Developers of VCV Rack, a free, cross-platform, open-source software modular synthesizer, have released version 0.5.0, for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The update features zooming and automatic scrolling, for improved usability and a variety of new modules.
Here’s what’s new in VCV Rack 0.5.0:
- Added zoom scaling from 25% to 200%
- Automatically scroll when dragging cables to the edge of the screen
- Added Quad MIDI-to-CV Interface, CC-to-CV, Clock-to-CV, and Trigger-to-CV MIDI interfaces
- Improved support for ASIO, WASAPI, DirectSound, Core Audio, and ALSA audio driver
- New module browser with search and tags
- Enhanced LED emulation in graphics engine
- File > New attempts to load “template.vcv” in the “Documents/Rack” folder if it exists
- New Grayscale plugin with Algorhythm, Binary, and Binary² module
- Audible Instruments
- Added Low CPU mode to Braids for draft-quality rendering
- Added extra blend mode functions, alternative modes, and quality settings to Texture Synthesizer
- Added bonus modes and “Disastrous Peace” mode to Resonator
- Added Low CPU mode to Macro Oscillator
- Merged Tidal Modulator and Wavetable Oscillator into a single module
- Fixed Keyframer/Mixer keyframes and channel settings saving
- Added 8vert, 8-channel attenuverter
- Added Unity, 2-channel mixe
- Changed LED functions in ADSR
Pricing and Availability
VCV Rack is available as a free download. It’s currently in beta, so users should expect to encounter some bugginess and are encouraged to contribute to the application’s development.