I've looked for some time for a simple, straightforward standalone VST host -- something like GPO Studio, but that would work with any VST instrument or plug-in -- but I haven't yet found anything that is satisfactory and stable. I'll admit, I've mostly been looking at free stuff, so I might have missed something along the way. Anyone care to recommend one that you've had good experience with?
My specific application is with a MIDI program that has a seriously buggy VST host built in that does the crash 'n burn dance when I try to load GPO's VST. I can use it with GPO studio, but then I lose access to the audio card for other VST instruments outside GPO's scope. Fortunately, I don't use this one as often as I once did, but when I need it -- well, you know.