Reverse engineering a VST to learn about signal processing and hopefully help me make my own.

By | June 13, 2018

I have been trying to simply open and view the source code for a VST I am researching as I hope to create my own VST sometime in the future. I have two .dat files which I presume contain the audio engine, and I have no idea what program they were compiled in. I have tried opening them in Notepad++ but there is no readable content inside using this method. Could they be encrypted, or should I try using another tool?