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A Professional Guide to Audio Plug-ins and Virtual Instruments by Mike Collins

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9 Virtual Instruments

Virtual instruments are very similar to signal-processing plug-ins. Although in this case the software provides simulations of musical instruments including synthesizers, samplers, electric pianos, bass guitars, drum-machines. Steinberg's VST instrument format is leading the field at present. VST instruments can be used within Logic Audio, but there are sometimes implementation issues that prevent these from working as well in Logic as they do in Cubase. There are also ways of using VST plug-ins within other host applications using plug-ins such as Audio Ease VST Wrapper, but, again, there can be particular implementation ...

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