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.
In fact, plugin vendors registered as new after 2018 have only release VST3 (or AAX and CLAP) since Steinberg no longer supports VST2. Many of my recent purchases of plugins were VST3 only. I’m Podium user as 3 years licensed, can I expect for VST3 support in Podium?
At some point I will have to look into either CLAP or VST3 support. I expect it will happen in 2023. From a development perspective I would prefer to start by adding support for CLAP, unless there are a substantial number of new plugins that will only support VST3.