The latest loopop video takes a look at how to create a hybrid modular synthesizer, with hardware and VCV Rack.
VCV Rack is a free software modular synthesizer that’s inspired by Eurorack modular systems. Though it’s available as a beta release, the platform already has a wide range of modules available.
Using an audio/cv interface, you can patch virtual modules in VCV Rack to hardware modules, to get the best of both worlds.
There’s a way put together a hybrid modular synth in a gradual, focused way, by only getting the modules you need in hardware form, and integrating others using software.
After experimenting a lot with creating a hybrid VCV/Eurorack – I can say it works really nicely. If anyone asks me what’s my one must have Eurorack module, it’s definitely one which will let you bridge between virtual modules and real ones.
In this video I review the ES-8 from Expert Sleepers and the 8A from MOTU, check out their pros and cons, and how well they integrate with virtual eurorack from VCV, Softube and other software.