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In this option menu you can:
Set the audio output port
Choose the audio interface
Choose memory buffer size (smaller size will increase the load on the CPU but
will reduce latency, and reciprocally)
Choose sample rate between 44100 Hz and 96000 Hz
Choose one or several active MIDI input port(s)
8.2 VST 2
VST (Virtual Studio Technology) is a plug-in standard created by Steinberg. It allows
you to integrate software audio synthesizers and effect plug-ins with audio DAWs and
host software. VST is supported by a large number of audio applications like Cubase,
Nuendo, Wavelab, FL Studio, Audacity, Samplitude, Sonar, Audition, Live, etc.
The VST interface was updated to version 2 in 1999. One of the additions was the abil-
ity for plug-ins to receive MIDI data. This allowed for the introduction of VSTi (Virtual
Studio Technology Instrument) format plug-ins.
8.3 VST 3
VST3 is a new update of VST audio plugins protocol. It was updated in 2008. This has
improved performance over previous versions of VST and has many new features as
well. Cubase 6 and Nuendo 5 are using this new protocol.
With VST3 on Windows, users do not have to choose a folder path to install the plug-
in. The installer will put VST3 files automatically into the appropriate directory on your
RTAS, short for Real-Time AudioSuite is an audio plug-in developed by Digidesign (AV-
ID technology) for their Pro Tools systems.
AU for Audio Units is a plug-in protocol developed by Apple Computer. It used by Apple
applications such as GarageBand, Soundtrack Pro, Logic Express, Logic Audio, Final Cut
Pro, Mainstage, Ardour, Ableton Live, REAPER and Digital Performer.
8.6 64 bit compatibility
The ARP2600 V is optimized for both 32-bit and 64-bit modes. If you have a 64-bit op-
erating system and a 64-bit digital audio workstation, you should use 64-bit version of
the plug-in (for Windows).