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> Cardinal 22.03 released
On 2022-03-21 by falkTX

Hello everyone, a new release of Cardinal is here.
This brings quite a few new extra modules, updates the existing ones and adds a few nice features as requested by users.
This is what changed compared to the (initial) 22.02 release:

  • Add Windows installer, shipping with optional Carla Plugin Host integration and JACK Standalone
  • Add AudioUnit plugin format for macOS
  • Fix build for HaikuOS (only headless possible for now)
  • Fix crash in headless build when loading certain modules
  • Fix GUI resize in high-dpi systems
  • Fix Host MIDI-CC channel pressure and pitchbend interfering with CCs
  • Fix repaints in macOS, allow to set update rate limit (only works in some hosts)
  • Fix VST2 keyboard input always in uppercase in some hosts
  • Force 32bit alignment for vectorized operations, fixes 32bit build
  • Initial bypass implementation, MIDI only for now
  • Make host audio meters independent from each other
  • Merge CardinalFX and CardinalSynth VST2 folders as single Cardinal.vst
  • Update VCV Rack base to v2.1

New modules

There's quite a few modules in this release, below follows a link to each project.
Same as in the previous release, all modules were checked for compatibility with GPLv3+ license. More details here.


The source code plus Linux, macOS and Windows binaries can be downloaded at https://github.com/DISTRHO/Cardinal/releases/tag/22.03.
Cardinal is released as LV2, VST2 and VST3 plugin, plus AudioUnit and JACK standalone for certain systems.
The VST3 version is still considered experimental, prefer to use LV2 or VST2 if possible at this time.