Starting a blog for stuff I’m doing related to VCV Rack.
Just released: pachde One v2.1
pachde One This plugin contains Null, a flexible blanking panel. Info simple patch notes, Copper a modulatable color picker, and Imagine a unique and eccentric source of voltage, gates, and triggers using an image.
Generic Blank This is a great place to get started making a VCV Rack plugin. It’s a good alternative to the VCV Rack tutorial. While it’s a generic blanking plate out of the box, the code is well-commented with what you need to do to build out a functional module. recently updated for Rack 2.4 “Use dark panels”.
svg_theme For plugin developers: Lean in-memory SVG theming for VCV Rack plugins, using a json configuration. This allows you to maintain a single SVG for your rack, and theme it as needed. Includes a simple demo module to show you how it works.
I haven’t updated svg_theme for the Rack “Use dark panels” option yet. Not even sure if I really need to do anything special, since applying a theme is up to your module. Let me know if you’re using svg_theme and interested in having this feature added.
I have a new plugin under development. It’s a highly specialized plugin for controlling Haken Audio Eagan-Matrix-based devices, including the Continuum, ContinuuMini, the Eagan Matrix Module for Eurorack, and the Osmose from Expressive E. This module brings performance-focused control of the Continuum and other EM devices, integrated with VCV Rack.
The first module HC-1 covers preset selection, managing preset favorites, and Knobs with CV Macros and Recirculator parameters. This is shaping up nicely, and I’m enjoying playing the Continuum while I have CV modulating macro and recirculator parameters. Some of the presets are awesome just running freely on a sustained note with modulated parameters. The feel can be remarkably different from simply playing the same preset on the fingerboard.
Here’s a teaser screen snip of where it is right now, with 4 Fundamental LFO coming through 8vert for modulating macros. My pachde One Null modules are used for the ice-blue overlay of the Rack. System presets that have been favorite’d are shown in the list with the pink heart.
The little light buttons put the CV into relative mode, so the CV value is an offset to the Knob position. The green bars in the lower right show the current DSP usage reported by the Continuum.