VST2 vs VST3: What's the diff?

VST2 vs VST3: What's the diff?
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#1

Subject line says it all. What’s different in VST3 compared to VST2, and what are the benefits of using VST3?

Thanks!


#2

Yeah, abd vst2.4? Whats it all about?
Is it just a more secure way of making them so they aren’t as copyable or more stable?
I no idea


#3

I believe VST3 is a newer code base … C++ IIRC. Supposed to be better, according to the VST “source”, Steinberg:

I see that multiple MIDI inputs/outputs is one benefit, could be nice with VSTi3 plugins (virtual instruments).

I noticed that while my VST2 3rd party plugins (i.e. non-stock) in Reaper didn’t “do” plugin preset lists very well - or at all - the VST3 are able to handle them internally to the plugin and not rely on Reaper’s odd/unworkable presets file extension requirements. One of the few downsides of Reaper IMO … I haven’t been able to figure out the limitations of that one.