Getting started with VCV Rack - Video tutorials

VCV Rack 2

Rack 2 Standalone

Artem Leonov / VCVRackIdeas: SEQ 3 and QUANTIZER patch from scratch

Updated SEQ 3 and QUANTIZER patch from scratch in final VCV v2 version - YouTube

Omri Cohen: Your first minutes in VCV 2

Your first minutes in VCV 2 - YouTube

Peter O'Neill: Your first minutes in VCV Rack 2! - Template Patch Explanation

Your first minutes in VCV Rack 2! - Template Patch Explanation - YouTube

Rack 2 Pro VST in Ableton Live

AaronStatic: VCV Rack 2 Pro + Ableton Live 11 - Chaining MIDI

A useful approach to chain MIDI between multiple instances of the VCV Rack 2 Pro Virtual Eurorack VST
VCV Rack 2 Pro + Ableton Live 11 - Chaining MIDI - YouTube

Omri Cohen: What's new in VCV Rack 2 + VST in Ableton Live

What's new in VCV Rack 2 \\ New Design, New Cable Management, VST Version, and MORE! - YouTube

Omri Cohen: How to use VCV 2 VST with Ableton Live 11 Suite

How to use VCV 2 VST with Ableton Live 11 Suite - YouTube

Seed to Stage: Ableton and VCV Rack 2

Ableton and VCV Rack 2 - YouTube

Synthikat: VST Drums from VCV VST via MIDI

Play your favorite Drum vst inside your DAW via sequences coming from VCV Rack 2
VCV Lifehacks Vol7 This drummer is always happy! - YouTube

TomC: MIDI CC from 'VCV Rack 2 Pro' with M4L device 'Manual CC Mapper V2'

MIDI CC from 'VCV Rack 2 Pro' in 'Ableton Live 11 Suite' with M4L device 'Manual CC Mapper V2' - YouTube

Rack 2 Pro VST in Bitwig Studio

Omri Cohen: How to use VCV 2 VST with Bitwig Studio

How to use VCV 2 VST with Bitwig Studio - YouTube

Rack 2 Pro VST in Cubase

DashGlitch: VCV Rack 2.0 + VST in Cubase

Rack 2 Pro VST in Reaper

Omri Cohen: How to use VCV 2 VST with Reaper

Older versions of VCV Rack

When you start VCV Rack for the first time you will be met with the initial patch. Here our resident patching oracle, Omri Cohen, is taking you through it, showing how you get the first sounds and how the basic controls work:

Your first minutes in VCV Rack

After that you could go through his “basics of VCV Rack” playlist on YouTube and learn some more:

New to modular? Watch this first

Omri’s channel is a gold mine of VCV Rack tutorials and demos and it’s very worthwhile digging through it.

And the list goes on . . .

Jakub Ciupinski: VCVRack - Getting started
Modular Curiosity - starting with the basics

Modular Curiosity EP1: B Installing Rack 0.5.1 - YouTube

Cy Ball: VCV Rack starter tutorial

VCV Rack Tutorial Minimal Patch - YouTube

Andrew Mercer (aka. Bucky Durdle) - great starter series

Rack 1st Modular Setup Stereo to Outputs and Audio Interface - YouTube

The Klirr Factor: getting started

Modular System Beginner Tutorial #01: Let’s make music with VCV Rack! - YouTube

KarateSnoopy - getting started

VCV Rack Tutorial #1 - Getting started with modular synthesizers - VCO, LFO, VCA, Scope - YouTube

Ablaut: starter overview

vcv rack starter survival kit - YouTube

Talking Rackheads - wonderful long-form series

'Talking Rackheads' Episode #01 - VCV Rack - YouTube

Leonardo Laguna Ruiz: Programming Modules for VCV Rack

Tutorial: Programming Modules for VCV Rack - Part 1 - YouTube
Tutorial: Programming Modules for VCV Rack - Part 2 - YouTube
Tutorial: Programming Modules for VCV Rack - Part 3 - YouTube

More tutorials by Omri Cohen
Modular synth basics, much of which also applies to Rack

Modular Synth Basics #01: What's a modular synth? - YouTube

VCV Rack pour les nuls - 1er Patch basique

VCV Rack pour les nuls - 1er Patch basique - YouTube

Venus Theory: A Beginners Tutorial
  • 0:00 Howdy
  • 0:39 VCV Time
  • 1:09 What We’re Covering In This Video
  • 1:48 Audio Out Of VCV
  • 2:55 Audio In To VCV
  • 3:15 MIDI In/Out
  • 4:03 Building Your First Patch
  • 4:31 The Key Lesson Of Modular
  • 5:05 Wiring The Patch Together
  • 7:17 Control Voltage
  • 9:06 Creating Polyphony In VCV
  • 10:09 What Modules To Download?
  • 12:24 Using VCV With The DAW
  • 13:58 Three Patch Ideas
  • 16:35 Creating An FM Synth
  • 19:32 A Basic Generative Patch
  • 21:12 Using VCV With Hardware
  • 22:32 Thank You VCV Community!
  • 22:58 Support Them Devs, Yo
  • 23:34 Closing Thoughts

  • This list may currently be incomplete or out-of-date. If you can help, please volunteer by replying with a comment
  • Many of the YouTube links above are links to the first video in a series, so check the playlist to the right, in YouTube
  • Written tutorials are available here
  • Originally created by @LarsBjerregaard
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Beginners will thank you :slightly_smiling_face::peace_symbol:

:slight_smile: Let’s thank @LarsBjerregaard who originally created this list, which I splitted from another topic. I added a note about this.

You’re all invited to help and contribute. The first post is now a wiki so you should be able to add new entries. Please only add useful video tutorials for beginners.

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Addition of a tutorial in French :slightly_smiling_face:

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reorganized a bit and added some links for VCVrack 2 to the top of the wiki.

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