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Last Update:

05 Nov 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • VCV Rack Team.


vcvrack vcv rack virtual modular synthesizer engine

VCV Rack

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1.1.6 | Updated: 05 Nov 2019



Downloads of v 1.1.6:



Software Author(s):

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VCV Rack 1.1.6

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This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.


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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vcvrack -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vcvrack installed
    name: vcvrack
    state: present
    version: 1.1.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vcvrack' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.1.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vcvrack,
    Version: 1.1.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vcvrack
   Name     = 'vcvrack'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.1.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vcvrack':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.1.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vcvrack version="1.1.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 26 Aug 2020.


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





# 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](


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]( and licensed under [CC 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](
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]( and licensed under [CC 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:
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: F9F82B9EF2D6ECA0D6E8840B02CFD7527C9B638AEDBC396263B8CD8AB2C67A42
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from:
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  file64      = "$toolsDir\Rack-1.1.6-win.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: C51A253A5A3B83FA079A252E67EE21EC | sha1: 4C10CE67C234DA456A0D0DEE4191E285B06A80D8 | sha256: F9F82B9EF2D6ECA0D6E8840B02CFD7527C9B638AEDBC396263B8CD8AB2C67A42 | sha512: 2B1E91EB923F8A4D7FD71C58D8997BAEB24DE7DF1D05DD6457F5FD8BC6D494B1AA834D3D34B548090C54F7CF7955DAA1F0FFEF2545A9121723499DC6125001FB

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VCV Rack 1.1.5 126 Saturday, October 5, 2019 Approved
VCV Rack 1.1.4 115 Saturday, September 28, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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