Creating Polyphonic Sounds In VCV Rack 1.0
In this video from YouTuber Omri Cohen, we see how VCV Rack 1.0, an open-source virtualized modular synthesizer, can be used to create polyphonic sounds. VCV Rack 1.0 can support up to 16 voices in its patches, and the virtual patch cables can automatically assume polyphony when requested by MIDI modules, sequencers, etc.
From the video’s description:
One of the biggest features that were introduced in VCV Rack 1.0 is the Polyphonic Cables feature, that allows us to send up to 16 different signals through only one cable and create polyphony, among other things. In this video, I show a few ways of how to use Polyphonic Cables starting with a short introduction, then with using a Midi keyboard and creating your own arpeggiators, and then I showcase a few more ways of using Polyphonic cables and the different polyphonic modules. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
- Introduction – 00:31
- Using a Midi keyboard – 02:29
- Create your own Arps – 14:38
- The Merge module – 19:49
If you haven’t tried VCV Rack 1.0 already, you can go here to download it and give it a try! It is open source and is available for Mac (10.7+) and 64-bit Windows and Linux.