon as possible.


  • +1000

    With Kontakt 7 now VST3 only, it's very important that VEP7 is updated to allow VST3 support.  Please listen, VSL team!  This needs to be top priority if you don't want to lose customers due to frustration and incompatibility issues.


  • If more piled on +1s help VSL to prioritize this, here's another :)

    With Steinberg pushing hard to kill off VST2 and major platforms like Kontakt 7 following suit, VE Pro needs to add the ability to host VST3 plugins soon. It can't be the universal host that we continue building large orchestral templates with if it can only host older plugins.

    Even for instrument plugins that still offer VST2 + VST3, I hesitate to continue building large VEP templates with the VST2 versions, because there will be so much manual effort required to rebuild those templates with the VST3 versions in the future.

    (Also new developers haven't been able to obtain licenses from Steinberg to release VST2 plugins for quite a few years now, so VEP has been locked into the grandfathered developers club -- an unfair and unfortunate situation).

    Can anyone from VSL at least confirm that this will be on the roadmap? (I very much understand not wanting to promise any specific timeline).

    Thanks!

    - Eric


  • VSL has already stated numerous times on this forum that its on the roadmap, but there is no timeline they can give at this time for when exactly we will see it.  They have already told us a dozen times, they are working on it.

    One thing you need to understand is that VST3 is a huge change from VST2 in terms of how its coded in any VST3 hosting app..  Its not a small change.  Its a very very large change, especially for a sophisticated host software such as VePro.  If it were an easy thing to add, I'm sure VSL would have released it already a long time ago.

    In the meantime, I suggest you consider using a sub-hosting plugin for K7 as a work around.  DDMF MetaPlugin, DDMF SuperPlugin, Kushview Element, PlogueBidule, perhaps even KompleteKontrol, are all possible plugins which come in VST2 form and can host VST3 plugins inside of themselves..which will essentially allow you to use K7 inside VePro7 right now.

    Myself, I am still basically avoiding VST3 plugins.  I'm still using K6 and have no "pressing" need to run out and get K7 any time soon.  The VST3 spec also has some interesting design problems that can sometimes affect midi in problematic ways that does not exist with VST2, so me personally I always choose VST2 whenever possible and I will continue to do that as long as I can until it truly becomes a situation such that for example, there may be some sample library that only works on K7 which is only VST3...  But we're just not there yet, there are really only a few isolated situations where VST3 is a hard requirement.  

    Just a suggestion.


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    @Another User said:


    Myself, I am still basically avoiding VST3 plugins.  I'm still using K6 and have no "pressing" need to run out and get K7 any time soon.  The VST3 spec also has some interesting design problems that can sometimes affect midi in problematic ways that does not exist with VST2, so me personally I always choose VST2 whenever possible and I will continue to do that as long as I can until it truly becomes a situation such that for example, there may be some sample library that only works on K7 which is only VST3...  But we're just not there yet, there are really only a few isolated situations where VST3 is a hard requirement.

    It's not a hard requirement right now, but there will come a point in the not too distant future where it is, so before investing tens/hundreds more hours building new large templates, I'd rather future proof as much of that work as possible. I do save sample player specific preset files, of course, but even just the work of having to load a new plugin format and call up each one of those presets across dozens of libraries is going to be mind numbing.

    So I'd prefer to start using VST3 plugins in VEP as soon as possible, even when that means having to deal with annoyances like choosing keyswitches instead of MIDI CCs for more reliable articulation management because of those VST3 design quirks.


  • I totally hear you.  All I can say is they are working on it and it will come when it comes.  But I suspect we still need to be patient.  The other work-arounds for now are what you can do at this time, or choose as I do to avoid VST3 as much as possible. 

    To be honest, I am very much NOT looking forward to the day that I am forced to use VST3 instead of VST2.  In my opinion you will be far better off using VST2 instruments whenever possible...for the forseeable future.  Whenever possible, use VST2.  If you just must use K7...then perhaps you are now forced to use VST3, but there is really no rush to be using the VST3 versions.  They do not represent an improvement over VST2 in most cases, particularly for instruments.  That is a very lengthy discussion as to why.  But you are not missing anything, trust me.  You're better off running the VST2 versions for years into the future from here.  Its not like you will spend time setting up your templates and suddenly have to change them all to the VST3 version later....if you ever had to do that it would be years from now and probably not all your tracks, just a few as needed. 

    I would not worry about it.  Use VST2 and love it!  VST2 is truly better!

    I'm confident VSL is working on it and at some point they will deliver VST3 hosting


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    @Lindurion said:

    So I'd prefer to start using VST3 plugins in VEP as soon as possible, even when that means having to deal with annoyances like choosing keyswitches instead of MIDI CCs for more reliable articulation management because of those VST3 design quirks.

    Oh and on this point there is something to point out.  Its good that you are aware of this!  In the case of Kontakt, it doesn't matter if you are VST2 or VST3; as Kontakt itself has some of the same design flaws as VST3 in the midi implementation of its VST2 version also.  In other words, some of the VST3 problems are also present in Kontakt VST2.  Not all..  but some.  So with Kontakt, avoid CC switches period.


  • I get endless beachball on Mac intel AU Kontakt 7 anyway. It runs, but I beachball on first patch I select. Doesn't matter what patch, and everything runs fine in Kontakt 7 in Logic and Standalone. Latest updates of everything.


  • Something else I want to point out.  It is NI's decision to drop their VST2 version of Kontakt7.  There are very few plugin developers who have made that decision so far.  Steinberg has of course been heavily pushing this, but there was no forced reason for NI to drop the VST2 version of Kontakt7 other then their own decision to do so.  

    Additionally, I will just say that its highly probable it would have been much easier for them to continue supporting a VST2 version of K7 in addition to VST3....then it is for all hosts out there to upgrade to VST3 hosting.  The latter is a much much more complicated, difficult and expensive endeavor to do.  Perhaps Steinberg is behind pushing NI to do this, hoping it will force more hosts to get better at hosting VST3 (shrug)...we don't know....just speculation.  But anyway my point is, make sure to let your feelings known to NI also!  They could have just as easily, if not far more easily...released a VST2 version of K7, compared to expecting all hosts out there to drop what they are doing and implement full VST3 hosting...which is usually quite a complicated matter for some of them.  In fact its still not too late for NI to reconsider and release a VST2 version perhaps. It doesn't hurt to ask them too is all I'm saying.