Rack Synth ( vcvrack ) - anyone using this in Mint ?

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Rack Synth ( vcvrack ) - anyone using this in Mint ?

Post by Faust » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:52 am

https://vcvrack.com
Is anyone using this in Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 ( or any other Mint version ) ?

The manual says :-
" Rack requires at least OpenGL 2.0 with the GL_EXT_framebuffer_object extension.
If your graphics card supports this, make sure you've installed the latest graphics drivers, and restart Rack.
"

I've got all that , but still no joy with running the GUI
Can someone please tell me if I've missed something obvious ( it happens :) ) ?


Edit : I should have mentioned that this is a superb modular synthesizer for any synth geeks out there :D
Think Hans Zimmer's electronic scores ( film music composer eg. Batman , Superman and others ) or Keith Emerson in the 70s

This one is very user-friendly compared to other software synths .... put your chosen modules into the rack then plug in your patch-cords
... just need to add imagination from the user ( oh yeah , that problem ! )

It runs beautifully on an old Windows 7 laptop so it's double irritating that I can't make it work in Mint
:mrgreen:
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Re: Rack Synth ( vcvrack ) - anyone using this in Mint ?

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:16 am

Well, it's an unfinished beta app with ONE developer, who doesn't have much of a clue which hardware it works on, so I'm not surprised the Linux version doesn't work. Did you read their FAQ?

https://vcvrack.com/manual/FAQ.html

I'd be looking for an alternative that runs properly in Linux.

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