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You need ASIO4All. For some reason, VSTHost doesn’t see VAC without it, even though you would think it should.
You don’t use the audio repeater program to output to the sound card. It is only used to monitor things to make sure your configuration is ok. Once things are ok, you don’t use audio repeater at all.
Once ASIO4All is loaded, there are some things to configure in VSTHost. I don’t remember the exact settings right now, but you’ll find two new menu choices in VSTHost for ASIO4All.
You set the player program (ZaraRadio for instance) to output to VAC. VSTHost is set to input from VAC and output to the sound card.
You may need to experiment with the VAC settings, depending on what you are doing. If your audio stutters, try setting “Stream fmt” to “None”. Note that this will take more CPU time.
There are lots of free VST plugins available. I ended up using Classic EQ and Broadcast Processor, along with some metering plugins.