VCVRack virtual modular synthesizer


#21

CPU hog

i love it


#22

There’s an active thread on vcv Rack on muffwiggler - lots of developers there.


#23

Thanks. Looking there now. Much appreciated.


#24


That’s the “official” group; Andrew seems to be most active there.


#25

CPUs are for pigs. Hogging them is the goal. VCVRack is great. I’d recommend building it from source on your own computer.


#26

I was wondering about building it from source. Could you explain the benefits (for a macOS user), versus just using the installer? Thanks.


#27

At the time it was the way I could get the mutable firmware modules into the rack interface.


#28

I think i’ll throw more CPU at the problem instead =)


#29

At this point, unless you are contributing source code to core or in the form of a plugin, there’s really no advantage to compiling from source vs. using the installer. (unless you just want to gain experience with compiling code, in which case, go for it)


#30

Thanks, gents (@jasonw22, @lazzarello).


#31

Is it possible to send audio and CV through an ES-3 from VCV Rack? I have this set up as a test, and nuthin’ is happening. I’m probably just doing it wrong:


#32

It should work, but it’s possible you aren’t using the correct output port numbers?

I’m seeing multiple reports of success with ES modules around the web.


#33

Cool. Thanks. I’ll keep fiddling with it.


#34

Bwa ha ha — I had the lightpipe cable connected to the In instead of the Out on my USBStreamer. It’s working perfectly. Think it’s time for me to level up to the ES-8. :slight_smile:


#35

So I built VCVRack 0.5.0 from source tonight on Linux, with JACK support. I have a MOTU 828mkII that has DC coupled outputs which produce +/- 4.5V. I have an Aleph and got the waves oscillator working with the CV input to modulate any input.

My question is how do I rectify the polar voltage from the MOTU to 0 - 9V? Does it even matter?


#36

Hey @trickyflemming, any chance of your modules supporting Linux also?


#37

Definitely planned. Someone compiled one of the earlier releases here: https://github.com/mhetrick/hetrickcv/issues/7

I just need to find a good workflow for doing it without too much fuss.


#38

I’m having some trouble getting a few of the third-party modules to show up in Rack, but the ones that do work for me (like the Stellare take on @TomWhitwell’s Turing Machine) have led to some really fun (unfortunately, not recorded) explorations. Just playing around with the Turing Machine expanders in Rack actually sold me on their hardware counterparts.


#39

Yeah, the Turing has been a great way for me to test drive it. I borrowed an actual physical one back when I was first getting into Eurorack, and it was beyond me. It may still be beyond me, but I’m learning.

Mention which third-party modules are causing issues, and I’ll see what’s up on my end (macOS, MacBook Air).


#41

Is this macOS? The way I install them is this:

I go to Rack in the Applications folder.
I right click on the Rack icon.
I select "Show Package Contents."
I go to the Resources sub-folder.
I go to the plugins sub-folder.
I drag in the Zip file.
I unzip the Zip file, leaving a new subfolder for the module manufacturer.
I delete the Zip file.

That works for me.