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Downloads of v 2.5.1:


Last Update:

17 Apr 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VCV Rack Team.


vcvrack vcv rack virtual modular synthesizer engine

VCV Rack

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2.5.1 | Updated: 17 Apr 2024



Downloads of v 2.5.1:



Software Author(s):

  • VCV Rack Team.

VCV Rack 2.5.1

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install VCV Rack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VCV Rack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VCV Rack, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vcvrack -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vcvrack -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vcvrack
    name: vcvrack
    version: '2.5.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'vcvrack' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.5.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller vcvrack
    Name     = "vcvrack"
    Version  = "2.5.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'vcvrack':
  ensure   => '2.5.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Apr 2024.


Open-source virtual modular synthesizer. Rack is the engine for the VCV open-source virtual modular synthesizer.



From: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/VCVRack/Rack/v1/LICENSE.md


# VCV Rack Licenses

All VCV Rack **source code** is copyright © 2019 Andrew Belt and licensed under the [GNU General Public License v3.0](LICENSE-GPLv3.txt) with the "VCV Rack Non-Commercial Plugin License Exception", allowed under section 7 of GPLv3, and a commercial licensing option.

>#### VCV Rack Non-Commercial Plugin License Exception
>A Plugin is defined as a software library intended to be linked and executed by this software.
>You are granted the permission to use this software's Application Programming Interface (API) in your Plugin in source and binary forms, as well as link to this software with the Plugin, regardless of the Plugin's license terms even if it would otherwise violate the terms of this software's GPLv3, provided that the Plugin is distributed free of charge.
>Derived works of this software may keep or omit this Exception.

This means that non-commercial plugins do not need to be licensed under the GPLv3 and can be released under any license of your choice (open-source or proprietary freeware). However, plugins that copy a significant portion of non-API source code from Rack must be licensed under GPLv3.

If you wish to release a proprietary commercial plugin, email [email protected] for commercial licensing. A commercial license is included for plugins sold in the [VCV Library](https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html).


Licenses of **third-party libraries** are listed in [LICENSE-dist.txt](LICENSE-dist.txt).

The **Component Library graphics** in the `res/ComponentLibrary` directory are copyright © 2019 [Grayscale](http://grayscale.info/) and licensed under [CC BY-NC 4.0](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
This means you may not freely sell plugins using Component Library graphics.
However, a free commercial license is available for plugins sold through the [VCV Library](https://vcvrack.com/plugins.html).
Email [email protected] for more information about licensing or the VCV Library.

The **Core panel graphics** in the `res/Core` directory are copyright © 2019 [Grayscale](http://grayscale.info/) and licensed under [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
This means you may not distribute modified adaptations of these graphics.

The **VCV logo and icon** are copyright © 2017 Andrew Belt and may not be used in derivative works.

The **"VCV" name** is trademarked and may not be used for unofficial products.
However, it is acceptable to use the phrase "for VCV Rack" for promotion of your Rack plugin.
For all other purposes, email [email protected].
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
Package can be verified like this:
1. Download:
   x64: https://vcvrack.com/downloads/RackFree-2.5.1-win-x64.exe
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
   checksum type: sha256
   checksum64: 3835C29070E5105A08F36BEE3FA032A7F0A6B6CF3D52F890FE1F331DF45C6E3D
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from:
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  file64      = "$toolsDir\RackFree-2.5.1-win-x64.exe"
  silentArgs  = '/S'

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'VCV Rack'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = '/S'

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
md5: ECE8EFF764B78A4F68B749224A24E4BC | sha1: 834A25311923F9D6CE4CBF6A6F73EC915CFCEB33 | sha256: 3835C29070E5105A08F36BEE3FA032A7F0A6B6CF3D52F890FE1F331DF45C6E3D | sha512: 1E183D2298578A4E7B543069684A2EDDB21FE457DAED2DB1A5BEA9B595E0C481120D630967B354F9E6F372429C47731E9AE5D4A007CBAFD842942DBAE8772E17

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VCV Rack 2.5.0 46 Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Approved
VCV Rack 2.4.1 681 Friday, August 25, 2023 Approved
VCV Rack 2.4.0 99 Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Approved
VCV Rack 2.3.0 231 Friday, July 14, 2023 Approved
VCV Rack 2.2.3 1193 Saturday, March 4, 2023 Approved
VCV Rack 2.1.2 346 Thursday, July 7, 2022 Approved
VCV Rack 2.0.6 200 Saturday, February 19, 2022 Approved
VCV Rack 1.1.6 752 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Approved
VCV Rack 1.1.5 202 Saturday, October 5, 2019 Approved
VCV Rack 1.1.4 198 Saturday, September 28, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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