Steinberg Launches VST Live

A software solution for anyone who wants to put on a show   16-Jun-22

Steinberg has announced the launch and immediate availability of the VST Live Advanced Live Performance System. They believe that today's audiences have very high expectations and VST Live will help to deliver a show they will remember. Steinberg Product Marketing Manager Julius Farahwaran, told us, "VST Live is useful for really impressing an audience at any event. Whether performing at a major sold-out venue or in front of friends in somebody's living room, VST Live will help anyone get the most out of their performance and make the biggest impact."

Here's the story in Steinberg's own words...

Unless a performer has a technical crew, it can be difficult to deliver all the elements of a great live show, while making sure they give a stellar performance. This is where VST Live comes in. It takes care of the technical production, supports the onstage musicians and gives even solo performers the tools to create a show to remember.

Available for both Windows and macOS, VST Live is available in two versions: VST Live Pro and VST Live Elements. Both have all the functions needed to get your songs ready for the stage, with a vast array of virtual instruments, effects, an integrated sequencer and synchronization features to keep every beat and bar tightly in time.

Fast and intuitive, the Layers page lets users quickly audition and choose from a stunning range of instruments, high-quality effects and MIDI control for each song. These are saved as Parts and its entire Song is then added to the versatile Set List page to create the running order for your gig. Last minute changes or requests during the show? No problem, the running order can be quickly changed or a different song selected at a split-second's notice. Of course, a basic preset program can also be programmed for instant recall if the artist needs to go off script.

VST Live has an onboard sequencer which takes care of program and FX changes for every performer on stage. By using it to trigger complex patterns and samples, audiences can hear the songs just the way they know them from the recordings, while the artist can concentrate fully on their playing, safe in the knowledge that everything else is being taken care of.

Of course, there is an integral mixer to shape the overall sound of the show. It's simple to control on the fly, letting the artist easily change the mix during the performance. If the artist has a mix engineer, they can shape the sound from within VST Live. It can also be used to make multitrack recordings, which can be exported for further editing and post-production. These can be released online or as a commercial recording -- all of course in pristine audio quality.

VST Live Pro allows the creation, editing and control of DMX tracks, allowing the addition of a stage lighting production. Video can also be included, with up to six video tracks. Of course, both lights and video will be in perfect synchronization with every song. Everything will happen precisely at the moment it should.

VST Live Pro also supports the VST Live App. Using a wireless local area network (WLAN), this allows any of the performers with an iOS device to receive lyrics, chord symbols, notes, a click track and a visual pre-count for each song, giving everyone on stage everything they need to be in perfect sync.

Once the show is set up on VST Live, it is saved to file. This allows all the essential elements for a live set to be carried around in one small file, which is easily backed up on to a USB stick or portable drive.

From rehearsing at home to solo shows in pubs and clubs, up to full band shows and big stage productions, the wide-ranging facilities of VST Live make it the right choice for every live performer. Ensuring artists stay in complete control of every part of their production, its rock-solid reliability means it won't let them down in front of their fans.

Pricing and Availability:
Full-license retail versions of VST Live Pro and VST Live Elements are available through the Steinberg Online Shop.

The suggested retail price for VST Live Pro is 129 euros or 129.99 US dollars. The suggested retail price for VST Live Elements is 79.99 euros or 79.99 US dollars.

From June 15, 2022, to July 13, 2022, introductory prices of 99.99 euros or 99.99 US dollars (VST Live Pro) and 59.99 euros or 59.99 US dollars (VST Live Elements) are available.

Education versions are priced at 69.99 euros or 69.99 US dollars (VST Live Pro) and 39.99 euros or 39.99 US dollars (VST Live Elements).

From July 13, 2022, a special crossgrade price of 99.99 euros or 99.99 US dollars for VST Live Pro (from MainStage and Camelot 2.1) will be available.

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