Tone2 NanoHost v1.2.2

NanoHost is a free, minimalist host application which can load VST-synths. It works well for live-performance, testing, jam-sessions and sound-design. Furthermore, it can act as a wrapper which converts VST-synthesizers into standalone applications.

What's new in v1.2.2?

  • You can display a keyboard with Config->'Show keyboard'.
  • With Config->'Zoom interface' you can zoom the interface of all(!) vst plugins to the largest possible size - even those who do not come with a re-sizeable GUI.
  • The executables are code-signed with a Microsoft-approved certificate.
  • MSVC100.dll is not longer necessary to run the software.
  • Many small enhancements.

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.