You may have idea to run VST plugins without DAW software on your PC or Mac. You’re right, you can.
For example, you want to run guitar amp simulator along with the cab impulse loader and all kind effects.
And run em all at once to build a guitar effect chain. To do that is simply by using vst chainer software.
Most of vst chainer application is also a standalone application. Of course it also available as a vst plugin for using it on DAW too.
So, whats application that good for this job?
Okay, let’s start with application for Windows first.
Run VST / VSTi without DAW on Windows
One apps that I know really good and very handy is Chainer by Xlutop.
Is a multi effect and also multi instrument rack for you audio guys.
Build in standalone and as a plugin for DAW as well to make your creativity on sound design unlimited.
It can be used with ASIO ALL driver. And run up to 10 effects chain. Whether
With Chainer you can jam with Drum machine and run your guitar effect chain at the same time. Ya! just like on the DAW.
Since this app have 10 channel you can do whatever you want with it. Send one signal to another channel etc.
For now, Chainer only
However this app is really great and simple to run any supported VST and VSTi.
The software isn’t free, but also not cost so much. For more info and to download the software visit https://www.xlutop.com/
VST chainer for Mac
Chainer by Plug & Mix is may one of choice for hosting vst and vst instrument without a DAW.
Just like Chainer by XLutop. Is also run as standalone and as plugin for DAW.
The difference is mainly to load Plug & Mix VIP plugins. And it’s FREE. But once you
Another application that can do the same job is Blue Cat’s Axiom. Is mainly a standalone/vst guitar & bass amp sim and multi
For more info about
Unfortunately, not all Chainer application
But, what you pay is what you got right? So, is all up to you guys! 🙂