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The *Core* plugin (built into Rack itself) includes utilities and interfaces for interfacing between the virtual and hardware world.

- [Audio](#Audio)
- [MIDI Interfaces](#MIDI-Interfaces)
- [MIDI input modules](#MIDI-input-modules)
- [MIDI-CV](#MIDI-CV)
- [MIDI-CC](#MIDI-CC)
- [MIDI-Gate](#MIDI-Gate)
- [MIDI-Map](#MIDI-Map)
- [MIDI output modules](#MIDI-output-modules)
- [CV-MIDI](#CV-MIDI)
- [CV-CC](#CV-CC)
- [CV-Gate](#CV-Gate)
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## Audio
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/AudioInterface.png">
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/AudioInterface16.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/AudioInterface.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/AudioInterface)
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/AudioInterface16.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/AudioInterface16)

The *Audio* module merges the virtual Rack world with the physical hardware world.
The **TO DEVICE** section sends Rack signals to a hardware audio device for playback, and the **FROM DEVICE** section receives hardware signals into Rack.
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Most DAWs avoid this feature entirely by restricting audio to a single input and a single output device for stability reasons, but if using multiple audio devices in Rack works with your configuration, more power to you!


<a id="MIDI"></a>
## MIDI Interfaces
## MIDI input modules

Each MIDI interface module (described below) supports the following drivers.
Each MIDI input module (described below) supports the following drivers.
- [Core MIDI](https://developer.apple.com/documentation/coremidi?language=objc) on MacOS
- [Windows MIDI](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/Multimedia/midi-functions) on Windows
- [ALSA](http://alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Main_Page) on Linux
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### MIDI-CV
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDIToCVInterface.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDIToCVInterface.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/MIDIToCVInterface)

- **V/OCT** generates a 1V/oct pitch signal of the last held MIDI note.
- **GATE** generates 10V when a key is held. It does not retrigger when notes are played legato.
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### MIDI-CC
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDICCToCVInterface.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDICCToCVInterface.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/MIDICCToCVInterface)

Each output maps a MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) messages from 0 to 127 to a CV signal from 0V to 10V.
Some drivers like the gamepad driver generate nonstandard MIDI values from -128 to 127, which is mapped from -10V to 10V.
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### MIDI-Gate
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDITriggerToCVInterface.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDITriggerToCVInterface.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/MIDITriggerToCVInterface)

MIDI-Gate is similar to MIDI-CC, except that it generates 10V gate signals when a particular note is held.
For MIDI sequencers and drum machines that send immediate note ON/OFF messages in sequence, a 1 ms trigger is produced.
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### MIDI-Map
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDI-Map.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/MIDI-Map.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/MIDI-Map)

Controls parameters of other Rack modules via a hardware MIDI CC controller.

To map a hardware control to a Rack parameter, click an "Unmapped" slot in MIDI-Map's display.
Its text will change to "Mapping...".
Click a parameter (knob, slider, button, etc) of another module in Rack.
Then wiggle a knob/slider or press a CC button on your MIDI controller.
(These steps may be done in either order.)
The parameter is now mapped and will be moved when you use your MIDI controller.


## MIDI output modules

The following modules send MIDI messages to external hardware such as desktop synthesizers, Eurorack modules, and drum machines.

TODO

### CV-MIDI
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-MIDI.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-MIDI.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/CV-MIDI)

Converts CV in Rack to MIDI for external hardware.

Useful for performing hardware synthesizers with Rack.

TODO

### CV-CC
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-CC.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-CC.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/CV-CC)

Converts CV in Rack to MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) commands for external hardware.

Useful for controlling parameters of hardware synthesizers with Rack.

TODO

### CV-Gate
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-Gate.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/CV-Gate.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/CV-Gate)

Converts gates in Rack to MIDI note on/off commands for external hardware.

Useful for performing hardware drum machines with Rack.

TODO

## Blank
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/Blank.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/Blank.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/Blank)

Useful for adding space between modules in your rack.

You can resize the panel by dragging the edges horizontally, with a minimum size of 3HP.


## Notes
<img class="module-screenshot" src="https://vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/Notes.png">
[![](https://library.vcvrack.com/screenshots/Core/Notes.m.png)](https://library.vcvrack.com/Core/Notes)

Useful for adding patch notes, section titles for organization, instructions, and author information to your patches.
You can copy and paste text with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

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