File Extension Library


.VST3 File Extension

  • Developer by: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
  • Category: Plugin, addon Files

What is an .VST3 file?

.VST3 file extension is created by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. .VST3 has been classified as Plugin, addon Files.

.VST3 is Cubase plugin

The vst3 file extension is mainly related to special plugin format for Steinberg Cubase program.

The vst3 file is used to enhance current or add new features to the program.


How to open:

You can import these files to Cubase.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

How to Open .VST3 file on different platforms

Open .VST3 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .VST3
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .VST3 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .VST3 files" Press "Ok"

Open .VST3 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .VST3 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .VST3 File on Linux

Right click on the .VST3 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .VST3 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .VST3 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .VST3 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .VST3 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .VST3 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .VST3 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .VST3 file format
  2. You need to check the .VST3 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)