NanoHost loads VST-synths and can convert VST-synths into standalone applications 14/05/19
Tone2 tells us that NanoHost is a free, minimalist host application for Windows that can load VSTs. It can also act as a wrapper which converts VST-synths into standalone apps.
A spokesperson told us, “This essential, tiny tool works best for live-performance, sound-design, jam-sessions and testing.”
It can convert a VST-synth into a standalone-application. You just need to rename NanoHost.exe to the name of the plugin.dll and copy it to the same directory. When you start plugin.exe, the VST-synth is wrapped and loaded automatically.
The output of a plugin can be recorded to a wav-file in high quality.
NanoHost can create random patches.
It offers a soft-clipping algorithm with low distortion and tube-sound.
Scrollbars allow you to work also with plugins larger than your screen resolution. It is possible to display also only a part of the plugin's interface.
Midi-notes can be transposed and Midi-channels can be filtered. There are several Midi-velocity curves available.
Your current sound-bank can be stored and loaded automatically.
It is also compatible with very old 32-bit plugins.