2021-11-30

VCV Rack 2 Free and Pro released

VCV Rack 2 VST screenshot

After 2 years of development, the latest major update of the virtual Eurorack platform VCV Rack is here. Rack gives you the full flexibility of a Eurorack modular synthesizer with the convenience and portability of DAW software. Rack 2 comes in two variants:

  • Free (open-source): Standalone application.
  • Pro ($149 regular price, $99 until 2022): Standalone, VST2, more plugin formats coming soon.

A bundle containing Rack 2 Pro + VCV Drums + VCV Sound Stage is also available until 2022 for $139, having a regular price of $209.

Get VCV Rack 2.

Here are some of our favorite new features.

  • Dark room mode to save your eyes at night with adjustable room brightness.
  • Module selections to save, share, edit, and move around selections of modules. (New .vcvs selection format.)
  • Enhanced module browser to zoom, favorite, and sort your module collection.
  • Redesigned UI and built-in modules.
  • Port tooltips, context menu, and key commands for faster control of patch cables.
  • Optimized real-time engine with multiple audio interface support (if supported by manufacturers’ drivers).
  • Add/remove individual modules from the VCV Library to fine-tune your module collection.
  • See all 100+ new features in Rack’s changelog.

A VST plugin is included in Rack 2 Pro for full integration into your DAW.

  • Save patches inside your DAW project.
  • Instrument/effect plugin.
  • Up to 16 audio input/output channels.
    • Process vocals, guitar, etc. with Rack as an effect plugin.
    • Perform Rack as an instrument plugin with 8 stereo (or 16 mono) outputs.
    • Send recorded or live DAW tracks directly into Rack using 8 stereo (or 16 mono) “sidechain” inputs.
  • 16 MIDI input/output channels.
    • Generate MIDI for other DAW tracks with Rack’s sequencer modules.
    • Record and play back notes, gates, and CV with MIDI clips in your DAW.
  • Parameter automation of up to 1024 knobs, sliders, and buttons in your patch so you can record, play back, and tweak your modular performance.
  • Multiple instances with low processing overhead.
  • Offline rendering when exporting your project mixdown or pre-rendering tracks.
  • Resizable plugin window.

For more information and to download or purchase, go to the VCV Rack 2 product page.

VCV Rack 2 modules