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TemplateSynth and VST SDK 3.6.14
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July 27, 2020 - 3:52 am
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Hi Will

I am working through Synth book (awesome book and RackAFX is really cool), but I have primary interest in VST development for various reasons.

But TemplateSynth (basis to create the projects) in the SynthProjects doesn't seem to be compatible with latest VST SDK (different paths and references), do you perhaps have an updated TemplateSynth? Would be appreciated.





October 21, 2020 - 10:55 am
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The synth book projects only use the very old VST3 SDK (3.6.6), and I later altered it for 3.6.7.

Steinberg made a big change *after* 3.6.7 regarding how the base-class objects get compiled, that is massively different from before and that happened after the book was released, so I could not go back and change the VST chapter. 

This is one of the reasons I wrote the new Synth book that is API agnostic and does not have these issues. 

The synth book VST3 information regarding this SDK is here:


I can hook you up with the 3.6.7 SDK if needed.

To be honest, the changes Steinberg makes on just about every new SDK was one of the things that prompted me to create ASPiK, as well as write the new book as pure C++. If you'd like to experience some major frustrations, write a book that is dependent on 3rd party software, over which you have no control. After a few years, it will be quite eye-opening!


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