Do I need a DAW?

Epona45
Epona45 Member Posts: 4 Member
edited June 2022 in Native Access

I have downloaded bunch of plugins. Do I need a DAW to use those plugins or what?

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  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie Member Posts: 1,559 Expert
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    If they are plugins, then Yes, you need a VST Host (DAW)

    Since you are running windows, just do a search for DAW…

    there are several free ones, (Cakewalk being one) and some moderately priced ones (Reaper being one). The choice of how to go is yours!!!

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  • Blindeddie
    Blindeddie Member Posts: 1,559 Expert
    Answer ✓

    If they are plugins, then Yes, you need a VST Host (DAW)

    Since you are running windows, just do a search for DAW…

    there are several free ones, (Cakewalk being one) and some moderately priced ones (Reaper being one). The choice of how to go is yours!!!

  • Nico_NI
    Nico_NI Administrator Posts: 1,125 admin

    Some plugins also have a standalone application.

    Kontakt, Komplete Kontrol, Reaktor, Guitar Rig among others can run without a DAW.

  • Epona45
    Epona45 Member Posts: 4 Member

    S3 StormBreakZ have standalone EXE. I can't use it because I need to register it to get working but it is a Legacy product. That is really infuriating to BUY software and then it is locked BECAUSE it is old.

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