Back in 2017, Andrew published the first version of its free open-source software modular Synthesizer VCV Rack. This free software helped so far a lot of musicians to get a deep first look of the Eurorack world without spending money on a complete system. Two years have now passed and VCV 1.0 is now available and received a lot of new powerful features.
It can now operate polyphonically with up to 16 voices, can output MIDI for controlling any hardware or software device and a brand-new module browser. Also new is a new multi-core engine that makes it easy to use many modules in one polyphonic patch. Congrats Andrew, this update is huge! Thanks a lot.
New in VCV Rack 1.0
- Polyphony. Use up to 16 voices with the full flexibility of modular patching. Cables automatically turn polyphonic when requested by MIDI modules, sequencers, etc.
- MIDI output. Control MIDI hardware with Rack modules. New modules include CV-GATE for drum machines, CV-MIDI for desktop synths, and CV-CC for Eurorack interfaces.
- MIDI mapping. Control knobs, buttons, and sliders directly from a MIDI controller. Using the new MIDI-MAP module, click a virtual parameter and move a hardware control to create a mapping.
- Module Browser. Search, filter, and view modules in your collection. Click and drag to directly place modules in the rack.
- Multi-core engine. Use multiple CPU threads to maximize the number of modules. Accelerated polyphonic engines on many VCV and third-party modules.
- …and dozens of other new features and fixes, including manual parameter entry, module disabling, module “force” dragging, module expanders, easy zoom gestures, and more.
VCV Rack 1.0 is available now as a free download for PC & Mac.
More information here: VCV Rack