Creating a VST…without Pluggo

Sep 6, 2006 at 5:37pm

Creating a VST…without Pluggo

Is it possible? To create a VST without the use of Pluggo as a module/runtime environment so it can be used in Logic, Sonar etc…?

I only ask as I would like to create a ‘professional’ VST. I.e. one that comes with it’s own installation package and such but would not require Pluggo as a runtime component.

I will be using the Windows XP version of MaxMSP with a later port to OSX near completion. Also, how versatile can you be with a user interface? Is it possible to make a nice shiny one in photoshop with custom animations this that and the other?

Failing this, should I be using another application?

Thanks in advance!

#27511
Sep 6, 2006 at 6:10pm

Plugins made in MaxMSP will always require the pluggo runtime. We could build the whole runtime into every plugin, but this would be a huge waste of space. Think “Waveshell”.

You may bundle the runtime installer into your own. This will make it appear transparent to your users.

As far as making a “professional” vst plug, you’re on your own there.

:)

You may pretty much do anything you like graphically, as long as it does not break the “only one window in VST” rule.

Have fun!

-A

#83299
Sep 6, 2006 at 7:02pm

Ah, ok. Well that’s cool. So if I compile my own installer will it run a seperate installation for the Pluggo runtime or will it just install the runtime components when installing the VST “on the sly”?

I won’t be using multiple windows so that aspect’s ok, thanks for that.

Finally, if I come to select the VST in either Sonar [XP] or Logic [OS X] (the only two sequencers I have access to) will it be visible under a menu item called ‘Pluggo’ or will it just be ‘MyVST’ or something similar? I only ask as I don’t intend to install MaxMSP (student version) until my term starts as it is a time limited version.

As far as professionaly goes, well I doubt I’ll ever achieve it, but we’ll wait and see :)…

#83300
Sep 6, 2006 at 7:29pm

You will need to run our installer as part of your installer.

You can put your plugs into any folder you like, if they are Pluggo-based plugs they will still work and show up in hosts with your name in your named folder.

-A

#83301
Sep 6, 2006 at 8:00pm

Ace.

I thanks for all your help!

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