Virtual Eurorack studio VCV Rack 2.0 launches with VST plugin support, but not in the free version

VCV Rack is a wonderful thing - an open-source Eurorack-style modular soft synth with a great community behind it.

Now we can celebrate the arrival of version 2, which offers a new UI, a dark mode for those light-night patching sessions, an improved browser, and import/export, duplicate and randomise module selection options.

Most notable, though, is the addition of VST plugin support, though this is only offered in the new paid-for Pro edition of VCV Rack 2.0. This costs $149, although it's currently available for the introductory price of $99. Support for other plugin formats is set to follow.

The good news is that a free community edition of VCV Rack 2.0 can also be downloaded, though this is restricted to standalone operation.

Both versions of VCV Rack 2.0 are available now for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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