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NanoHost is described as 'is not a synthesizer. It is a free, minimalist host application for Windows that can load VST-synths. Furthermore, it can act as a wrapper which converts VST-synthesizers into standalone applications' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to NanoHost for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is Carla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NanoHost are VSTHost, Cantabile, SAVIHost and Pedalboard 2.

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NanoHost is not a synthesizer. It is a free, minimalist host application for Windows that can load VST-synths. Furthermore,...

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  1. Carla icon

    Carla

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    43 alternatives to Carla 

    Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCarla support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    VSTHost

    20 alternatives to VSTHost 

    Hostprogram for VST-Plugins with ASIO-Support.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsVSTHost support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for MIDIVSTHost includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Cantabile

    28 alternatives to Cantabile 

    Cantabile is a music workstation for live performing musicians. Build your ideal rig - one that leaves you free to focus on giving your best performance.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCantabile support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Cantabile based on incoming audio in real time.
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      SAVIHost

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      5 alternatives to SAVIHost 

      SAVIHost lets you basically turn a VST instrument plugin into a standalone app. It's a very simple VST host that loads up a similarly named VSTi dll file and lets you interact with the plugin as if it's been loaded into a DAW complete with keyboard and extensive options...

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      1.  Support for VST PluginsSAVIHost support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      • Pedalboard 2

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
        • Windows
        23 alternatives to Pedalboard 2 

        A VST (plus AudioUnit on OSX) plugin host designed for live use. Based on the JUCE 'audio plugin host' code, heavily modified to better suit my purposes.

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        1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPedalboard 2 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
        2.  Support for VST PluginsPedalboard 2 support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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        Blue Cat's PatchWork

        • Mac
        • Windows
        25 alternatives to Blue Cat's PatchWork 

        Blue Cat's PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST, VST3, Audio Unit or built-in plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance.

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      • Bidule icon

        Bidule

        • Mac
        • Windows
        28 alternatives to Bidule 

        Plogue Bidule is a modular audio software with full VST, Audio Unit and Rewire support.

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        Connect VST/AU plugins and Bidule groups to your favourite ReWire-capable sequencer!
      • Live Guitar and Bass Bundle by Audified icon

        Live Guitar and Bass Bundle by Audified

        • Mac
        • Windows
        16 alternatives to Live Guitar and Bass Bundle by Audified 

        This special set of applications and plug-ins contains everything you might possibly need to play and record your guitar or bass, keys and vocals.

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        1.  Support for VST PluginsLive Guitar and Bass Bundle by Audified support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
        2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Live Guitar and Bass Bundle by Audified based on incoming audio in real time.
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      • Audified inTone icon

        Audified inTone

        • Mac
        • Windows
        18 alternatives to Audified inTone 

        inTone 2 works as a simple jamming tool as well as a sophisticated playback machine. It is a live production mixer that processes multiple audio inputs with studio plug-ins.

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        1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Audified inTone based on incoming audio in real time.
        2.  Support for VST PluginsAudified inTone support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      • VIP3 by AKAI icon

        VIP3 by AKAI

        • Mac
        • Windows
        17 alternatives to VIP3 by AKAI 

        VST host, manager, able to Layer, Split and save MULTIS. Has chord player module. Manage all your presets.

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        1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with VIP3 by AKAI based on incoming audio in real time.
        2.  Support for VST PluginsVIP3 by AKAI support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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