Steinberg’s VST Adds Support For ELK, The New Audio-Friendly OS By MIND Music Labs


Some months ago we introduced MIND Music Labs and their ELK technology, an OS designed specifically for use in embedded systems such as hardware musical instruments and audio processors.

The Stockholm-based company got in touch with us again to announce that version 3.6.11 of Steinberg’s VST (Virtual Studio Technology) natively supports ELK integration.
This means that ELK will be the first such platform to officially support all plug-ins developed under VST 3 specification. This will allow embedded hardware manufacturers who develop products with the ELK OS to offer their customers access to an enormous range of VST instruments and processors.

Essentially, ELK’s integration with VST will make it extremely easy for software developers to release VST-based software, sounds and effects on Powered by ELK hardware musical instruments – the first of which, DVMark’s Smart Multiamp, is scheduled for release in early 2019.

“We were very impressed by the performance and stability that the ELK Music Operating System has to offer. And this is the prominent reason that we decided for it to become the first platform for hardware musical instruments within the VST domain,” commented Yvan Grabit, senior developer and tech lead at Steinberg.

“It is an honor for us to be officially recognized as partners for embedded use by Steinberg. For the past 20 years, VST plug-ins have been the de-facto standards for desktop-produced music, and we are ready to help VST become the standard for smart musical instruments and audio processors as well.” said Michele Benincaso, CEO of MIND Music Labs.

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