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VCV Rack: Open-source virtual modular synthesizer
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Vortico
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!
mt3
"in collaboration with Grayscale".

Hmmm, you've piqued my curiosity. You need to set up a mailing list for announcements. ASAP.
poppinger
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.
mt3
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.


Link?
mt3
Is this it?
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2616859&highlight=#2 616859

Looks wow.
poppinger
mt3 wrote:
Is this it?
https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2616859&highlight=#2 616859


Yeah that's the one.
peripatitis
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!
mt3
Yes, it seems to be from same devs.
JeffreyKnapp
I am really looking forward to this. Open source too! And for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Doesn't get better than that.
poppinger


Someone on Synthtopia found this other image.
gimber
Considering Grayscale's involvement, I would've expected to see his panels on those Mutable modules.
Vortico
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.
Orwell
Can't wait for this open source eurorack. Great job. Are you considering a port to ISO iPad? That would be
Vortico
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.
wallyp
I know I should wait and see but how different will this be to Reaktor Blocks?
gimber
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.
Vortico
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.
wallyp
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?
gelabs
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
we're not worthy
Vortico
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.
Vortico
Here's an up-to-date screenshot of the plugins you'll be able to download: "Audible Instruments", "E-Series", Befaco, and Fundamental.



Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).
heuermh
Vortico wrote:
Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).


Looking forward to it! And the link to the github repository. ;)
toitoy
https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack
wallyp
Quote:
Downloads should be available this Saturday (9/9/17).


The Lost Weekend
abhirama
I will wait for the VST version!
synthi
almost 9th.... nanners Rockin' Banana! It's peanut butter jelly time!
wallyp
Do we have a time yet? w00t
sonic7
Oh,I can't wait to get out of work for this!
Has anybody downloaded?
If the sound is of equal or better quality from Reaktor,
this will be so awesome...
synthi
I think still no available for download, can't see the binaries at either github or vcrack webpage
Vortico
Going to give Knobconners a bit of EXCLU, so the public release will be in the afternoon (Chicago time) after the crowd dimishes some. w00t
synthi
waah Rockin' Banana! thumbs up hyper nanners It's peanut butter jelly time! Rockin' Banana!
JayEm
well?
wallyp
Sounds like too much w00t hihi
M4R71N
Is it on ? cry
DeltaTucanae
Last commit was 20 minutes ago, probably some fine-tuning.
synthi
Not yet...
waah
sanderbaan
Just want to say, Vortico you did a amazing job !! It sounds and looks amazing... so much fun..
Anechoic
Eagerly waiting to try this out.
Oblivion
Saw/heard this at KnobCon yesterday. Visually stunning on the huge-ass monitor he had. Sounded good, though admittedly it was a loud room and I have crap ears. Going to be playing with this for sure.
asm
Well done, this looks great. Its something I always wanted to make, but your implementation is fantastic
Vortico
Released at https://vcvrack.com/ !

The booth has been very active---it's keeping me busy!

Feel free to shoot me an email or post here if you have suggestions or find any bugs.
mckenic
Insta-crash OSX 10.8.7 (64bit)

Have a log if it helps?
565
Won't open on OS X 10.11. Says it requires 10.12?
eircom
Vortico wrote:
Feel free to shoot me an email or post here if you have suggestions or find any bugs.

Totally amazing and sounds great. Thank you! Ultimate laptop travel thing and so much more.
Clouds port does not seem to be working on my mac os sierra but it might just be incomplete.
Also, is it possible to implement midi clock out on the midi in module?
Also, it would be super awesome if all the cables became hmm... stackable. Maybe with a modifier key pressed when patching?
synthi
Great!! Thanks a lot Portico!!!! we're not worthy

I`m using the windows version and I have nearly 100% CPU usage at the audio output module. Changing the output device have some kind of effect: WASAPI seem to be the worst at 99.9-100% CPU, then MME and directsound with 97-99%, and ASIO ASIO4All driver almost the same. The only driver that lower the CPU to 42 % is when I select the ASIO ReaRouter driver (from Reaper)
I¨ll try the iconnect audio card and ASIO driver later...

EDIT: Tried the Iconnect audio card and driver: is the same that the other drivers(except rearoute): 98-99% CPU

And, how to change the Clouds mode??? I see pressing Grids edit button and then moving the mouse up and down changes the mode, tried the same in almost every squere pixel at the clouds frontpanel... hihi But no luck!

Also had once a strage behaviour and when loading new modules they appeared without the front graphics,
robotfunk
This looks very awesome, having a lot of fun trying out modules I haven't played with yet. Really hoping there will be some more modulation options soon.
Fedor
This is absolutely great! Amazing job, thank you.

Windows version working fine so far. Futhermore, some of the usability
nuances are better in VCV than in Softube Modular)
killiun
565 wrote:
Won't open on OS X 10.11. Says it requires 10.12?


Same here.
Vortico
For the Mac bugs: If you can "Report..." on the crash dialog, click that, "Show Details", and email the bug report to contact@vcvrack.com. If the dialog box doesn't say that, could you send a screenshot of the dialog box? I'll fix these crash bugs first.
permadeath
This is amazing! Thank you so much for making this available.

Is it normal that the sequencer in Fundamental's sequencer's lowest setting is so fast? If this is an issue, would it be better if I post this on the Github page?

Edit: Never mind, I'm an idiot. I didn't play around enough to notice that turning the knob to the right makes it slower, I thought it would be the other way around. Aside from the fact that sometimes when loading modules, the panels of the new modules go blank, no other issues so far. Wow, this sounds so good!
scozbor
This is INSANE and so meta! Can't wait to try it out (on linux)
we're not worthy we're not worthy
Oblivion
scozbor wrote:
This is INSANE and so meta! Can't wait to try it out (on linux)
we're not worthy we're not worthy


If you compile a full list of prereqs, that would be awesome. I have a pretty fresh Debian install and I'm up to about a dozen build attempts adding a new package ever time until it stumbles on the next. No prereqs listed in the Readme.
synthi
permadeath wrote:

Is it normal that the sequencer in Fundamental's sequencer's lowest setting is so fast?


The clock knob seem to go slower clockwise, the opossite of a "rate" or "frequency" knob.. thumbs up
Vortico
Oblivion wrote:
scozbor wrote:
This is INSANE and so meta! Can't wait to try it out (on linux)
we're not worthy we're not worthy


If you compile a full list of prereqs, that would be awesome. I have a pretty fresh Debian install and I'm up to about a dozen build attempts adding a new package ever time until it stumbles on the next. No prereqs listed in the Readme.


It should be "none". Try running the Rack.sh script rather than ./Rack.
synthi
Texture synth seem to be working only after you "randomize" it, as if the default state is bypass or something. If you "initialize" it then it goes silent again... seriously, i just don't get it
synthi
synthi wrote:
And, how to change the Clouds mode???


Downloaded the Clouds manual and then I realized that there aren´t leds or buttons in the Texture Synthesizer front panel! The freeze can be done gating the freeze input, but there is no way to change the behaviour of the blend knob or selecting quality settings. cry
Is just me??

WIN7x64 BTW
permadeath
synthi wrote:
synthi wrote:
And, how to change the Clouds mode???


Downloaded the Clouds manual and then I realized that there aren´t leds or buttons in the Texture Synthesizer front panel! The freeze can be done gating the freeze input, but there is no way to change the behaviour of the blend knob or selecting quality settings. cry
Is just me??

WIN7x64 BTW

On the Github page it says it's only 70% done and what's left to work on is "edit buttons and lights / freeze button / right-click context menus to replace menu diving". I don't know why Vortico still included it in the Audible Instruments pack if it's not done, it may be a mistake that it was included. seriously, i just don't get it

But I know that he removed the Rampage module (yesterday I think) because it presumably needs more work. Maybe it's included because it...sort of works? I dunno.
diode_destroyer
This looks super cool!
synthi
Thanks Permadeath, now it makes sense!!
I`m really enjoying VCV! wonderful workflow and sound.
ITOH I noticed something unexpected and awesome, specially for Windows users: you can add several "audio device" modules and all will work even if those have different drivers! I know not so awesome for MAC users since you can mix and match in/outs from different interfaces but this is the first time I see that I see something like that on Windows!
So tomorrow I`ll try hooking the Roland Bitrazer (6 CV inputs& 2 CV outputs!!) along witth the Iconnect audio interface for audio duties hyper Rockin' Banana!
Dcramer
I sure hope they come up with a way to put Black Davies on all those knobs! w00t
eircom
Oh. Github page says Braids is 100% ported but there's seemingly no way to "press" the encoder to get to settings (META mode etc). Or that's me?

Anyway, awesome, super efficient and intuitive software.
The download size is 3.3 MB. Can't even remember when I've seen anything like that.
synthi
eircom wrote:
Oh. Github page says Braids is 100% ported but there's seemingly no way to "press" the encoder to get to settings (META mode etc). Or that's me?

Anyway, awesome, super efficient and intuitive software.
The download size is 3.3 MB. Can't even remember when I've seen anything like that.


Been trying exactly the same moments ago but couldn't find a way to enter the menu.
eircom
Also, meta modulator's Algo CV input seems to be not working. any modulation applied has no effect.
dasdreieck
Thanks for this. Really awesome, been playing around all morning.

Would be really nice if the basic VCO had an LFO setting for simple stuff and clocking, when I can't be bothered messing around with Tides. A quantiser would be awesome too for generative stuff.

But hey no complaints, I'm amazed at how good this is, and for free too. Respect we're not worthy
Riggar
"Would be really nice if the basic VCO had an LFO setting for simple stuff and clocking, when I can't be bothered messing around with Tides. A quantiser would be awesome too for generative stuff"


+1!
roya
Been playing with it for a couple hours. very cool!!

Only problem is that now i NEED to buy an elements! smile

Seems like this will be an awesome platform to play with modules before buying, hope more modules will be available.
sanderbaan
It would be amazing if there will be a Ableton Link module....
eb0687
sanderbaan wrote:
It would be amazing if there will be a Ableton Link module....


+1
wallyp
Very, very nice. Excellent idea and implementation. So far seems stable on Win 10 Ryzen 1700.

Can only get an output via Win Direct Sound to a 18i20. No Asio4All. Maybe access to the Asio4All CP from inside the app would be helpful?

On the Win DirectSound output I get 94% CPU usage and one core maxed out. So usable with a quick 10 minutes before work.

Quote:
Only problem is that now i NEED to buy an elements! smile


Not that I need encouragement but this is a great way to test drive modules.

Need the audio in now to integrate with the real world and it['ll be a great showroom for modules. Like a fully functioning Modular Grid.



we're not worthy
cptnal
I don't get it. Is it supposed to be a gateway drug for the real thing? One of the reasons I got into Eurorack is because making music on a computer is so b o r i n g!

Just me? seriously, i just don't get it
wallyp
Quote:
Just me? seriously, i just don't get it


No I get you. I feel the same. Just different spaces to occupy.

The case with knobs gets turned on, when the computers turned off, it gets carted off to places the computer doesnt.... etc
Vortico
I've updated the MacOS build on the website https://vcvrack.com to support MacOS 10.7 to 10.11. For those who have been having trouble opening it, try re-downloading it.
M4R71N
Vortico
Is there any way to contribute to the debugging or missing functions (github, email or just here???).
wallyp
Quote:
Is there any way to contribute to the debugging or missing functions (github, email or just here???).


+1
Vortico
Any three are fine. Email is contact@vcvrack.com
GitHub Issues are preferred over Pull Requests, since it takes me longer to review code and build changes than implement it.
Fedor
dasdreieck wrote:


Would be really nice if the basic VCO had an LFO setting for simple stuff and clocking



For now I'm using Even VCO set to the lowest octave, with Dual Atenuverter's
Offset patched into Even VCO's V/Oct input. Then you can control the speed of this "LFO" with the offset. It goes relatively low.
Vortico
Tides is a good LFO, and I'll be adding Rampage in a week or so.
dasdreieck
Fedor wrote:


For now I'm using Even VCO set to the lowest octave, with Dual Atenuverter's
Offset patched into Even VCO's V/Oct input. Then you can control the speed of this "LFO" with the offset. It goes relatively low.


Good idea. And yeah Rampage will be great for LFO stuff, didn't realise that was gonna be included. Sweet as
Chopper
Works nicely here, win10.
Dream features request:
FRAMES or PEAKS would be amazing!!! (Peaks drums... plus being discountinued, that would be great!!!)
Oh, and PARASITE firmwares???

By the way, i am joining the "How do we access the Braids menu" brigade.
Vortico
^ Added issue for Braids menu https://github.com/VCVRack/AudibleInstruments/issues/2

I don't own Frames or Peaks, but I'd port either if I could borrow one to learn it. On a scale of 0-10, how menu-divey are they?
Luap
Vortico wrote:


I don't own Frames or Peaks, but I'd port either if I could borrow one to learn it. On a scale of 0-10, how menu-divey are they?


I'd loan you mine if we were somewhat more local..
Frames is simple enough to use in my opinion. Peaks is rather more fiddly however, albeit still a great module. I honestly think Peaks would benefit from considerable modification if it is to be implemented in Software form (CV control of each knob, for one). I'd probably break it down into a single (Peak?) module too, instead of dual. That along with a better way to view and select algorithms (Basically all the most popular feature requests, common grumbles and arguably the very reasons why MI no longer produce this module)

Fantastic job so far tho Vortico thumbs up
synthi
Had some more fun with VCV, this time pinging the vcf.. It works nice!
I notice about the filter is that the freq don't go low enought if you use it as a sound source (pinging or as an oscillator) so I tried sending a negative voltage to the CV input but don't have an effect and can't go lower. Would be great to extend the range , either altering the knob range, or with a "low" switch ala serge VCFX o just made it respond to negative voltages at the CV input when the knob is set at 0.
Hope to get nice BD sound pinging the beast, only bongos for now Dead Banana

thumbs up
shagrax
nice one!
Thanks Vortico !
x2mirko
Some bug reports (i'm on windows 10):

1. My audio interface (RME HDSPe RayDAT) seems to have too many audio inputs/outputs. The dropdown menu of the audio interface module apparently tries to display them all by overlaying several dropdown menus on top of one another. That creates a flickering mess which makes it pretty much impossible to select an output. I'm having some trouble documenting this, as a screenshot is static and doesn't display the issue. But I assume it's not too hard to recreate with some test-data.

2. I can't paste my password into the password field. Not a big deal for a beta, but typing a randomly generated string 25+ character string every time I start the program... not so great.

Sadly can't test it further as I literally can't select an audio device at all.
thelizard
This is incredible work. Thank you so much for releasing this, especially in an open-source manner. Having a package manager built-in with the first public beta was a great move.

1) Any timeline on the plugin SDK or instructions for creating modules? I'd potentially like to contribute.

2) Like others have mentioned, I'm getting low CPU usage on the modules (like 1-2% on Rings) but very high CPU usage reports from the audio interface module (90% or so). Unlike the other reports, I'm getting this on Mac with the default output selected.

3) Is it possible to connect one output to two destinations? I don't see anything listed in the Wiki. For now, I'm just using the Links emulation.

4) One quick suggestion is to port Sheep if you already have Tides (same interface and everything: https://mutable-instruments.net/modules/tides/firmware/). In the Tides code, there's a #define for WAVETABLE_HACK. If you uncomment one line, it turns Tides into an excellent wavetable oscillator/LFO: https://github.com/pichenettes/eurorack/blob/master/tides/generator.h# L37
synthi
x2mirko wrote:
Some bug reports (i'm on windows 10):

1. My audio interface (RME HDSPe RayDAT) seems to have too many audio inputs/outputs. The dropdown menu of the audio interface module apparently tries to display them all by overlaying several dropdown menus on top of one another. That creates a flickering mess which makes it pretty much impossible to select an output. I'm having some trouble documenting this, as a screenshot is static and doesn't display the issue. But I assume it's not too hard to recreate with some test-data.


I`m having the same issue in windows7 when I connected both the AIRA + Iconnect audio interfaces. It seems that try to display all in a single sccreen (no scroll) and the names overlap and flick all over the place.
I managed to select the interface with some blind trial/error. hihi
synthi
Yes! having stackcables emulated (the gfx are already there!) would be great!
mckenic
Mac issue fixed and working here great in OS X 10.8.5.
Thank You!

And Damn you!
There goes any free time I had been pretending to have!

love
Oblivion
On Mac 10.10.5 from pre-build binary, any time I save as, the file saves, but the File pulldown will not go away. I resort to shutting down the app and restarting. In the following pic, the file has been saved and that dialog goes away, but the UI stays like this and accepts no other input besides command-Q:

Kaput
Is it just me (user error) or does the sequencer gates not work as expected? If I fire two or more consecutive steps, the gate doesn't fire. For it to work, I have to leave out every other gate... hmmm.....

Great work though! woah
haebbmaster
I downloaded https://vcvrack.com/downloads/Rack-0.3.0-lin.zip
but it doesn't work because he needs glibc 2.25 but I have 2.24

./Rack: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.25' not found (required by ./libzip.so.5)


Ubuntu 17.04

any ideas?
thank you
synthi
Kaput wrote:
Is it just me (user error) or does the sequencer gates not work as expected? If I fire two or more consecutive steps, the gate doesn't fire. For it to work, I have to leave out every other gate... hmmm.....

Great work though! woah


Same here, seem to "tie" all gates in a continuous voltage
thelizard
thelizard wrote:
This is incredible work. Thank you so much for releasing this, especially in an open-source manner. Having a package manager built-in with the first public beta was a great move.

1) Any timeline on the plugin SDK or instructions for creating modules? I'd potentially like to contribute.

4) One quick suggestion is to port Sheep if you already have Tides (same interface and everything: https://mutable-instruments.net/modules/tides/firmware/). In the Tides code, there's a #define for WAVETABLE_HACK. If you uncomment one line, it turns Tides into an excellent wavetable oscillator/LFO: https://github.com/pichenettes/eurorack/blob/master/tides/generator.h# L37


Ignore #1. I found the repos. I'm having trouble with the makefiles, but I'll report back if I figure out what's different on my setup. Currently, wget is complaining about invalid addresses.

For #4, I think that I could do this and put in a pull request. Essentially, you should just be able to duplicate Tides.cpp in the Audible branch and slip "#define WAVETABLE_HACK" before "#include "tides/generator.h". Of course, the class will need to be renamed as well. I'll see how quickly I can get my repos working.

I opened an issue for Branches not having input normalization, but that's also something I'll fix. I'll put in a pull request once I have it working.
Oblivion
x2mirko wrote:
Some bug reports (i'm on windows 10):


2. I can't paste my password into the password field. Not a big deal for a beta, but typing a randomly generated string 25+ character string every time I start the program... not so great.


I hadn't seen this before - I duped this as an Issue on github. Same problem on Mac.
eircom
Ok. An attempt to sum up the bugs I've encountered so far.

1. Warps Algo CV IN seems to do nothing
2. Sample frequency, login and password are forgotten every time the app is closed (macos sierra here). Sample freq reverts to 44100 Hz.
3. Sequencer gates don't work in trig inputs (is this the intended behavior?)
4. Consecutive sequencer gates indeed seem to tie together
5. Clouds port is missing buttons

Anyway, it's amazing piece of code.
CF3
applause

This is really great
thelizard
Are there any additional build steps required on OS X not listed in the repo?

wget failed for making the dependencies, so I installed wget through homebrew. That fixed that step.

cmake fails while building glfw. I could install cmake through homebrew if needed.

When it's building jansson, I get "configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables". I reinstalled the XCode command line tools just to be sure. The problem persists.

Is there some configuration step that I'm missing? Is there something else failing quietly in the background?
Vortico
^ Yes, I should list the build deps. Could you email me the terminal output near "configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables"? contact@vcvrack.com
thelizard
Vortico wrote:
^ Yes, I should list the build deps. Could you email me the terminal output near "configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables"? contact@vcvrack.com


I figured out what was happening. First, installing cmake fixes the one cmake error for glfw.

The C compiler issue is due to the SDK CFLAG:
export CFLAGS = -isysroot /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk \
-mmacosx-version-min=10.7

I changed "MacOSX10.7.sdk" to "MacOSX.sdk" (i.e. the current version... I'm on 10.12) and it got through *most* of the dependency compilation. I ran into trouble when compiling libsamplerate, as it depends on old Carbon headers:

Quote:

audio_out.c:38:3: warning: redefinition of typedef 'AUDIO_OUT' is a C11 feature [-Wtypedef-redefinition]
} AUDIO_OUT ;
^
./audio_out.h:9:28: note: previous definition is here
typedef struct AUDIO_OUT_s AUDIO_OUT ;
^
audio_out.c:435:10: fatal error: 'Carbon.h' file not found
#include <Carbon.h>


I'll try getting the 10.7 SDK installed and seeing if that clears up everything.

After I get this up-and-running, I'll submit some pull requests for Branches and Sheep.

EDIT: Oh goody, I just remembered how difficult it is to install old SDKs for XCode 8 lol
Vortico
I really need a way for the Makefile to select which MacOS SDK to use, so people like you don't need to go through the trouble of finding old SDKs, and people like me can just add a Makefile flag to produce a build with maximum compatibility.
mcnys
cpu usage metering is inverted on audio device module? the more modules i add, the lower the cpu usage is shown on audio device module lol smile
sanderbaan
You can download all SDKs from here:

https://github.com/phracker/MacOSX-SDKs

You just need to copy them into the Xcode app bundle in this folder:
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs



thelizard wrote:
Vortico wrote:
^ Yes, I should list the build deps. Could you email me the terminal output near "configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables"? contact@vcvrack.com


I figured out what was happening. First, installing cmake fixes the one cmake error for glfw.

The C compiler issue is due to the SDK CFLAG:
export CFLAGS = -isysroot /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk \
-mmacosx-version-min=10.7

I changed "MacOSX10.7.sdk" to "MacOSX.sdk" (i.e. the current version... I'm on 10.12) and it got through *most* of the dependency compilation. I ran into trouble when compiling libsamplerate, as it depends on old Carbon headers:

Quote:

audio_out.c:38:3: warning: redefinition of typedef 'AUDIO_OUT' is a C11 feature [-Wtypedef-redefinition]
} AUDIO_OUT ;
^
./audio_out.h:9:28: note: previous definition is here
typedef struct AUDIO_OUT_s AUDIO_OUT ;
^
audio_out.c:435:10: fatal error: 'Carbon.h' file not found
#include <Carbon.h>


I'll try getting the 10.7 SDK installed and seeing if that clears up everything.

After I get this up-and-running, I'll submit some pull requests for Branches and Sheep.

EDIT: Oh goody, I just remembered how difficult it is to install old SDKs for XCode 8 lol
Oblivion
mcnys wrote:
cpu usage metering is inverted on audio device module? the more modules i add, the lower the cpu usage is shown on audio device module lol smile


Yeah, I think the Audio Device thinks it is using up whatever is left out of 100% (MacOS CPU monitor doesn't show it actually doing so).
starthief
mcnys wrote:
cpu usage metering is inverted on audio device module? the more modules i add, the lower the cpu usage is shown on audio device module lol smile


Andrew mentioned when he demoed it at Knobcon that that one shows idle CPU, not actual CPU usage.
billvanloo
Just wanted to add that this is super exciting and really great work. MIDI learn for controllers will make this that much better - can't wait!
thelizard
sanderbaan wrote:
You can download all SDKs from here:

https://github.com/phracker/MacOSX-SDKs

You just need to copy them into the Xcode app bundle in this folder:
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs


Thanks! I tried this out but it's causing other problems. GLEW builds fine, but GLFW fails during CMake configuration and Jansson fails to find a working compiler. The Jansson failure is here:
Quote:

configure:3022: checking for gcc
configure:3038: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:3049: result: gcc
configure:3278: checking for C compiler version
configure:3287: gcc --version >&5
Apple LLVM version 8.1.0 (clang-802.0.42)
Target: x86_64-apple-darwin16.5.0
Thread model: posix
InstalledDir: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xct oolchain/usr/bin
Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1
configure:3298: $? = 0
configure:3287: gcc -v >&5
Configured with: --prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1
Apple LLVM version 8.1.0 (clang-802.0.42)
Target: x86_64-apple-darwin16.5.0
Thread model: posix
InstalledDir: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xct oolchain/usr/bin
configure:3298: $? = 0
configure:3287: gcc -V >&5
clang: error: argument to '-V' is missing (expected 1 value)
clang: error: no input files
configure:3298: $? = 1
configure:3287: gcc -qversion >&5
clang: error: unknown argument: '-qversion'
clang: error: no input files
configure:3298: $? = 1
configure:3318: checking whether the C compiler works
configure:3340: gcc -isysroot /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.7 -isysroot /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/D eveloper/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.7 conftest.c >&5
ld: library not found for -lcrt1.10.6.o
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
configure:3344: $? = 1


GLFW is also failing. Same error: missing library lcrt

Quote:

Compiling the C compiler identification source file "CMakeCCompilerId.c" failed.
Compiler: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xct oolchain/usr/bin/cc
Build flags: -isysroot;/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX. platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.7.sdk;-mmacosx-version-min=10.7
Id flags:

The output was:
1
ld: library not found for -lcrt1.10.6.o
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)


Investigating that leads to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19555312/ld-library-not-found-for- lcrt1-10-6-o-after-running-intel-icc-compiler-on-os-m but I already have the XCode command line tools installed. Is there some way that I need to reinstall the tools specific to the 10.7 SDK?
ThisDudeAbides
I'm on the OSX 10.13 High Sierra beta. Any idea when it will work properly on this? As of right now, I can open the rack up, but there's no way to add any modules.
sanderbaan
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
I'm on the OSX 10.13 High Sierra beta. Any idea when it will work properly on this? As of right now, I can open the rack up, but there's no way to add any modules.


Did you install the additional modules, by registering downloading them in the app? I run the app without any issues on high sierra
ThisDudeAbides
sanderbaan wrote:
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
I'm on the OSX 10.13 High Sierra beta. Any idea when it will work properly on this? As of right now, I can open the rack up, but there's no way to add any modules.


Did you install the additional modules, by registering downloading them in the app? I run the app without any issues on high sierra



I did. This must be user error on my part, then. I'm controlling + clicking in the app and nothing is happening?
Oblivion
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
sanderbaan wrote:
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
I'm on the OSX 10.13 High Sierra beta. Any idea when it will work properly on this? As of right now, I can open the rack up, but there's no way to add any modules.


Did you install the additional modules, by registering downloading them in the app? I run the app without any issues on high sierra



I did. This must be user error on my part, then. I'm controlling + clicking in the app and nothing is happening?


Do you have the newest build? Previously only a two-finger click worked, an update was posted yesterday that should allowed control-click.
ThisDudeAbides
Oblivion wrote:
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
sanderbaan wrote:
ThisDudeAbides wrote:
I'm on the OSX 10.13 High Sierra beta. Any idea when it will work properly on this? As of right now, I can open the rack up, but there's no way to add any modules.


Did you install the additional modules, by registering downloading them in the app? I run the app without any issues on high sierra



I did. This must be user error on my part, then. I'm controlling + clicking in the app and nothing is happening?


Do you have the newest build? Previously only a two-finger click worked, an update was posted yesterday that should allowed control-click.


Looks like I've got 0.3.0

Also, just tried a two finger click and i get a garbled mess of a drop down?
Lungbutter
Taking the time to post on hear and sonic state is alot for me... This is frekn awesome...i really like the braids even though i have one... and it has made me lust after a hardware cloud generator. I agree that it would be a great platform for testing modules that you want to implement into your system. Also a wickid way to try a patch before you start ripping cables out of your current patch only to end up with regrets.

But just as a stand alone tool it kept me awake until 2.00am last night...have run it out to griffers in multiple airas and into a yamaha n12 desk over firewire into my subphatty filter...game changer... especially if the breakout box that is being talked of can have a few patches stored like the aira modules and you could take a cople of hundred hp on the road for live stuff...

Works fine for me on windows 10 64 bit... applause

Keep up the good work. It's peanut butter jelly time!
pixelmechanic
I realise now why I didn't gel with Braids the time I tried it in Rubadub - I needed (at least) two of them crossmodulating SlayerBadger!
Vortico
Released VCV Rack v0.3.1
https://vcvrack.com/

Changelog:
- Fixed Windows open dialog current working directory graphics problem
- Ctrl/Cmd-C/V to copy/paste from text and password fields
- Automatically remembers settings and login token between launches
- Removes .zip after downloading and extracting plugin
- Ctrl-click to right click on Mac
- Fixed menu "flicker" when menu cannot fit in window
- tweaks to Fundamental and Audible Instruments plugins
ThisDudeAbides
Sweet. I'll try this when I get home. Can I post screen shots of any weird behaviors?
Vortico
Sure. If you have a GitHub account, you can post them here as well. https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues
sanderbaan
Awesome....any plans for adding a clock module? would be nice to easily sync the sequencer modules together, its possible to clock them by a LFO but have not been able yet to make use of the reset function...or a clock/reset out on the seq module.

Had another question, it would be amazing if you could see if a input is modulated somehow, in bigger patches its hard to see whats going on...in reaktor blocks they did this pretty cool but a simple solution using LEDs or even patch cables glowing up to the rate of the signal would already be fine...
johnchantler
This is great. Nice work.

It's super easy to send audio and CV in and out with a MOTU ultralite.

only problem i'm having so far is that on my laptop there are no knob/button graphics! They appear when i'm using my desktop. Mac OS10.10.5 on both machines. Using VCVRack 0.3.1

Admittedly my laptop is nearing its transition to the next life, but any suggestions for ways to possibly sort this out much appreciated!
forestcaver
Excellent - lots of fun. Have to say, I have been considering a Clouds and a Rings and this gives a good opportunity to try it out ! Really good fun!
haebbmaster
haebbmaster wrote:
I downloaded https://vcvrack.com/downloads/Rack-0.3.0-lin.zip
but it doesn't work because he needs glibc 2.25 but I have 2.24

./Rack: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.25' not found (required by ./libzip.so.5)


Ubuntu 17.04

any ideas?
thank you


same problem with 0.3.1
johnchantler
johnchantler wrote:
This is great. Nice work.

It's super easy to send audio and CV in and out with a MOTU ultralite.

only problem i'm having so far is that on my laptop there are no knob/button graphics! They appear when i'm using my desktop. Mac OS10.10.5 on both machines. Using VCVRack 0.3.1

Admittedly my laptop is nearing its transition to the next life, but any suggestions for ways to possibly sort this out much appreciated!


issue already noted here I see: https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/17

my laptop is also ~2010
Unifono0815
I love the idea of this whole thing, it looks awesome, and it's a great share. Thanks a lot!!

Installation worked great on Mac Osx 10.11.6.
I guess I miss something, but when I choose the Macbook's internal audio output I have Output 1 left and output 2 right. How can I get it stereo, since it seems I can only make one connection from the VCA's output. Sorry if this question is dumb...
Also, if I turn on the Cpu usage, the Audio Interface Module shows above 90 %. Is this normal?
Phil999
VCV is a brilliant host/DAW, thank you very much. I've only been able to test it for a short time, but it appears not only to look similar to Eurorack, it sounds good too. Audio rate modulation, wave folding, etc.

x2mirko wrote:
Some bug reports (i'm on windows 10):

1. My audio interface (RME HDSPe RayDAT) seems to have too many audio inputs/outputs. The dropdown menu of the audio interface module apparently tries to display them all by overlaying several dropdown menus on top of one another. That creates a flickering mess which makes it pretty much impossible to select an output.

[...]

Sadly can't test it further as I literally can't select an audio device at all.


I also ran into this problem with a RME Babyface on Win 10. I just randomly selected different entries in the dropdown menu many times until I was able to set the ASIO driver. Now it functions as intended. It was worth the effort.
biggator6
Thanks for this.. super cool piece of software.

So far, I've found:

the aforementioned 'gates don't work into trig' issue.. also couldn't find any module that would generate a trigger - am I missing one?

also found the 'consecutive gates tie together' issue..

Also - has anyone else used this on a high resolution display? On my surface book (3000x2000) I need a magnifying glass to see anything. A zoom/scale option would rock.
Fedor
Phil999 wrote:
Audio rate modulation, wave folding, etc.


Excuse me, what was your approach to wavefolding in VCV?
Vortico
You can wave shape in Meta Modulator, but that's about it right now.
The Space Disco
Just made my first patch!!!

I FREAKING L O V E THIS!!! !!! !!!


Many THANK YOUS to the developers!!!!



Humbly stunned!
pixelmechanic
Unifono0815 wrote:
I guess I miss something, but when I choose the Macbook's internal audio output I have Output 1 left and output 2 right. How can I get it stereo, since it seems I can only make one connection from the VCA's output.


Try running a mono signal into one of the 'audible' mults and then from there going to outs 1 & 2
Unifono0815
pixelmechanic wrote:
Unifono0815 wrote:
I guess I miss something, but when I choose the Macbook's internal audio output I have Output 1 left and output 2 right. How can I get it stereo, since it seems I can only make one connection from the VCA's output.


I was running a mono signal into one of the 'audible' mults and then from there going to outs 1 & 2


thanks. I will try that!
MalteSteiner
Hi,

thanks for the software, tried it on Macbook Pro, it works but the fans are spinning like crazy with only to oscillators and a vca. Could it be that you refresh the graphics with maximum fps possible?
roya
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mcpepe
biggator6 wrote:

Also - has anyone else used this on a high resolution display? On my surface book (3000x2000) I need a magnifying glass to see anything. A zoom/scale option would rock.


I have the same problem. I installed in my new Microsoft Surface 2017 and you cannot see anything. It's imposible to work with it! A zoom option is a must

And another thing, will touch be supported?
Vortico
I've added zoom as a Github issue. It was planned, but now it's officially planned. https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/76

As for touch, I only support what I can test, and I don't have a touch screen. If someone wants to lend me hardware, we can talk. Otherwise it'll be a while.
biggator6
Touch works reasonably well now as far as I can tell. I'm sure there's more that can be done, but you can make connections, tweak knobs.
Exiannyc
It looks and sounds great! How do you record from it?
billvanloo
billvanloo wrote:
Just wanted to add that this is super exciting and really great work. MIDI learn for controllers will make this that much better - can't wait!


I spent a little time in VCV last night, and got really inspired. I don't have any Mutable modules yet, so I have been very excited to try those out. I got going with a level resonant kick sound from the Resonator (Rings) module, and recorded that into Ableton Live via SoundFlower. After filtering & layering it some, it led to the start of a new track, which is always the mark of inspiration for me.

Here's a short phone video from Instagram; it's hard to hear the VCV kick in there (phone mic) but it's there.

https://instagram.com/p/BZAWfKNAvNV/
Vortico
Exiannyc wrote:
It looks and sounds great! How do you record from it?

Until VCV Bridge or a recording/playing module is released, you'll need to use SoundFlower or loopback audio interface tricks.

Which would you like first? I can prioritize either.
Fedor
Velocity sensitivity for midi module would be nice)

Also, I can't use different channels of the one single midi port on multiply midi modules.

For recording audio on Windows one can use Reaper with ReaRoute installed. ReaRoute is basically a virtual asio driver.
Vortico
^ Good ideas, added to list of MIDI interface rework features
FSK1138
running 0.3.1

i just noticed that as soon as i add a module it starts taking up cpu , even if it is not connected to anything .. is there a way to" freeze" modules or turn them off individually
gelabs
I still have this bug where the open/save dialog stays on top of everything and never closes itself.
System is Debian sid with KDE/Plasma.
Last git.
Do you need strace/logs ?
haebbmaster
please, @vortico, could you say something on my problem under Ubuntu?

haebbmaster wrote:
haebbmaster wrote:
I downloaded https://vcvrack.com/downloads/Rack-0.3.0-lin.zip
but it doesn't work because he needs glibc 2.25 but I have 2.24

./Rack: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.25' not found (required by ./libzip.so.5)


Ubuntu 17.04

any ideas?
thank you


same problem with 0.3.1


or do all Ubuntu users have to wait until 17.10 and hope that there is 2.25 installed?
crazywizdom
Vortico wrote:
Exiannyc wrote:
It looks and sounds great! How do you record from it?

Until VCV Bridge or a recording/playing module is released, you'll need to use SoundFlower or loopback audio interface tricks.

Which would you like first? I can prioritize either.


Personally I'd vote for the bridge. I can play with Rack for now, but to run it alongside by DAW and hardware modular is what I really want to do. I'm using Bitwig on Linux and it supports VST 2 and 3. I'm then sending out CV from Bitwig via ES-3. The fact that you support Linux is really exciting.

Thank you smile we're not worthy
crazywizdom
haebbmaster wrote:
please, @vortico, could you say something on my problem under Ubuntu?

haebbmaster wrote:
haebbmaster wrote:
I downloaded https://vcvrack.com/downloads/Rack-0.3.0-lin.zip
but it doesn't work because he needs glibc 2.25 but I have 2.24

./Rack: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.25' not found (required by ./libzip.so.5)


Ubuntu 17.04

any ideas?
thank you


same problem with 0.3.1


or do all Ubuntu users have to wait until 17.10 and hope that there is 2.25 installed?


I'm up and running on Ubuntu 16.04. I had to fiddle with the Makefile a little, but i did get there.
Cracken
Prioritize VCV Bridge please.

Awesome job so far!
Phil999
Fedor wrote:
Excuse me, what was your approach to wavefolding in VCV?

I tried all of the Mutable modules, and one of them sounded like wavefolding. But I don't have the patch anymore, it was on v.0.3.0.

MIDI: often it is useful to have pitch wheel CV merged together with normal pitch CV (one CV output instead of two). And it would be great to have an expanded MIDI module with, as mentioned, velocity, and custom Continuous Controllers.
Vortico
Phil999 wrote:

MIDI: often it is useful to have pitch wheel CV merged together with normal pitch CV (one CV output instead of two). And it would be great to have an expanded MIDI module with, as mentioned, velocity, and custom Continuous Controllers.



I opted for a separate pitch CV output because it's about as easy to add a mixer/biaser/attenuator like A*B+C or Audible Instruments Mixer and adjust the pitch difference verses dealing with a dropdown box on the MIDI interface. It also separates its purpose, so you can use your pitch wheel as some other arbitrary CV source.

Here are the plans for the audio interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/82 and the MIDI interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/81
haebbmaster
crazywizdom wrote:

I'm up and running on Ubuntu 16.04. I had to fiddle with the Makefile a little, but i did get there.

could you send this to me, please?
rainer@haebbmaster.de
thanks in advance!

Edit: has been settled
BugBrand
I've had the briefest of looks -- seems like a very interesting platform!

I wondered if there was a bug with the Fundamentals Seq3 Gates output or maybe the ADSR module:
- if I select, say, two steps and plug the output to the Fnd ADSR with attack set to minimum, it is gating/triggering on steps other than the ones selected

Two other quick thoughts which may well have been covered:
- zoom (out) would be useful
- can't take one output to more than one destination (guess that's what the Audible Multiples is for)
synthi
The gate out of the SEQ is a know bug. Also the stackables are a planned feature, please check:
https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues

BTW Would be great to have some Bug modules in VCV!!!
MY ASS IS BLEEDING
wallyp
Quote:
Here are the plans for the audio interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/82 and the MIDI interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/81


Small request to make the out/input labels editable please. Drives me potty having to trace lines back to modules. It must be my age.

Plus depending on which driver is used in Win 10 the out/inputs are described differently esp when using the es3 via an adat.

My order of preference is: CV input, Ableton Link, Vst wrapper. But as you like, it's much appreciated. smile
mcnys
my feature request list:
1. quantizer
2. few flavors of filters
3. few more flavors of modulators, even thou tides are pretty cool
4. morphagene/phonogene type module
5. some sort of recorder module just to record output to wav
6. a mixer module with panning and sends ala wmd performance mixer
7. midi mapping

even without these features, i haven't been so addicted to software for a long time, it's like good addictive game hehe.
we're not worthy
M4R71N
I've been playing with the soft last since release and it exactly the kind of stuff i was waiting for for my synthesis classes, this is really an awesome work. However I think that the FUNDAMENTAL pack really lacks a basic S&H, LFO, LPG (maybe by using the LPG simulation code of the M.I. STREAMS?) and a simpler Sequencer. thumbs up That's just my two cents' worth w00t
toitoy
thanks, Andrew for this great project

permadeath
I'm not sure if this is actually an issue, but the Rise and Fall CV inputs on the Befaco Slew Limiter seem to be incredibly sensitive and/or behaving improperly. I'll have to do some more testing in Rack and I don't own/have used any of these modules as hardware, but for example if I take an output from Bernoulli -> Quad VCA -> Rise or Fall inputs with audio going into the main input, any amount of signal I allow through the VCA creates this strange effect that sounds like an extra gate is added + the pitch changing with no slew. So sort of like it's "glitching" to another pitch. It seems to sometimes work correctly if I baaaaarely open the VCA. I was able to get more usable results by patching the Bernoulli out into another attenuator before the VCA, however I looked up the voltage for Branches' outs and it's 5V, which seems pretty standard. It seems weird to me that I would need to attenuate a 5V gate so drastically to get usable modulation. Also, the gates I am sending into Bernoulli aren't super short, either. Like, 16th notes at 128BPM I think.

So can anyone confirm if this behavior is normal? I can caputre some video of this tonight and try some different combinations. But would this mean that the Slew Limiter's inputs are too sensitive? Or maybe that Bernoulli's out is too hot? Or that I'm completely misunderstanding how these modules are supposed to work?

Thanks in advance!
cspcsp
I've been trying this the last couple of days and I'm having so much fun! this is an awesome project!

Just two things I noticed, I don't know if they're known bugs or not, but in the Texture Synthesizer module the four level LEDs, and the buttons are missing. Also, is there any way to access the menu in the macro oscillator?

I'm using Arch Linux and OSX by the way
eb0687
Vortico wrote:
Exiannyc wrote:
It looks and sounds great! How do you record from it?

Until VCV Bridge or a recording/playing module is released, you'll need to use SoundFlower or loopback audio interface tricks.

Which would you like first? I can prioritize either.


Can you please clarify what exactly is a VCV Bridge?

Either option will be fine as long as it is an easy way to get the sounds out of VCV and into a DAW.

Thanks for the great work btw, loads of fun experimenting.
Vortico
I'll take a look at Slew Limiter. I know that the module is capable of audio-rate slew limiting all the way up to several seconds, so maybe the coarseness is unavoidable. You can always use Ctrl-drag for fine pitch adjustment when moving knobs and sliders.

Texture Synthesizer is not fully supported, mostly because I don't have a unit on hand to learn/test. Menu for Braids will be added soon https://github.com/VCVRack/AudibleInstruments/issues/2

The VCV Bridge is a cross-process pair of programs implemented over sockets or network binding. The VCV module receives connection requests from the VST/AU plugin, and once a connection is made, stereo audio and/or MIDI is transceived between the two with <64 sample latency.
cspcsp
Vortico wrote:

Texture Synthesizer is not fully supported, mostly because I don't have a unit on hand to learn/test. Menu for Braids will be added soon https://github.com/VCVRack/AudibleInstruments/issues/2


Ah, I see. I'll try to give it a try and fix it since I do have a Clouds and was gonna try to make my own modules for VCV anyway.

Cheers!
billvanloo
Just experienced my first crash with VCV Rack; I was messing around with the Core: Audio Device module and it became unresponsive after I had two instances of it in my rack and was switching among audio devices.

Force-quit Rack, trashed preferences, and still didn't work. I ended up deleting the autosave.json file, and it started right up.

Mac OS X 10.12.6, Rack 0.0

Working on getting audio & MIDI flowing between Rack and Ableton Live...will report if I get it working! I'm using Soundflower for audio, which works fine, and will try sending a MIDI channel from Live to Rack to act as a clock pulse for Seq-3.
sduck
Just found out about this yesterday - spent way too much time messing with it last night. Excellent project, hope to see it grow! We need some logic...
MRoyce
This is really great work and it sounds quite nice. How faithful are the ports of the existing modules? I'm playing with Tides and can't get that one into clocked mode by pressing the range button for a second, for instance. Is that simply not there or an error on my part?
dooj88
been having a blast this week with this..

one question, in VCV there are models on braids like SUB- and SUB/ that my braids module doesn't have, but i'm quite sure my firmware is 1.8. where did these extra modes come from?

besides that we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy
HumanEyes
biggator6 wrote:
Touch works reasonably well now as far as I can tell. I'm sure there's more that can be done, but you can make connections, tweak knobs.


Hi, joined the forum because I've been having so much fun with this thing. I'm wondering what your setup is, I have a Win10 HP touchscreen laptop and can't turn knobs properly using touch. They snap to 100% no matter how I gesture.
sanderbaan
dooj88 wrote:
been having a blast this week with this..

one question, in VCV there are models on braids like SUB- and SUB/ that my braids module doesn't have, but i'm quite sure my firmware is 1.8. where did these extra modes come from?

besides that we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy


It seems that in february Olivier added those two new modes to the braids code but never ended up in a new release and since vcv links to the original repository in github it makes sense it ended up in VCV smile
dooj88
sanderbaan wrote:
dooj88 wrote:
been having a blast this week with this..

one question, in VCV there are models on braids like SUB- and SUB/ that my braids module doesn't have, but i'm quite sure my firmware is 1.8. where did these extra modes come from?

besides that we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy


It seems that in february Olivier added those two new modes to the braids code but never ended up in a new release and since vcv links to the original repository in github it makes sense it ended up in VCV smile


great sherlocks ghost, you're right. i've got some updating to do cool
dooj88
dooj88 wrote:
sanderbaan wrote:
dooj88 wrote:
been having a blast this week with this..

one question, in VCV there are models on braids like SUB- and SUB/ that my braids module doesn't have, but i'm quite sure my firmware is 1.8. where did these extra modes come from?

besides that we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy we're not worthy


It seems that in february Olivier added those two new modes to the braids code but never ended up in a new release and since vcv links to the original repository in github it makes sense it ended up in VCV smile


great sherlocks ghost, you're right. i've got some updating to do cool



hate to pollute this thread, but after spending all afternoon trying to search for an update, i wasn't able to find one. do i have to compile it myself? anyone got a quick guide for doing that?
sprawlic
mcnys wrote:
my feature request list:
1. quantizer
2. few flavors of filters
3. few more flavors of modulators, even thou tides are pretty cool
4. morphagene/phonogene type module
5. some sort of recorder module just to record output to wav
6. a mixer module with panning and sends ala wmd performance mixer
7. midi mapping

even without these features, i haven't been so addicted to software for a long time, it's like good addictive game hehe.
we're not worthy


+1

Especially a quantizer.
big job head
Very good work! just installed on mac and it works very great so far! keep going!! nanners nanners

At that time can i have more than 8 in/out on the audio interface module? my soundcard have 16i/o and the i/o for my ES-6 and ES-3 are from 9 to 16 confused
Martinorman
I use it and it's fantastic.
lordymosh
I've been having great fun with it. Well done!
sduck
Does anyone else have trouble getting the elements module to respond correctly to gates from the sequencer? Or is it just me?
jh32825
I've built Rack and all the modules on 32 bit Ubuntu 17.04 (UbuntuStudio). I haven't tested much but the basics seem to work. The biggest hurdle was handling the dist part of the Rack build by hand, since it wasn't quite right. The modules all built without issue.
Unifono0815
sduck wrote:
Does anyone else have trouble getting the elements module to respond correctly to gates from the sequencer? Or is it just me?


No, I have exactly the same trouble. The gates work as expected for other modules but not elements. But I don't know elements very well. maybe some settings have to be adjusted on the module?
Vortico
How short/long are your gates? Gates with very short high or low time might be the problem.
Unifono0815
Honestly don't know. I used the gates output of your seq3 Sequencer.
Phil999
Vortico wrote:

Here are the plans for the audio interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/82 and the MIDI interface revamp https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/81

excellent, thank you!
Vortico
Unifono0815 wrote:
Honestly don't know. I used the gates output of your seq3 Sequencer.

Yeah, that's probably the issue. Right now SEQ3 "ungates" for a single sample at the end to make the gate width ~99.99%, which doesn't give Elements a chance to detect the ungate. In v0.3.2, I'm reverting back to the original SEQ3 behavior of simply keeping the gate open for the entire step length. To produce a trigger sample from this, multiply/AND-gate the clock signal with the gate signal.
Tobor
on ubuntustudio and I haven't success running it.
On MacOSX10.9.5 runs fine instead.
Unifono0815
Vortico wrote:
Unifono0815 wrote:
Honestly don't know. I used the gates output of your seq3 Sequencer.

Yeah, that's probably the issue. Right now SEQ3 "ungates" for a single sample at the end to make the gate width ~99.99%, which doesn't give Elements a chance to detect the ungate. In v0.3.2, I'm reverting back to the original SEQ3 behavior of simply keeping the gate open for the entire step length. To produce a trigger sample from this, multiply/AND-gate the clock signal with the gate signal.


Thank you! I'm testing Elements now sequenced by Numerology via Midi to cv and it's working perfectly.
One question: I can't change the modes on clouds. And can't activate the freeze button. I guess it's me, but how do you do it?
ground_state
::wistful sigh::
Runs fine on my Surface 4 Pro, but the pen doesn't do anything, and touch (finger) just makes the knobs jump to 100% (as someone else mentioned).
I'd be happy to help with testing, but I have no programming expertise (or hardware) to offer...
permadeath
Unifono0815 wrote:
One question: I can't change the modes on clouds. And can't activate the freeze button. I guess it's me, but how do you do it?

It's not fully ported yet.
Vortico
ground_state wrote:
::wistful sigh::
Runs fine on my Surface 4 Pro, but the pen doesn't do anything, and touch (finger) just makes the knobs jump to 100% (as someone else mentioned).
I'd be happy to help with testing, but I have no programming expertise (or hardware) to offer...

A Muff member is sending me a Waacom tablet thing to test on. Hopefully by fixing that, I'll fix touch screen devices as well.
Bob Borries
This is wonderful software, I've been thinking of a way to experiment with patches while at work without lugging in my rig and risking raised eyebrows from co-workers wondering if I'm making a bomb. Now I can try out new ideas on my Mac and realize patches when I get home.
Luap
It gets better.. There are 2 free module packs available for VCV here: http://www.autodafe.net/virtual-instruments/vcv-rack-modules.html
mckenic
"Your shopping cart is empty".... Hummm.
robotfunk
Anyone else have trouble with the autodafe modules on OSX? They just don't show up..
Luap
^ worked here, altho I only have the non drum pack currently.
Make sure you have VCV 0.3.2 (or later?) also..
robotfunk
cool, updating did the trick, thanks!
robotfunk
Aargh now my list of modules is too long to navigate, can't reach a number of them.... first world problems eh!
Phil999
Vortico wrote:

A Muff member is sending me a Waacom tablet thing to test on. Hopefully by fixing that, I'll fix touch screen devices as well.

great. I'm using a Wacom tablet too. And touchscreens.
Vortico
The "too large" menu problem will be fixed in Rack v0.4.0.

I actually added tablet support in Rack v0.3.2. Open the settings.json file, and change "allowCursorLock" to false, and then re-open Rack.
mcnys
quick noodle with vcv rack and few bits n pieces from reaktor 6
https://clyp.it/hontxkog
Fedor
mcnys
Good job, I like it. Do you have more stuff like this?
mcnys
Fedor wrote:
mcnys
Good job, I like it. Do you have more stuff like this?


thanks! No i don't have more smile well it's because i just started to understand modular world by using reaktor 6 blocks and vcv rack, and that was a result smile I had another one similar to this, thou it was only reaktor6 blocks...nothing special thou, so it's not on internet anymore...they are just few hours of basic noodling. I want a real modular now thou :(
ground_state
Some of the "basic" modules requested have been implemented by 3rd-party plugin devs (list from the <Rack wiki>). So far, there's an LFO, several sequencers, some killer filters, several quants, and a bunch of other stuff.
For those wondering about having to login to Autodafe's website etc, you can build them yourself from his <Github repo>.
Vortico
From the VCV Rack Facebook group. Couldn't resist posting it here!

biggator6
sprawlic wrote:
mcnys wrote:
my feature request list:
1. quantizer
2. few flavors of filters
3. few more flavors of modulators, even thou tides are pretty cool
4. morphagene/phonogene type module
5. some sort of recorder module just to record output to wav
6. a mixer module with panning and sends ala wmd performance mixer
7. midi mapping

even without these features, i haven't been so addicted to software for a long time, it's like good addictive game hehe.
we're not worthy


+1

Especially a quantizer.


https://github.com/martin-lueders/ML_modules

Here's your quantizer
Phil999
Vortico wrote:

I actually added tablet support in Rack v0.3.2. Open the settings.json file, and change "allowCursorLock" to false, and then re-open Rack.

working with a Wacom tablet. Thanks a lot.
djhyperspace
YES YES AND YES!!

thank you soooooo much for this. you are keeping my mind modular even when I leave my system at home. amazing work
paperCUT
biggator6 wrote:
sprawlic wrote:
mcnys wrote:
my feature request list:
1. quantizer
2. few flavors of filters
3. few more flavors of modulators, even thou tides are pretty cool
4. morphagene/phonogene type module
5. some sort of recorder module just to record output to wav
6. a mixer module with panning and sends ala wmd performance mixer
7. midi mapping

even without these features, i haven't been so addicted to software for a long time, it's like good addictive game hehe.
we're not worthy


+1

Especially a quantizer.


https://github.com/martin-lueders/ML_modules

Here's your quantizer


Is there an easy process for compiling these?
djhyperspace
do the ml modules work yet? can't get them to show up. can't find a dLIB file....?
toitoy
paperCUT wrote:


Is there an easy process for compiling these?


https://github.com/martin-lueders/ML_modules/releases
paperCUT
Awesome thanks! Just testing the features and everything is working perfectly so far, really great work everyone involved in this. applause
sduck
It's not hard to accumulate more modules than the module selector will show - I know you're working on this, but it's a bit frustrating currently. Ahhh, first world problems...
djhyperspace
if anyone is wondering how to see more modules. I moved the auto drums modules so I can now see the Ml and Vult modules.

both ml and cult are fantastic!!! this keeps getting better. amazing work from all.


BIG THANKS

It's peanut butter jelly time! nanners Dead Banana Rockin' Banana!
1n
Just using 'comes with' modules, and it's very impressive.

Got the Loopback demo and recorded a couple of minutes' worth of Elements with a bunch of Befaco VCOs and filters and Seq-3 running a fast 5-step sequence.

Currently enjoying a S&H drone-drum session, with various MI clones making a very nice polyrhythmic 'Tusk' clone.

Really great work! Thanks!
modul8tr
The fans are going crazy on my MacBook Pro whenever I run this. Just four modules. Running OS 10.11.x

Sounds amazing though!
Vortico
modul8tr wrote:
The fans are going crazy on my MacBook Pro whenever I run this. Just four modules. Running OS 10.11.x

Sounds amazing though!

It's not the OS version but the Macbook year that determines what your CPU/GPU experience is.
Solving these two problems is a low priority at this point. But I'm aware of it, don't worry.
lordymosh
Just downloaded the ML and Autodafe modules. Can't wait to start experimenting. w00t
modul8tr
Vortico wrote:
modul8tr wrote:
The fans are going crazy on my MacBook Pro whenever I run this. Just four modules. Running OS 10.11.x

Sounds amazing though!

It's not the OS version but the Macbook year that determines what your CPU/GPU experience is.
Solving these two problems is a low priority at this point. But I'm aware of it, don't worry.



Good to hear! Can’t wait to start playing with it.
Klirrfaktor
0.4.0 is released wink
Vortico
Changelog for Rack v0.4.0:



- Cables can now stack on output ports
- Added sub-menus for each plugin, includes optional plugin metadata like URLs
- Added MIDI CC-to-CV Interface, updated MIDI-to-CV Interface
- Added new scrolling methods: middle-click-and-drag, shift-scroll, and arrow keys
- Added engine pausing in sample rate menu
- Added resizable blank to Core
- Added LEDs on plugs
- Support for AMD Phenom II processors
- Use self-contained Mac app bundle, no need for a Rack folder

- Fundamental
- - Added Lissajous mode to Scope
- - Added two LFOs and VCO-2

- Befaco
- - Added Rampage

- Audible Instruments
- - Added Keyframer/Mixer
- - Added nonlinear string and chord mode to Modal Synthesizer
sduck
I haven't figured out how to add any of the 3rd party modules - I tried moving their folders into the plugins folder inside the app, but that doesn't seem to work. What's the new way of adding these?
Vortico
A "Rack" folder is created in your "Documents" directory with a "plugins" directory.

I'm not aware of any 3rd party plugins compatible with v0.4.0 yet, but when all the developers wake up tomorrow morning, most of them will probably have builds ready for you.
Luap
Vortico wrote:
A "Rack" folder is created in your "Documents" directory with a "plugins" directory.



I just installed 0.4.0 on my Mac. The core and fundamental modules show up, but not Befaco and Audible etc. Im logged in on the software.
If I click "Refresh plugins" something appears to download very quickly, but so fast, I can't tell what it is. But still no extra modules.
When I go to the Documents > Rack > Plugins folder, what I see is 3 .zip files (Audible, befaco & Eseries). And each .zip file is only 25 bytes..
djhyperspace
0.4.0 up and running........wow. fuck yes!!!!!!!!!! sheep and rampage are amazing. thanks again. this has changed my life for the better. I can't cope with how much fun I'm having with this. you guys fucking rule!! who wants to by my £10,000 of modular....?

nanners Rockin' Banana! It's peanut butter jelly time! Dead Banana
Vortico
Luap wrote:

When I go to the Documents > Rack > Plugins folder, what I see is 3 .zip files (Audible, befaco & Eseries). And each .zip file is only 25 bytes..

Could you email me one of the .zips? contact@vcvrack.com Sounds like it's downloading incomplete or corrupt files.
Luap
Vortico wrote:
Luap wrote:

When I go to the Documents > Rack > Plugins folder, what I see is 3 .zip files (Audible, befaco & Eseries). And each .zip file is only 25 bytes..

Could you email me one of the .zips? contact@vcvrack.com Sounds like it's downloading incomplete or corrupt files.


Hello! I just tried to email you one of the suspect .zip files, but the email bounced back.

" Reason: SMTP transmission failure has occurred
Diagnostic code: smtp;550 We do not accept .zip attachments here. "
Vortico
For the few people who were having the "Refresh plugins does nothing" issue, I've fixed it on the server's end. Click "Refresh plugins" again and it should work now.
Luap
Vortico wrote:
For the few people who were having the "Refresh plugins does nothing" issue, I've fixed it on the server's end. Click "Refresh plugins" again and it should work now.


That did it.. Thanks! thumbs up
Franks
Yo, I don't normally mess with software but this is real fun and it runs good on my laptop so I got something to screw around with when out of the house.

Thx dude.
eircom
hey! so great.

can anybody on a mac make the keyframer save its frames? i couldnt.
djhyperspace
I can't seem to save them either......
Vortico
Sorry, that was overlooked in this version. Perhaps I'll update AudibleInstruments on the website with a fix in a couple of days.
djhyperspace
CLASS
cyberdine
Downloaded this and started messing around with it earlier... bye bye Reaktor Blocks, this is so good.
eircom
Vortico wrote:
Sorry, that was overlooked in this version. Perhaps I'll update AudibleInstruments on the website with a fix in a couple of days.

thank you! that'd be nuts!
debolish
Grazie! Very cool indeed. Well done sir, well done.
biggator6
Fantastic update.

So far - the only glitch I'm having.. can't get the Befaco plugins to show up (tried refreshing and manually installing them). Everything else seems to be showing up just fine.
Vortico
biggator6 wrote:
Fantastic update.

So far - the only glitch I'm having.. can't get the Befaco plugins to show up (tried refreshing and manually installing them). Everything else seems to be showing up just fine.

OS? If there is an existing Befaco folder or zip file in your plugins folder, delete it and Refresh Plugins again. If on Mac, delete the /Applications/Rack folder because it's obsolete with the new self-contained app bundle.
biggator6
Vortico wrote:
biggator6 wrote:
Fantastic update.

So far - the only glitch I'm having.. can't get the Befaco plugins to show up (tried refreshing and manually installing them). Everything else seems to be showing up just fine.

OS? If there is an existing Befaco folder or zip file in your plugins folder, delete it and Refresh Plugins again. If on Mac, delete the /Applications/Rack folder because it's obsolete with the new self-contained app bundle.


Windows 10. I thought I did try that, but will give it another go. Hang on.

Hmm.. worked that time. Thanks!!
doepferiano
Hi Vortico, Nysthi here:)
paperCUT
This was on the front page of KVR today smile
http://www.kvraudio.com/news/hora-music-announces-tr808-emulation-for- vcv-rack-38876
Klirrfaktor
Who needs an 808 in a modular system?
Vortico
Klirrfaktor wrote:
Who needs an 808 in a modular system?

Everybody! Now we need some good distortion and dynamics modules.
deb76
Hello,
I put a link on a small video that caused me some trial and error - because not knowing the system and modules Eurorack - on the management of a flow midi including velocity and pitch wheel from a programming upstream without and with midicents adjustment with Opusmodus CA0 software :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvgDjNUpHto

PS : sorry for my bad english.
CF3
Would be cool if there was a central repository for all the plugins (3rd party). I can't get any of the 3rd party ones to show up (Vult, ML) hmmm..... Still crazy awesome though.
Vortico
CF3 wrote:
Would be cool if there was a central repository for all the plugins (3rd party). I can't get any of the 3rd party ones to show up (Vult, ML) hmmm..... Still crazy awesome though.

Rack is still Beta, so methods are still being discussed and tested.
Orwell
Vortico wrote:
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.


I read somewhere that someone is trying to port to ISO.

Hope that comes about. Thanks for the hard work so far.
starthief
Just started playing with it and finally get to try Brai... Macro Oscillator. grin

This is some really cool software smile


It seems Tidal Modulator has its modes reversed (green should be AR, red should be ASR).
ihav2p
Hi Vortico,

Rack is awesome! I also have Softube and both are great!

AU/VST Bridge sounds cool, but I hope it will have some way to automatically recall the right patch as the DAW project opens.

Sometimes with old tracks you forget what went where, and it would be great if everything were as self contained as possible.
Vortico
Is saving the file with the same filename alongside the DAW project a possibility? There is essentially no way of Rack knowing which project is opened by the DAW.
ihav2p
Couldn't the bridge VST/AU somehow tell Rack which file to open? The filename could then be saved within the DAW project.
Vortico
It actually could, but I'll leave it out in the first few versions and include it later if people complain.
ihav2p
OK. I'm sure you've got your hands full! Thanks!
digitalohm
this is cool. ive been fucking with reaktor heavily, but vcvrack has at least one feature I wish reaktor had (like front facing patch cables!!!). Once it goes VST I can see myself using it much more.

The mutable modules are great!

thanks for putting this out there

Guinness ftw!
Klirrfaktor
Finally I made a complete album with VCV Rack. Yes! grin

marcusmsr
hi there,
i am new to this forum.
i recently bought a linux machine running ubuntu 16.04LTS
i am a total noob with linux.
i basically bought the computer to simply run vcv rack.

i'm looking for help in getting vcv rack to open.
any help is appreciated, bearing in mind i am a noob with ubuntu.
thanks in advance,

Marcus
Vortico
The best way to launch Rack on Linux is probably through the terminal.
`cd` into the directory Rack is in, and run `./Rack.sh`.
marcusmsr
Hi Vortico,
thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately even this simple explanation of yours has me stumped.
I have saved the vcv zip file, and then extracted it,
The extracted Rack folder is in 'Home'
when i open that folder, i can see the Rack icon.
right clicking 'rack' and selecting 'run' does nothing.
right clicking 'rack' then selecting 'open with' - 'archive manager' tells me;
Could not open Rack
Archive type not supported.

In the terminal, when i typed any of those commands, it tells me 'no such file or directory'
apologies again for being a noob

Marcus
Vortico
To be honest, I don't know how to open shell files with the Gnome/Unity GUI, but you need to launch the Rack.sh file, not the one called "Rack". I always use the terminal. If you don't know where you saved the folder to `cd <folder name>` into it, I believe you can type `cd ` and drag the folder to your terminal, press enter, and then run `./Rack.sh` from there.
Astrolabe23
To the developer: EXCELLENT JOB! Keep up the great work. Just upgraded to ver. 4. Loving it!
marcusmsr
i got it working!!!!
i installed a program called builder, then within the terminal in builder, after a few attempts of typing ./Rack.sh and run ./Rack.sh it opened!!!
Thanks for your help Vortico..... the journey begins!!!!

Marcus
rayultine
Not sure if this is a weird idea or has already been discussed in this thread...
Would someone be interested in creating a CV -> wav recorder module for VCV? So if we made weird modulations or sequences in VCV, these could be saved to wav files and used in eurorack sample players like bitbox or disting?
Klirrfaktor
Record it in your DAW wink
declutter
Loving this. Still getting my head around it. Is there a random modulator source - wogglebug type module?
jwhtn
Yeah, I'm in love with this, and I'm really impressed by the sound quality. Great work, Vortico.

Generative-ish jam:
eircom
wow. whoever happens to have a beatstep pro please try it with vcvrack.
i literally just decided against selling it in the last 15 minutes.
i can't use it with my hardware modular and was actually approaching that 'destroyer of beatstep pro' status but with vcvrack it changes the game with sequencers as well as controller mode.

now i want a Clock-to-MIDI module to advance the bsp with weird jumpy modular clox.
Modulus
Wow, gave this a spin and I think this is the best audio / dsp software I've ever used. Had a massive patch going and my CPU never peaks beyond 20%. It's also brilliant that a majority of the mutable modules are in there. Aside from the tactile element of playing with real Eurorack, this software totally gets you there and without all the fuss that you find in something like the Reaktor blocks.

Major props and thanks to you for making this.
s.l.o.w
First of all, this is amazing software, thanks for making it happen.

A question, has menu mode for Braids/Macro Oscillator been implemented yet? If so, how does one access it?
eircom
s.l.o.w wrote:
A question, has menu mode for Braids/Macro Oscillator been implemented yet? If so, how does one access it?

It has, right mouse click on the module.
s.l.o.w
eircom wrote:
s.l.o.w wrote:
A question, has menu mode for Braids/Macro Oscillator been implemented yet? If so, how does one access it?

It has, right mouse click on the module.


Aha, thanks.

But then I guess that's not what I was looking for. Right-clicking allows the selection of META, DRFT and SIGN modes; I'm trying to do menu-diving in the Braids/Macro Oscillator module, i.e. get to the menus of Braids like pressing the encoder on the physical module.
eircom
s.l.o.w wrote:
to the menus of Braids like pressing the encoder on the physical module.

Oh, than I have no idea. I don't have an actual Braids.
Vortico
s.l.o.w wrote:
eircom wrote:
s.l.o.w wrote:
A question, has menu mode for Braids/Macro Oscillator been implemented yet? If so, how does one access it?

It has, right mouse click on the module.


Aha, thanks.

But then I guess that's not what I was looking for. Right-clicking allows the selection of META, DRFT and SIGN modes; I'm trying to do menu-diving in the Braids/Macro Oscillator module, i.e. get to the menus of Braids like pressing the encoder on the physical module.


I don't understand, why would you want menu diving, when most of the features are obtainable elsewhere?

Anyway, I haven't and won't implement the menu diving with Braids, because the right click menu is better UI.
s.l.o.w
Vortico wrote:
I don't understand, why would you want menu diving, when most of the features are obtainable elsewhere?

Anyway, I haven't and won't implement the menu diving with Braids, because the right click menu is better UI.


Fair enough, and I fully agree that the right click menu is better UI.

But if you're already porting the actual Braids code, why not include the internal envelope generator and its effect on the |\FM, |\TIM, |\COL, |\VCA options, and then there are the OCTV, QNTZ and FLAT options...

But no complaints whatsoever on my end, just wondering whether these would be available.
Vortico
I'll include it, just need time to port the UI... It's a work in progress, and the module is about 70% done in terms of functionality. The EG is probably next, but it difficult to think of a clean way of doing it. I don't want my time to go into menu diving behavior which is inferior to context menus. So far the Braids port is 350 lines of extra code, while the Mutable code is about 3500 lines, not counting lookup tables.
s.l.o.w
Vortico wrote:
I'll include it, just need time to port the UI... It's a work in progress, and the module is about 70% done in terms of functionality. The EG is probably next, but it difficult to think of a clean way of doing it. I don't want my time to go into menu diving behavior which is inferior to context menus. So far the Braids port is 350 lines of extra code, while the Mutable code is about 3500 lines, not counting lookup tables.


Excellent, and once again, thanks for doing this at all! we're not worthy
SmokyClap
Isn’t the dual looping delay open source? That would be cool to eventually see a port of.
thelizard
SmokyClap wrote:
Isn’t the dual looping delay open source? That would be cool to eventually see a port of.


All of the 4ms modules are: https://github.com/4ms
Vortico
Anyone's welcome to port it, but remember that they haven't released the rights for the panel graphics, so you'd have to make your own layout/design or ask for permission.

I would prefer my own port to be officially licensed with the original panel and ideally logo, but they haven't been willing (possibly due to their agreement with Softube for their SMR port?), so it likely won't be done by me.
Fullplate
This is really really awesome. I've had the eurorack gas for a little while now (yet to start a rack however) and had been disregarding all of the digital emulations people were mentioning. No longer! This is the perfect way to test the waters, get a better fundamental understanding of synthesis (in general + modular) and get an idea of what modules I'd like to start out with. So fast and lean as well, a welcome change in the current state of desktop software.
aasmodular
I just want to say T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U for this amazing piece of software!!! applause applause applause

I wish I knew how to code to contribute. For example, I'd try to develop a third-party plugins repo/package manager. Take this as a suggestion tho.
Vortico
^ That's what the website is for, but it won't be ready until Rack v1.0.
aasmodular
Vortico wrote:
^ That's what the website is for, but it won't be ready until Rack v1.0.


Interesting! does it mean that we'll be able to 'add/remove' third-party plugins in the same fashion as the official ones are?!?!?! über!
ronni
VCV is a trully amazing piece of software!
unfortunately, people like me, who -for various reasons- can't use a 64bit OS, just watch the YouTube videos and weep...
so, obviously my question is, could there be a 32bit version in the future?
Vortico
Assuming you mean Windows 32-bit, unfortunately that would mean an extra ~1 hour of work for every plugin developer, and ~6 hours of work for me per couple of months. Since the number of Windows 32-bit users is decreasing, there is no reason to support it in the future as well.
Karabekian
This software is a lot of fun for trying out new ideas and figuring which Mutable modules I'll be picking up next.
The Space Disco
when is 0.5.0 coming?

looking forward for that bridge!
nikkk
Made a sample player for it..forked dekstop's VCV Rack plugins and modified it to play samples
Beware tho because it sometimes makes horrible noises and only works with 44100 16bit wav files etc lol

https://github.com/g-elfling/vcvrackplugins_dekstop
scozbor
I can get it running in Ubuntu linux but it does not detect the Jack audio server, which means I can't run it out of my audio interface or interconnect with my DAW.

Not sure if this is a known issue or just my setup though...
Vortico
The Space Disco wrote:
when is 0.5.0 coming?

looking forward for that bridge!

You can follow a rough development schedule at https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/milestones. In addition to the tasks listed there, there are a few internal ones, for projects like the website and other modules.
doepferiano
here NYSTHI modules (version 0.4.0)

reverb
reverb
reverb
feedback delay (277)
Phaser (12 24 2nd 4th order)
Chorus
Dual delay (modulable)
CV control surveillance
Envelop Follower
Quadrature LFO with Phase distortion
Masterrecorder
8 track recorder
dual meter
complex envelope DAHD (with eod eor eoh eoc signals)
simple AD cyclable with EOC
complexSImpler a sampler with slicing features
The Grump
doepferiano wrote:
here NYSTHI modules (version 0.4.0)
reverb
reverb
reverb
feedback delay (277)
Phaser (12 24 2nd 4th order)
Chorus
Dual delay (modulable)
CV control surveillance
Envelop Follower
Quadrature LFO with Phase distortion
Masterrecorder
8 track recorder
dual meter
complex envelope DAHD (with eod eor eoh eoc signals)
simple AD cyclable with EOC
complexSImpler a sampler with slicing features



Where??
doepferiano
I corrected the post, there is a link on top! Rockin' Banana!

The Grump wrote:
doepferiano wrote:
here NYSTHI modules (version 0.4.0)
reverb
reverb
reverb
feedback delay (277)
Phaser (12 24 2nd 4th order)
Chorus
Dual delay (modulable)
CV control surveillance
Envelop Follower
Quadrature LFO with Phase distortion
Masterrecorder
8 track recorder
dual meter
complex envelope DAHD (with eod eor eoh eoc signals)
simple AD cyclable with EOC
complexSImpler a sampler with slicing features



Where??
Modulus
doepferiano wrote:
I corrected the post, there is a link on top! Rockin' Banana!

The Grump wrote:
doepferiano wrote:
here NYSTHI modules (version 0.4.0)
reverb
reverb
reverb
feedback delay (277)
Phaser (12 24 2nd 4th order)
Chorus
Dual delay (modulable)
CV control surveillance
Envelop Follower
Quadrature LFO with Phase distortion
Masterrecorder
8 track recorder
dual meter
complex envelope DAHD (with eod eor eoh eoc signals)
simple AD cyclable with EOC
complexSImpler a sampler with slicing features



Where??

These look great! Can't wait to try them.

Is anyone aware of a clock module that allows you to set a bpm?
doepferiano
my LFO multiphase accepts trigs or TAP to synchro the FREQ to external beat

Martin (ML) has a BPM detecter
martin-lueders/ML_modules

Modulus wrote:
doepferiano wrote:
I corrected the post, there is a link on top! Rockin' Banana!

The Grump wrote:
doepferiano wrote:
here NYSTHI modules (version 0.4.0)
reverb
reverb
reverb
feedback delay (277)
Phaser (12 24 2nd 4th order)
Chorus
Dual delay (modulable)
CV control surveillance
Envelop Follower
Quadrature LFO with Phase distortion and tap trig to sync
Masterrecorder
8 track recorder
dual meter
complex envelope DAHD (with eod eor eoh eoc signals)
simple AD cyclable with EOC
complexSImpler a sampler with slicing features



Where??

These look great! Can't wait to try them.

Is anyone aware of a clock module that allows you to set a bpm?
The Grump
nanners
Jamnuska
Stupid question alert very frustrating

So no problems running the program and it is freaking amazing. Kudos.

I want to download some other modules (like the one above). Somehow I found a master list and downloaded the module. Unzipped it. Left with a file which has stuff in it (ie. nysthi-master) and move the file into the Plugin file (where the other working plugins are).

Load the program and they are not there (nysthi-master)?

Open the file in my browser and the nysthi-master file does not have a .dll file like the others do.

So what am I doing wrong?


NEVERMIND, figured it out. Only took two hours..... d'oh!
Vortico
GitHub's stupid "download source as zip" function confuses a lot of people. I wish I could disable it or make it more clean, but I can't think of a way.
Jamnuska
Had to google what a Github was....

I got a few of them to work, others nothing. At least I figured some of them out.

The ones with Latest Download seemed to work fine. The ones that list lots of lines like this one for example did not. I hit the clone/download button and download the zip file, extract it, and put it into the plugins but it doesn't show up once I load the program.

https://github.com/sebastien-bouffier/Bidoo
(just chose one for example here).


Thanks again for making this, simply amazing.
Vortico
Are you using the downloads from this list? https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/wiki/List-of-plugins

If you randomly Google the names, you'll likely get weird downloads, but if you use the Mac/Windows/Linux links, it should work.
doepferiano
I can see only a "nysthi.zip" you can download
where do you see "nysthi-master"?
I don't have sources exposed
Modulus
doepferiano wrote:
my LFO multiphase accepts trigs or TAP to synchro the FREQ to external beat

Martin (ML) has a BPM detecter
martin-lueders/ML_modules



These will work, thanks for the advice!
Jamnuska
Vortico wrote:
Are you using the downloads from this list? https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/wiki/List-of-plugins

If you randomly Google the names, you'll likely get weird downloads, but if you use the Mac/Windows/Linux links, it should work.


Yes that is what I was using. I think...

For example:

https://github.com/nysthi/nysthi/releases/

shows latest release and you click on the big "debug Simpler" link and that downloads a zip file and once unzipped and placed in my plugins folder works fine.

While

https://github.com/mschack/VCV-Rack-Plugins

shows a bunch of files and a green button that I click to download or clone (whatever that means). I download it and get a zip file that once unzipped and placed in the correct folder does not appear in the program.

Basically any download that looks like the second example does not work for me. It is probably just something I am doing wrong I am guessing?
Modulus
When you click the green clone button it clones the whole project to your client which is usually just the source code.

What you need is the compiled version (containing the dll).

It looks like in this case the compiled version is posted in the project directory.

Try this one: https://github.com/mschack/VCV-Rack-Plugins/blob/master/mscHack.zip

Open in winrar/winzip and copy the mscHack folder to your plugins directory
Jamnuska
Modulus wrote:
When you click the green clone button it clones the whole project to your client which is usually just the source code.

What you need is the compiled version (containing the dll).

It looks like in this case the compiled version is posted in the project directory.

Try this one: https://github.com/mschack/VCV-Rack-Plugins/blob/master/mscHack.zip

Open in winrar/winzip and copy the mscHack folder to your plugins directory


THANKYOU!

Not sure why you wouldn't just have a download button like the other example? However at least I know you have to dig around a bit to find the zip file.

Rockin' Banana!
djhyperspace
Thanks for all your work on version 0.5!! It's fresh.

BIG UP YOURSELVES
thelizard
I released a package of 19 free modules. You can grab the release here:
https://github.com/mhetrick/hetrickcv/releases

djhyperspace
p.s what you did to rings and clouds was evil!!!!!
diode_destroyer
Ah so vcv rack 0.5 is nice... is there a vst for it yet that I'm just somehow missing or is that still in the future?
Vortico
Yes, Rack v0.5 is released at https://vcvrack.com/ along with a new website, a (growing) manual, and the new Grayscale plugin.

djhyperspace wrote:
p.s what you did to rings and clouds was evil!!!!!


Oh yes, many new features in those modules if you right-click the panel.

diode_destroyer wrote:
Ah so vcv rack 0.5 is nice... is there a vst for it yet that I'm just somehow missing or is that still in the future?


VCV Bridge will release with Rack v1.0. Rack itself won't be a VST, but you'll be able to add a module to your rack which sends/receives audio/MIDI to the included "bridge" VST/AU plugin.
sduck
So, upgraded to v0.5, but where did all my other modules go? Is there no backwards compatibility - do I have completely reinstall everything, assuming it's been upgraded to 0.5 compatibility? Not complaining, it looks fantastic so far!
(edit: I reinstalled everything, it's all good!)
Vortico
No backwards compatibility between v0.4 plugins and Rack v0.5. The project is moving too fast, and there are too many changes between versions, like how the engine generates sound and draws all the elements and lights to the screen. After v1.0, all v1.* versions will be cross-compatible, until v2.0. But by that point, many third party modules will be available from the "VCV store" on the website, so when you upgrade, you'll just have to "Refresh Plugins" and wait for the updated versions to download automatically. It's a growing pain which everyone will have to deal with until it the software reaches maturity.
diode_destroyer
I like version 0.5. All previous ones have either crashed for me or had bad latency, but this one has been stable and quick!
sduck
Vortico wrote:
No backwards compatibility between v0.4 plugins and Rack v0.5. The project is moving too fast.


Thanks for that! I think for a second there I was expecting some kind of magic from something I was getting for free (at least currently). I'm more than happy to put up with this while we're still in the development stage. And will be more than happy to pay for the final version!
Astrolabe23
Again, great work on this. So far .5 is performing flawlessly. Love it!
Phil999
great beta 0.5 release! Cannot tell how great I find this VCV software, and of course all the module makers, including Michael Hetrick who already shared so much excellent content for Reaktor. This is all very generous from you all. Thanks you.

From my side, as an exchange, I only spent $5 for a blank panel ( which was a brilliant idea by the way to give away real modules and demand money for white pixels), but I'm willing to spend much more money for free/donation and commercial modules.

Right now I'm enjoying VCV with a Korg Monologue hardware synthesiser which I use as a MIDI controller. An iPad running Lemur as an additional controller. But I can also send the audio signal from the Monologue into VCV, which opens many more options in sound and sound quality.

It is so simple and yet so powerful. Has been possible in Reaktor and other software since long time, but VCV makes it accessible and easy to set up. Especially for modular synth users.

---

Thoughts and requests:

- key commands for zoom *
- in 0.4 we had a .json file to edit for Wacom tablet (and I guess also for touch). How can we setup VCV 0.5 for Wacom tablets?
- multiple displays. On Windows 10, one can run VCV on dual screen setup, but after re-opening VCV the second monitor doesn't show the contents. I'm sure multiple displays are on the list for 1.0.

* I'm doing graphics usually, so I also have a programmable 3D controller named Space Pilot Pro, a six-axis analogue knob/stick. X and Y axis do the scrolling, and the Z axis will do the zoom in 1.x, but maybe even in 0.x? Like in Photoshop and other software. That would/will be great.
What also could be helpful are programmable zoom factors, preferably with key commands, to easily switch between views. Or default zoom factors for HD displays (1920x1080) to display 2-3-4 rows. With key commands like F- or number keys.

a simple VCV controller for Lemur:


download:
https://forum.liine.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5996
Vortico
>- in 0.4 we had a .json file to edit for Wacom tablet (and I guess also for touch). How can we setup VCV 0.5 for Wacom tablets?

The same way. Edit the settings.json file in the Documents/Rack/ directory to change "allowCursorLock" to false.
diode_destroyer
Ok I'm dumb. Are there any note-settable sequencers out there yet (to program in quantized notes)? I also tried to output midi from reaper and have vcv rack read that but it seems only one program can access my audio device at any given time...
Kinan
Great job on this, looks promising.

Though it's quite unusable on my macbook pro because the fans are going at maximum speed as soon as I open the software and add 1 or 2 modules.

Is it normal behaviour ? Any way to fix it ?

Tks and congratulation for the work done.
Vortico
Essentially no effort has been done in Rack v0.* to improve audio DSP and graphics performance (which are currently equally weighted). Just features and keeping the codebase maintainable.
I don't see how that makes it unusable though. If it had no features, then it would be unusable.
Kinan
You're right, not unusable, just more difficult (and a bit anoying) as all the system is considerably slowed down

I will wait for futur updates then and keep playing with it.

Tks a lot
Phil999
I also had loud laptop fans and in large projects ASIO crackling when running VCV, but after investigating I found some unnecessary background processes running. Stopping those processes helped enourmously, VCV runs much better now.

It appears that VCV makes use all CPU cores. If true, a big advantage over Reaktor which, in version 6, still runs on one CPU Core only.

Scrolling can have a performance impact on VCV. Sometimes it is better to stop the patch playing, scroll, and continue playing. I guess performance could be much improved if the graphics would be done by the graphics card.

I'm enjoying VCV more and more. Besides, I found the settings.json file, graphic tablet works again. Although not too well, same as in v.0.4. It is often necessary to wait until pen input is registered by VCV. But that's just an observation, one can always attach a mouse if the graphic tablet is too slow.
Vortico
Just launched Pulse Matrix at https://vcvrack.com/



Pulse Matrix 16 and Pulse Matrix 8 are two powerful trigger sequencers for sequencing drums, voices, or arrangement events. Both variations have four playback modes, the ability to independently clock, reset, and randomize channels, and row/column shift through triggers and CV. These modules have been designed with patch programmability in mind, so you can extend its features by sending its own triggers into itself to program events at certain steps.
sduck
Very cool! Purchased.
DruLeeParsec
diode_destroyer wrote:
Ok I'm dumb. Are there any note-settable sequencers out there yet (to program in quantized notes)? I also tried to output midi from reaper and have vcv rack read that but it seems only one program can access my audio device at any given time...


I'm at work so I don't have the software in front of me. So I'm doing this from memory. There is a module called H-Bar which is a quantizer so you can take the output of say, Seq-3 from the fundamental module group, and run it through the H-Bar to quantitize to chromatic semi-tones.

The D-Troy sequencer is similar to the Metropolis sequencer. In it you can pick a key and a scale so the sequenced notes are automatically quantized. There are also a couple of Quantize modules as 3rd party modules but I haven't played with them enough yet to know how well they work.
diode_destroyer
Ah, thanks! Dtroy is nice.
Astrolabe23
diode_destroyer wrote:
I also tried to output midi from reaper and have vcv rack read that but it seems only one program can access my audio device at any given time...


I have always had this same experience with PC computers in the past, and have not tried it in years, but I have recently gotten a new interface ( Behringer euphoria 10ch ) and I thought I would try it again. I was pleasantly surprised that Ableton and VCV will both access the interface at the same time providing a mix of both programs audio output to the 1/2 main out as well as letting me access the other outs individually. This allows me to sync and control VCV from ableton. Here is the process. On the Behringer interface, I plugged the 7/8 output into to the 3/4 input with 2 physical patch cables. Then in Ableton, I sequence a trigger ( it's a sample I made of a trigger out pulse). I use an impulse drum machine, send it out hardware output 7, receive it in VCV on hardware input 3, and use it to clock a sequencer, start, stop, reset, trigger envelopes, you name it. It works great! Initially the timing is off because of the latency of the audio going out and back in the interface, but it can be adjusted and aligned using the track delay in Ableton for the track that is sending the trigger. I use one out to send a "master clock" of 1/16 clicks and use the other out to send a trigger to reset the sequencer on the first beat. This way Ableton and VCV will always start together on the one. If I do it like this, I sequence my triggers so the reset plays the first click then the "clock track" plays the last 15 clicks then the reset plays again on the one. You can do both clicks on one ableton track with one impulse drum machine by using two sample clicks in two slots with one panned left and one right. This would correspond to your external outputs in my case 7/8. One would be the clock the other would be the reset. You can use other sounds for the clock trigger like a rimshot, but it need to be rather spikey sounding and you will have to adjust the decay and volume to get it in the right range to trigger properly. There is a module available in VCV which is called a trigger delay. In addition to delaying a trigger, It will also let you adjust the length of a trigger. It's sometimes called a trigger shaper. It can be quite helpful in getting external trigger sources to behave and properly step every time. I have found this method to be much tighter timing and work better than midi using a virtual midi cable between Ableton and VCV. Hopefully this will be obsolete when the VST Bridge comes in version 1, but I also use this method all the time to send sync signals to my modular from the computer. It is much tighter than midi and since it's only a pulse signal it will work without your interface being DC coupled.

Here's a link to another thread where I posted the trigger sample I use. It's at the bottom.
Phil999
with all those versatile CV generators and sequencers like Pulse Matrix it makes sense to send trigger/gate and CV to hardware. Is there a MIDI out core module planned?
Vortico
Phil999 wrote:
with all those versatile CV generators and sequencers like Pulse Matrix it makes sense to send trigger/gate and CV to hardware. Is there a MIDI out core module planned?

Yes. https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/81
Phil999
since there are many logic and sequencer modules with switch input, I added 8 switches.



download:
https://forum.liine.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5996&p=22022#p22022
doepferiano
here a video example of the SQUONK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE8eMdvyFOY

some inspiration fro the 8 stage serge seq[/video]
sp1200
This is super. Great software. Love the approach and what a great introduction to modular. applause
The Space Disco
Hi! I’m on Sierra and and 2015 iMac, do I need to worry about the rising fans on my iMac or is it normal? I only hear the fans when I use some modules like volt seq and trig seq. How long can you operate with high going fans?

Vcv Rack 4 Life!

Peace.
Aleksi12358
Am I only one with this kind of problem? Almost only thing I can see is black.
I can add things but I can see only lights on them. I have windows 7.
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Aleksi12358
Only core modules work everything else is broken. Edit. I now see that they are broken also.
fatrecords
Hi is anyone using VCV on a surfacebook pro? the modules look the correct size but the setting on the top are super tyiny even with glasses on anyone got any sugestions on how to rectify this matter

I recall photoshop had the same problem but cant remeber how i fixed it


very frustrating
Estes
boy why didn't I realise before about this?
this is perfect for me for learning a bit of basics!
Vortico
Aleksi12358
It looks like your graphics card doesn't support framebuffers. Make sure you're using the latest graphics drivers. Otherwise you're out of luck on that computer.

fatrecords
I haven't yet used a Windows computer with high-DPI like yours, but if I did, I'd be able to easily fix it.
fatrecords
Just downloaded turning machine and ableton link but cant find ableton link module anywhere when i load VCV

where is it ??
wogglebug
fatrecords wrote:
Hi is anyone using VCV on a surfacebook pro? the modules look the correct size but the setting on the top are super tyiny even with glasses on anyone got any sugestions on how to rectify this matter

I recall photoshop had the same problem but cant remeber how i fixed it


very frustrating


Try the latest code from tonight in the master branch. It should fix this issue for Windows-based devices.
Vortico
Released VCV Console today at https://vcvrack.com/ for $15 ($20 after 2017).

fatrecords
can VCV be used with expert sleeper silent way ?
Phil999
thank you Vortico for the Console module. I think it's well done, no noise/click sound when mute buttons are pressed (information for others: there are two mute buttons, one manual for mouse input, one for virtual CV). It seems better than the Hora mixers, although I'm almost sure they will be updated some day to match that quality.

It is important in a live performance to have a mixer with mute buttons without noise artifacts. There are workarounds (check out my post in the Lemur forum mentioned above), but it's always good to have a mixer that does it right from the start.

It is a lot of fun to play with VCV using Korg Monologue, Korg SQ-1, and Lemur.

It appears that now time has come to move modular systems into the digital realm. Or parts of modular systems, especially digital modules and note/trigger event modules, which are digital more or less anyway.

Another note about VCV: it is a great advantage to see signal levels inside the plugs. For example, when I adjust the gate time on the SQ-1, it is visible in VCV. Vortico, you've done it right from the start. And you're still in beta.

I could go on and on, praising VCV. I'm not sure if VCV matches the sound quality of Reaktor, but from my point of view it is not that important. Because analogue oscillators, filters, audio rate modulations can easily be done with rather cheap hardware nowadays. Software shines, as mentioned above, with sequencers, sound sample, and granular sample stuff. And instead of buying expensive hardware modules one can outsource these tasks easily to computers/tablets/smartphones.

In the end it's only a question of interfacing these elements, and to make them accessible, controllable. Then you have a live performance rig that doesn't cost a fortune.
biggator6
fatrecords wrote:
can VCV be used with expert sleeper silent way ?


I recall seeing someone (maybe on /r/vcvrack?) saying that it did work with the ES hardware
Astrolabe23
fatrecords wrote:
Just downloaded turning machine and ableton link but cant find ableton link module anywhere when i load VCV
?


This might help.
mcpepe
fatrecords wrote:
Hi is anyone using VCV on a surfacebook pro? the modules look the correct size but the setting on the top are super tyiny even with glasses on anyone got any sugestions on how to rectify this matter

I recall photoshop had the same problem but cant remeber how i fixed it


very frustrating


I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 2017, and solved this problem this way:
-Search for the "Rack.exe" in your hard-disk and right-click on it.
-Choose "Properties"
-Under the "compatibility" tab choose "Invalid the behaviour of high PPP settings" and "System (improved)"
-Click on "apply"

This will solve the problem. Mine is the Spanish Windows version, so the quotes"" will not be exactly the same.



BUT there is still a problem I am not able to solve with my Surface Pro 2017:
-When I try to move a knob touching it, it suddenly jumps to the maximum value and I am not able to make any adjustment. I had the same problem with Ableton Live, but I could solve it enabling "Absolute mouse mode". Here is a link: https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209772865-Options-txt-file- for-Live.

Maybe something similar is posible with VCRack? Enabling absolute mouse mode?
Vortico
Have you tried this? https://twitter.com/vcvrack/status/915912077532913664 I haven't documented it because I'm not sure where it should go.

"Undocumented fix for touch devices: Open settings.json with a text editor and change "allowCursorLock" to false."
mcpepe
Vortico wrote:
Have you tried this? https://twitter.com/vcvrack/status/915912077532913664 I haven't documented it because I'm not sure where it should go.

"Undocumented fix for touch devices: Open settings.json with a text editor and change "allowCursorLock" to false."


Thanks! I didnt know about this fix.

It works well now applause
fatrecords
cant seem to be able to find the ableton link file can someone post me the link please, its not in the stellare folder is it ?

@mcpepe thanks that fixed the problem and the fix for touch devices worked also smile
andybizarre
biggator6 wrote:
fatrecords wrote:
can VCV be used with expert sleeper silent way ?


I recall seeing someone (maybe on /r/vcvrack?) saying that it did work with the ES hardware


Working like a charm here with ES5/6/7. The experience is much more immediate than with Reaktor Blocks. I don`t know which system is used to represent V/octave in VCV (Reaktor uses -1 ..0...1 for -10V / +10V), all I can say is that my ES3 gives the full voltage range. w00t
beto_t
As someone who has been curious about modular synthesis but can in no way afford physical modules, this is absolutely incredible.

Thank you!
Astrolabe23
Here is the link to the compiled link module by Stellare. I'm not sure why it's not with the other modules, but they posted a link on their Facebook page.

https://github.com/stellare-modular/vcv-link/releases

I have been using it for a couple of evenings. It's working quite well for me. I'm syncing Ableton 9.6 with VCV running on the same PC. Using the offset knob on the module, I can can get the timing tight and it plays for hours with no problem.
fatrecords
Can VCV be controlled with a midi controller ?
Vortico
Yes, through the MIDI-to-CV, MIDI CC-to-CV, MIDI Clock-to-CV, MIDI Trigger-to-CV, and Quad MIDI-to-CV interfaces.
Vortico
Just wrote a new FAQ page. Read it!

https://vcvrack.com/manual/FAQ.html
oisin
great work, vortico and all the 3rd party people - some definite advantages over blocks. had alot of fun with this last night but my 13' mbp had its fans whizzing as some other people here have mentioned (gpu!). this morning, however, i plugged into my external (lower res) monitor and everything ran much smoother. . just a quick workaround tip cool
oisin
and a quick question - is there any way to get a overview of all the 3rd party modules without downloading the whole github? the modules, for those that have them, are helpful for a quick look, but wondering if there some other kind of list / spreadsheet out there. thanks
Shledge
Downloaded it last light - really enjoying it. Really like the MI modules.

Regarding the standard VCOs, would it be possible to implement linear FM, or can anyone point me to a 3rd party VCO with that capability? Trying out a "poor man's thru-zero" patch I had in my head for a while.
Unifono0815
Shledge wrote:
Downloaded it last light - really enjoying it. Really like the MI modules.

Regarding the standard VCOs, would it be possible to implement linear FM, or can anyone point me to a 3rd party VCO with that capability? Trying out a "poor man's thru-zero" patch I had in my head for a while.


MI Warps is capable of thru zero fm.
Shledge
It is, but I'm trying to make a patch that will make pseudo-tz with any VCO. Probably will fail, but it's all in the name of science!

Basically means using an inverter to flip the waveform at the lowest frequency, while changing the pitch with a synced LFO - I can see TZ-like waves on the oscilloscope, but the exp. FM means I can't confirm for sure.
Klirrfaktor
oisin wrote:
and a quick question - is there any way to get a overview of all the 3rd party modules without downloading the whole github? the modules, for those that have them, are helpful for a quick look, but wondering if there some other kind of list / spreadsheet out there. thanks


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19EuENTzFQTlhYqIuCwJ_aZbEJ3RTIv 3ZzqghNLK6p04/edit#gid=0
rec.Koner
Tried it for a first time yesterday. Feel a bit confused tbh.

Also can't access grayscale website for manuals - any tutorials?
Vortico
rec.Koner
Here's the Quick Start manual. https://vcvrack.com/manual/QuickStart.html
Grayscale modules are well-documented by the Grayscale hardware PDF manuals. https://vcvrack.com/manual/Grayscale.html
The Facebook community is very active if you have questions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/vcvrack
rec.Koner
Thanks. For some reason, Grayscale website didnt work for me at all until this very moment.
Bob Borries
Here are some screenshots of various 3rd party modules and they can be downloaded from https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html.


Amalgamated Harmonics
Full featured Arpeggiator and Quantizers.
Scale Quantizer: a scale-aware quantizer with multiple input and outputs
Arpeggiator: a multi-input arpeggiator
Progress: a chord sequencer
Fifths and Fourths: an implementation of the Circle of Fifths intended to work with Progress and Scale Quantizer
Imperfect: a trigger-to-gate and clock divider module.
Ruckus: a trigger sequencer based on summed clock-dividers, inspired by the excellent Trigger Riot from Tiptop Audio.
SLN: Slew-Limited Noise - a MODULE MASHUP of the Befaco Slew Limiter, Audible Instruments Utilities and Bogaudio Noise modules.



AS
AS is a collection of modules for VCV Rack by Alfredo Santamaria

ADSR: sliders instead of knobs to provide faster visual input.
VCA: one input + lin/exp switch instead of two separate inputs.
QuadVCA/Mixer: AS VCA module x 4, plus mixer functionality
BPM Clock
Strum's Mental VCV Master Clock: reset trigger input and output.
BPM to delay/hz calculator: to setup easier those nice delay effects.
8 Channel Mixer: stereo or mono output
Multi 2x5
2x5 Signal multiplier.
Merge 2x5
Mono VU Meter
Stereo VU Meter
16-step Sequencer: digital display to show the number of steps selected.
TinySawish
RODENTMODULES MuO. Mods: graphics, smaller panel size.
TinySine: VCV tutorial module. Mods: graphics, proper sine wave.
TriLFO: controls stripped to the basics but you get 3 LFOS on the same space.
AtNuVrTr: Dual attenuverter module
Triggers MKI: A manual CV signal trigger module with latch and temporary triggers
Triggers MKII: A manual CV signal temporary trigger module with labeling integrated
Triggers MKIII: Type directly the labels you want to use.
ReScale:Utility module to convert from one voltage range to another
Steps: up to 64 steps each, added reset lights to the buttons.
Launch Gate: Delay the start of a flow of signals by a set number of clock ticks
Kill Gate: Cut the flow of signals after a set number of clock ticks
Flow: Cut the flow of signals with a switch or a cv signal
Signal Delay: Delay the incoming CV signal by set milliseconds
CV 2 T: CV to Trigger module.
Delay Plus: digital display to show delay time in MS
Delay Plus Stereo: Stereo version of the Delay Plus module
Phaser: Autodafe's Phaser Fx module. Mods: graphics, bypass switch.
SuperDrive: Overdrive/clipping Fx module with DRIVE, TONE and GAIN
Reverb: based on ML_modules reverb and Freeverb code
Reverb Stereo: Stereo version of the Reverb module
Tremolo: SHAPE, SPEED and BLEND parameters
Tremolo Stereo: Stereo version of the Tremolo module, use the phase switch to get stereo panning.
WaveShaper: HetrickCV Wave Shaper module. Mods: graphics, bypass switch.



Autodafe Module Pack
Great Collection, the on-screen keyboard is handy if you don’t have one around lots of sequencers and FX. A collection of 17 additional modules for VCV Rack: LFO, 1x8 and 2x8 Multiples, Clock Divider, 8-Step and 16-Step Sequencers, 8x16 Trigger Sequencer, Fixed Filter Bank, MultiMode Filter, Formant Filter, Foldback distortion, Bitcrusher, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb Tank, Keyboard module.



Autodafe Drum Kit
Sample playback of classic drum machines.



Bidoo Modules
16 Step/8 Channel Voltage bank, 16 band Fixed Filter and Quantized Ratchet Melody Sequencer.
dTrOY: a single line sequencer but with nice features
bordL: is based on dTrOY but it is a little bit more powerful.
OUAIve: a sample player
ChUTE: a space/strange trigger based on the free fall and bouncing of an object.
dUKe: a simple but very efficient 4 x CV controller.
ACnE: a very simple and compact patch bay/mixer. 16 in x 8 out.
MOiRE: 16 scenes of 16 CV controllers and a fader to morph between them.
lATe: applies a delay on even ticks to create swing.
TiARE: a phase distortion oscillator based on VCO1
clACos a phase distortion oscillator like TiARE but here you have only one output.
ForK: is an oscillator based on a particular approach of formant synthesis.
bAR: a stereo peak compressor showing 300ms and 100ms RMS of the signal.
lIMbO: a 4th order stereo LP ladder filter.
pErCO: simple LP,BP,HP filter.
ziNC: a 16 band vocoder.
tOCAnTe: Clock with triplets and measure management.
cANARd: Is a live sampler.
antN: mp3/pls/m3u stream player. Put a valid url in the text field and push listen.
μ.: can be viewed as a step in a sequence.
vOId: is the ultimate mastering tool for Rack.



Bogaudio Modules
Lots of envelopes and good analyzer, offset&scale and noise.
VCO: A standard VCO featuring simultaneous square, saw, triangle and sine wave outputs.
XCO: A deluxe VCO featuring waveform mixing
ADDITATOR: An additive ("sine bank") oscillator.
FM-OP: A sine-wave oscillator with classic FM "algorithms".
LFOs: A standard LFO
8FO: LFO with outputs at 8 different phases.
DADSRH: (Delay Attack Decay Sustain Release Hold) a standard ADSR with a delay stage and a self-gating (hold) mode.
DADSRH+: is a DADSRH, with the addition of CV inputs for each knob.
DGATE: trigger-to-gate utility
SHAPER: emulates the function of the Envelope Generator section of the classic EMS VC3
SHAPER+: SHAPER, with the addition of CV inputs for each knob.
ADSR: A standard ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) envelope generator
FOLLOW: An envelope follower
MIX4: A four-channel mixer/panner with performance mutes.
MIX8: An 8-channel mixer/panner with performance mutes.
PAN: A stereo panner with dual inputs channels.
XFADE: A crossfader (or two-channel mixer, or way to patch a dry/wet knob into any signal chain)
VCA: A two-channel voltage-controlled attenuator.
VCAMP: A voltage-controlled amplifier
ANALYZER: A four-channel spectrum analyzer.
VU: A stereo signal level visualizer/meter.
DETUNE: 1V/octave pitch processor, for controlling a detuned oscillator pair.
STACK: A 1V/octave pitch processor for stacking oscillators.
REFTONE: A tuner that outputs a selectable (Western, chromatic)
BOOL: A boolean logic utility.
CVD: A simple delay designed for use with CV.
FLIPFLOP: A boolean memory utility with two independent channels.
MANUAL: A manual trigger/gate with 8 outputs.
MULT: A 3 HP multiple (signal duplicator). There are two 1-to-3 channels.
NOISE: A noise source, in types blue (f), white, pink (1/f), red (aka rown, 1/f^2) and Gauss (normal with mean 0 and variance 1).
OFFSET: An offset and scaler. The OFFSET and SCALE knobs have CV inputs.
S&H: A dual sample-and-hold. Sampling may be triggered by CV or button press.
SUMS: An arithmetic logic utility. The top section outputs the sum, difference, maximum and minimum of its input signals
SWITCH: A signal-routing module with two through channels.



cf Modules
Handy modules for ai domination



Castle Rocktronics
Cube Crossfader.



Frozen Wasteland
Vocoder, Phase Locked Loop, Super Slow LFO's.



HetrickCV
D/A, A/D, Great logic, switches and waveshapers.



JW-Modules
Draw your own modulator, grid sequencer and ocilloscope.


Lindenberg Research
Nice filters and waveshaper.



ML-modules
Switchers, Shift register, octal S&H, Flipflops, Freeverb.



moDllz modules
Comprehensive Midi to CV and AR Generator.



MSM
Random modules and switched multiple



Nau Modular
Waveshapers.



Non Linear Instruments
This collection of modules are non linear.



NYSTHI
Great reverbs & FX, Envelope follower, 8 phase LFO, Recorders, 12 stage voltage bank.



Qwelk
Logic.



Sonus Dept
Looper and utility modules.



Synthkit
Rotating Frequency Divider and Logic modules.



Valley Rack Free Pack Hora Music
Free pack selected from a premium drum modules pay pack.
https://gumroad.com/horamusic



trowaSoft
Great sequncers and ocilloscope.



VultModules
Great filter modules and complex oscillators.


Koralfx-Modules
Very complete well thought out modules.


Valley
Best implementation of DX7 & Dexed style FM.


Geodesics
Octal Utilities.

All 3rd Party Plug-Ins can be managed and downloaded at the VCV Rack website

https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html
rec.Koner
Do we have quantizers for melodic stuff?
Jamnuska
THANK YOU for the Update Plugins (3rd party)!

Rockin' Banana!

What a great program.
Vortico
Here's the new Rack plugin manager website for reference. https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html

And Rack v0.5.1 can now be downloaded from https://vcvrack.com/
Phil999
just for information, one can follow the Source link in the new plugin manager and download the free releases manually, in case the DAW is offline.
Wiresandones
Bob - thank you for those screen shots... Very helpful!
Kitai
Vortico wrote:
Here's the new Rack plugin manager website for reference. https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html

And Rack v0.5.1 can now be downloaded from https://vcvrack.com/


Any plans on a make noise set of modules? A shared system emulation would be wicked.
Vortico
Kitai
I have not been in contract with them yet.
Kitai
Vortico wrote:
Kitai
I have not been in contract with them yet.


Good luck, and I hope that you can work with them. Im sure if you email them directly, they are pretty quick to respond. At least, that has been my experience getting a hold of them when I needed help with my modules.

Cant wait for the bridge
Vortico
I'm working with two other Eurorack manufacturers currently so no extra time for it, unless they contact me directly.
lamouette/rck
Anyone gettingproblem with their mouse pointer not at the good place ? clicking is a bit on the top of the pointer, alo, i am not able to see the top menu, it is kind of hided.
Vortico
lamouette/rck
That bug has been around for a while. https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/issues/369
I still haven't been able to reproduce it, so I haven't been able to fix it yet.
wogglebug
Vortico wrote:
I'm working with two other Eurorack manufacturers currently so no extra time for it, unless they contact me directly.


Any hints on who those manufacturers are? applause
djthopa
All i can say its wooooooooooow!
If you ever come down to Madrid, beer is on me!
Thanks for such amazing work and for everyone collaborating.
Now....i actually like patching this more than reaktor!
djthopa
Orwell wrote:
Can't wait for this open source eurorack. Great job. Are you considering a port to ISO iPad? That would be


This on ipad would be.... Dead Banana Dead Banana
Phil999
with 0.5.1, graphic tablet (pen) input seems much better. Also the touchscreen monitor responds better.
tarmoog
I am thankful for this and please don't get me wrong, but for bigger picture I think plugin manager and finding information about 3rd plugins is bit messy.

When you are installing package from 3rd party plugin maker you must install all plugins without letting to choose which ones you really want.

I know it is still in early beta and things can/will change for future, but this is just my honest opinion of current state.
metasonix
Metafilter nerds raving about VCV (mostly unseen)

https://www.metafilter.com/171483/Modular-for-the-masses
CF3
djthopa wrote:
Orwell wrote:
Can't wait for this open source eurorack. Great job. Are you considering a port to ISO iPad? That would be


This on ipad would be.... Dead Banana Dead Banana


Indeed ipad support would be really cool, but honestly, it's way past the time when apple needs to make a real touchscreen computer and not some iOS nonsense that can't run legit apps.

Love the plugin manager BTW. Saves a lot of time and effort chasing modules down. nanners
hermbot
Does anyone else's plugin manager always tell them there is an update available for Hetrick CV, even after the update's been installed?
Vortico
hermbot
What OS are you using? Works for me on Mac. Maybe his Windows build has the wrong version?
hermbot
I'm on Windows 10.
blaerg
hermbot wrote:
Does anyone else's plugin manager always tell them there is an update available for Hetrick CV, even after the update's been installed?


Yes, but for other module sets. OSX here. Doesn't seem to affect anything for me - it all works.
thelizard
blaerg wrote:
hermbot wrote:
Does anyone else's plugin manager always tell them there is an update available for Hetrick CV, even after the update's been installed?


Yes, but for other module sets. OSX here. Doesn't seem to affect anything for me - it all works.


This should be fixed now. There were some mismatched version numbers and SHA tags. Let me know if it's still broken.
blaerg
Quelk and trowaSoft are the offenders for me.

Quelk modules show up, operate. trowaSoft do not appear at all.
thelizard
The first batch of Unfiltered Audio modules is now available! It is the "Unfiltered Volume 1" package: https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html

More info can be found here: https://www.unfilteredaudio.com/pages/vcv-manuals

poppinger
thelizard wrote:
The first batch of Unfiltered Audio modules is now available!


Oh shit! screaming goo yo

I'll be snagging those first thing once I get home.
wogglebug
thelizard wrote:
The first batch of Unfiltered Audio modules is now available! It is the "Unfiltered Volume 1" package: https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html

More info can be found here: https://www.unfilteredaudio.com/pages/vcv-manuals


Awesome! applause Thank you!
The Grump
Quick question:

Some of the plugin folders do not contain a "plugin.diylib" file. Is there a process to create this file from src folder, or other files?
makers
Is there a pitch tuner or a frequency counter in any of the scope or analyzer modules?

How are folks approaching tuning oscilators? In other virtual analog systems, coarse tuning can often be set to semitone or frequency.
blaerg
makers wrote:
How are folks approaching tuning oscilators?


By ear, it sucks. Also I haven't come across a source of constant yet - surely there must be one somewhere?
wogglebug
blaerg wrote:
makers wrote:
How are folks approaching tuning oscilators?


By ear, it sucks. Also I haven't come across a source of constant yet - surely there must be one somewhere?


http://www.switchedonrack.com/nysthi-releases-hot-tuna-tuner.html
makers
wogglebug wrote:
blaerg wrote:
makers wrote:
How are folks approaching tuning oscilators?


By ear, it sucks. Also I haven't come across a source of constant yet - surely there must be one somewhere?


http://www.switchedonrack.com/nysthi-releases-hot-tuna-tuner.html


Perfect, thanks.
wogglebug
makers wrote:
wogglebug wrote:
blaerg wrote:
makers wrote:
How are folks approaching tuning oscilators?


By ear, it sucks. Also I haven't come across a source of constant yet - surely there must be one somewhere?


http://www.switchedonrack.com/nysthi-releases-hot-tuna-tuner.html


Perfect, thanks.


Welcome. I recommend everybody look around that site a little bit. They have a lot of good info on all kinds of modules and tutorials.
BoxWannaBridle
Saw on the Blamsoft Site VCVrack coming soon...

http://blamsoft.com/vcv-rack/


Coming from Propellerhead Reason that is very exciting news that blamsoft are coming on board. The Rack Extension format for Reason they have some great stuff excited to see what they have in store. Maybe a legend module or and Viking filter or oscillator either way it should be a great addition.

Just wondering what other developers are planning to release modules. Saw the Unfiltered Audio stuff.
hermbot
For something that was released not that long ago, this has really blown up.
BoxWannaBridle
Yeah it has gathered steam very quick. I've no doubt that it will be a massive part of my production in the future I will be investing my time with it for sure. Already have tonnes of little loops and stuff, once the VST bridge hits it will be easier sending the audio and tweaking with EQ's and other effects I'm already used to. Great to see it develop and gather traction.
BoxWannaBridle
This might come in handy for VCV and other things feel free to repost. Noticed Hot Tuna shows as out of tune for the correct frequency and in tune for incorrect sometimes!


https://imgur.com/UXPCjo5
BoxWannaBridle
Been looking for a way to sync LFO to tempo. The best I came up with was to use the ML Modules BPM tool and this site to convert it into Hz might not be the most accurate but a ball park and a reset seems to keep it it sync for the most part. Hopefully a hertz tool will be made some time!

Using the square wave as if the LFO was the clock so high pulse width.


https://www.convertworld.com/en/frequency/beats-per-minute/bpm-to-hz.h tml
Also here's another useful chart: http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/delay3.html
doepferiano
just use the NYSTHI LFO MULTIPHASE

there is a trig-tap tempo pulse input

more syncable from NYSTHI

--> NYECHOEcoeco ( head 4 is on the beat, head 2 on half beat, head 1 on 1/4 beat)

--> DUAL FEEDBACK ECHO
the echo will be synced using a pulse train


BoxWannaBridle wrote:
Been looking for a way to sync LFO to tempo. The best I came up with was to use the ML Modules BPM tool and this site to convert it into Hz might not be the most accurate but a ball park and a reset seems to keep it it sync for the most part. Hopefully a hertz tool will be made some time!

Using the square wave as if the LFO was the clock so high pulse width.


https://www.convertworld.com/en/frequency/beats-per-minute/bpm-to-hz.h tml
Also here's another useful chart: http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/delay3.html
Luap
I don't know if this is the correct place to report it, but on my Mac the Stellare Link module always requests an update in VCVrack. Updating just replaces it with the same version as before.
ignatius
nice chat w/the developer of VCV rack on Darwin Grosse's podcast smile

http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-211-andrew-belt-vcv-rack
BoxWannaBridle
doepferiano wrote:
just use the NYSTHI LFO MULTIPHASE

there is a trig-tap tempo pulse input

more syncable from NYSTHI

--> NYECHOEcoeco ( head 4 is on the beat, head 2 on half beat, head 1 on 1/4 beat)

--> DUAL FEEDBACK ECHO
the echo will be synced using a pulse train


BoxWannaBridle wrote:
Been looking for a way to sync LFO to tempo. The best I came up with was to use the ML Modules BPM tool and this site to convert it into Hz might not be the most accurate but a ball park and a reset seems to keep it it sync for the most part. Hopefully a hertz tool will be made some time!

Using the square wave as if the LFO was the clock so high pulse width.


https://www.convertworld.com/en/frequency/beats-per-minute/bpm-to-hz.h tml
Also here's another useful chart: http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/delay3.html


Problem there is its an extremely fast LFO. Have not got those other modules.

Luap wrote:
I don't know if this is the correct place to report it, but on my Mac the Stellare Link module always requests an update in VCVrack. Updating just replaces it with the same version as before.


Just a bug. I think you have to go to the development page on GitHub and report. Lots do it for me.
doepferiano
0.004 Hz is too fast ? smile

(is 4 minutes single cycle, probably you never used it... wink )
(it's the slowest LFO available...)


BoxWannaBridle wrote:
doepferiano wrote:
just use the NYSTHI LFO MULTIPHASE

there is a trig-tap tempo pulse input

more syncable from NYSTHI

--> NYECHOEcoeco ( head 4 is on the beat, head 2 on half beat, head 1 on 1/4 beat)

--> DUAL FEEDBACK ECHO
the echo will be synced using a pulse train


BoxWannaBridle wrote:
Been looking for a way to sync LFO to tempo. The best I came up with was to use the ML Modules BPM tool and this site to convert it into Hz might not be the most accurate but a ball park and a reset seems to keep it it sync for the most part. Hopefully a hertz tool will be made some time!

Using the square wave as if the LFO was the clock so high pulse width.


https://www.convertworld.com/en/frequency/beats-per-minute/bpm-to-hz.h tml
Also here's another useful chart: http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/delay3.html


Problem there is its an extremely fast LFO. Have not got those other modules.

Luap wrote:
I don't know if this is the correct place to report it, but on my Mac the Stellare Link module always requests an update in VCVrack. Updating just replaces it with the same version as before.


Just a bug. I think you have to go to the development page on GitHub and report. Lots do it for me.
BoxWannaBridle
There's no control on how fast the slowest rate is though, Move the mouse 1 pixel and it increases a lot. I'm not in the habit of making the tempo 240 BPM so .004 is not much good if it was .002 it might be helpful.

Where did you get the 0.004hz from I count about 46 secs a cycle! And 82 on a sine.

Quote:
-- LFO MULTIPHASE
---- for some mysterious reasons the TAP to TEMPO feature was commented out...


I'll see if those other two modules you mentioned are available and manually add them. Will try Rampage also see if i can do anything with that with some tinkering. Discovered how to automatically tab tempo with X-mouse button control that might be useful with Rampage you can set your mouse to re trigger every x ms. There is a buffer module also somewhere.

doepferiano wrote:
0.004 Hz is too fast ? smile

(is 4 minutes single cycle, probably you never used it... wink )
(it's the slowest LFO available...)


Astrolabe23
Art + Music + Technology podcast interview with VCV mastermind Andrew Belt just released.

http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-211-andrew-belt-vcv-rack

Great job as always Darwin!

Edit: sorry, duplicate post.
shreeswifty
This software is the best, you can compile your own modules, we just got finished testing the first csound module. Very exciting open source community --Mike from EuroReakt & NI fame shared thsi we and i am overjoyed he did, so great and fun and it breaks that un-ending bill for my GAS$ i still have biught three modules but it feels like a logical correction -- testing a live digital module before spending 500$ is a nice feeling
existentia
shreeswifty wrote:
we just got finished testing the first csound module.


Please tell me that means making a module with Csound code.
autodafe
existentia wrote:
shreeswifty wrote:
we just got finished testing the first csound module.


Please tell me that means making a module with Csound code.


yeah, so far there's a reverb...sadly I haven't been able to make it work on my mac (it compiles, but no sound out of it...)
DoubleStop
ignatius wrote:
nice chat w/the developer of VCV rack on Darwin Grosse's podcast smile

http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-211-andrew-belt-vcv-rack



Nice Interview! It enhanced my an end-users understanding and appreciation for the development and humble beginnings of this amazing product!

Andrew Belt, If you happen to be reading this: I heard with keen interest your sentiment that to continue the evolution of this endeavor and you obviously need funding. I am wondering if there might be a general fund we could all contribute to? besides buying the few modules for sale? Just wondering!
we're not worthy
WIZARDISHUNGRY
Hi everyone, thought this would be of interest; very early along – it’s a module that lets you use a $8 RTLSDR usb dongle to receive FM radio – https://github.com/WIZARDISHUNGRY/vcvrack-rtlsdr

Vortico
DoubleStop
I'm running behind on commercial modules because I'm focusing on quickly making the platform stable before attempting to develop more plugins for it, but more commercial modules will be released in a few weeks!
BoxWannaBridle
Anybody care to do a tutorial for newbs on coding for VCV? From panel to module something simple that can cover all base work to get a module working. Not talking a complex module the likes of a merger or splitter.

I want to get into development for audio, not sure where to start with VCV the readme is pretty vague for anyone with no experience coding.

If I was to add stuff to simpler modules in VCV say the likes of mults. If I wanted to add more inputs and split the outs if it is 1:4 how would you go about finding out how to do that? Right now my shopping list consists of editing the .cpp to reroute the 1:4 and make it 1in 2out + 1in 2out but that is where i'm stuck how would you add another input. Right now the code is 1 in 2 out then 2 out, where would you place the second In. The .svg is all xml right? How would you know where the x/y co-ordinates are to edit and change the spacing/location of in/outs. Opened a .svg in Gimp but its co-ordinates seem to be off for the co-ordinates in the xml.

Hopefully someone could answer simply editing or re-arranging of a module would be a great way to learn and get used to coding for VCV.

If anyone knows of any video's of development for VCV that would be a great help.

There is a few modules I use and combine their chained process. Combining the code to make an all in one module would be what I would like everyone to have at some stage. Its a simple set-up and uses logic and volt limits with min/max combo to, with giving the game away, do stuff... I've a few idea's for modules. Just need a hand getting the info on where to start. Step by step would be great if anyone is willing to share their knowledge.
thumbs up
Vortico
BoxWannaBridle
Have you seen https://github.com/VCVRack/Tutorial ? Also Jeremy Wentworth has written this extended documentation for module development. https://github.com/jeremywen/JW-Modules/wiki/Dev-FAQ-for-VCV-Rack
BoxWannaBridle
Vortico wrote:
BoxWannaBridle
Have you seen https://github.com/VCVRack/Tutorial ? Also Jeremy Wentworth has written this extended documentation for module development. https://github.com/jeremywen/JW-Modules/wiki/Dev-FAQ-for-VCV-Rack


Read the VCV one have not seen the other thanks a lot.
diode_destroyer
Should it be possible to use VCV Rack at the same time as Reaper? Trying to use loopMIDI to let me play midi in Reaper, and output that to VCV Rack, but whenever I try to run Reaper and VCV Rack at the same time I get a "There was an error opening the audio hardware: Error initializing ASIO driver" error in Reaper, and it won't even play midi files.
Vortico
diode_destroyer
A limitation of some audio drivers is that they are "exclusive", i.e. only one application can use them at a time. You will need to either use two different audio devices or wait until VCV Bridge is released. https://vcvrack.com/manual/FAQ.html
diode_destroyer
Yea, I'm using a really old Edirol UA-1000. I was just able to get it to work by leaving reaper on the ASIO driver and changing VCV Rack to either the WASAPI or DirectSound driver. Thanks!
Astrolabe23
For anyone who is interested, the Behringer UMC 1820 audio interface will playback from Ableton and VCV simultaneously using the standard Behringer ASIO driver. Totally surprised me when it worked.
existentia
diode_destroyer wrote:
Should it be possible to use VCV Rack at the same time as Reaper? Trying to use loopMIDI to let me play midi in Reaper, and output that to VCV Rack, but whenever I try to run Reaper and VCV Rack at the same time I get a "There was an error opening the audio hardware: Error initializing ASIO driver" error in Reaper, and it won't even play midi files.


1. You have to start loopMIDI, then Reaper, then Rack.
2. Add a track in Reaper with input as ReaRoute
3. Start Rack and set the audio output to ReaRouteASIO (or some similar thing it's called)
4. Make sure you turn on track monitoring in Reaper (that little speaker icon under the track name)

I do this all the time. It's how I record Rack.

Oh, and you can route the track MIDI out to loopMIDI in Reaper, then select loopMIDI as the input device in Rack. Running the same performance through multiple patches can give you a giant sound that the computer would never be able to create all in one go.
Reese P. Dubin
I am absolutely floored by how good this is.
Hard to believe the platform is so young and already so much incredible stuff available.
My greatest desire will be MIDI learn for mapping controls, and MIDI/CV generated in the rack available to send out into the 'real world'. I'm sure those will happen eventually and i will enjoy every second until they do.

Hats off to everyone developing this. I honestly think it is going to be a true game changer.
BoxWannaBridle
Reese P. Dubin wrote:
I am absolutely floored by how good this is.
Hard to believe the platform is so young and already so much incredible stuff available.
My greatest desire will be MIDI learn for mapping controls, and MIDI/CV generated in the rack available to send out into the 'real world'. I'm sure those will happen eventually and i will enjoy every second until they do.

Hats off to everyone developing this. I honestly think it is going to be a true game changer.


Right click and Hold a number box on the MIDI CC to CV device and move a control!
Reese P. Dubin
BoxWannaBridle wrote:


Right click and Hold a number box on the MIDI CC to CV device and move a control!


dug the crusty Edirol UC33 out of the closet and gave it a whirl. very very good. my real hope is for the day when CC can go directly to any modules fundamental controls. But this will absolutely suffice for a good while.
BoxWannaBridle
Reese P. Dubin wrote:
BoxWannaBridle wrote:


Right click and Hold a number box on the MIDI CC to CV device and move a control!


dug the crusty Edirol UC33 out of the closet and gave it a whirl. very very good. my real hope is for the day when CC can go directly to any modules fundamental controls. But this will absolutely suffice for a good while.


Better this way IMO not necessary to control every modules parameter. There would need to be some sort of selection on modules for a MIDI controller to pick it up. This way you can have multiple devices controlling multiple parameters. Provided the have a mod source of course.
ugokcen
I finally got around playing with this thing, and I'm truly impressed! I have to say I really don't like software modulars in terms of workflow, but as a free learning tool VCV rack is indispensable. It sounds very good as well so I can totally see myself using it in a track.

I totally understand the need for paid modules to continue development of this project but wanted to sound a word of caution. It would be better in the long run if VCV rack doesn't directly compete with Softube and Reaktor. Those companies have enormous resources compared to the one man operation VCV rack is, and I would hate to see it gobbled up by those guys or other big name plugin manufacturers who want a piece of the modular pie. VCV rack has already made a big splash and I would not be surprised if the developer have already started getting offers to turn it into a commercial product.

I think the greatest value of VCV rack is in trying out modules one is considering, seeing how they like the sound or the workflow. I realized that I should pay more attention to Befaco for example, after a few hours playing with them in software form. That was so much better than watching videos or reading the manual. I hope all manufacturers consider porting some of their modules into VCV rack as a form of marketing. Most of us buy modules without the chance to try them out in person and having a software version on our laptops would make the whole process much more efficient.

Big thumbs up nanners
existentia
ugokcen wrote:
I would not be surprised if the developer have already started getting offers to turn it into a commercial product.


If he were to do so, someone else could fork the project and continue distributing it for free, so long as they adhere to the restrictions of the BSD license it's released under.
The Art Of Sound
For those wondering about sound quality..... Both these are done completely within VCV.. No external mixes or additional FX...



VCV Patch and notes can be found here....

https://patchstorage.com/everything-ends-here-vcv-rack-cover/

and...



VCV Patch and notes can be found here....

https://patchstorage.com/random-noodling-8/
ugokcen
If the developer is reading this thread could I suggest a simple quantizer to be added to the fundamentals pack?

Also, is anyone using the VCV rack as an audio fx processor? I can't seem to find a wav file player, or some other way to pump audio into the rack.

Two great "licensed" modules to add might be the Penrose quantizer and the Music Thing Modular Radio Music, considering they are open source. Just saying hihi
Vortico
ugokcen
A quantizer has been recommended a few times before, and we will add it, but I have no time estimate.

I'm currently full on module requests, but others are of course welcome to ask Music Thing and Sonic Potions and have a go at it. For me, there isn't really a correlation between a particular module being open-hardware/software and the likelihood that I will port it. VCV Rack has become prominent enough that most Eurorack manufacturers already have an answer to my question if I decided to offer to do their porting work---all I have to do is ask. Right now, the priority is getting Rack 0.6 released and another VCV original commercial plugin, followed by a 4-6 month gap where I will start more Eurorack and original ports (currently two large manufacturers lined up), and then Rack 1.0.
ugokcen
Vortico,

That's great news. I'm so happy to hear that you are getting support from the Eurorack manufacturers. I remember that it took me months and months of research on this forum before I was ready to pull the trigger on my first system. Had something like VCV rack been available back then it would have been much easier.

I don't want to turn this post into module requests, but a low pass gate would be a nice addition as well. The reason I say this is that many people coming into the modular world from traditional synthesizers have no idea what that is, and your Fundamentals pack is great for learning the basic building blocks.

I wish you all the best. We can't thank you enough for the time and effort you've put into this project. we're not worthy
Vortico
ugokcen
Also planned. Basically anything you can describe with 1-3 words is planned.
rjungemann
Sweet, there's a Make Noise Maths clone for VCV Rack, called Floats!

https://ask.audio/articles/floats-is-an-awesome-make-noise-maths-clone -for-vcv-rack-opensource-virtual-modular-synthesizer
secretkillerofnames
rjungemann wrote:
Sweet, there's a Make Noise Maths clone for VCV Rack, called Floats!

https://ask.audio/articles/floats-is-an-awesome-make-noise-maths-clone -for-vcv-rack-opensource-virtual-modular-synthesizer


And a braying shit-fest is going on about it on the VCV Facebook page.
It's unofficial (of course) and Rolando isn't happy apparently.
d'oh!
xenosapien
can you blame him?

the guy took the design 1:1, slapped another name on it, put a "by blabla designs" next to it and charges 35 bucks for it...

shame, dude. shame.
Oldstench
secretkillerofnames wrote:
rjungemann wrote:
Sweet, there's a Make Noise Maths clone for VCV Rack, called Floats!

https://ask.audio/articles/floats-is-an-awesome-make-noise-maths-clone -for-vcv-rack-opensource-virtual-modular-synthesizer


And a braying shit-fest is going on about it on the VCV Facebook page.
It's unofficial (of course) and Rolando isn't happy apparently.
d'oh!


It's pretty fucked up and I hope he gets slapped with a C&D.
aaooaa
secretkillerofnames wrote:
rjungemann wrote:
Sweet, there's a Make Noise Maths clone for VCV Rack, called Floats!

https://ask.audio/articles/floats-is-an-awesome-make-noise-maths-clone -for-vcv-rack-opensource-virtual-modular-synthesizer


And a braying shit-fest is going on about it on the VCV Facebook page.
It's unofficial (of course) and Rolando isn't happy apparently.
d'oh!


I flipped through the conversation quickly and it all seems pretty level-headed, maybe it's a different one I'm reading. Tony is handling it like a pro as usual, not getting defensive but talking about the importance of innovation versus straight up imitation. There's even a few people who didn't seem to get what the big deal was at first but have since changed their minds and are looking for refunds.
secretkillerofnames
aaooaa wrote:
secretkillerofnames wrote:
rjungemann wrote:
Sweet, there's a Make Noise Maths clone for VCV Rack, called Floats!

https://ask.audio/articles/floats-is-an-awesome-make-noise-maths-clone -for-vcv-rack-opensource-virtual-modular-synthesizer


And a braying shit-fest is going on about it on the VCV Facebook page.
It's unofficial (of course) and Rolando isn't happy apparently.
d'oh!


I flipped through the conversation quickly and it all seems pretty level-headed,


Obviously there is a copyright issue that needs to be sorted out. Freidrichs is clearly chancing it copping the "Make Noise" look though the functionality is hardly something unique to Maths. More the combination of operators in a modular form.

Rolando's form "I have no time for software and if I did I would get Tom Erbe to do it" email is pretty obnoxious but his prerogative and fair play to him for wanting to fight this. I think he should and agree that Freidrichs should be making more original stuff. But he did ask the community what hardware they would like to see emulated and he has delivered on one of the top responses. seriously, i just don't get it

As for "shitfest" I'm mainly nauseated by the elitists going on about their hardware maths. It is curious to me that people are piling on this particular clone given the amount of clones in Max4Live and Reaktor (particularly Buchla) that were mostly received well.

As someone who saw the initial post and eagerly bought it of course my disappointment colours my judgement, having wasted money on something unlikely to be supported further. d'oh!

I feel this is a good reason for not supporting paid modules in VCVRack as there is no guarantee they won't be taken down.
SynthBaron
My God, I just found out about this thing and it's amazing.
rjungemann
Eeep, I didn't even think about the (frankly obvious) IP issues with Floats. A real shame. Edit: I'm sorry for amplifying this. I'm more clueless than I thought about some important aspects of synth software and I'm trying to learn more.

I hope there are more authorized clones or collaborations in the future, since I think that's where one real advantage of VCV Rack is. Softube Modular has a bunch of course as well but I think there's value in VCV Rack being open source and easier for smaller developers to make their own modules.
circadianeyes
Can't wait to try this out.
BoxWannaBridle
circadianeyes wrote:
Can't wait to try this out.


Why wait, get on it!
Manresa
I tried this last night, and it sounds lovely. Especially the overdriven filter (I’ve only tried the fundamental modules so far—really excited to try the Mutable set & Turing Machine).

Quick question—how do I get a gate out of Seq-3? I see "trigger", "reverse trigger", and "continuous", but nothing like a 50% gate, so the ADSR isn’t all that useful. Short of using a square wave out of an LFO as clock and multing as a gate, I don’t see a way to convert trigger to gate in the default module set. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.
sduck
Use the gate out? I'm not sure what you mean by trigger, reverse trigger, or continuous - are we talking about the same thing?



And yes, using an external clock source like a vco square wave with pwm you can get better control.
Manresa
sduck wrote:
Use the gate out? I'm not sure what you mean by trigger, reverse trigger, or continuous - are we talking about the same thing?

And yes, using an external clock source like a vco square wave with pwm you can get better control.


Yeah, I’m using the gate out, but the only options (right click to see them) output a trigger, an inverted trigger (high voltage followed by a 1ms 0 voltage at end of step), and continuous, which is high as long as the step is active. So nothing that works well with an ADSR, at least as long as you have all steps active.
Vortico
How would SEQ-3 know when 50% of the time has passed, in order to switch to from a HIGH to a LOW signal? Impossible, since the clock pulses can arrive at arbitrary times, and SEQ-3 doesn't know the future to determine when the next pulse will arrive.

Use a 50% duty cycle square LFO to clock your SEQ-3 in continuous or retrigger mode, and use an AND gate with the gate output and the LFO to get a 50% duty cycle gate output.
Manresa
Thank you. Makes sense but just didn’t match my mental model of what’s going on.

What’s the best way to contribute—just start commenting on GitHub? I can’t program DSP but I can do interface & graphic design—including extracting SVGs from the Mutable Instruments Illustrator files for panel designs.
Vortico
Manresa wrote:

What’s the best way to contribute


The Rack source itself is not "open-contribution", and I already have an excellent graphic designer. However, you can contribute to dependencies upstream like RtAudio or NanoVG, develop plugins which fill niches, or find bugs, request features, and open discussions on Rack's GitHub Issues Tracker / official developer forum.
sduck
Vortico wrote:
How would SEQ-3 know when 50% of the time has passed, in order to switch to from a HIGH to a LOW signal? Impossible, since the clock pulses can arrive at arbitrary times, and SEQ-3 doesn't know the future to determine when the next pulse will arrive.

Use a 50% duty cycle square LFO to clock your SEQ-3 in continuous or retrigger mode, and use an AND gate with the gate output and the LFO to get a 50% duty cycle gate output.


I think that Manresa was thinking (as I was) that it would work similarly to the way many physical sequencers work - that the duty cycle of the clock signal, whatever that is, would be passed through to the gate output. So the sustain time of an adsr could be modulated by the pw control of the vco/lfo/whatever that's doing the clocking. Is this something that would be possible to implement in the Seq 3? I also miss a step increment button or some easy way to program the individual steps. Maybe I'm looking for too much from such an otherwise great program - thanks for all your work on this!
Vortico
That's how Pulse Matrix works. Might as well change SEQ-3 to that too.
SynthBaron
Hmm.
smetak
Stumbled, very recently, by accident upon VCV Rack after reading a thread on Muff - and this is just amazing!!!! Can't get enough of the Rack! Absolutely brilliant - and has been an essential aid to working on my "real life" modular rig. Kudos to the developer and everyone involved!!!!

Was able to download the latest version and it worked perfectly on my old Sony notebook, running on Windows 7/64 bit - as interface, an even order m-audio fast track pro did the trick (after some minor latency adjustments). No crashes, no glitches, just a smooth ride! Very happy!

Needless to say, went out hunting for plugins and third-party modules. Found a few, but, like many here, did notice that a good many of them simply don't work (got onto Github, but the site isn't very user friendly, bit of a tough nut to crack). Basically, from the little I understand (nope, not an engineer - far from it - third-world bureaucrat with nil understanding of anything that has to do with numbers), for the plugin to correctly work, you will need a "plugin.dll" file contained in the first folder.

After spending my entire Sunday downloading whatever I could off from Github and trying to install the various zip files, I did come to notice this "rule of thumb" - either you have the .dll file right upfront, or it won't work.

Again, that's what I did notice after over a day attempting to install plugins to the Rack. Yes, I may be totally wrong here (again, I have zero expertise on this), but after reading this entire thread, did notice that a good many Wigglers, who are in the same boat that I am, are having the same issues. And this might help.
HighLordFixer
Does any have any clue what SDK format VCV module plugins use?
Are they VST?
Eye have habit of doing proto modules designs as VST for testing theories prior breadboarding/using components...
and or experimenting with hypothesis
for having VST sonic reference before hard
that can then be also used in composition
Then use them in an old obscure japanese virtual modular system(console.jp)
Sounds like some fun for me designing modules/plugins for VCV

Only if VCV didn't crash on startup for me...
Vortico
The "VCV Rack SDK" is what you use.
Rack requires a new-ish computer with a reasonable graphics card. There might be additional compatibility issues since Rack is in Beta.
HighLordFixer
Get how Alpha/Beta goes ... the search for bugs... and squashing them...
working through the bug report lists...
so guessing this Wiggly thread is being used for easy bug reports and such
You have the SDK on VCV site?
Eye will take peak at it when have extra time
have some things that can be ported for VCV pins
sure you probably get how it is having obsessive compulsive creative tendencies:P
Alrighty back for my noisey codeland:)
Thanks for responding!
Vortico
If you want to develop plugins, start here. https://vcvrack.com/manual/PluginDevelopmentTutorial.html
zeit
Decided to give VCV a try....ran into an issue with the audio driver module freezing up and was curious if someone knows how to start VCV w/o it restoring the last state it was in? For instance, without it reloading the Audio Interface module each time.

Right now, it's freezing up / crashing the app each time I boot it up so I'm unable to choose a different audio driver (started off w/ asio4all but wanted to try direct sound). Hope this makes sense.. lol screenshot shows what's happening when I try to do anything (add a module, choose a different audio driver..etc..)



Vortico
Delete the autosave.vcv file from Rack's local directory (My Documents/Rack on Windows).
zeit
Thank you! thumbs up
WIZARDISHUNGRY
Here's my first real generally useful plugin, now in beta:


The Pulsum Quadratum Rhombic Shift Register (RSR) is a four-voice, demuxing shift register for the VCVRack modular synthesis environment. The RSR consists of four looping “analog” shift registers whose inputs and outputs are switched via control voltage. https://bongo.zone
Oldstench
WIZARDISHUNGRY wrote:
Here's my first real generally useful plugin, now in beta:


The Pulsum Quadratum Rhombic Shift Register (RSR) is a four-voice, demuxing shift register for the VCVRack modular synthesis environment. The RSR consists of four looping “analog” shift registers whose inputs and outputs are switched via control voltage. https://bongo.zone


Cool. Very nice looking. I'll take a look as soon as I have any time in my life.
zeit
Looks like 0.6.0 was recently released...still slowly learning the software but been looking forward to the VCV Bridge feature. w00t

https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/blob/v0.6/CHANGELOG.md#060-201803-29
Oldstench
Ok fantastic. Can't wait to try it out.
The Grump
WIZARDISHUNGRY wrote:
Here's my first real generally useful plugin, now in beta:


The Pulsum Quadratum Rhombic Shift Register (RSR) is a four-voice, demuxing shift register for the VCVRack modular synthesis environment. The RSR consists of four looping “analog” shift registers whose inputs and outputs are switched via control voltage. https://bongo.zone


Cool, how about a non-time limited version?
Luap
Just some feedback on the .6 update if I may..

I can't Quit the software by going to 'Rack' in the menu bar > Quit Rack. Nothing happens. Its fine if I go to quit via the file menu however.
(Mac/10.12.6)
I also get rather a lot of 'Could not load plugin' type errors on boot, even after updating the modules. I notice some have shifted to 'paid' tho, so half expected I guess.

Otherwise running well so far here cool
SynthBaron
Uses around half the CPU and GPU resources of the previous version. Previous saved patches are kind of useless now though, setting/CV ranges have obviously changed. But I was waiting for this version to really start using it anyway.
Vortico
SynthBaron wrote:
setting/CV ranges have obviously changed.

On what modules? It's not too late for a fix!
SynthBaron
Vortico wrote:
SynthBaron wrote:
setting/CV ranges have obviously changed.

On what modules? It's not too late for a fix!


I'm not sure if I could actually tell you which. I think you mentioned in a post somewhere that it would be changing a bit. If you load the patch file here (https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2773885#2773885), it sounds different on .51 vs .6.

Not a big deal, not even a complaint really. I am too beyond impressed with the software to even care, lol...
tarmoog
Tried VST bridge a bit and everything seems to be working nicely, but my cpu 4790k seems to run out of juice like it was some laptop cpu from 2005.

Just running braids, clouds and rings and vca + adsr and couple fx in daw. :(

Using Reason 10 with silent way RE to send cv/gate as audio into vcv bridge.

I guess need to upgrade some new generation 8+ core cpu if I am going to use to VCV bridge more.
makers
bad question... I see now VCV-rack.component is AU plugin...

Love the update so far.
electricanada
Is there a quantizer on VCV Rack that supports microtonal tunings? I usually only work in just intonation.
francoprussian
The new module browser is quite annoying. It's hard to just 'browse' modules and instead it seems geared to making a favourites list, but that could get really really long depending on how many packages you have installed. Also, the keyboard browsing lets you go into folders of manufacturers but then once there it's not obvious how to get back out to the main menu, and then you have to click 'clear filters' which forces you back to using the mouse and also you have to move up to the top of the browser window to do that.

Just doesn't seem like things are as 'exposed' as they were in last version, more like there's a layer hidden.

Not fun.

What if the favourites sit in a folder of their own to make grouping more readable? Something like the way Renoise does it would be nice and eye-friendly

Edit: I'm also getting a hang on quit and have to force the app to shut down> OSX 10.9.5 running on a 2012 Macbook Pro...
Oldstench
Dude...0.6.0 and Bridge are very well done. Kudos buddy.

One issue I've found is if I delete the VCV Bridge plugin I can't connect VCV to Ableton again unless I restart VCV Rack.
Vortico
francoprussian
The Module Browser is designed for long-term use rather than window shopping where you know which modules you want. Create them by typing <enter>a few letters<enter> or with the favorites feature using the mouse.
However, it's pretty fast for window shopping as well since the last author you've selected persists in the next Module Browser launch.

To go back, hit <enter> to launch the Module Browser and notice that "Clear filters" is the first selected item. You can hit <enter> again to go back to the main menu.

If the favorites were in its own folder, using the favorites wouldn't be any faster than entering its author submenu.
francoprussian
I guess i'm just one of the people 50 cent talks about...


francoprussian
Still, having a long favourites list wont be much fun with that skinny little browser window like it is now.
makers
I see now that the VCV-rack.component is the AU plugin...
WIZARDISHUNGRY
The Grump wrote:

Cool, how about a non-time limited version?


I'm in a situation where I'd like be paid something for my work, but I'd also like people to be able to use what I made. I don't know what I'm going to do - if I should package all my modules together and make them free forever, do I sell on the vcv store, etc. The saddest thing to me would be spending a ton of time and energy into making something that doesn't get used…
Oldstench
WIZARDISHUNGRY wrote:

I'm in a situation where I'd like be paid something for my work, but I'd also like people to be able to use what I made.

Understandable.

WIZARDISHUNGRY wrote:
The saddest thing to me would be spending a ton of time and energy into making something that doesn't get used…

Here's where I disagree. You should work as if the creation itself is it's own reward. If you labor only in the hope that others will use/view/listen to the end result, you will quickly be demoralized and stop creating. Very, very often the best works languish in complete obscurity. Does that diminish the work? Not at all.
tarmoog
tarmoog wrote:
Tried VST bridge a bit and everything seems to be working nicely, but my cpu 4790k seems to run out of juice like it was some laptop cpu from 2005.

Just running braids, clouds and rings and vca + adsr and couple fx in daw. :(

Using Reason 10 with silent way RE to send cv/gate as audio into vcv bridge.

I guess need to upgrade some new generation 8+ core cpu if I am going to use to VCV bridge more.


It might not be my CPU after all, VCV bridge fx module is a bit buggy and other users in reasontalk.com have found it not to be stable currently.

Crashes, cracks & pops, random "Your CPU is too slow.." messages.
gryfon1
Kudos, Vortico — this is very impressive!
Far and away the most usable soft-synth I’ve tried. There’s something very engaging about the UI.

I’m loving it.
Phil999
tarmoog wrote:

It might not be my CPU after all, VCV bridge fx module is a bit buggy and other users in reasontalk.com have found it not to be stable currently.

Crashes, cracks & pops, random "Your CPU is too slow.." messages.

this is the nature of plugins and audio interfaces/drivers in general. You can pick almost any plugin and find many people with problems.

I don't know. VCV bridge works perfectly well at my place. And I don't even use my main DAW for VCV, it's an older computer from 2013.
tarmoog
Phil999 wrote:
tarmoog wrote:

It might not be my CPU after all, VCV bridge fx module is a bit buggy and other users in reasontalk.com have found it not to be stable currently.

Crashes, cracks & pops, random "Your CPU is too slow.." messages.

this is the nature of plugins and audio interfaces/drivers in general. You can pick almost any plugin and find many people with problems.

I don't know. VCV bridge works perfectly well at my place. And I don't even use my main DAW for VCV, it's an older computer from 2013.


Different DAWs handles stuff differently, Reason has only 64 sample buffer which might be one of reasons for this behaviour.

I dont want to be ungrateful and I understand that VCV rack is run by a single guy. And It is totally awesome smile

But bugs and problems still needs to get reported. Otherwise progress wont happen.
Monotremata
Hmm I can see the VCV Rack plugin in the AU Manager in Logic, and it validated okay. But if I create an instrument track, there is no VCV_ folder in the list of AU Instruments to actually use it?

Standalone is working great as always! I dig the favorites feature too. I can see how its gonna get way long eventually but at the same time I have alot of plugins Ive downloaded, where I only wanted one or two of the modules in them, so now I don't have to dig through every menu each time because I cant remember WHICH plugin had what I wanted hah.
Luap
Monotremata wrote:
Hmm I can see the VCV Rack plugin in the AU Manager in Logic, and it validated okay. But if I create an instrument track, there is no VCV_ folder in the list of AU Instruments to actually use it?



I've not actually tried it as a plugin myself yet. But Logic X & Reason 10 sees it at least here. However, VCV appears under effects, not instruments.
Phil999
tarmoog wrote:

Reason has only 64 sample buffer which might be one of reasons for this behaviour.

quite probably. I use 256 on fast CPU systems or 512 on older systems.
Monotremata
Luap wrote:
Monotremata wrote:
Hmm I can see the VCV Rack plugin in the AU Manager in Logic, and it validated okay. But if I create an instrument track, there is no VCV_ folder in the list of AU Instruments to actually use it?



I've not actually tried it as a plugin myself yet. But Logic X & Reason 10 sees it at least here. However, VCV appears under effects, not instruments.


Aaahh there it is.. As an effect though.. How are we supposed to use this to actually record it??? You can only open it on an audio track and that wants inputs from your interface for recording?? I gotta go read the manual anyways (if there is one yet). I have VCV open, have an audio track with the bridge open in Logic, but don't see how Im supposed to connect the plugin to VCV and have no clue how to get the audio back into Logic to record heh.

EDIT: Ok I figured out how to connect the two, but still. Once I change the Audio Driver in VCV to Bridge, open Bridge in Logic and select the ports I have no output from VCV anymore. If I switch back to Core Audio its playing away, but nada from the Bridge and Logic. I had VCV Rack crash once when I changed sample rates in Logic from 44.1k to 48k. The instant I changed it, VCV crashed. I did it again back to 44.1k and then back to 48k after reopening it, and no crash either time. Maybe it was just a fluke.. Still no sound coming out of it anymore though.
Phil999
the key info is to set the audio device in VCV to 'bridge'. Then you have 8 audio ports i/o to your DAW. Including 16 MIDI CC automation parameters. For MIDI note i/o just use a virtual MIDI port, on Mac it is built-in, on Windows loopMIDI or similar.
Monotremata
Phil999 wrote:
the key info is to set the audio device in VCV to 'bridge'. Then you have 8 audio ports i/o to your DAW.


Hahaha I think I was editing my post when you replied. I figured that part out, but now Ive got no sound coming out of VCV Rack, and cant figure out how for the life of me you're supposed to capture it as an audio track yet since its an AU effect instead of an instrument.
Phil999
I'm not on a Mac, but I'm pretty sure if you insert the plugin on an audio track it will work.
Monotremata
Phil999 wrote:
I'm not on a Mac, but I'm pretty sure if you insert the plugin on an audio track it will work.


Ive got it open, and the audio module in VCV is set to Bridge and Port 1, but there's nothing coming through. If I change the driver back to HDMI (I don't have my whole rack on, Im just using the TV its connected to) sound starts coming out right away. Ive tried closing everything and reopening them one at a time (according to the new manual the order doesn't matter) and nada.
Vortico
Aware of FL Studio incompatibilities and will be working with an FL Studio developer next week. A VST instrument should be available for Rack 0.6.1.
Monotremata
Unless there is something glaringly obvious Ive missed, I have to give up on Bridge and wait for the AU heh. Just does not work in Logic Pro 10.4.1 over here. Open Logic and Rack, set Racks output driver to Bridge Port 1, open the plugin on an audio track in Logic, set it to Bridge Port 1, nothing. Ive tried enabling input monitoring, arming record, hitting play, no audio is coming over to Logic. Also tried it as an insert on an Aux channel but same deal.

I know Bridge is communicating with Rack because I can make Rack crash from inside Logic so far by flipping the channels from mono to stereo sometimes, and by using the command key to drag the plugin to different channel strips. Rack itself is running beautifully, guess Ill just finally start making some patches so Im ready to go when they AU hits.
WIZARDISHUNGRY
Monotremata

I'd suggest asking in the (very active) VCV facebook group if possible.
Monotremata
WIZARDISHUNGRY wrote:
Monotremata

I'd suggest asking in the (very active) VCV facebook group if possible.


I think I joined it awhile ago but never see posts from it. I probably don't participate enough haha. I sure see this one and the other Eurorack Synthesizer groups all day long!
Monotremata
Weird, today all of a sudden Bridge worked and I figured out how to get it to record audio in Logic Pro X 10.4.1. I see a lot of folks having the same issues so maybe something here can help..

Some tricks to getting it to work.. Set it up per the instructions, open the plugin as an insert on an audio track, set Bridge's port appropriately in both Logic and VCV Rack.. I have a MOTU 828MK2, which has its own hardware monitoring, but this isn't working with Rack. To get it to pass audio through to the DAW, I have to enable software monitoring to hear it. Now the big catch, the minute you hit record, the track goes silent, and no longer passes audio directly to the track. You CAN still hear it but for whatever reason, the audio track itself gets nothing. Had to set the audio tracks output to a bus, and then pick another audio track and set its input to that same bus. THEN it works and actually records the audio you're playing. Perhaps its down to the MOTU being why you have to do it this way.. Looking forward to the eventual AU instrument version, but at least I can record it for now finally! grin
WIZARDISHUNGRY
I've been pleasantly surprised that people have actually been purchasing the module I wrote. I'm struggling to make the documentation accessible so I don't have to receive so many support emails.
Riggar
love to click right on a module in the rack and make it a favourite! (Cntl +F)?
SynthBaron
Browsing by image gallery of the module fronts would be nice too.
alexander92
Can anyone help me out? It's probably a long shot contacting the developer, but a system restore wiped all the plugins on Windows. No plugins left. The plugins are still in my account at vcvrack.com . But the problem is that I cant get them through the software, because it doesn't allow to log me in within the application itself??
Vortico
alexander92 What happens when you try to log in with Rack?
alexander92
Vortico wrote:
alexander92 What happens when you try to log in with Rack?

I type my login details, after that nothing happens... No error message nothing. When I click update plugins in the application, nothing happens aswell.

Tried resetting my pass a few times on the website. Does not make a difference within the software.
alexander92
Ok problem solved. I had to clear cookies? Not sure if that was related. But I made a new account with a secondary gmail account. All working again now, thanks.

Also, id like to know if its possible to obtain and use the plugins without Internet? I build a hackintosh, but currently it has no internet...
Vortico
Not at this time. Later I'll add download links to the website, but no time estimate yet.
mwvm
I get a crash if a select an asio device.

I get a crash when I open midi to cv device if I select the same midi port.

Win 10 64
WIZARDISHUNGRY
alexander92 wrote:
Also, id like to know if its possible to obtain and use the plugins without Internet? I build a hackintosh, but currently it has no internet...


The plugin page has direct download links and I believe the FAQ has information on which directory to put extracted zips into.
chamomileshark
hi, can someone help me get to record the audio in Cubase 9.5?

Although I've had cubase for decades I'm still very vague on the audio routing stuff.

So, this is what I've done and found so far.

Installed VCV Bridge 64bit.

Added an Audio module to Rack from the Core plugin, and selected "Bridge" from the driver dropdown list. Opened the device menu to select the Bridge port as 1.

Added the "VCV Bridge" effect plugin to an audio track. Opened the plugin parameters and set the Bridge port setting to 1.

I got audio but hitting record results in a silent recording.

So I assumed I should be adding the VCV Bridge plugin to the "Stereo in" channel. Tried that. No audio.

Help?
Monotremata
chamomileshark wrote:
hi, can someone help me get to record the audio in Cubase 9.5?

Although I've had cubase for decades I'm still very vague on the audio routing stuff.

So, this is what I've done and found so far.

Installed VCV Bridge 64bit.

Added an Audio module to Rack from the Core plugin, and selected "Bridge" from the driver dropdown list. Opened the device menu to select the Bridge port as 1.

Added the "VCV Bridge" effect plugin to an audio track. Opened the plugin parameters and set the Bridge port setting to 1.

I got audio but hitting record results in a silent recording.

So I assumed I should be adding the VCV Bridge plugin to the "Stereo in" channel. Tried that. No audio.

Help?


Read my post on the page right before this.. Rack does the same thing in Logic, I left notes on how I got it to work for me.
chamomileshark
ok, I will try that tomorow - I did think of that but then got a bit stuck - heading off now to see a film
Vortico
For those who aren't following the Twitter/Facebook, I'd added a new Bridge page in the VCV Rack manual. https://vcvrack.com/manual/Bridge.html The manual is also now user-editable through GitHub if you'd like to add instructions for using Bridge with your favorite DAW.
chamomileshark
ok, I think I have it working in Cubase 9.5 so thanks Monotramata.

I'll do a bit more testing in the next few days and if I can figure out how to do the Github thing I will add it. If I can't I'll set it out here.

Looking forward to playing with this - I was never entirely happy with reaktor blocks and my hardware modulars aren't Eurorack.
chamomileshark
ok, I'm not sure how to add this to Github - it looks as if it's beyond me but here are the instructions for both recording into Cubase and sending MIDI from it to VCV Rack.



VCV Rack & Cubase 9.5

1. Recording audio from VCV Rack into Cubase 9.5.

Launch VCV Rack.

Add an Audio module from the Core modules.

Set the Audio module to "Bridge" and "Port 1"



Within Cubase create audio track. Call it for example "VCV Audio in".

Add "VCV Rack Bridge" as an insert. This plugin comes as an optional install within the current VCV rack download – I chose to install the 64bit version. (If "VCV Bridge" does not appear in the default list of insert plugins you will need to install it seperately.)

Set Port within VCV Rack Bridge plugin to "Port 1"

As you cannot record directly onto this "VCV Audio in" track you need to add a buss to send the audio to a seperate audio track and record on that.

To do this;

Add a Group track, call it for example "Buss VCV".

In the Cubase Mixer routing change the "VCV Audio in" routing out to "Buss VCV".

Create another audio track and call it, for example, "VCV Record".

In the Cubase Mixer change the input routing for "VCV Record" to "Buss VCV".

VCV Record track will now record the audio output from the VCV Rack.




2. Sending MIDI into VCV Rack from a Cubase MIDI track (or controller).

Example is for Windows using LoopMIDI (a donatioware application available from https://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/loopmidi.html )

Lauch LoopMIDI


Within VCV Rack patch add a MIDI 1 module from the Core modules.

Set the MIDI 1 module to "Windows MIDI", "LoopMIDI Port 1", "Channel 1"

From the MIDI 1 module send the CV out to an Oscillator "V/Oct" (for pitch), send the "Gate" to an ADSR module "Gate".


Within Cubase add a MIDI track and set the output routing to LoopMIDI, channel 1.
Vortico
I've finally created a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/vcvrack/. I'll make Rack and plugin annoucements there as well as the Twitter account at https://twitter.com/vcvrack.
tarmoog
Nice, Thank you for update.

Still it is quite a CPU hog when running as VST instrument with Reason.

In standalone mode I can get a loads of more modules before running into performance issues.

Kinda curious how it utilizes cpu(multiple cores?) when running with VST bridge.

If more cores would help maybe there would be some interesting options in the future from AMD and also Intel smile
tarmoog
Workaround solution I found is to use 2 audio interfaces and sending midi through vst bridge and have DAW and VCV run audio through different audio interfaces.

Having MIDI bridge still keeps them nicely in sync and I can get more performance out of vcv rack.
Luap
A while back I mentioned that VCVRack 0.6.0 wouldn't quit using the Menu bar quit option (It won't quit from the dock icon either)
This is still the same in 0.6.1 but now its worse because the previously available option to quit from the VCVRack window itself (which did work) has now gone. Am I missing a preferred way to simply shut down the software?
(OS X 10.12.6)
Gharwen
A week ago I stumbled over VCV-Rack and get speechless...

Thank you Vortico for this awesome thing.
I guess I won't figure out all possibilities until I'm laying six feet under... hihi

For fun, does anyone calculate the cost in case of buying all modules in hardware (if they are available in hardware)...?

For those who are beginners in modular synthesizers I found the Youtube channel of Modular Curiosity who did a bunch of very good tutorials and explanations.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZEv3hADF9ELOIwUNu6RVg/videos
Luap
Luap wrote:
Just some feedback on the .6 update if I may..

I can't Quit the software by going to 'Rack' in the menu bar > Quit Rack. Nothing happens. Its fine if I go to quit via the file menu however.
(Mac/10.12.6)
I also get rather a lot of 'Could not load plugin' type errors on boot, even after updating the modules. I notice some have shifted to 'paid' tho, so half expected I guess.

Otherwise running well so far here cool


Luap wrote:
A while back I mentioned that VCVRack 0.6.0 wouldn't quit using the Menu bar quit option (It won't quit from the dock icon either)
This is still the same in 0.6.1 but now its worse because the previously available option to quit from the VCVRack window itself (which did work) has now gone. Am I missing a preferred way to simply shut down the software?
(OS X 10.12.6)


Bueller....?
doepferiano
A review of NYSTHI modules (with a buchla/serge twist ) from

http://soundbytesmag.net/review-nysthi-modules-for-vcv-rack/
TXBDan
Man, this on an ipad would rock my world.
electricanada
TXBDan wrote:
Man, this on an ipad would rock my world.


Agreed. I like the idea of VCVRack, but dislike using it with a mouse. It would be a lot more fun on a touchscreen. How does it work on MS Surface?
Monotremata
Luap wrote:
A while back I mentioned that VCVRack 0.6.0 wouldn't quit using the Menu bar quit option (It won't quit from the dock icon either)
This is still the same in 0.6.1 but now its worse because the previously available option to quit from the VCVRack window itself (which did work) has now gone. Am I missing a preferred way to simply shut down the software?
(OS X 10.12.6)


Its been awhile since I read up on the details but what is Rack based on lib wise?? I know Java and QT both have some issues with the menu bar here and there and some of those commands don't work up there. Maybe VCVRack is the same?? I have a couple cross platform front ends for the MAME emulator, one is in Java, the other is QT based. The QT one cant quit from the menu bar or the dock, it has to be closed by clicking the main windows red X button. The Java one, CMD-H or the menu bar won't hide the application. When you use either one, it sends whatever command he has mapped to the About command on the menu.. When I pointed this out to the dev in the last version he knew right away and said 'Yeah sorry, its a Java bug, theyre all gonna do that on MacOS, until they fix it thats how it is.'
Holiday
I tried with the VST plugin in Ableton. The CPU in Ableton is jumping all over the place from 30% to over 140%, essentially making the VCV rack unusable without crackling distortion. Everything is set up correct. Just wondering if VCV Rack is just way to CPU intensive for my Macbook Core i5.
secretkillerofnames
I've found it quite stable in Bitwig but i'm not asking it to do too much at the moment. Certainly no big CPU jumps which I have definitely noticed in Live 9 and Reason.

And FWIW I'm using a Mac Mini 2012 i7 server model.
Agawell
I haven't used Rack for a bit

but it was pretty stable standalone (0.5.0) on my 2016 MacbookPro 13" (i5 escape key)

but it would have serious issues if anything else was running (mainly lumen, praxisLive and Processing3) at which point it slows down considerably and stutters and glitches all over the place, which in some ways worked and others didn't) tried again with 0.6.0 - same result - but dekstops' audio recorders have disappeared and I can't be arsed to debug the code to get it to work - hopefully some one else will

I'll keep an eye out and try again when it's more stable or I've managed to get myself a more powerful computer - or try running it on my 2012 macbookpro retina - once it's repaired
SynthBaron
It's probably because it takes up a lot of GPU resources, and you will run into issues if you're using the built in one of your CPU (as is the case with most laptops). I had to buy a newer graphics card to use with it, and even then it takes up about 15% of the resources of this desktop GTX 1050 to just run the GUI of Rack.
SynthBaron
SynthBaron wrote:
Vortico wrote:
SynthBaron wrote:
setting/CV ranges have obviously changed.

On what modules? It's not too late for a fix!


I'm not sure if I could actually tell you which. I think you mentioned in a post somewhere that it would be changing a bit. If you load the patch file here (https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2773885#2773885), it sounds different on .51 vs .6.

Not a big deal, not even a complaint really. I am too beyond impressed with the software to even care, lol...


I figured out what it was: if you change the sample rate of the audio engine, it changes the way modules respond. If you change it a few times, it also seems to corrupt a patch so much that it crashes the program and your patch will refuse to load when you re-launch the app. Thus necessitating clicking "yes" to that dialog box that pops up asking if you want to clear the current patch and start over to fix it.
Luap
Monotremata wrote:

Its been awhile since I read up on the details but what is Rack based on lib wise?? I know Java and QT both have some issues with the menu bar here and there and some of those commands don't work up there. Maybe VCVRack is the same?? I have a couple cross platform front ends for the MAME emulator, one is in Java, the other is QT based. The QT one cant quit from the menu bar or the dock, it has to be closed by clicking the main windows red X button. The Java one, CMD-H or the menu bar won't hide the application. When you use either one, it sends whatever command he has mapped to the About command on the menu.. When I pointed this out to the dev in the last version he knew right away and said 'Yeah sorry, its a Java bug, theyre all gonna do that on MacOS, until they fix it thats how it is.'


Thanks for your insight thumbs up Unfortunately im not really down with all the technicated code type hoopla. But yes! Simply clicking the red traffic light button does indeed do the job. Im not sure why I didn't try that before. Although its one of those inconsistent Mac oddities, in that the red button behaves differently in different software. Hence I don't generally use it to quit software.

The issue it still in the latest 0.6.2b incidentally. And Vortico has seemingly chosen not to respond here on the matter? confused I would guess because hes already aware. But some confirmation would have been appreciated so that I don't feel like im wasting my time reporting this stuff.
I'll give the betas a miss from here.. But i'll certainly be back to give V1 a go, whenever that is cool
Vortico
I cannot reproduce your "quit" issue on MacOS. I can successfully quit Rack as expected with Cmd+Q, clicking on the Red quit icon in the window, using Rack > Quit from the menu, and quiting from the Dock.
Ears
electricanada wrote:
TXBDan wrote:
Man, this on an ipad would rock my world.


Agreed. I like the idea of VCVRack, but dislike using it with a mouse. It would be a lot more fun on a touchscreen. How does it work on MS Surface?


VCV performs well enough in terms of CPU on my Surface Pro (tho it does get warm and eats battery), but touch and pen don't work well since knobs require a mouse to turn. Using a pen or mouse only sets them to noon or hard clockwise unless there is some trick I'm missing. It did take time to figure out how to draw patch connections but once I got the hang it's rather nice. Dev said there's no plans to build better support for touch.

If you're dead set on modular on your Surface, when on the train and in live performance I've found the NI Reaktor/Reaktor Blocks has decent touch and pen capability - tho no multitouch if you want to turn two knobs at the same time. For those cases, I map a midi controller. But NI is obviously a great deal more expensive and is much rougher on CPU.


iPad on the other hand is a modular touch screen playground. I bought an iPad pro just for all the cool music and modular apps that really make amazing use of touch.
midiguru
I'm getting serious about VCV. Amazing system!

Serious question, however: What is "Windows MIDI"? Every other music app I own (running Windows 7 Pro 64) accesses the MIDI from my trusty Axiom-61 keyboard with no fuss, but none of those other programs even has "Windows MIDI" as a choice for MIDI input.

I'd love it if someone could tell me how to get MIDI messages from the Axiom into VCV. Right now I'm looking at Impromptu Modular's Write-Seq, and it obviously expects to be loaded from the MIDI input module.
Vortico
Windows MIDI is the same API used by most other DAWs. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/Multimedia/midi-refer ence
midiguru
Vortico wrote:
Windows MIDI is the same API used by most other DAWs. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/Multimedia/midi-refer ence

Quite likely true. I should have been more explicit in my question. The MIDI-1 module, when set to Windows MIDI - All Channels, fails to receive MIDI notes from my keyboard. Nothing happens. I know this because when I attach its CV output to an oscillator input and play the keyboard, the pitch of the oscillator doesn't change and the CV out jack doesn't light up. Nor does the Gate jack when I attach it to an envelope generator.

Clearly the MIDI-1 module is not receiving MIDI messages. How would I troubleshoot this?
Vortico
What's the exact device name you've selected in MIDI-1?
midiguru
Vortico wrote:
What's the exact device name you've selected in MIDI-1?

Ah, well, there you go. Simple user error. I hadn't selected a device. Sorry for the confusion.
Vortico
VCV has released Spectra, a 16-band spectral designer with two filter bank models. It is modeled on the 296r Spectral Processor but also includes an ideal digital model for more transparent character.

Spectral processors popularized vocoding in the field of audio synthesis, so Spectra makes it easy to modulate all 16 bands with an additional "auxiliary" input which simulates a second set of filter banks modulating each band level.

It can be used as a multimode filter as well, with the CV-controllable Master Filter section.

Available at https://vcvrack.com/Spectra.html for $30. VCV Spectra is one of five plugins that directly supports development of VCV Rack.

SynthBaron
Now all I want is for someone to model the Moog inductor based Fixed Filter Bank and I'd be all set.
doepferiano
Phasor Harmonic VCO with keyframes
in nysthi package

SunSpots
So I didn't read this whole thread... sorry... but...
I learned how to link midi from Ableton... how do I get sound back into ableton?
SunSpots
So all the info I asked earlier is answered. Very simple stuff.

VCV is freaking AMAZING... THANK YOU SO MUCH for making this instrument. It's insane man... really crazy. I'm amazed by all the developers who have come out to make some of the best modules out there. REALLY COOL. I'm hooked!
Spyart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeEJk0-xqZ8

VCV Rack is a bomb, I had a nice time with wiggling this DIY synth with VCV Rack rhytms and FXs. Enjoy
minigmgoit
VCV Rack changed the way I approach electronic music, a complete paradigm shift. I feel like I have a vague sense of what people who go modular get out of it now, in fact I've been enjoy VCV Rack so much I've finally realized I can't go back and am planning my first case build as we speak.

I've been using it for several months now and after the .6 upgrade things got very serious. It's incredible. There seems to be new modules every day. It's given a great, and free in road to try out modular.

It's sooooo 'f'ing good.
minigmgoit
Has anyone tried the new Geodisks modules?

The both look amazing and sound great too
Spyart
Burst! is a great module just check it out. Link on the Aepelzens Modules in the description.
Vortico
VCV has a booth at Knobcon 2018 near Chicago, IL. We will be hosting Show-Off-Your-Patch all weekend. If you visit the booth and want your patch to be featured, send your .vcv file to knobcon2018@vcvrack.com in advance so I can transfer it to the demo computer.
undress
Does anybody have problems with this app being a resource sucker?

In macOS it rises to 60-70 % CPU and 300 to 400+ energy impact. Within a minute all the fans are running at max and the whole chassis runs hot.

Thanks for any help. BTW, I love this app.
lysander
I have the same issue on my MacBook Pro and after profiling it it seems like about 2/3 of the time is spent in the opengl rendering.
My graphics card is an Intel Iris 640 and I guess these must suck.
Unfortunately this results in pops and crackle in the audio even on moderately complex patches that should be fine for the sound.
Making the window very small helps but obviously that’s not paractical.
Will dig a bit more but I’m not sure there’s a quick fix :(
SynthBaron
Yeah, I went out and bought a GTX 1050 so I don't have to worry about all the GPU resources it consumes.
lysander
Yeah, if I had more time I would have looked into improving the performance and / or trying to switch to Vulkan + MoltenVK or Metal for rendering on mac.
Unfortunately supporting SVG makes this quite tricky so I will have to wait for Andrew to tackle this and might sell my laptop and get another one so I can focus on using it and writing modules.
Honestly this thing is so awesome that I think it will be worth the expenditure.
SynthBaron
lysander wrote:

Honestly this thing is so awesome that I think it will be worth the expenditure.


For the price of a cheap Euro oscillator module I got that video card which made it work completely perfectly on a 5 year old i7-3770. It takes up about 10% of the CPU most of the time.

It's the best modular synth I've used in 17 years playing with analog and digital ones. If I had to pay $1k to upgrade to make it useable, I would probably do it. Still less expensive than investing in even a small analog modular. And easier to use, IMHO.
lysander
I completely agree.
Spyart
droningspaghettimonster
sorry for the lazyness. . .can the VCV rack be user to send CV out from ES-3 like Bitwig modulators if I'm using RME UFX?
Spyart
tewnty_two
SynthBaron wrote:
lysander wrote:

Honestly this thing is so awesome that I think it will be worth the expenditure.


For the price of a cheap Euro oscillator module I got that video card which made it work completely perfectly on a 5 year old i7-3770. It takes up about 10% of the CPU most of the time.

It's the best modular synth I've used in 17 years playing with analog and digital ones. If I had to pay $1k to upgrade to make it useable, I would probably do it. Still less expensive than investing in even a small analog modular. And easier to use, IMHO.


So the graphics are the hogg?
What % were you running before upgrading the graphics card?
doepferiano
bidimensional morpher

swarm mode

doepferiano
Magister Fuzz


Rodent V2


RXG100 Channel B


SmashMaster
jrindo
Is there a way to send live audio into vcv?
Vortico
jrindo
Use the Audio module from Core. It has 8 ports for routing audio from your device into Rack.
jhindsight
Vortico wrote:
jrindo
Use the Audio module from Core. It has 8 ports for routing audio from your device into Rack.


Thanks i'll have a play with it tonight
Entrainer
Interested in updating my GPU for VCV Rack performance improvements. Currently using Intel HD 4600 (integrated 4790k). Looking at 1060 3gb, which appears to be the sweet spot for price/performance ratio.

Does the GPU handle any audio processing tasks? If so, I might opt for a stronger GPU.

Thank you!

(apologies if this has been answered on Facebook, I don't have a personal user account to access that information)
Dilibob
Entrainer wrote:
Interested in updating my GPU for VCV Rack performance improvements. Currently using Intel HD 4600 (integrated 4790k). Looking at 1060 3gb, which appears to be the sweet spot for price/performance ratio.

Does the GPU handle any audio processing tasks? If so, I might opt for a stronger GPU.

Thank you!

(apologies if this has been answered on Facebook, I don't have a personal user account to access that information)
i have a 1080, no audio performance boost, but it is nice seeing wires and interface at quadhd without any performance hit. I would btw focus on super fast cpu, all the audio math seems to run on one core so a super fast 4ghz four core "gaming" processor is best.
Entrainer
Dilibob wrote:
i have a 1080, no audio performance boost, but it is nice seeing wires and interface at quadhd without any performance hit. I would btw focus on super fast cpu, all the audio math seems to run on one core so a super fast 4ghz four core "gaming" processor is best.


Nice, sounds good then, thank you. The i7 4790k, while not the latest and greatest, still can reach 4.5GHZ on a single core. I'm not sure if a more modern CPU will give me much of a boost. Might wait it out one or two more years before upgrading the CPU. I'm seeing increased core and thread counts but not much increase in single core power.
Dilibob
Entrainer wrote:
Dilibob wrote:
i have a 1080, no audio performance boost, but it is nice seeing wires and interface at quadhd without any performance hit. I would btw focus on super fast cpu, all the audio math seems to run on one core so a super fast 4ghz four core "gaming" processor is best.


Nice, sounds good then, thank you. The i7 4790k, while not the latest and greatest, still can reach 4.5GHZ on a single core. I'm not sure if a more modern CPU will give me much of a boost. Might wait it out one or two more years before upgrading the CPU. I'm seeing increased core and thread counts but not much increase in single core power.
vcv uses depending on complile instructions the vector opperatuons for sse and avx. I believe your CPU has both instruction sets but not the newest avx (but I don't think any of the modules use the most recent avx so no worries for you).
Entrainer
Dilibob wrote:
vcv uses depending on complile instructions the vector opperatuons for sse and avx. I believe your CPU has both instruction sets but not the newest avx (but I don't think any of the modules use the most recent avx so no worries for you).


Thank you. Yes, it has AVX2 but not AVX-512.
Dilibob
Just some performance updates for those doing more serious work on vcv.

I recently got 5 instances of vcvrack running perfectly at the same time. Using pop os (ubuntu variant) with a I7-7700k, using an es-8&es-6 (so have 8 in/out on the audio modular rack). It's easy to keep all the processes locked by sending a gate out on a "management" vcvrack process (that sends out all the clocks to the other processes on something like output 8 and and the rest read from input 8).
As way as example ...

Process1: sends a gate on on input "8"
processes 2-n: each process reads from output "8" which kicks of what ever complex task they are doing, then send that back on input's 1-7.

Currently IO over 8 input/outputs still isnt stable, I have tried the new audio 16 module from RCM, so sticking with 8/8 it's very stable. With 8/8 I'm at 128 block size with 2.7 ms latency of process one to the processes 2-n. The processes 2-n are all in parrallel so are completly in sync when they return thier signals. The audio 8/8 also merges the signals to the es-8, so there is no complexity. I btw start with selecting the es-8, then click that over to the standard 8/8 (I avoid any noise clicks that way). Another nice thing is the gnome shell process seems to be offloading all the graphics cpu onto a single core which the "vcvrack" processes are not on. I also run everything at 48khz.

Super happy with how vcvrack is progressing from a performance stability perspective, thanks to the developers and testers for all the work. Huge gains from version 5 (which I kind of had given up on doing performance testing on).
Spyart
Vortico
Here's a first look at VCV Host, an upcoming module for loading VST plugins in VCV Rack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9RiCLP91ko

This is the first complete patch using CV modulation of a VST in VCV Host. The open-source DX7 emulator "Dexed" is loaded and exposes many parameters such as operator level, tuning, and release time to VCV Rack control voltages. These are controlled by Fundamental LFOs and Audible Instruments Random Sampler. There is no MIDI involved. This VST instrument plugin is being "played" with 1V/oct CV and gate signals, just like Eurorack oscillators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C5slSruJxo
mckenic
JESUS! Wow!

All I need now is an OSC input module and I can ditch the Euro Hardware (I kid, I kid!).
Spyart
Vortico
Now a first look at Host-FX, included in the VCV Host plugin, for hosting VST effect plugins with stereo audio in/out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwg7-Tl6raU

VCV Host is still being tested with dozens of VST vendors. This time with three instances of Propellerhead Europa, modulated with Befaco Rampage and VCV Pulse Matrix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMOtnFZlNVw
oerba
I'm not able to login into vcvrack on a windows pc. I have it running on osx, and another windows machine but no luck on this one.

Nothing in log.txt.
When I put my user/pass in and click login, the password field clears, and nothing else happens, no errors display.

I tried copying my token to settings.json from the osx install but that fails when I go to update plugins.

Any ideas?
Spyart
Vortico
Announcement: All VCV plugins are discounted by $5 until December 1.
This includes Scalar, Spectra, Parametra, Router, Console, and Pulse Matrix.

https://twitter.com/vcvrack/status/1065717248768311296
https://vcvrack.com/
Vortico
VCV Host released: https://vcvrack.com/Host.html
robotfunk
Not able to login (from my mac) either. Is it working for others? Can't login even if I make a new account.

oerba wrote:
I'm not able to login into vcvrack on a windows pc. I have it running on osx, and another windows machine but no luck on this one.

Nothing in log.txt.
When I put my user/pass in and click login, the password field clears, and nothing else happens, no errors display.

I tried copying my token to settings.json from the osx install but that fails when I go to update plugins.

Any ideas?
Vortico
Rack is probably blocked from accessing the internet on your computers. Make sure you've checked your firewalls, antivirus, blocking programs, and your internet connection itself.
robotfunk
The app logs in fine, it's the website that won't let me log in, I'd like to add some new plugins like Scalar and Host.

Vortico wrote:
Rack is probably blocked from accessing the internet on your computers. Make sure you've checked your firewalls, antivirus, blocking programs, and your internet connection itself.
Vortico
Can you elaborate on "won't let me log in"? You can email contact@vcvrack.com.
robotfunk
just hates Chrome apparently, Safari works fine.
oerba
Vortico wrote:
Rack is probably blocked from accessing the internet on your computers. Make sure you've checked your firewalls, antivirus, blocking programs, and your internet connection itself.


This is likely the issue I was having. Thanks.
Spyart
scozbor
I'm only just exploring VCV seriously now. And I'm completely blown away!
Still just on the free modules but I can see myself buying a bunch of stuff soon.

Piping audio and midi between VCV / Renoise / Bitwig via JACK is a breeze!

The sound quality is great! It's running pretty damn well on my old i5/8gb ram/4gb graphics Linux box.

I would love to hear what you guys are using for midi controllers. I'm looking at the Akai MIDIMIX as a cheap solution for a bunch of knobs/sliders. I'm even thinking about printing up template overlays for specific patches for it cool
Spyart
mckenic
Ok I need to look at this more seriously (Ive also downloaded Flow to have a look too).

I kinda joked about it earlier but is there a module that accepts OSC and can turn that into useful VCV info? Looks like the trowaSoft sequencers can accept OSC but I'd rather have just raw OSC messages than rely on sequencers - my brainwave interface spits out around 20 someting-ish (I think) osc messages. If I could assign them in VCV it would DRASTICALLY reduce the gear I need to cart around to demo my system.

Have to say, since I last looked at this the number of modules has exploded!
Phil999
Open Sound Control for VCV would be great. Thanks for the hint to trowaSoft.
mckenic
thumbs up

Oh it would rock!

Currently I have a laptop, brainwave interface, cv pal (and I need to move to an 828 or ultralite for more cv outs), 12u suitcase and all the psus/cables and patch leads...

With OSC support Im sure I could replicate a lot of my Euro demo rig in VCV and just carry a laptop and the headband, 1 psu and a usb cable. It would make my life X10 easier! Not that I dont enjoy it but even demoing stuff I could save the VCV patch and give it to other folks to try at home etc.
ambientnoise
When I run VCV Rack my Mac laptop's fan runs loud and my laptop gets real hot. I think it's my CPU running hard?
mckenic
You should be able to see in what your cpu is doing in Activity Monitor?

HD/Utilities/Activity Monitor

Both my Laptop and MacMini 2012 cant handle insane patches but small voices are fine. On the mini its about 22-45% and I have Firefox, VLC, Audio Hijack, Thunderbird and Nord vpn running at the same time.
eircom
hey. i have a question to fellow Mac users.
does your VCV experience include weird issues with mouse? like knobs or patch cords aren't grabbed until you click them several times, and in general mouse response seems sluggish and, for lack of better term, uncertain? i've had this issue since the beginning of Rack and it still persists in the latest version. i'm using the logitech mx master on a 2013 trashcan mac pro. apple magic mouse doesn't help at all, too.
if i'm not the only one was anybody able to do anything about it? in my case it ruins most of the pleasure. thanks.
Vortico
Announcing the new official VCV Rack community forum, a frequently-requested idea by VCV Rack users, especially those without Facebook accounts.

If you have a VCV account (for updating plugins in Rack), there is no need to register. Just click Log In and your account will be set up automatically.

Log in, introduce yourself in the Member Introductions thread, and begin shaping this new community!

https://community.vcvrack.com/
hermbot
Very cool.

Are there still plans for MIDI learn for mapping to hardware controllers? I think I recall that being a "someday" feature.
Blingley
I've noticed that I keep using VCV rack a lot more once I got the Nysthi package and the included Master Recorder 2. Now that I've gotten used to the workflow of it, it honestly seems a bit baffling that this is not available as a core/fundamental functionality - simply an easy way to create stereo .wav files.

Apart from that, I find it slightly annoying that if there is a module that wants to open up audio files, it tries to open from the folder from which I save my racks - and if I browse elsewhere and open up an audio file, it will try to save my racks in that folder once I'm done. Could it be possible to save default folders based on the type of file that is being saved/loaded, so when I wanted to save/load racks it would open the rack folder and when I wanted to save/load audio it would go to the folder for that. Just a minor thing that would make things a bit faster.
Vortico
A stereo audio recorder/player will be added to Fundamental some time after Rack 1.0 is released. The reason is related to what you're talking about. There is currently no standard for patch file management, so first that will need to be designed and implemented into the Rack 1.0 patch format before an official VCV module takes advantage of it.
Spyart
Vortico
Today is Ask-Any-Question day on the VCV Discord group. Any type of question is allowed, even those that have been asked before and those not quite related to VCV. My username is "vortico" and I'll be online for the next 12 hours. https://discord.gg/wxa89Mh
zeit
Was curious if I could run VCV but I think my graphics card may be a bit too old?...Intel HD Graphics 2000...I think graphics drivers seem to be up to date. seriously, i just don't get it

I'm getting an OpenGL 2.0 error.

Anyone with a Windows 10 PC have similar issue and solved it? If so, how?


Vortico
HD 2000 is probably too old to fully support OpenGL 2.0 with framebuffer extensions.
alexander92
zeit wrote:
Was curious if I could run VCV but I think my graphics card may be a bit too old?...Intel HD Graphics 2000...I think graphics drivers seem to be up to date. seriously, i just don't get it

I'm getting an OpenGL 2.0 error.

Anyone with a Windows 10 PC have similar issue and solved it? If so, how?



Try and update DirectX, should solve your issue.
zeit
Thanks alexander92, I'll give it a try a tomorrow.
justinwzig
Does anyone else think there should be a subforum for Rack? I feel like there's enough discussion around it to warrant its own place as a platform smile.
Vortico
justinwzig wrote:
Does anyone else think there should be a subforum for Rack? I feel like there's enough discussion around it to warrant its own place as a platform smile.

Not MuffWiggler, but Rack has its own self-hosted forum at https://community.vcvrack.com/
Monotremata
eircom wrote:
hey. i have a question to fellow Mac users.
does your VCV experience include weird issues with mouse? like knobs or patch cords aren't grabbed until you click them several times, and in general mouse response seems sluggish and, for lack of better term, uncertain? i've had this issue since the beginning of Rack and it still persists in the latest version. i'm using the logitech mx master on a 2013 trashcan mac pro. apple magic mouse doesn't help at all, too.
if i'm not the only one was anybody able to do anything about it? in my case it ruins most of the pleasure. thanks.


Works as it should over here.
Spyart
Spyart
rjungemann
This Berlin School video is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Awesome!
Spyart
rjungemann wrote:
This Berlin School video is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Awesome!

Glad you like it! Thanks for feedback!
Spyart
UltraViolet
Great work Andrew!

I screwed up when I first ran VCV Rack on my Windows 10 PC. It asked for permission to write in the Documents folder and I answered no. Now VCV Rack can't install plugins. Tried a number of things in Windows, but still haven't found what is blocking VCV. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?
Vortico
>It asked for permission

What did? I've never seen that dialog before.
UltraViolet
Windows did. Part of some new protection feature for files in the Documents folder it would seem. Had never seen it before.
Zon
UltraViolet wrote:
I screwed up when I first ran VCV Rack on my Windows 10 PC. It asked for permission to write in the Documents folder and I answered no. Now VCV Rack can't install plugins. Tried a number of things in Windows, but still haven't found what is blocking VCV. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

You can give it permission manualy by rightclicking the VCV icon->properties>security. Click on Edit and check the allow boxes.
UltraViolet
Zon wrote:
UltraViolet wrote:
I screwed up when I first ran VCV Rack on my Windows 10 PC. It asked for permission to write in the Documents folder and I answered no. Now VCV Rack can't install plugins. Tried a number of things in Windows, but still haven't found what is blocking VCV. Does anyone have an idea on how to fix this?

You can give it permission manualy by rightclicking the VCV icon->properties>security. Click on Edit and check the allow boxes.


Thanks. I checked that and Rack has full permissions for everything. I can even run it as administrator which should give it permission to do anything and it still is blocked from accessing the plugins directory. It is very strange.

Have tried a number of things. I believe that renaming the .exe file allows it to download the plugins, but then it can't read them. Never had anything like this happen with Windows before, so am guessing it has something to do with a recent Windows update. I am guessing that Windows put it on a black list somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere.
Spyart
Vortico
Here's an article about the upcoming Rack 1.0 release. http://cdm.link/2019/02/vcv-rack-1-0/
kinkycables
Looks like a big leap forward - hopefully for stability as well. Excite.
azrrik
Multi-threading support! Nice!
Dilibob
Vortico wrote:
Here's an article about the upcoming Rack 1.0 release. http://cdm.link/2019/02/vcv-rack-1-0/
I have been keeping track on the dev logs and beta builds, this looks excellent. The multithreading mixed with polyphonic euro is just insanely cool. Plus there is just a ton of little fixes. The speed of which vcvrack is progressing is surprising, kind of reminds me when blender took off. The jack interface for us linux people is also a step forward.
LazyCircuit
I am seriously tempted to download this now based on how much I have enjoyed reading this thread.

One quick question about audio. Can anybody share their experience of including live audio in to be processed as an effects unit. I am about to buy an SH101 and it would be nice to plug in as an alternative to using Eurorack for processing.

Is it feasible to swap my Eurorack reverbs/freezes/Phonogene etc. for other modules and use vcv rack for those audio processing functions?

Please feel free to share your results from audio processing in vcv rack so I can set some realistic expectations for what I can produce.
Spyart
LazyCircuit wrote:
I am seriously tempted to download this now based on how much I have enjoyed reading this thread.

One quick question about audio. Can anybody share their experience of including live audio in to be processed as an effects unit. I am about to buy an SH101 and it would be nice to plug in as an alternative to using Eurorack for processing.

Is it feasible to swap my Eurorack reverbs/freezes/Phonogene etc. for other modules and use vcv rack for those audio processing functions?

Please feel free to share your results from audio processing in vcv rack so I can set some realistic expectations for what I can produce.

You really need only a fast PC\Mac and good card with slow latency. And you will able to produce just anything with VCV Rack.
LazyCircuit
Spyart wrote:
LazyCircuit wrote:
I am seriously tempted to download this now based on how much I have enjoyed reading this thread.

One quick question about audio. Can anybody share their experience of including live audio in to be processed as an effects unit. I am about to buy an SH101 and it would be nice to plug in as an alternative to using Eurorack for processing.

Is it feasible to swap my Eurorack reverbs/freezes/Phonogene etc. for other modules and use vcv rack for those audio processing functions?

Please feel free to share your results from audio processing in vcv rack so I can set some realistic expectations for what I can produce.

You really need only a fast PC\Mac and good card with slow latency. And you will able to produce just anything with VCV Rack.


Newish MacBook Air and a Scarlett i/o should do the job surely?
rjungemann
LazyCircuit wrote:
Newish MacBook Air and a Scarlett i/o should do the job surely?


This is exactly my setup and it works well for me.
xxsdkarte
rjungemann wrote:
LazyCircuit wrote:
Newish MacBook Air and a Scarlett i/o should do the job surely?


This is exactly my setup and it works well for me.


I'm running it on a 13" Macbookpro 2018 + soundcraft signature12 but I must say I have a lot of audio drops. really looking forward to the 1.0
Spyart
yghartsyrt
xxsdkarte wrote:
rjungemann wrote:
LazyCircuit wrote:
Newish MacBook Air and a Scarlett i/o should do the job surely?


This is exactly my setup and it works well for me.


I'm running it on a 13" Macbookpro 2018 + soundcraft signature12 but I must say I have a lot of audio drops. really looking forward to the 1.0


If you are using an USB 2 Audio interface, this could also be the problem:
http://cdm.link/2019/02/apple-2018-glitch/
xxsdkarte
yghartsyrt wrote:
xxsdkarte wrote:
rjungemann wrote:
LazyCircuit wrote:
Newish MacBook Air and a Scarlett i/o should do the job surely?


This is exactly my setup and it works well for me.


I'm running it on a 13" Macbookpro 2018 + soundcraft signature12 but I must say I have a lot of audio drops. really looking forward to the 1.0


If you are using an USB 2 Audio interface, this could also be the problem:
http://cdm.link/2019/02/apple-2018-glitch/


thanks for this, I also read it, but havent been affected yet. all other daw / audio is working perfectly fine.. but vcvrack is loading my CPU 180% even with simple patches cry
Spyart
Spyart
os
Silent Way for VCV Rack is released. Might be of interest to those on this thread.

http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/vcvrack_silentway.html

Dilibob
Chronoblob in vcvrack is pretty amazing. definitely a good way to learn about the module, it's much more advanced then a simple looper, is helping to figure out how it could work with my granular euro hw.
Spyart
Spyart
Spyart
Spyart
Spyart

New Chronoblob2 Delay (hardware copy) is absolutely amazing thing by the way!
richardisabelle
My initial instinct was to stay away from this guy, but that $10 sale got me, so FYI...

The Space Disco
delete
Monotremata
richardisabelle wrote:
My initial instinct was to stay away from this guy, but that $10 sale got me, so FYI...



Yeah same here but I figured for $10 and Maths what the hell. Oh well, still got Rampage in there, and this guy just lost any business from me in the future.
isosceles
Golly this has grown so much. I really need to explore it!
Spyart
So here is my first look into new ZZC FREE plugins pack. They are already available in VCV Rack plugin manager so grab it as soon as you can. Phase transport paradigm (which these plugins are using) is quite interesting. In this video I did a techno patch from scratch using Clock, Dividers, FN-3 (functions\lfo), SRC (voltage source), Sample and hold module and SC-VCA from ZZC.
computer controlled
Right now i'm just getting into this system. I'm mostly interested in the Vult modules, but no quite sure of the pricing. Is it $25 for the whole pack? Or per module? So if i buy the "Modules" pack, am i getting all of the listed modules for $25? seriously, i just don't get it
richardisabelle
computer controlled wrote:
Right now i'm just getting into this system. I'm mostly interested in the Vult modules, but no quite sure of the pricing. Is it $25 for the whole pack? Or per module? So if i buy the "Modules" pack, am i getting all of the listed modules for $25? seriously, i just don't get it


$25 gets you all Vult modules, except for Compacts (Incubus, Freak, Knock, Vorg), which is another $25.
computer controlled
richardisabelle wrote:
computer controlled wrote:
Right now i'm just getting into this system. I'm mostly interested in the Vult modules, but no quite sure of the pricing. Is it $25 for the whole pack? Or per module? So if i buy the "Modules" pack, am i getting all of the listed modules for $25? seriously, i just don't get it


$25 gets you all Vult modules, except for Compacts (Incubus, Freak, Knock, Vorg), which is another $25.


Yup, got that figured out. Rockin' Banana!
alexander92
Hey i was looking for a vcv plugin that could sequence some audio samples, like breakbeats and stuff? Any info on that? Saw the pulsar-23, pretty interesting to work with samples this way, bet you can do some cool stuff with it.
Exiannyc
alexander92 wrote:
Hey i was looking for a vcv plugin that could sequence some audio samples, like breakbeats and stuff? Any info on that? Saw the pulsar-23, pretty interesting to work with samples this way, bet you can do some cool stuff with it.


The NYSTHI free modules include some amazing samplers and sampler slicers and players. And amazing other stuff. There's not a lot of documentation, so check out this review http://soundbytesmag.net/review-nysthi-modules-for-vcv-rack/ and look at some youtube videos.
Spyart
rjungemann
alexander92 wrote:
Hey i was looking for a vcv plugin that could sequence some audio samples, like breakbeats and stuff? Any info on that? Saw the pulsar-23, pretty interesting to work with samples this way, bet you can do some cool stuff with it.


There's some great voltage-controlled samplers in VCV! I thought this video showed some cool possibilities...

Spyart
scozbor
alexander92 wrote:
Hey i was looking for a vcv plugin that could sequence some audio samples, like breakbeats and stuff? Any info on that? Saw the pulsar-23, pretty interesting to work with samples this way, bet you can do some cool stuff with it.


Radio music + Confusing Simpler are a great combo for this kinda stuff. Confusing simpler is a bit like working with Tymeserfari euro...
Dilibob
Spyart wrote:
Great examples, amazing what can be done. I've also been messing around with these as lfo voltage controls on more traditional modules.
Neither
What control surface would you recommend getting for VCV-rack?
rjungemann
Neither wrote:
What control surface would you recommend getting for VCV-rack?


MIDI Fighter Twister or Korg NanoKONTROL2 might be good, any generic control surface should work. The MIDI CC module has MIDI learn so will work with pretty much anything.
Spyart
bonjourmyfriends


Expert Sleepers VCV Rack updates at 1:35
gryfon1
Guys — VCV rack 1.0 has been released! Get thee hence.
djthopa
gryfon1 wrote:
Guys — VCV rack 1.0 has been released! Get thee hence.


Thanks for this!

Major update!
The Grump
gryfon1 wrote:
Guys — VCV rack 1.0 has been released! Get thee hence.


Yes it has, and it's SSSSIIIICCCKKK!!!!!
Monotremata
Hahaha I love the busboard graphics in the new Rack!!

Well damn guess Im not getting anything done today. Time to break out the MPC and get to sampling some VCV!

Gonna go see if Floats still works but doubt it. Time to switch back to the Rampage heh.
GrantB
couple videos I found interesting


VCV never fails to get my fans spinning, so I'm looking forward to trying this out.

And then I recently found out about ORCA, which looks like another attractive rabbit hole I must avoid if I want to get my current projects done

You can use ORCA to sequence anything of course, but hey this is the VCV thread
The Space Disco
Wow! For that Orca! What’s that?
GrantB
The Space Disco wrote:
Wow! For that Orca! What’s that?


It's a visual realtime programming thingy for music. Works with VCV or just about anything it seems.

https://wiki.xxiivv.com/#orca
The Space Disco
GrantB wrote:
The Space Disco wrote:
Wow! For that Orca! What’s that?


It's a visual realtime programming thingy for music. Works with VCV or just about anything it seems.

https://wiki.xxiivv.com/#orca


Seems very kool! Love the tracker/matrix kinda interface... is it free?
GrantB
The Space Disco wrote:
GrantB wrote:
The Space Disco wrote:
Wow! For that Orca! What’s that?


It's a visual realtime programming thingy for music. Works with VCV or just about anything it seems.

https://wiki.xxiivv.com/#orca


Seems very kool! Love the tracker/matrix kinda interface... is it free?


Free or donation I think. I'm personally trying not to download it right now because I already spent a bunch of time setting up some generative sequencer patches in VCV to control other synths for a project I'm working on. The last thing I need is another generative software sequencer.

And really, VCV doesn't need it either. VCV is super strong at sequencing but the overall sound quality I've been able to get so far is just ok. I feel like I easily get better sounds with some Reaktor/Kontakt stuff or say Sculpture or hardware.
The Space Disco
GrantB wrote:
The Space Disco wrote:
GrantB wrote:
The Space Disco wrote:
Wow! For that Orca! What’s that?


It's a visual realtime programming thingy for music. Works with VCV or just about anything it seems.

https://wiki.xxiivv.com/#orca


Seems very kool! Love the tracker/matrix kinda interface... is it free?


Free or donation I think. I'm personally trying not to download it right now because I already spent a bunch of time setting up some generative sequencer patches in VCV to control other synths for a project I'm working on. The last thing I need is another generative software sequencer.

And really, VCV doesn't need it either. VCV is super strong at sequencing but the overall sound quality I've been able to get so far is just ok. I feel like I easily get better sounds with some Reaktor/Kontakt stuff or say Sculpture or hardware.


I so feel you on that, dude, I haven't been able to download 1.0 cause all my focus is on Bitwigs The Grid at the moment... and I'm a hardcore VCV fan... soon! there's just too much at the moment!
jdaddyaz
This update is amazing, especially the cv to midi tool. That'll save me so much money. Anyone know when he's releasing the supposed pay version that included all the vcv devices and vst implementation? I've been holding off on buying so.e of the modules until then.
Dilibob
So far cutting over to 1.0 is going fine. Still a bunch of plugins/modules i use that need to be updated to 1.x. Also the module(new mini rack of possible modules to use) pop up select page is real large, any way to resize it?
Vortico
jdaddyaz wrote:
This update is amazing, especially the cv to midi tool. That'll save me so much money. Anyone know when he's releasing the supposed pay version that included all the vcv devices and vst implementation? I've been holding off on buying so.e of the modules until then.


Rack 2.0 will be released around Dec 2019 and then the VST plugin version of Rack shortly after that. See https://vcvrack.com/manual/FAQ.html#is-vcv-rack-available-as-a-vst-au- aax-plugin-for-daws

Dilibob wrote:
So far cutting over to 1.0 is going fine. Still a bunch of plugins/modules i use that need to be updated to 1.x. Also the module(new mini rack of possible modules to use) pop up select page is real large, any way to resize it?


No, it is not possible (unless you resize the window). See https://vcvrack.com/manual/FAQ.html#i-have-a-feature-request, although I'm not sure why the Module Browser should be smaller.
jdaddyaz
Hey man. Really great job on the update. Loving all the additions so far, and the module select screen is a welcome addition. Makes it way easier for me to find what I'm looking for. Great job. applause
Monotremata
Yep this thing is even more awesome than it already was!!!

Every time I open it seems like more and more little plugin updates trickling in. Love that almost everything I have is good to go so far.
POLYPHONY!!!

Just curious, I haven't used it in awhile but I noticed in Logic yesterday that VCV Bridge was v1.0.0. Did this get updated with it or is that the older one? I remember you mentioning that it was getting left behind awhile ago, wasn't sure if I should still use it or not.
Vortico
Monotremata wrote:

Just curious, I haven't used it in awhile but I noticed in Logic yesterday that VCV Bridge was v1.0.0.


The "1.0.0" you see if probably just Logic's default for when a version isn't specified in the AU plugin. The Bridge plugin you have is from 0.6.
novim
GrantB wrote:
couple videos I found interesting


VCV never fails to get my fans spinning, so I'm looking forward to trying this out.


Thanks so much for this. I've been unable to use VCV at all on a 2013 Retina MBP, and was disappointed to find that it was at least as bad in 1.0. Fans whipping up before I'd even patched anything.

But I've had a little patch running for about 15 minutes, now, at 10 fps, and I've yet to go over 20% CPU.
GrantB
thumbs up nice!
sanderbaan
Now available Stellare Modular Creative Suite for VCV Rack:

Stellare Modular, known for the free official Turing machine port and Ableton Link modules has released a commercial package of 9 modules called the Creative Suite.

The modules were inspired by the ‘Steevio Method’ and brings all the modules you need to replicate this generative sequencing method. The package consists of 9 modules:
Andromeda - Gate / CV sequencer
Azular - Gate sequencer
Nomlia - CV sequencer
Delta - Shuffle generator
Pelisia - Matrix Mixer
Qusia - Dual Trigger Delay
Sigma - Precission Adder
AL14 - 4 Outputs 1 Input Sequential Switch
AL41 - 4 Inputs 1 Output Sequential Switch

The Creative Suite is now available in the VCV Rack Store for 25 US dollars and only works with Rack V1.0.

Link to store:
https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html#Creative%20Suite

Video links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSvWeBZzYEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypPO9pN4K9U
Spyart
Spyart
scozbor
I don't like to be 'that guy' but could you please make your own thread for tutorials Spyart?

I appreciate your content and effort but it seems possible that you could make HUNDREDS of these videos.

If I'm over reacting here and everyone else is cool with it - my apologies!
UltraViolet
scozbor wrote:
I don't like to be 'that guy' but could you please make your own thread for tutorials Spyart?

I appreciate your content and effort but it seems possible that you could make HUNDREDS of these videos.

If I'm over reacting here and everyone else is cool with it - my apologies!


Maybe its a good time to start a VCV Rack company forum. Then there could be multiple threads all in one place.
Monotremata
scozbor wrote:
I don't like to be 'that guy' but could you please make your own thread for tutorials Spyart?

I appreciate your content and effort but it seems possible that you could make HUNDREDS of these videos.

If I'm over reacting here and everyone else is cool with it - my apologies!


I dig the videos but every time I see this thread bumped I get all excited that something new has been announced. Then I see the 'Last Post by Spyart' and I know its just a video so I get all bummed out haha.
The Space Disco
testing 1.1

i like it!

psy_
hello, i'm new to modular and start using vcv rack, i want to ask if there is any ready patch that simulates real full modular systems like the make noise cartesian,Black and Gold System,endorphines shuttle system ? so you can try them before spend the cash on real hardware , thank you
Dilibob
psy_ wrote:
hello, i'm new to modular and start using vcv rack, i want to ask if there is any ready patch that simulates real full modular systems like the make noise cartesian,Black and Gold System,endorphines shuttle system ? so you can try them before spend the cash on real hardware , thank you
You can do that easily for a mutable instrument rig (just one plugin option, two if you want the cloud variants). For make noise its a lot more complex, with many different plugin providers of which a couple are paid. Also with makenoise the plugins don't often line up well to the real module, for example i have a couple of real morphogenes but stuff that can do roughly the same concept in vcvrack are hugely different from a interface perspective. You can even start to get close with a buchla setup, but again the user interface is dramatically different. Doing a soft vcvrack of mutable instrument rig is the best way to start before buying a full setup of a small portable mutable euro rig. I highly recommend getting a expert sleepers es-8, with an es-8 you can easily extend your new box whatever you get with the soft modules so you don't feel stuck with a preconfigured modular.
psy_
thanks Dilibob, i'll look into es-8 when i'll decide to buy a case for a small setup, also have audulus and from what i read on their forum they recommend this kind of setup too, i just want to go the route without the need of a pc but it gets very expensive quick, was thinking to get a 0-coast at first but i'm thinking maybe it's better with something with even more variety with all types of synthesis ( i'm spoiled with vst plugins and software smile )
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