The first Colorado Modular Synth Festival was a smashing success with lots of exposure for VCV Rack.
I had a lot of people (kids and adults!) stop by our demo tent interested in Modular Synthesis in general and VCV Rack specifically. I literally talked to people for 6 hours straight. Hopefully, @Vortico will see an uptick in downloads.
For those interested, this is a picture of my hybrid setup I used to demo hardware and software integration with VCV Rack 1.1.3 running on a 2012 MacBook Pro.
Rack was used as the overall master interfacing with the outside world through an Expert Sleepers ES-8. Rack provided CV and Gate (Random Sampler) to Macro Oscillator 2 (VCO, in Rack), Mutable Instruments Plaits (hardware, VCO), and a WMD Chimera (hardware, percussion), as well as the MicroBrute (via MIDI Out through the Focusrite 6i6 interface). People could patch in some hardware filters on the outside. Vult Trummor 2 provided the rhythmic backend and NYSTHI’s Simplicter played an ambient loop.
Macro Oscillator 2 and Plaits were calibrated with Expert Sleepers Silent Way for VCV Rack and perfectly in sync. All outside audio (Eurorack, MicroBrute) went back into Bogaudio Mix8 in Rack through the ES-8 and into Plateau reverb (of course) before going back out through the ES-8 and into a headphone mixer.
The Faderbank controlled Rack modules via MIDI (CV, parameters via mapping, and Mix8 channel volume).
Shoutout to Jason from Starling, who was set up across from me and demoed their fantastic line of Via modules, including some new prototypes! Check their stuff out in Rack and support them by buying their hardware modules!
And yes, that is a Colorado Modular Synth Society Blank Panel. Coming soon.