[FEATURE] Support for VST audio plug ins.

Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User
edited March 2021 in HitFilm

Hitfilm is awesome, but its audio features still lag behind its video. VST support would enhance Hitfilm's audio capabilities via third party plug ins (many free), while allowing the dev team to continue their primary focus on video functions.


  • Anhoeng
    Anhoeng Posts: 106 Enthusiast

    I definitely agree. I own Vegas as well as Hitfilm, and the support for VST for Vegas is really powerful. It would be awesome if VST support was implemented in Hitfilm

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,288 Power User

    Look, guys @IamJoshuaDavies @TheBenNorris @KirstieT @Ady @NXVisualStudio My final work on the subject is there are free Ring Modulator VST plug-ins. I use one in Vegas. VST support in Hitfilm (Pro, mind you) + free ring modulator plugin + Hitfilm's Record Voiceover feature means doing your own DALEK VOICE in Hitfilm. Don't you want to do you own Dalek Voice in Hitfilm? I mean I can't be the only one who has multiple Dalek models all rigged up ready to animate in Hitfilm, right?

    If nothing else, i just got the Vote up from Tony. 😉

  • TheBenNorris
    TheBenNorris Posts: 2,042 Staff

    Audio is something we are sure keen to explore and improve upon in HitFilm, since it definitely comes up quite a lot in discussions here. I don't know a huge amount about audio myself, but I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on what you guys suggest here, so we can make HitFilm the best it can be for all of you!

  • Andersen01498
    Andersen01498 Posts: 1,196 Enthusiast

    @TheBenNorris this would be a huge thing to bring to the table because Audio can literally make or break your production!

  • elijahalbuquerque
    elijahalbuquerque Posts: 4 Just Starting Out
    I edit music videos and sometimes like to add audio transition effects, as a pro music producer I have tons and tons of audio vst's but its so sad i cant use any of them.
  • elijahalbuquerque
    elijahalbuquerque Posts: 4 Just Starting Out
    I currently export the whole video (takes about 30-40 mins)
    Then import it to another software to disconnect the video and audio (I wish Hitfilm could export AUDIO)
    Then import it into my DAW, even if I want to add just ONE effect, A distortion or something
    Then export that!!
    And import to Hitfilm!!
    Lol ><
  • FXhomer211623
    FXhomer211623 Posts: 8 Just Starting Out*

    I also have to do an export of the video from Hitfilm Pro so I can then just import it into Ableton to do the audio post production and use the VST plug-ins support. There are so many VST software companies that could support this and have another platform they could sell their products into. The big one I use is iZotope to audio balance the entire audio master track for my videos.

  • Mikeureko
    Mikeureko Posts: 5 Enthusiast

    I'd like to also say that this would be immensely helpful, as well as the ability to export just audio as stated earlier. I use Ableton Live 10 Suite so I can still export video and import the video into my Live projects, but it would be cool to be able to mix the audio right in Hitfilm. I don't know if the VST/plugin compatibility update would be made for earlier versions of Hitfilm (I have Hitfilm Pro 16) but either way, I'd hope for this compatibility at all for the user base.

    Much love and thanks for all the work you guys have done on this software. It's incredible to have relatively inexpensive software that acts as a sort of combo between Premiere and After Effects (not exactly of course, different approaches to video editing and whatnot, but I think you know what I mean). :)

  • cogrow_the_creator
    cogrow_the_creator Posts: 6 Just Starting Out*
    This would definitely be helpful,
    A great idea!