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Some Copyrights/Trademarks referred to in the VST 3 SDK

  • AAX by Avid Technology, Inc.
  • Apple and macOS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
  • AU and AUv3 by Apple Inc.
  • Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • GITHUB is exclusive trademark registered in the United States by GitHub, Inc.
  • JUCE library - Copyright (c) 2017 - ROLI Ltd.
  • Microsoft, Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Pro Tools is a trademark or registered trademark of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
  • VST, Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, registered in Europe and other countries.
  • Other company names, product names and logos are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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External Glossary: AES - PAR - Pro Audio Reference :

AAXAvid Audio Extension
ADCAudio Developer Conference
AESAudio Engineering Society
AMBI Ambisonics

Audio Stream Input/Output

ASIO™ is a protocol for communication between a software application and a computer's sound card (trademark of Steinberg)
AUAudio Unit
COMComponent Object Model
DAFXDigital Audio Effects

DAWDigital Audio Workstation
DLL Dynamic-Link Library
DSPDigital Signal Processing
e.g.exempli gratiafor example
FAQFrequently Asked QuestionsVST 3 Frequently Asked Questions
FFT Fast Fourier Transformation
GPLGeneral Public License
ICASSPInternational Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,_Speech,_and_Signal_Processing
ISMIRInternational Society for Music Information Retrieval
LFELow Frequency Effects
MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface
MPEMIDI Polyphonic Expression
SDKSoftware Development Kit
STLStandard Library Containers
URLUniform Resource Locator
UTF-16Unicode Transformation Format 16bit

String representation used by VST 3 for exchanging with the host.

VSTVirtual Studio Technology™A trademark of Steinberg for their interface standard for integrating software plug-ins with DAWs.
VST-MAVirtual Studio Technology - Module ArchitectureThis is the base architecture for VST 3
VSTGUIVirtual Studio Technology - Graphical User Interface
VtableVirtual method table
WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get
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