How to make a kick in VCV Rack

7. VCV Rack Kick

I love modular synthesis for its advanced modulation options. This is especially useful when you’re creating drum sounds like kick drums. Creating kicks in VCV Rack is really easy and since we have no limits on how many modules we can use there are loads of tone-shaping options. The basic principle of synthesizing a kick […]

Sync VCV Rack 2 with your DAW

5. Sync VCV Rack with your DAW

If you want to sync VCV Rack with your DAW, this is how you do it. All we need to set up is a MIDI loop back which can be done by using Tobias Erichsen’s LoopMIDI software on Windows or by activating the IAC driver on a Mac. Whether you want to sync LFO’s and […]

How to add effects in VCV Rack

VCV Rack 2 - Using Effects

Let’s talk about effects in VCV Rack 2. By default, you’ll have access to the Delay plugin, which in itself is a very useful effect. The fun thing about modular synthesis is that almost every knob has a CV input, so you’re only limited by your own imagination. In this video, I’ll show you how […]

Patching LFO’s in VCV Rack 2

VCV Rack 2 adding LFO's

VCV Rack 2 a.k.a. the Eurorack simulator is an amazing piece of software to learn modular synthesis. When you’re just starting out with modular synthesis, I usually recommend patching your own subtractive mono synth. In my previous tutorial, I’ve talked about Sequencers. In the video above I’ll dive into LFO’s or Low-Frequency Oscillators. When you’re […]

Sequencing with VCV Rack 2

VCV Rack 2 Sequencing with VCV Rack

Continuing on from my previous post on how to get started with VCV Rack we’ll take a look at sequencing with VCV Rack today. Sequencers really are the unsung heroes of any Eurorack modular system. Sequencers allow you to come up with melodies you wouldn’t otherwise think of when using a traditional keyboard. In the […]

Get started with Eurorack for free!

Getting started with Eurorack for free with VCV Rack

Are you thinking about getting started with Eurorack modular synthesis? You know, those flashy little synthesizer modules that everybody seems to be raving about. How amazing would it be to own a wall of modules just staring at you from the corner of the room while you wonder where the hell the money in your […]