mifki Limited has released miRack for macOS, a desktop version of the Eurorack style software modular synthesizer for iOS.
miRack started out as a fork of VCV Rack, designed for iOS multi-touch interaction. The developer notes that miRack for macOS is essentially the iOS miRack app built for desktop. Because of the, miRack for macOS will probably be of greatest interest to users that are already using the iOS version.
Here’s what the developer has to say about miRack for macOS:
“As it is essentially the iOS miRack app built for desktop, it requires macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later to work.
Many users asked for a way to work on their miRack projects on desktop, too. Initially I was planning to support exporting to and opening patches made in VCV Rack, but that does not seem to be achievable at the moment. Therefore, miRack is now also available as a free macOS app.
It contains all the same modules, supports Core MIDI and Ableton Link, and can open patches directly from miRack iCloud folder.
Several things to mention:
Although miRack supports opening a patch (located on iCloud) on multiple devices at the same time, I noticed that the “patch changed remotely” notifications that are displayed when the patch is changed on another device are a bit too annoying at the moment. This will be fixed in the next update, until then I recommend closing the app before opening the same patch on another device.
Currently, external assets, like samples loaded into certain modules, are not saved inside patch file. Therefore, when opening a patch with such modules on macOS after iOS (or the other way round), you will need to re-open assets in the modules using them. Asset management will be improved in the near future to solve this problems.
In general, it received much less testing than the iOS app, please report any issues you notice.”
If you’ve used miRack for macOS, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!
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