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> Cardinal 23.10 released
On 2023-10-24 by falkTX

Hello again everyone, it is time for another Cardinal release.
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.

This is mostly a maintenance update, focused primarily on bug fixes.


  • Fix clipboard (regression in 23.09)
  • Fix initial OpenGL state for some systems
  • Fix macOS horizontal scroll
  • Fix state save/restore with non-english locales
  • Fix "user dir" on Windows, was causing settings persistence to fail
  • Set main variant as synth type
  • Set X11 window icon for standalone
  • Update to latest Carla and DPF (which also updates pugl)

Modules related changes

  • Update nonlinearcircuits


The source code plus Linux, macOS and Windows binaries can be downloaded at https://github.com/DISTRHO/Cardinal/releases/tag/23.10.
Cardinal is released as LV2, VST2, VST3 and CLAP plugin, plus AudioUnit and JACK/Standalone for certain systems.