Reader Omri Cohen shared this overview and video demo of the new VCV Host for the free software modular synth, VCV Rack.
VCV Host plugin is a premium (paid) add-on for the free, open source VCV Rack software modular synth. It features includes two modules, one for instruments and one for effects. Both modules include stereo audio outputs and 16 parameter inputs.
A few days ago, the VCV Host plugins for VCV Rack were released. With them, it is possible to load VST2 64-bit instruments and effects in VCV Rack and controlmodulate them with the available VCV modules. This opens up a whole new universe of sonic adventures and possibilities, controlling instruments like Kontakt, Monark, Serum, Arturia’s Soft-Synth collection and more, with modules like Marbles, Stages, Clouds, and all the crazy sequencers that are available, all inside VCV Rack, with pretty low CPU consumption.
In this video, I go first through all the sections of both Host modules, and then I build a couple of patches using Native Instruments’ Form, Una Corda, Battery 4, and I’ve used also the Arturia’s Buchla Easel and a few more VSTs.
Pricing and Availability
Host is available now for US $30.