As I mentioned here recently, I experience audio glitching (clicks and pops) using all Rack versions 2.1.0+ on my Linux system with PulseAudio. I was able to track down and fix the issue in VCV Rack’s fork of RtAudio to make audio work correctly on my system.
I sent an email to support on November 27 explaining the issue and my fix, but I have not heard back yet. In the meantime, I’d just like to use Rack on my computer without it clicking and popping every few seconds.
I can build Rack 2.2.1 from source, and I do a
make dist to make the install zip. I unzip that into another directory and run Rack from it. Rack runs, but it cannot find most of my plugins. It offers to download and install them, but no matter how many times I do that and restart the program, it acts like it has forgotten everything and starts over.
I even tried unzipping the official 2.2.1 install zip and confirming it finds all my plugins… no problem, everything’s great. Then I replace just the two files
libRack.so with the ones I built myself. The problem comes back!
So I’m left with the choice of glitching audio with all my plugins, or crystal clear audio with no plugins. Bummer.
There must be some special sauce in the official distributions that is missing from my build process.
Does anyone else on Linux run Rack built from source? How do you get it to download and remember all your plugins from the VCV Rack library?