by Hermannseib

Test out your VST plugins before you use them in a project

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Hermannseib

Release : SAVIHost 1.42

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SAVIHost makes trying out Visual Studio Technology files as simple as launching an application. After downloading the app, you rename the SAVIHost.exe file to the name of your desired plugin. The plugin is then converted to an executable format. Click on this file, and the instrument program can be played and configured to achieve the desired sound.


  • Very simple to use, new instrument applications can be created and launched merely by renaming the file
  • Quickly test plugins requiring external MIDI input by using the built-in keyboard
  • The keyboard is resizable and can be played by mouse/cursor or computer keyboard input
  • Keyboard in cursor mode has a dynamic volume response, creating louder or softer notes depending on cursor location
  • Configure velocity, modulation, and pitch of the keyboard
  • Supports many types of input source devices in addition to the built-in keyboard
  • Comes with a preset filter effect bank for different genres of music, and is compatible with external filters
  • Automatically transpose audio by semitones or octaves
  • Allows the user to test one instrument individually, making troubleshooting problems less challenging
  • Lightweight application loads and runs quickly
  • Efficiently runs only one plugin at a time, so system resources are conserved
  • Many instances of the SAVIHost program can exist at once, each for an individual VST plugin
  • Compatible with ASIO device drivers to boost performance
  • Metronome tool makes it easy to change the tempo

SAVIHost is a reliable application that takes the complexity out of testing VST plugins. Quickly and easily try out your instrument before you start to create, and use the built-in features and options to create the perfect sound. This application is excellent for beginners as it doesn't require too much technical knowledge, but also boasts powerful sound transformation features that appeal to more experienced users. Further documentation and the full user manual are available online, as well as the free software download.

SAVIHost is possibly the simplest host to use because it makes VST instrument files easily run as executable files.
  • available in 32 and 64-bit versions, requires Windows Vista/XP/7 or higher
  • free to download and use
  • the creator does accept donations via Paypal or cryptocurrency
  • different variant packages come with or without a built-in keyboard

Offers standalone operation of VST instruments and effects.
User-friendly interface and easy to navigate.
Provides excellent low-latency performance.

Limited functionalities compared to other digital audio workstation software.
May have compatibility issues with certain VST plugins.
Interface can be confusing for beginners.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Bran Nelson
This software appears to be for keeping your computer clean and virus free. From the descriptions given, it looks like it is probably a scam, and you are probably better off with something like CCLeaner and Malwarebytes, or any free antivirus. That's just my opinion though, maybe this product is great. Who knows!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Dejan Nikolic
SAVIHost is a free program made by the developer Hermann Seib. It's an Audio Plugin Host that can host both VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins. VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology and it's a term used to describe an audio plugin software interface. It's used to simulate the hardware of the traditional recording studio in a software environment. SAVIHost represents a derivative version of VSTHost - another program made by Hermann Seib. Its primary use is to make any VSTi (virtual instrument) or VST Effect run like standalone applications. It allows the direct and easy use of Effects and VSTis. They can be assigned to a temporary directory to be tested without the requirement of another host. There is also no need to search for a separate VSTPlugIns-subdirectory. This program is available in both 32 and 64-bit versions. It's a great choice if you need to quickly try out a VST instrument, and you don't have a digital audio workstation.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Calvin
If you want to run a VST Effect or VSTi as its own application, you should turn to SAVIHost or help. SAVIHost lets you quickly and efficiently use, test, and check any effect or VSTi without requiring another host, and without requiring that you search for another host. You can also distribute any effect or VSTi so you can test in a temporary directory. Again, you can do so without another host.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Connor Zito
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image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Daniel
SAVIHost is useful for those who use plugins for audio software. It allows you to quickly test these plugins using a really easy and quick interface and see if they work for you. It is a much faster process to test as you don't have to open an entire complex program to do so and you have all the necessary tools with this simple program.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Jayden
Launching and testing out visual studio technology files can be a hassle. This is where SAVIHost makes the process very simple as it can allow the user to rename the SAVIHost.exe to the name of the plugin they want to run as a standalone application. Once they do that it will allow them to run the plugins very easily without having to do anything else. With this software users can essentially create new instrument applications simply by renaming the file. The software also provides a built in keyboard that can help test out plugins that require external MIDI input. Due to the low memory required for it to run it is very lightweight and easy to use. Do try it out today!
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Jamie I.
SAVIHost is a free virtual instrument host application developed by Hermann Seib that allows users to load and play VST instruments and effects. It also provides an interface for MIDI control, allowing users to control their virtual instruments from their MIDI controller.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Euan Baroz
I had the opportunity to use the SAVIHost software. It is quite intuitive with a well-structured interface. The software is quite reliable and I had no issues with crash or bugs. I found it very easy to navigate and the customer support was very helpful when I needed help. The software provides a wide range of features that I found to be useful for my project. It took me very little time to get familiar with the software. I found the price to be reasonable for what it offers. All in all, it was a pleasant experience.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Cole Mitterer
I've been using SAVIHost software for a while and it has been quite reliable. I have had some minor issues withit, but nothing major.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Dylan E*****e
I had a good expeirence with SAVIHost, it was fairly easy to use and the customer service was helpfull when I had a qestion.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner George Q********r
SAVIHost's software is intuitive and user-firndly, making it easy to manage all your hosting needs - except for the occasional bug which can be anoying.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Carter C*****f
SAVIHost software offers an intuitive user interface that makes the audio production process efficient and straightforward.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Caleb M*********c
SAVIHost is a simple and lightweight software that allows for easy hosting of VST plugins, but lacks some advanced features for more complex setups.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Aidan Wildenberg
The software provides a straightforward and easy-to-use interface for hosting VST plugins.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley K├Ârner Harry
SAVIHost is an efficient standalone host application, specifically designed for VST instruments. Its most notable feature is its ability to be used as a standalone host or as a VST plugin, offering the users great flexibility. This software is ideal for musicians and composers to create and record high-quality music. It is compact in size but outstanding in its performance, making it unique in its category.
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