Image-Line announces Minihost Modular plugin environment

Designed for hosting and interconnecting your plugins, Image-Line's Minihost Modular has been released as a beta.

You can use the software standalone or as as VST/AU plugin on PC and Mac, and it offers modular routing and sequence recording/playback capabilities. The theory is that Minihost Modular can give you more plugin options - either in or outside of your DAW. It extends on what's offered in FL Studio's Patcher.

The feature list is as follows:

  • Works standalone and as a VST or AU host on Windows and OS X. There are 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Multi-input/multi-out (MIDI and audio) support. The standalone version is unlimited, the VST has 3 stereo outputs.
  • Powerful Piano roll Module based on FL Studio's, to create, record and trigger musical sequences via MIDI.
  • Natively optimised modular routing.
  • Unlimited undo/redo system, including plugin states undo/redo.
  • Multiprocessor support (standalone version only).
  • Automatically creates plugin thumbnail pictures after first opening a plugin.

You can find out more about Minihost Modular in the video above, while registered Image-Line users can download the beta now.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.