Steinberg announced a new integration interface to further enhance programming for its DAW products to the third party community. The VST Module Architecture allows the programming of MIDI effect plug-ins for its Nuendo and Cubase SX/SL/SE sequencers. The VST Module Architecture 1.0 SDK is available for download now.
Cubase and Nuendo include a number of MIDI effects, including plug-ins such as an Arpeggiator, a MIDI Delay effect and a transposer, and a freeware wrapper on www.steinberg.net adds support for Cakewalk MIDI plug-ins. However, this new interface will open up MIDI effects to the wider programming community, which Steinberg hopes will encourage a trend similar to that following the release of the first VST SDK, which saw a plethora of new VST instruments and virtual effects released. The VST Module Architecture is an object-oriented, cross-platform and compiler-independent interface model, with the source code being supplied in the C++ language.
The VST Module Architecture SDK is now available for download.