About Steinberg october 2018 deadline...



  • I know that you all know that:
    "Concerning the VST2 License, we will include it again for last time into the next update of the VST3 SDK coming very soon.
    If you are not sure that you have signed or not the license, it will be the last change to do it. This concerns plugins or host developers/companies.
    You have to fill it, sign it and send it back to Steinberg, we will send you it back again signed by us (for VST2 until October 1th 2018)."
    So, what about selling the plugins if me (and neither the company I'm developing the plugin for) not signed the Steinberg forms before October 2018??? 🤔



  • Yeah, you‘re in illegal territory until I manage to add VST3 support, but even then Ableton will not support it. However I have a license for VST2 (I got it September 28th, LOL), so if this gets a real legal problem, I can act as plugin distributer for you until we back into clear area.

    This is one of the major fuckups in the history of software licensing.



  • @Christoph-Hart said in About Steinberg october 2018 deadline...:

    Yeah, you‘re in illegal territory until I manage to add VST3 support, but even then Ableton will not support it. However I have a license for VST2 (I got it September 28th, LOL), so if this gets a real legal problem, I can act as plugin distributer for you until we back into clear area.

    This is one of the major fuckups in the history of software licensing.

    For me the problem doesn't exist because at the moment I'm not interested to sell anything. I just developing the plugin for a company so if they can't wait you add the VST3 support, they will contact you as their plugin distributer 😉

    Personally I don't care about Ableton philosophy, I ever disliked their DAW Live (don't beat me for my personal opinion 😜 ) 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆



  • I wonder if Steinberg motivation is only to force developers and companies to use VST3... I agree with you about that is the one of the major fuckups in the history of software licensing.



  • Lets all switch to LV2 😉



  • Well the reason behind this step is probably that the VST3 technology has a better API if you look under the hood and actually it‘s already 10 years old so it‘s not all of a sudden.

    However the main problem remains that there is still a considerable amount of DAWs that don‘t support VST3 so Steinberg is effectively pushing people away from possible customers which is a rather bold move for somebody that is offering a platform API.



  • @Christoph-Hart said in About Steinberg october 2018 deadline...:

    Well the reason behind this step is probably that the VST3 technology has a better API if you look under the hood and actually it‘s already 10 years old so it‘s not all of a sudden.
    However the main problem remains that there is still a considerable amount of DAWs that don‘t support VST3 so Steinberg is effectively pushing people away from possible customers which is a rather bold move for somebody that is offering a platform API.

    For DAW companies that shlould implement, re-writing part of the code, upgraded libraries using new API, ten years is enough to work on, although Steinberg should not have taken such a drastic position. That's the usual problem of a very uncooperative philosophy.



  • @d-healey said in About Steinberg october 2018 deadline...:

    Lets all switch to LV2 😉

    Yep 😉



  • Just to talk about companies decisions...

    "Softube drops 32-bit support

    In order to keep on delivering plug-ins with stellar sound quality, Softube will be focusing on 64-bit plug-ins only from here and on. This means that our future releases will only contain 64-bit plug-ins.

    We do this so that we can put all our efforts into making great new products. Maintaining development tools for the 32-bit platform is becoming increasingly difficult and time-consuming.

    Many software users and companies have already made the move to 64-bit, so chances are that you won’t be affected by this at all. But like any technology shift, it’s one that’s painless for some and a big headache for others."


 

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