From The NAMM Show 2012: Steinberg North America and Open Labs LLC today announced that they are collaborating to produce a live performance solution that combines the power of the industry standard Steinberg VST Protocol (Virtual Studio Technology) with Open Labs’ Music OS live performance software.
With this partnership, Steinberg’s HALion 4 (VST Sampler and Sound Creation System), HALion Sonic (Premier VST Workstation) and Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection are all now accessible on any stage, leading the future of VST development.
The VST Protocol, first launched by Steinberg in 1996, creates a professional studio and
performance environment on any computer, allowing integration of virtual effect processors and instruments into the VST host application. All functions of a VST effect processor or instrument are directly controllable and can be automated, either with a mouse or with an external hardware controller such as Steinberg’s CMC Series and CC121 USB Controllers. VST also allows integration of external equipment, allowing you to tailor a system to your needs.
Open Labs Music OS 3.0 or MOS is a music creation and live performance software designed to address the unique needs of music creators as well as live performers. MOS was developed and optimized for touch screen use; however, a touch screen is not required when Music OS is installed on PC desktops and laptop systems. (Important to note, Open Labs will update Music OS to support the Mac platform in the first half of 2102.)