A plug-in is a software application that can be used to alter the sound of an instrument or a piece of music in a specific way. Unlike some tools that are only available as standalone applications, plug-ins are distributed by users as plug-in bundles in order to make their use easier and to reduce file sizes, consequently allowing for better file compatibility and usability.
The most popular classic parameters such as reverb, delay, and gates can be easily set for every plugin and midi controller. These classic parameters have been used for decades under the name of "effects". Now thanks to AmpliTube 4, professional effects are easier than ever to set and save. Digitally assembled from the best known hardware and software effects, together with user presets, AmpliTube provides the best choice for guitar tone you are looking for!
Technically, VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology, a proprietary audio API used on Windows, macOS and Linux-based software. VST plugins are usually open source and written by third party developers.
To use a VST plugin, the host software must be able to recognize VST plugins. The sound card on the computer on which the software is running will usually provide a few default VST plugins or certain manufacturers have started to bundle their own.
Audio plugins, such as the ones described in this article, do not open a sound device. Instead, they open the Host Application's audio device, importing the plugin's audio data into that device.
Plugins are often used in conjunction with a host application. This combination is called a plugin host. Most host applications are available as stand-alone applications, and many are bundled with more than one plugin. The classical way to use plugins are in a so-called DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation. There, host plugins may be attached to individual tracks or the entire project, be buffered or plugged-in, etc. d2c66b5586