Forum: VirtualDJ Plugins
Topic: [VST BEGINNER GUIDE - What is VST, how to use etc] - Page: 1
VST (Virtual Studio Technology, developed by Steinberg) is a dynamic link library (dll-file) that communicates with a host-program (any VST compatible program like VDJ 2.0, Cubase and lots of other audio software). VST's come in the form of effects processors, drum machines, synthesizers, and any other conceivable audio production utilities. These VST's can be recreations of old vintage units or expand into newly developed ideas and effects only limited by the programmers imagination and abilities!
For example Kjaerhus Audio Classic EQ:
One of the other great things about the VST is its support for an open standard. This allows freelance programmers and larger companies to freely create new VST's, therefore new ones are being created by people and companies every day! This also means that there are many, very powerful VST's that are FREE, or extremely inexpensive.
The VST-plugin creates an effect to the audio-data from host-program (VDJ), like for example echo, flanger - and can have its parameters changed by its user. It will change the audio stream live, according to the parameters in the VTS plugin (for example echo the music you are playing)
In many ways the VST plugins are similar to the original plugins for VDJ.
There are many thousands of VST plugins, ranging from really professional plugins like AutoTune (that will transpose vocals and is used my many well known music producers all over the world) to more basic plugins that will create a simple effect like echo.
And range from almost a complete program with many features – to a small basic plugin that will do one single little thing with your audio.
So, VST plugins can cost anything from a whole lot of money to be completely free J
There are also 3 different versions of VST plugins – one is called VST1 and are the one that can be used as effects in VDJ. Others are VST2 and VSTi, that can be instruments like a software synthesizer – and my best guess is that these can not be used by VDJ J
Because of the large range of VST plugins, and it’s diversity and different complexity, there will be some VST plugins that works great with VDJ, others that don’t work at all…
So that’s what this forum is about! Testing and finding VST plugins that work or don’t work with VDJ, and give feedback to other users of VDJ J
VST plugins you find, put them in EFFECTS folder of VDJ to test. You can make SUBFOLDERS for each VST plugin, so that you can keep files together, and delete if they don't work etc
****** IMPORTANT *************************
VST plugins will only work with VDJ version 2.0
So, as of know, this forum and the plugins discussed will only apply to full registered users of VDJ.
These plugins can not be used in any demo-version or console version of VDJ
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Inviato Sat 24 Sep 05 @ 6:38 am
But some VST's simply don't work with Virtual DJ, like VST instruments (guitar, piano, synth etc), but VST effects (Vocoders, Flangers, EQ etc) mostly work great.
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Inviato Tue 14 Oct 08 @ 5:49 am
C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Documents\VirtualDJ\Plugins\SoundEffect
Inviato Tue 14 Oct 08 @ 6:12 am
how about being able to define where your vst folder is in options?
thx n greets=)
Inviato Wed 22 Oct 08 @ 2:26 pm
Inviato Wed 22 Oct 08 @ 3:12 pm
como eu fasso para abaixar as cois aqui nesse site?
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Inviato Mon 01 Dec 08 @ 6:51 pm
the plugin itself (devastor demo from 'd16' ) features a 'midi learn function' but it doesn't recognize any movement of my controller
the only way seems to assign the midi controls in the option window of virtualdj itself to the 1st-5th parameter of an activated effect, which is to few and doesn't give the flexibility of tweaking withouth having to worry about which effect is activated at that moment...
Inviato Fri 12 Dec 08 @ 8:24 am
You could probably use a utility like MIDI-OX or MIDI Yoke to create two virtual MIDI devices and map the signals.
Inviato Wed 17 Dec 08 @ 4:34 am
How add effects of virtual dj to sound forge?
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Inviato Wed 11 Feb 09 @ 11:02 am
I cannot seem to open my VST Plugins in my Virtual DJ 5.2 Pro.
The file they are in is ProgramFilesVirtualDJ/Plugins/SoundEffect
and when i go on to browser in VirtualDJ and open it, there is nothing there.
What am I doing wrong?
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