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Revision as of 12:01, 28 August 2021

VCV Rack
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VCV Rack 0.6.2c
Original author(s)Andrew Belt[1][2]
Stable release
1.1.6 / 4 November 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-04)[3]
Written inC++
Operating systemLinux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Available in- languages
List of languages
Typemodular synthesizer
LicenseGPL license V3[4] and proprietary for some graphics and 3rd party modules

VCV Rack is a free and open-source cross-platform software modular synthesizer.


VCV Rack is a free open-source virtual modular synthesizer: multiple modules can be connected to synthesize a sound. By default the software contains several VCOs, LFOs, mixers, and other standard synthesizer modules, however more can be added as plugins through the VCV Rack website.[5][6]

Version 1.0.0 added a stable API, a multithreading engine[7] and support for polyphonic signals.[8]


In addition to the above features, VCV rack can also connect to other hardware and software by outputting analog CV/gate and digital USB or MIDI signals. The software can also connect to other VST plugins though the module "host"; the ability to use VCV rack as a VST plugin itself was a feature that has been deprecated but is expected to return shortly after the release of Rack v2.[9]


  1. Grosse, Darwin (22 January 2018). "Open Source Synthesis: Behind The Scenes With VCV Rack Creator Andrew Belt". Synthtopia. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. "VCV Rack". GitHub. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. "Releases". Github. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  4. https://github.com/VCVRack/Rack/blob/v1/LICENSE-GPLv3.txt
  5. Ted Pallas, ed. (7 December 2017). "A guide to VCV Rack, a software Eurorack modular you can use for free". CDM.
  6. Mark Strauss, ed. (6 March 2018). "VCV Rack - Open-source modular synthesiser". residentadvisor.net.
  7. "Rack/CHANGELOG.md". VCV Rack on Github.
  8. Peter Kirn, ed. (19 June 2019). "VCV Rack hits 1.0; why you need this free modular now". cdm.link.
  9. "Is VCV Rack available as a VST/AU/AAX plugin for DAWs?". VCVrack.com. 26 July 2019.

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