VCV Rack: Open-source virtual modular synthesizer

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VCV Rack: Open-source virtual modular synthesizer

Post by Vortico » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:05 pm

Announcing https://vcvrack.com/

VCV is designed to be a complete DAW for creating modular synthesizer compositions, or as an extension of your existing Eurorack system for trying new modules using an audio interface for audio and CV.

The first Beta release will be available for download in September 2017 and will include 25+ modules, including original designs in collaboration with Grayscale and ports from Mutable, Befaco, and Synthesis Technology.

Check out the VCV booth at Knobcon!
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Post by mt3 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:30 pm

"in collaboration with Grayscale".

Hmmm, you've piqued my curiosity. You need to set up a mailing list for announcements. ASAP.

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Post by poppinger » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:31 pm

This could be really great. I thought the E352/E370 wavetable editor was impressive, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's up with this.

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Post by mt3 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:30 pm

poppinger wrote:This could be really great. I thought the E352/E370 wavetable editor was impressive, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's up with this.
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Post by poppinger » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:06 am

Yeah that's the one.

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Post by peripatitis » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:59 pm

poppinger wrote:This could be really great. I thought the E352/E370 wavetable editor was impressive, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's up with this.
Is it from the same developer? If it is, it would probably be the only incentive for me to check it out. The wavetable editor seems great!

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Post by mt3 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:45 am

Yes, it seems to be from same devs.

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Post by JeffreyKnapp » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:57 am

I am really looking forward to this. Open source too! And for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Doesn't get better than that.

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Post by poppinger » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:10 pm

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Post by gimber » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 pm

Considering Grayscale's involvement, I would've expected to see his panels on those Mutable modules.

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Post by Vortico » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 pm

The GUI design has updated a bit from that old screenshot, but it gives a good idea.

Grayscale might offer alternative "panels" for some plugins in the future, but it will always remain as a user choice.

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Post by Orwell » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:27 am

Can't wait for this open source eurorack. Great job. Are you considering a port to ISO iPad? That would be
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Post by Vortico » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:49 am

Orwell wrote:Can't wait for this open source eurorack. Great job. Are you considering a port to ISO iPad? That would be
Probably not, but if there is a surprising amount of support for the desktop versions, I will consider it.

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Post by wallyp » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:35 am

I know I should wait and see but how different will this be to Reaktor Blocks?

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Post by gimber » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:52 am

wallyp wrote:I know I should wait and see but how different will this be to Reaktor Blocks?
This looks like it patches on the front without having to change views, which would be a major improvement over Blocks.

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Post by Vortico » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:43 am

Some differences:

- VCV Rack is a standalone application while REAKTOR can be used as a VST/AU/AAX plugin. Some time after the beta release, I will release the VCV Bridge VST/AU plugin, which will allow other DAWs to send/receive MIDI/audio to a VCV module. And no promises, but I may later release a VCV module which actually hosts VST/AU plugins.

- The VCV SDK will be in C++ instead of a GUI editor like REAKTOR. This may be good or bad depending on your programming level.

- VCV will focus on actual Eurorack emulation, both visually and audibly. VCV will attempt to be straightforward with the names of the modules that are emulated.

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Post by wallyp » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:13 pm

Yep, buzzing on the sound of this. Ableton Link would be useful.

Just thinking out loud here, would a diy panel of knobs putting out -+?v be routable to the internal knobs? Like a cv midi learn?

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Post by gelabs » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:49 pm

Compiled within Debian with last Git commit.
Runs nicely, only had one bug with the save dialog which didn't want to close.
I don't know if it sounds like the real deal but I managed to make some really annoying sounds (me = noob at modular) and have a tremendous amount of fun.

That's a really great software
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Post by Vortico » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 am

wallyp wrote:would a diy panel of knobs putting out -+?v be routable to the internal knobs?
Knob MIDI learn is planned. It'll probably land in version 1.0.

I'll have to look into Ableton Link. Looks like a much better and more open standard than Rewire. VCV Bridge will come first though.

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Post by Vortico » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:16 pm

Here's an up-to-date screenshot of the plugins you'll be able to download: "Audible Instruments", "E-Series", Befaco, and Fundamental.

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Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).

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Post by heuermh » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Vortico wrote:Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).
Looking forward to it! And the link to the github repository. ;)

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Post by wallyp » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:25 am

Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).
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Post by abhirama » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:17 am

I will wait for the VST version!
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