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Old 09-01-2019, 12:04 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by mschnell View Post
In a perfect world, Steinberg should have done the VST specification in an OS independent way, providing all necessary stuff and disallowing the plugins to use the OS API directly.
If Steinberg had done that, developers would have immediately demanded those restrictions to be removed, especially back in the day when everybody wanted to do their own low level tricks to get performance and "just because". The restricted and sandboxed approach Propellerhead did for their Rack Extensions apparently works "OK", but the Rack Extensions format hasn't really catched on...

Anyway, there's a way to do fairly OS independent VST plugin code : just don't have a GUI for them...
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