Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but due to Steinberg’s efforts I am starting to see more and more new developers having only VST3 versions available. I could get Metaplugin but that costs. See this in Podium’s future? Thanks—
Yes, it seems there was a change regarding licensing from Steinbergs side.
I came across this info when checking out Odin 2, a fairly new and pretty capable free synth, which isn’t available as VST2 for that reason.
The one of the most recommended FREE plugins next to Vital and Helm of 2021 – https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/
However there are not as many VST3 only plugins so far. But it systematically grows… For ex. Some of DAWs newer versions are now 64bit only.