jonetsu wrote:Look at the screenshot I posted above, upper left. There's a MIDI module. That module takes the MIDI input from the DAW and 'converts' it to a 'voltage' value related to a scale. But it will not stop the note that's played. For that you need the gate output from that MIDI module and connect it to an ADSR which in turn goes to a VCA and then to the AUDIO module.
For playing the VCV rack like a regular VST synth you need those modules to start with, before adding any sound-producing oscillators and waves and such. Everything goes between the MIDI (DAW in) and AUDIO (DAW out) modules. You can load the VCV Rack in that screen shot, it's one of the given examples.
Thank you, this was really helpful!
Rather a must just to get started with the vst.
sysrqer wrote:I'm starting to think that vcvrack is one of the most successful pieces of free software - there are loads of uses on all platforms, users are contributing a ton of modules, youtube is filled with tutorials.
Yeah, it's great! Far outside of free software environments, it's simply good and cool and there's nothing quite like it (at least that I know of).
I find VCV to be open standard at its best. Easy to contribute, fun to play with, a free (as in beer AND freedom) software that encourages creativity and which has an openness proprietary software just cannot have.
No matter how much I like U-he's Bazille, their modular softsynth (and yes, I adore it), it just cannot develop the way VCV already does. It's stuck the way it is (maybe with a new feature or two in a future update), there aren't new modules coming along all the time, people don't have new ideas of how to use it and contribute their own way. It's just not what proprietary does. It's what free software does at its best.