Plug-ins

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Definition

A software programme that can apply effects processes to an audio file.

Generally speaking, the plug-in software draws on the internal processing power and capabilities of the computer rather than using its own hardware except in some professional situations where, in order to operate fully, the plug-in requires additional hardware that has to be connected to the computer.

There are currently two main types of software technology applied to plug-ins: RTAS and VST. While these are standards for different manufacturers of software, conversion software is available to enable the use of VST plug-ins on RTAS programmes and vice versa.

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