Rack 2

Virtual Eurorack Studio

New in VCV Rack 2

Dark room mode

Save your eyes at night with adjustable room brightness.

Module selections

Save, share, edit, and move around selections of modules.

Enhanced module browser

Zoom, favorite, and sort your module collection.

DAW plugin

only in Rack Pro

VST2, VST3, Audio Unit, CLAP

Save patches inside your DAW project

Use multiple Rack instances

Render offline

Instrument/effect plugin

Up to 16 audio inputs/outputs

16 MIDI inputs/outputs

Parameter automation

Discover VCV Rack

the virtual modular platform based on Eurorack synthesizers


modular synthesis basics and advanced patch techniques.


sounds in real-time and process live audio.


unique rhythms and melodies with algorithmic and generative techniques.


complete multi-track pieces and design your own synth patches.


beyond hardware limitations with polyphonic cables, module preset sharing, total patch recall, and more.

Integrate with hardware and software

  • Multi-interface input/output for audio or CV.
  • Polyphonic MIDI input/output for hardware control.
  • VST plugin for hosting VCV Rack in your DAW (Pro only).
  • Host VST plugins inside Rack and control parameters with CV using VCV Host (purchased separately).


  • 30+ built-in modules with all the tools you need to get started.
  • 170+ official modules from Eurorack manufacturers.
  • 2000+ modules available on the VCV Library.
  • Develop your own modules with the C++ VCV SDK.

Get VCV Rack 2

Rack 2 Free


Free modules


Community support

2.3.0 Download


Rack 2 Pro

VST2, VST3, Audio Unit, CLAP, standalone

Free and Pro modules

Professional support


Rack 2 Pro + VCV Drums + VCV Sound Stage bundle

$209 value

Rack 2 System Requirements

  • Windows 7+, macOS 10.9+, or Linux (such as Ubuntu 16.04+)
  • CPU: Intel/AMD 64-bit processor supporting SSE4.2 (2011 or later)
  • Graphics: Dedicated Nvidia/AMD graphics card from 2013 or later with recent driver update
    • Integrated (non-dedicated) graphics such as Intel HD are not recommended and may cause significantly increased CPU usage.
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Disk space: 1 GB
DAW plugin requirements (Rack Pro only)
  • Plugin compatibility: VST2, VST3, Audio Unit, and CLAP
  • Supported DAWs: Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Reason, Bitwig, Reaper, Mixbus, Studio One, Cakewalk, Logic Pro, and GarageBand

Other DAWs may run Rack but are unsupported by VCV.

macOS ARM (Apple Silicon, e.g. M1, M1 Pro) notes

Rack 2 is currently only available for x64 (64-bit Intel/AMD CPUs). However, the Rack 2 standalone application can run on Apple ARM machines via Apple Rosetta.

To run Rack 2 Pro in a DAW on macOS ARM, you must launch the DAW using Rosetta (tutorial for Ableton Live), or use a DAW that can sandbox plugins in separate processes (such as Bitwig, Reaper, and Reason). Update: Since Rack 2.2.1, all Audio Unit (AU) hosts on ARM can load Rack AU x64 without Rosetta.

A beta build of Rack ARM is available for plugin developers to build and test their plugins on Mac ARM.


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