A vst file extension is related to the Virtual Studio Technology, a software interface from Steinberg used to develop plug-ins for audio software.

There are 2 other file types using
the VST file extension!

vst icon.vst - Microsoft Visio flowchart

vst icon.vst - Vista Truevision Targa bitmap image

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Software that open vst file

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VST file extension - VST audio plug-in

What is vst file? How to open vst files?

The vst file extension is associated with the Virtual Studio Technology, a program interface, developed by Steinberg, which integrates software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and recording systems.

VST audio plug-ins are divided into:

  • VST instruments
  • VST effects
  • VST MIDI effects

VST Standards:

VST 1.0 1996
VST 2.0 1999
VST 3.0 2008
VST 3.5 2013

List of apps with VST support:

  • Ableton Live
  • ACID Pro
  • Acoustica Mixcraft (VST3)
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere Elements
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Ardour (open source)
  • Audacity
  • AudioMulch
  • Band-in-a-Box
  • Bidule
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Deckadance
  • Digital Performer
  • FL Studio
  • GoldWave
  • Livetronica Studio
  • LMMS
  • Logic Pro
  • Magix Music Maker
  • Maschine
  • Max MSP
  • Merging Technologies Pyramix
  • ModPlug Tracker
  • n-Track Studio
  • OpenMPT
  • Podium
  • PreSonus Studio One
  • Reason
  • Psycle
  • Renoise
  • Samplitude
  • Sony Vegas
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid Pro
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Steinberg Wavelab
  • WavePad Audio Editor Software
  • Traktor
  • Vinyl Lab
  • Vocaloid
  • and more.........


The default software associated to open vst file:

Cubase icon

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH logoCubase  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Cubase is music production software for Mac and PC. Cubase converges extraordinary sound quality, intuitive handling and a vast range of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing.

Help how to open:

Use Steinberg SDK plugins to work with *.vst files.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

Find conversions from vst file:

vst to dwp

vst to midi

vst to mp4

vst to vss

vst to vssx

List of recommended software applications associated to the .vst file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open vst file, edit vst file, convert vst file, view vst file, play vst file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Software that import vst file - VST audio plug-in

Programs supporting the exension vst on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for import vst file action.


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