Vamp Plugin Pack is a bundled installer for various Vamp plugins with redistributable licences, built and packaged for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

It provides a single download which, when run, checks which plugins you already have on your system, and offers to install any of its bundled plugins that are either not yet installed or else newer than the installed versions.

How to use it

Download and run the installer from this site:

  • Windows (64-bit only) - download and run Vamp Plugin Pack Installer 1.0.exe - use this if you have 64-bit Windows and are using 64-bit Vamp host applications
  • Windows (32-bit only) - download and run Vamp Plugin Pack Installer 1.0 32-bit.exe - use this if you have 32-bit Windows, or are running 32-bit Vamp host applications on 64-bit Windows
  • macOS (10.12 or newer) - download Vamp Plugin Pack Installer-1.0.dmg, double-click to open the dmg, then double-click to run the installer contained within it
  • Linux (64-bit only) - download vamp-plugin-pack-installer-1.0, make it executable if it is not already (this is usually right-click in file manager, Properties, Permissions, Allow executing file as program) then double-click to run it

Note that you can install both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions on the same system if you wish. That may be useful if you have 64-bit Windows but are running a mixture of hosts.


The plugins included are all open source software developed and published by various different authors and institutions:

  • BBC
  • Carl Bussey
  • Chris Cannam
  • Jamie Bullock
  • Marsyas Plugins
  • Matthias Mauch
  • Paul Brossier
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Simon Dixon and Chris Cannam
  • University of Alicante

The installer shows more information about each plugin library, including a link to its homepage where it has one. Please refer to the installer and to plugin libraries themselves for more details about the provenance and use of each plugin.

Licence and redistribution

All of the libraries are open source and are redistributable under open-source licences: BSD/MIT, GPL, or AGPL. The entire pack and the installer may be redistributed under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3,
which is the most restrictive of the set of copyleft licenses in use by the libraries.

The source code for the installer, and scripts to pull in the library code and build the whole package, can be found in the repository for this project.

The installer was written and published by Chris Cannam at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. If you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions, please send them directly to c.cannam@qmul.ac.uk.


Manager: Chris Cannam