VST

VST - Virtual Studio Technology

Introduced by Steinberg in 1996 in Cubase ver. 3.02. It is the most known interface type for effects and instruments. As of today VST has evolved into its 3rd version and is commonly referred to as VST3VST is the most widely implemented format in the industry and is supported by DAWs such as Ableton, Cubase, Sonar and more.