This is the first public screenshot of VCV Rack for DAWs, specifically VCV Rack for VST2 Linux. Not pictured, the sine output of VCV VCO-1 is patched into VCV Audio-8, which is using the new “Host” audio/MIDI driver that communicates with the DAW instead of your sound card. VST parameters (soon including labels, units, and actual values) control the parameters of Rack modules. Audio is as stable as can be, since there is no thread-switching overhead as with Rack v1.
The actual VST2 plugin is a ~100KB binary, which dynamically links to a lib-ized version of Rack. This allows for many plugin variations, such as effect/instrument, 2/8/16-channel, and potential VST3/AU/AAX/LV2 plugins, without having N copies of the entire Rack binary.
The source code is maintained in a private git branch and is rebased for every new
v2 commit. This means that features and bug fixes added to Rack v2 will immediately be available for Rack for DAWs, so they will follow the same version numbers and will usually be released same-day.
After testing on the other OS’s and DAWs, I’ll focus on windowing, graphics, and improving mouse/keyboard interaction.