Creators of the open source, cross-platform software modular synthesizer platform VCV Rack have introduced Host, a premium module that lets you use your VST plugins within your modular patches.
The VCV Host plugin includes two modules, one for instruments and one for effects. Both modules include stereo audio outputs and 16 parameter inputs.
- Host (VST instrument host) – For hosting VST instruments, synthesizers, samplers, and sound generators,. Host includes 1V/oct pitch CV and gate inputs. When the gate voltages rises, a MIDI note is triggered according to the current 1V/oct signal, rounded to the nearest note. This note is held until the gate falls to 0V. Only monophonic playing is supported at this time. Polyphony may be achieved by “strumming” a polyphonic VST instrument by quickly playing multiple notes with a long release time.
- Host-FX (VST effect host) – For hosting VST effects, processors, and pedals. Host-FX includes stereo audio inputs. The right input is normalized to the left input, so mono audio can be mapped to both stereo channels.
Pricing and Availability
Host is available now for US $30.