Digital Brain Instruments has recently launched vPlayer 4, a standalone live performance plugin host specifically designed for Mac and Windows. This new version offers a range of features that cater to the needs of musicians who prefer the stability and simplicity of dedicated VST hosts over traditional DAWs.
vPlayer 4 is a standalone vst/au host that has been developed for playing live audio plugin rig on stage, during rehearsals, for jamming with virtual synths or for quick testing of new plugins. It eliminates the need for any DAW, which can often be more complex to set up. Essentially, vPlayer 4 acts as a wrapper to convert any vst/au into a standalone application.
The new vPlayer 4 offers the ability to play up to eight vst/au instruments simultaneously using up to four different midi keyboards. This feature enables musicians to quickly join in a jamming session with their friends.
The updated version of vPlayer 4 boasts several new features. The audio engine has been improved, and the software now supports both Serial and Parallel processing modes. In Parallel mode, users can play one instrument plugin through one effect plugin on each slot (four slots available). Moreover, the effect plugin can be converted into another instrument plugin, allowing users to play up to eight instruments at the same time. Serial mode, on the other hand, allows playing one instrument through seven effect plugins.
vPlayer 4 also includes an audio input feature that can be used with a microphone or audio from third-party software using virtual audio loopback drivers. It also comes with a built-in audio player and MIDI player, allowing users to play files directly from their computer.
The software also includes a built-in metronome, multitrack recording, and MIDI recording. The multitrack recording feature allows users to record each plugin slot to individual audio files. Meanwhile, the MIDI recording feature enables users to record MIDI files while playing virtual instruments.
vPlayer 4 also includes a Master Rack that supports two vst/au plugins. The software is compatible with the latest Mac and Windows OS.
For musicians looking for a reliable and efficient standalone live performance plugin host, vPlayer 4 by Digital Brain Instruments could be a viable option. Its user-friendly interface and multitude of features make it an effective tool for both live performances and rehearsals.