Getting Started With VCV Rack 2

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Course overview

In this workshop you will build your own virtual Eurorack synthesizers via VCV Rack 2. This free app is an amazing playground to explore creative sound design and synthesis and is perfect for beginners who are interested in the power of eurorack modular instruments. This workshop aims to provide you with suitable skills to begin exploring making your own SW modular synthesis instruments in the VCV Rack 2 environment.

What you'll learn

  • Appraise the role of V/Oct and Gates in eurorack modular instruments
  • Trigger and pass audio in VCV Rack 2
  • Filter, modulated and monitor signals
  • Create unique SW modular synthesis instruments

Who is this course for?

  • Sound designers looking to get started with eurorack modular instruments
  • Music producers interested in learning modular synthesis techniques

Course content

  • Getting Started With VCV Rack 2
  • Getting Started With VCV Rack
  • 02 The Patch
  • 01 Intro
  • 03 MIDI CV
  • 04 Gate ADSR
  • 05 Osc x2
  • 06 VCF
  • 07 Modulation
  • 08 Modulation Exercise Solution
  • 09 MIDI CC
  • 10 Creative Examples
  • 11 DAW
  • 12 Conclusion


  • A computer and internet connection
  • Access to a copy of VCV Rack 2 (i.e. Rack 2 Free suffices)

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.


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