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NanoHost is not a synthesizer. It is a free, minimalist host application which can load VST-synths. It works best for live-performance, sound-design, jam-sessions and testing.
Furthermore, it can act as a wrapper which converts VST-synthesizers into standalone applications.
Why should i use NanoHost?
It is free, requires no registration and you are allowed to share it with your friends!
It requires no installation. You can run it directly from a USB-stick or CD.
There is no plugin-scanning required since a plugin can be loaded directly – no matter where it is located on the hard-disc.
Because of low-level code-optimization it offers highest performance and can operate with lower latency than conventional hosts.
The GUI refreshes with an extremely high frame-rate (120 Hz). That’s why you will experience smoother animations and graphics than with other hosts.
NanoHost itself requires nearly no space on the screen. As a result there is more space available for the interface of the VST-plugins.
The software is very small. It requires (nearly) no hard-disc space and is loading extremely fast.
Unlike conventional hosts the soundcard settings can be configured individually for every single plugin. This allows you to achieve the best possible performance for your VSTs.
NanoHost is very easy to use and offers context-sensitive help.
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.
It does work also with older computers.
Supported operating systems: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32 bit or 64 bit), Linux with Wine
Supported plugin formats: VST 2.x (32-bit or 64-bit)
Supported soundcard-drivers: ASIO, MME, Direct Sound
Supported samplerates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88 kHz, 96 kHz, 176 kHz, 192 kHz
Supported patch formats: *.fxp and *.fxb
Supported format for recordings: 32-bit WAV in stereo
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