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> Cardinal 22.06 released
On 2022-06-29 by falkTX

Hello everyone, yet another release of Cardinal is here, with a few new modules and a bunch of bugfixes.
Cardinal is a free and open-source virtual modular synthesizer plugin.
It is based on the popular VCV Rack but with a focus on being a fully self-contained plugin version.


Module changes

  • Add AS modules
  • Add forsitan modulare
  • Add Myth modules
  • Add Host Parameters Map core module
  • Add Sassy Scope core module
  • Implement custom plugin GUIs for internal Ildaeil plugins
  • Implement JSFX plugin support in Ildaeil
  • Make Host Parameters smoothing optional
  • Fix Fundamental flipped noise outputs
  • Fix Fundamental wavetable garbage reads
  • Fix Host Time trigger (tolerate max 2 frames of deviation, dont trigger on tick == 0)
  • Fix Lilac export file dialog
  • Update voxglitch

Cardinal core changes

  • Fix FX and Synth VST3 versions not running under Ableton Live
  • Fix macOS universal installer for systems without rosetta2
  • Fix mouse up event for imgui based widgets
  • Fix scroll speed on macOS
  • Fix VST2 plugin cleanup (crash on close)
  • Fix VST3 MIDI CC input handling
  • Fix VST3 UI initial size
  • Fix VST3 UI resizing from host side
  • Fix X11 file browser dialog not picking files with special characters or spaces
  • Implement glfwCreateStandardCursor, allowing custom cursors from modules
  • Show demo patches in file menu
  • Several optimizations
  • Update to Rack 2.1.1

Other changes

  • Add VT_-_Jupiter_Ascent.vcv demo patch
  • Change synth template to use Fundamental instead of Bogaudio modules
  • Implement more details for lv2 export (category, unipolar/bipolar CV, lights as control outputs)


The source code plus Linux, macOS and Windows binaries can be downloaded at https://github.com/DISTRHO/Cardinal/releases/tag/22.06.
Cardinal is released as LV2, VST2 and VST3 plugin, plus AudioUnit and JACK standalone for certain systems.