VST 3 compatibility

Does Live support VST3

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horrorsix 4 years ago | 1 comment

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  • humboldt
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    Rolands new line of Aira plugins are all VST 3. So far they have the SH101 and SH2 with more on the way. Also the Roland Integra editor is VST 3. I'd like to use all of these...

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • bjoeri
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    9.5 and no vst3 yet?

    This sucks!

    8 months ago | 1 comment
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Currently Live does not support VST3 plugins, and at this point we can not tell whether this might change in the future. 

    Please let us know which particular VST3 plugins you would like to use in Live, and what your restrictions are if you use a VST2 version of this plugin ( if there is one ) ? 

    Best, 

    David

    1 year ago | 18 comments
  • Jrel
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    Yeah, I'm looking into changing DAWs now.  I've proven that mixing and mastering can be done in Live with professional results, but without VST3 support, Live is still behind its competitors.  I need VST3 for Antares plugins (Autotune), and Waves plugins (Vocal and Bass Rider).  Even WaveLab, Audition, and Adobe Premiere supports VST3, lol.  

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • humboldt
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    Antares autotune is vst3 only too...

    1 year ago | 3 comments
  • Adashi
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    Just bought an integra 7 and was horrified to discover Live 9 does not support VST3 for it's Editor....     What give?   An explanation would be appreciated please

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • mbhall09
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    I would also like to use the Aira VST synths on windows.... Ableton, please add VST3 functionality.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Scrybz
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    OMG, Z3TA+ is vst3 w/ no vst2 now . . . guys, you have to handle this now!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • CheapyRus
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    I just bought Autotune Live and just realized that the VST3 version "as everyone has mentioned" is not compatible with Ableton Live 9.... That being said : Autotune does have an Audio Units (AU) format which Ableton Live 9 "DOES" support!  

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • sgenevay
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    Hi There !

    Personnally, i'm unable to work on live for now cause i really need the multi-port midi feature of VSL Ensemble Pro 5 cause i'm working on big orchestral songs with many many samples. and this feature is only available in vst3. Till now i have to work on studio one cause of that when i would REALLY prefer to work on live which is has more friendly interface to me. Do you have any info about having VST3 on live now ? Thx

    Sylvain

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • IAmTrefor
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    Yet another vote for VST3.

    I plopped down the best part of a months wages for a piece of software that, it seems from reading here at least, the developers have no intention of making work in step with the industry standard.

    There seems to be no will or willingness to even discuss the future roadmap.

    What the heck is this about really?

    What does the dev team know about Abletons future that we don't?

    I *hope* it is because they have an alternative model that they will grow to become an industry standard in its own right.

    I *fear* it is because the software has been developed in such a way that changing the way VST are implemented, as in the case of VST2 vs VST3, would require the software to be re-thought and ultimately re-developed in its entirety.

    My gut leans towards the latter.

    Which means that, sooner or later, I will be going back to Sonar....

    And all that progress Ableton made in convincing people that it is a SERIOUS contender for all aspects of audio production will be lost, one user at a time.

    This is a sad state of affairs from the seemingly continous revolution of Ableton Live from v1 through to v5.

    It has just been evolution from that point on.

    And I fear I've bought the wrong software.

    I think we need a detailed explaination. This company doesn't exist without the user base...

    And the user base won't stay unless Ableton go back to creating REVOLUTIONARY software that works within the expectations of the industry.

    >"Currently Live does not support VST3 plugins, and at this >point we can not tell whether this might change in the >future. 

    >Please let us know which particular VST3 plugins you would >like to use in Live, and what your restrictions are if you use >a VST2 version of this plugin ( if there is one ) ?"

    The above is a very politician-like, vague and ambiguous statement, combined with what looks like a question whose intent could be either damage control or marketing. Maybe both.

    Either way...

    Give us VST3 or give us an explaination.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • Carlosnik
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    No, It Does Not, by the Moment.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • DaWrecked1
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    Autotune is VST3 only.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Ballstein5
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    Hey David @ Ableton, we really hope Ableton Live will support VST 3 in the short term, lots of plug-ins today are starting to require this as VST 2.x fades away. The plugs-ins I use that are not working with Ableton being stuck at VST 2.x are Auto-Tune - this plug-in in VST 2 has known issues (bugs) that Antares knows about, i.e., plug-in window goes blank when multiple instances of the plug-in are loaded into a session making it impossible to edit, and they have fixed in their VST 3 version. Synchroarts ReVoice Pro 3, doesn't work correctly with Ableton's VST 2 architecture, without VST3, you cannot 'spot' the audio From ReVoice back into Ableton, and therefore, you lose the timing, which, is the whole point of that software. the VST 3 version will work as expected, though. those are the 2 I need which don't work in Ableton 9.x. ..Has anyone started to wonder why we have't heard any news about Ableton Live 10? Hope Ableton can get caught back up, but folks I'm not holding my breath, I am looking at moving to Pro Tools to fix my recording issues with Ableton. I have also confirmed with a colleague of mine who uses Cakewalk Sonor - that Sonor now supports VST3.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • MidiFinger
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    HALion 5 is really powerful VST3 granular synth, I would really like to use it inside Live.

    I've always thought of Ableton as a cutting edge developer. 

    Why is Ableton lagging behind ? 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • DJ SNice
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    Dear Abelton Team,

    we really need urgently VST3 support, because we have to use Antares AutoTune 8, which only supports VST3. Please try to understand your customers which want to use Ableton but also the full range of VST3 plugins on the market. If that's not possible Ableton is no longer on a professional level.

    Regards

    DJ SNice

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Akasha
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    I am now in the same boat as the rest of Ya'll.  Ableton is like my religion, but man its frustrating to not be able to use my New Integra 7's plugin editor because of a compatibility issue.  I preach Ableton has a way around everything, but this sucks.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Mash Supremacy
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    ableton team, i second all the above comments and opinions...i preach ableton to all music producers and in the light of expanding and enhancing my music, i find it a difficulty as the VST3 feature aint available. would be super awesome to have it fixed...hoping for a solution, very eagerly. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Toryn
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    Revoice Pro 3 is VST3.  Please, Ableton, this is a serious omission on your part.  If you don't incorporate compatibility with the latest technology, you'll lose dedicated fans and users to other DAWs.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • samjuliano
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    I wish the Ableton team would make an official statement about this, but I suspect the underlying architecture of Ableton Live does not have the ability to support the technology of VST3 plugins.  Otherwise, no doubt in my mind that Ableton would be supporting this for a couple of years now.  Their software is typically at the front of technology and is continuously refreshed, so the only reasonable explanation is that it would require a fundamental change in processing to support VST3.  Could we see that change in Ableton Live 10?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • AFranke
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    VST3 Support:

    Cubase................YES
    Studio One..........YES
    Sonar...................YES
    Reaper.................YES
    Ableton Live........NO!!! This sucks, really!

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • jwatilo
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    WOW.  I'm sure glad I found this thread.

    I was seriously thinking about plunking down some $$$ to purchase Live to incorporate into my workflow (mainly based on Cubase 8 Pro).

    However, with no VST3 support, this becomes a non-starter.  This is a serious omission in this day and age, made WORSE by the fact that Ableton seemingly has no plans to support it, or (just as bad) won't communicate any firm plans one way or another.

    Too bad.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • phanjazm
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    So LIve 9.5 just dropped.  After years of hearing consumers complain about no VSt3 support, ableton responded by ...   NOT supporting VST3's.   Way to give your consumers the middle finger ableton.

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • equaxion
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    I Use Cubase And Ableton as well but i feel Ableton more user friendly (for my side).

    I use Roland Aira Plugins (and system1) wich are only available in VST3 format then is impossible for me to use them in Ableton (v9.5).

    Hurry Up! Please!

     

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • darthfader9000
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    common ableton fix this pls damnit

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • MFSnakes
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    there's lots of valid reasons to adopt vst3 already, and there are only going to be more and more of them as time goes by... cmon!

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • IanNiLewis
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    Ouch, I just convinced myself that I should switch from Sonar to Ableton, with Push 2 and all. Now it looks like I made one hell of a bad $1500 decision. How could Ableton not be on top of this? 

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • Mike Goodwin
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    Not good guys. Support for VST3 expected at this point.

    24 days ago | 0 comments
  • GrupoJyT
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    And... Live 9?

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Fantismo
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    well?

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Alxbeginner
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    No, none of the versions of live currently support vst3. But steinberg have made the SDK for vst2 unavailable as of the end of 2013.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • XSIMan
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    Ableton support got back to me they say. They don't think  Live will ever be compatible with VST 3.

    1 year ago | 7 comments
  • Alsamarkan
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    mmmmh...how about synchro arts revoice pro 3? waves vocals rider? etc. - it's a shame!

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • N_O_A
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    Waves "Vocal Rider" misses the sidechain input which is essential for the function of this plugin, because it promises to adjust the level of the vocals according to the level of the music which is introduced to the plugin via the sidechain input.

    Waves suport say the sidechain input is diesabled because Ableton doesn't support VST3 and they say the sidechain input wouldn't even show up if Ableton would support VST3...???

    Ok as I read Ableton say they will never ever provide VST3 compatibility so it is no use thinking about this matter.

    Looks like I have bought a plugin in that will never ever work with my DAW...

     

     

     

     

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • blueeye007
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    This is now really frustrating. Well Ableton its about time. Hopefully it will be enabeled in Aleton 10. But we need it now!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • warpniss
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    i neeed to useee vocalign!!!!!!!!  pleaseeee vst 3 supportttt 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • MarkyGoldstein
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    VST4 support would be fine as well. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • sashazane
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    it's possible that they have seen how crazy successful apple turned with the Steve Jobs model - create an ecosystem of bullshit... errr.. i mean audio devices make it all proprietary and squeeze out all competition with litigation. maybe they have some new tools coming up that will blow doors!! but no vst3, no opensource etc....

    think about it, ableton push.. and with Max 7 -they have some big plans I tell ya!

    time to dust of that old copy of audacity.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • khiner
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    Yeah, I have the same feeling, jwatilo.  Ableton's gradual degradation in the amount of customer-facing communication regarding reported issues is really dismaying.  I seriously love this software more than any other in its category, and rely on it heavily for my workflow.  But the infrequent updates and complete radio silence even on threads under their own domain name puts off an err of abandonware.  It almost makes me want to start focusing on another player like Bitwig, just because I'm not sure if Ableton has the means/desire to continue making a better product that keeps up with modern needs.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • blueeye007
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    I see ,..... obviously we will see vst3 support in Ableton 10 if we are lucky!

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • MarkyGoldstein
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  • rsm0
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    Please provide support for VST 3.

    Soon.

    Thank you.

    Using Roland AIRA, some are only available in VST3 / AU.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • phil_daly
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    Not that I really understand it but VST3 is not a simple upgrade from VST2 ... it's a complete re-write so Steinberg (or whoever) should have called it a completely different name.

    That said, I'd like to understand why Ableton might not support it (since other, competing, DAWs do) ... it does sound like a fundamental, architectural problem which is worrying.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • GingerKanye
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    I recently tried out the trial of Ableton with my Maschine using it's control script, and kind of loved it! So I went out and picked up a novation launch control that was on sale, and started up my lite version of live.

    I was almost ready to buy the full version you guys... It's actually sitting in my cart as of a couple days ago. That's until I tried testing out my own plugins today. 

    Almost all of my plugins are VST3 on my computer. They have VST2 options, but I lose valuable functionality.. Not to mention my mixed feelings about spending hundreds of dollars on software that chooses to only support an outdated version of the current standard. 

    If I don't find a workaround or support isn't at least announced, I'm probably just going to return the launch control or try fruity loops instead.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • fixusc
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    I would like to use Waves InPhase which needs VST3 support for the side chain function. For me this plugin is essential for processing drums and right now I can only use in another DAW and then copy the tracks to Ableton. Very annoying...

    3 months ago | 1 comment
  • Derendered
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    AVOX & Autotune 8

    Izotope; Iris, Alloy, Ozone, RX, Insight

    Waves

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • PoV
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    Hi! Please add VST3 support. AU doesn't help me as Windows user.

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • dlwhite
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    Cakewalk Rapture Pro is VST3 only (and I duplicate what others have said: antares, wave, etc.)

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • koolaiddjammer
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    I need to use Autotune 8 and I'm on Windows so the AU version won't help me at all. That is my main concern but I have other VST3s as well. I don't plan on giving Ableton another dime if they don't plan on keeping up with the industry standard. It's really quite silly how many loyal customers you're going to lose because of this.

    19 days ago | 0 comments
  • Electrodaimon
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    Two good reason for you to start VST3 support:

    * Plugins not available in VST2.
    * Side-chaining.

    What's the hold up? Everybody else has fixed it already.

    7 days ago | 1 comment
  • inkblot1
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    Can you please add support for Arturia's VST3 plugs? I am currently using Solina, Oberheim, Prophet, Matrix-12, Jupiter 6 and CS-80.

     

    Thank you.

    7 days ago | 0 comments
  • Jeff Slarve
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    Add one more to the list. I just bought Drumcore 4, and it doesn't have a VST2 version. That puts a hitch in my getalong. 

    5 days ago | 0 comments
  • rsm0
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    The continued official silence on this is deafening.

     

    At this rate, VST 4 maybe even 5 will be released and we'll still be using our VST 2x here. :(

    I'm doing without; and have to find plugins that still ship with VST2, ideally 64bit. Not fun, not fun at all.

     

     

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  • massimo2001
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    Not condoning Ableton's strategy of playing dead for over a year, but has anyone opened a case with Ableton support, as mentioned by [daw]:

    "please create a status report ( help -> get support in Live ) and get in touch with our support staff: 


    https://www.ableton.com/en/help/contact-support/"

     

    and if so, what was the outcome? If not, why not?! You paid for it. Simply ranting in a forum won't get you the required attention.

    4 days ago | 2 comments
  • blueeye007
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    ??

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • jreber
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    Just dowloaded Autotune 8 VST demo to try it out only to discover that Ableton does not support VST3.  I can only demo one plugin format so I have to use Adobe Audition to try out Autotune (I also have Pro Tools 12 and Logic X--neither support VST).  Ableton is my DAW of choice but I will not be spending any upgrade money on a DAW that doesn't support evolving VST formats.  I was also about to buy Push 2 but have reconsidered because I will eventually switch to a DAW that keeps up with plugin format advances.

    8 months ago | 1 comment
  • sohaganmusic
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    Poor Im moving to Pro tools. What a let down.

    23 days ago | 2 comments
  • DaWrecked1
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    Ableton is my preferred DAW....but if they won't evolve at a reasonable pace (with their competition) to support new mainstream VST formats that nearly every other DAW on a PC can already support then I guess I'll have to switch to a DAW that does.
    Bothers me that this post has been up for years and seen many different Live versions....but still no word on VST3.
    Been looking at Bitwig and FL slot lately. Particularly Bitwig. It doesn't have VST3 yet...but they've announced its being added soon.

    22 days ago | 1 comment
  • kellermoore
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    I FOUND A SOLUTION:

     

    to all asking about Antares Autotune plug-in being a VST3, it can actually work with Ableton. I have this plug in. Antares also supports the use of AU (Audio Unit) files.. and so does Ableton. You can download a version of Autotune as an AU file and add to your components folder (Ableton's AU file folder) and then rescan in preferences, and it works just like a normal AU or VST.

    3 months ago | 2 comments
  • Dan P
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    fuck ableton man this is bullshit

     

    1 year ago | 2 comments

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