VST2 Licensing

VST Version 2 Licensing Changes

Steinberg, the creators of the VST plugin format have ceased support for Version 2 of the format. Steinberg has removed the VST2 Software Development kit from public availability and stopped licensing any new VST2 developers after October 2018. Any developer not already licensed with Steinberg may not distribute VST2 plugins.

If you make plugins with SynthEdit, this change may affect you. Plugins made with SynthEdit 32-bit are VST Version 2 plugins.

VST Version 3 plugins are not affected by this ban. Only SynthEdit 64-bit creates VST Version 3 plugins. To avoid hassle, we recommend new SynthEdit users adopt the 64-bit version.