.VST File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .VST file extension:

  1. VST Audio Plugin
  2. Targa Bitmap Image

1. VST Audio Plugin

VST Audio Plugin
  • Developer Steinberg
  • Popularity
    4.0 (18 votes)
  • Category Plugin Files
  • Format N/A

File or folder containing a VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugin; used for creating or modeling audio effects; typically used by digital audio programs to modify recorded sounds.

You can open VST files with Steinberg Cubase, Image-Line FL Studio, and Audacity (with VST ENabler). You can also open VST files with LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) using VeSTige. However, you must change the ".vst" extension to ".dll" before you open the file.

Software's name License Platforms
Audacity Audacity Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Image-Line FL Studio Image-Line FL Studio Commercial MacWindows
Steinberg Cubase Steinberg Cubase Commercial MacWindows

Updated: February 12, 2019

2. Targa Bitmap Image

Targa Bitmap Image

Raster image based on the Targa Truevision format; can store data up to 32 bits per pixel, with 24 bits for the RGB information and 8 bits for the alpha channel; may also incorporate lossless RLE compression to reduce the file size.

Targa image files most often use the .TGA file extension.

Software's name License Platforms
ACD Systems Canvas ACD Systems Canvas Commercial Windows
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Commercial MacWindows
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop Commercial iOSLinuxMacWindows
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 Free Trial MacWindows
Corel Painter Corel Painter Commercial MacWindows

Updated: November 26, 2009

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