VCV Rack 2 is out! Free and Pro versions ($99 at launch)

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foosnark
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6032 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:29 am

I wish there was a demo of the VST version. I tried the free standalone and I'm kind of not into it, but maybe it'd be a different story if I had it integrated and used it as a sort of side dish for the hardware, like I do with Bitwig Grid. I may still go for it anyway... hmm.

vertibration
KVRian
588 posts since 11 Nov, 2010 from ny

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:50 am

My take on naysayers is they are likely used to presets they get from other modular plugins, and since VCV doesnt have presets, they get lazy and turned off because they dont know what they are doing. Not saying this is the case for everyone, but it is crazy to me that anyone would say they dont like VCV.

SLiC
KVRAF
8380 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:10 am

foosnark wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:29 am
I wish there was a demo of the VST version. I tried the free standalone and I'm kind of not into it, but maybe it'd be a different story if I had it integrated and used it as a sort of side dish for the hardware, like I do with Bitwig Grid. I may still go for it anyway... hmm.
I would say if your not in to it stand alone then having it as a VST wont add much...I still prefer to use it standalone, the difference is now I can save it and use it in a DAW now at a latter date...
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SLiC
KVRAF
8380 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:14 am

antic604 wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:27 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:57 am
Have you tried Applied Acoustics Multiphonics?
Second best (after Softube Modular).
Really? I found it to sound plasticky and the choice of modules is very poor.
I guess you can argue that 'sound' is subjective, but the amount and type of modules isn't, and the modules with Multiphonic CV1 is currently very scant and quite basic (other than perhaps the OBJEQ filter)

I still bought it though, $29 bucks upgrade in BF sale, couldn't help myself ;-)
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gentleclockdivider
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4786 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:17 am

The audible instruments Liquid filter sounds fantastic .
The original ' Ripples' being fully analog , the digital implementation is really good
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kobal
KVRian
508 posts since 5 Jul, 2004

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:25 am

kocmoc filter i think is zdf should be better for audiorate modulation, if you right click you can set the filter oversampling also.
there is also few feedback mode to choose

pretty happy with these filter but didn t check audiorate modulation, resonance and behavior on sweep and depending the input volume , seems to sound much better than vult.. just a short try but it sound very analog to me, i feel at home with these, with vult i noticed some strange behavoir i never experciend but it might be cause of the strange modulations sent to it :lol:

one can be set to integration method : trapezoidal i wonder what it is?
Last edited by kobal on Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:38 am, edited 2 times in total.

Mumdad
KVRist
84 posts since 11 Oct, 2020

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:33 am

I've never really spent much time with this before since it was standalone but I'm very tempted now. Seems like you get a near-endless amount of utility if there's also an insert FX version of it, plus pretty much all the sequencers most people will ever need to send out MIDI to other stuff in your DAW etc.

Does anyone know if the Host module works OK nested inside the VST versions? I want plugins inside my plugins!

Smapti
KVRist
189 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:38 am

Mumdad wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:33 am
Does anyone know if the Host module works OK nested inside the VST versions? I want plugins inside my plugins!
Unfortunately the Host module is currently not working correctly:
https://community.vcvrack.com/t/host-bug/15034
This is a known bug, though, so hopefully it'll get fixed soon.

Mumdad
KVRist
84 posts since 11 Oct, 2020

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 am

Ah, thanks for that - I did some searching on there but obviously didn't look hard enough.

It does sound like it's supposed to work and other VSTs support that sort of thing so finger crossed there's a fix soon, as you say. I might hang fire for a little while if the discount is good for the next month since putting stuff like Cytomic filters in there would be a huge part of the appeal for me.

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antic604
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11236 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:20 am

SLiC wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:14 am
I still bought it though, $29 bucks upgrade in BF sale, couldn't help myself ;-)
Same, but that's about how much it's worth I think... I already have Objeq Delay.
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gentleclockdivider
KVRAF
4786 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:36 am

Here's vult freak filter ( hardware version but still dsp based , 6 different topologys) ) compared to analog filters
You get the same amazing filter in vcv rack , altough it's a payware module
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M98uRiUARAU&t=2496s
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Niowiad
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968 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:56 am

Some types in Freak are available as free modules (like Steiner-Parker, Sallen-Key, Variable State, Diode Ladder and "acid" TB-303),
https://library.vcvrack.com/?page=1&lim ... cense=free

I bought the bundle with all the individual filters years ago, they're usually mono.
Freak is a separate purchase which includes them all-in-one and it's stereo.

kobal
KVRian
508 posts since 5 Jul, 2004

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:55 am

nice thanks guys ! i will check , is there some other great modules in the payware bundle?

blackish
KVRer
1 posts since 23 May, 2021

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:14 am

Looking forward to giving the new version a try!

n9research
KVRist
83 posts since 3 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:33 pm

Smapti wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:38 am
Unfortunately the Host module is currently not working correctly:
https://community.vcvrack.com/t/host-bug/15034
This is a known bug, though, so hopefully it'll get fixed soon.
A fix for Host went out a few minutes ago. Seems stable to me

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