SAVIHost Alternatives

    SAVIHost is described as 'Make VST instrument plugins into standalone apps'. There are five alternatives to SAVIHost for Windows, Mac, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Carla, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SAVIHost are VSTHost (Free Personal), Blue Cat's PatchWork (Paid), NanoHost (Free) and Pedalboard 2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2019

    1. 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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    2. VSTHost enables the user to test VST-plugins in realtime. Multiple Plugins can be connected in chain or parallel. Besides musicproduction this tool can also be helpful for VOIP applications.
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    3. 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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    4. NanoHost 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.
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    5. 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. Key Features: Modular patching.
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