VST or DirectX

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Member Since: Apr 27, 2002

i was looking at a bunch of free plug-ins to play with in Cubase and i have the option of using VST or DirectX...which do i want to use?

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Since: Jul 02, 2003

Mar 16, 2005 12:08 am

Of the free plugin's I've found and use the best ones have been VST mostly. That's not to say VST is better than DX, just that there are more free VST plugin's out there and it's easier to find good ones. :)


Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Mar 16, 2005 01:25 am

If you've got the option of using both, why not? There are some great free plugins in both format, just grab em, and try em. DX and VST are really no better than each other, it's the quality of the plugin. I have some great VST's and I also have some great DX plugs.

Personally though I have found more VST plugins that I like.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Mar 16, 2005 06:13 am

ya, each has their pros and cons. VST seems to be more common these days, but both can works, if you can use both thats great, you have double the fields to choose from, find the ones that sound best to you and use those.

Since: Apr 27, 2002

Mar 16, 2005 03:02 pm

oh...thanks...i wasnt sure if one was better quality than the other...thanks

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 16, 2005 11:05 pm

The biggest differance between VSTi and DXi is the fact that DXi can be automated easier. VSTi's dont lend themselves to automation as readily. That is however a problem that is being fixed slowly by most of the apps that run VSTi's.

I can automate every funtcion in my DXi plugs, but the matching VSTi's dont do squat when trying to automate them.

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