Audacity VST Enabler
Enabler Download for v1.xx:
vst-bridge-1.1.exe (Windows Installer)
vst-bridge-1.1-win.zip (Windows ZIP file)
vst-bridge-1.1.tar.gz (Source code)
This plug-in allows Audacity 1.2.4 and higher to support
VST plug-ins. Just put it in Audacity's "Plug-ins" folder. For more
information on VST plug-ins, see Audacity's
To use with Audacity: just copy vst-bridge.so or
vst-bridge.dll to the Plug-ins folder inside of your Audacity folder.
The Mac version is a universal binary.
This library makes it possible for programs which
support the LADSPA API to load VST plug-ins. Simply place the library into any
folder where LADSPA plug-ins are loaded, and it will automatically load all
VST plug-ins and make them appear as LADSPA plug-ins.
VST plugins are searched for in this order:
On Windows, additionally:
On OS X, additionally:
The Windows version now looks for plugins in standard
locations as well as the current directory and the VST_PATH environment
variable. First, it tries to locate the "standard" VST registry key and, if
not found, looks in "Program Files\VST\VSTPlugins".
Because of licensing issues, VST support must be kept
separate from Audacity. This "VST Enabler" is mostly open-source, but the
source code to Steinberg's VST SDK is required, and this must be downloaded
from Steinberg separately.