VCV Rack is a free, open source, software modular system which has gained a lot of traction since it was first released, the addition of many modules, including software versions of classic Mutable Instruments discontinued modules such as Clouds has given it a lot of creative power.
Its a standalone application which now has the VCV Bridge - a separate application which allows direct routing of Audio and MIDI toi and from a host DAW via the VCV Bridge VST and AU plugin. Up to 8 channels of audio and 16 MIDI ccs can be routed into VCV Rack.
As well as being a great place to try out the world of modular in software before considering whether to take the plunge into hardware, the routing and recall of patches will appeal to people who need that functionality.
VCC Rack v0.6 is available now for Mac OS, Windows 64bit and Linux operating systems.
Here's a taste of what you can do with it 0 Switched on Rack Volume 1 are tracks made using the software.