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VCV Rack – A Free Open-source Virtual Modular Synthesiser

This was shared in the Beats by Vanity TV Discord chat earlier today, and I believe it to be a seriously cool find.

For those of you that love modular synthesis, you’re in for a treat.

I seem to be a little late to the party with the VCV Rack, but then again, perhaps you are too.

VCV Rack is just what the title says, a free open-source virtual modular synthesiser for Mac, Windows and Linux.

For those like myself who are interested in modular synthesis and would perhaps like to build their own instrument in the future, I believe this to be a great place to start, without any upfront investment or commitment.

Here’s a great beginners guide to the software, check out the sound he makes around the 15-minute mark too as I think many people wrongly associate modular synthesisers with weird abstract noises:

I haven’t tried this yet, but it would seem that you can get VCV Rack running with Ableton too:

Further watching on modular synthesis:


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