After many years, Carla version 2.0.0 is finally here!
Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and
It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and
send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.
Version 2.0 took this long because I was never truly happy with its
current state, often pushing new features but not fully finishing them.
So the "solution" was to put everything that is not considered stable
yet behind an experimental flag in the settings.
This way we can have our stable Carla faster, while upcoming features
get developed and tagged as experimental during testing.
Preparations for version 2.1 are well under way, a beta for it will be
But that is a topic for another day.
== Changes since 2.0-RC4
- Fix missing argument in note-on/off osc example
- Fix word-wrap in add-plugin dialog
- Fix Windows README.txt line endings
- Build windows binaries with -mstackrealign
- Don't show side panel in carla-control
- Show "Label/URI" instead of just "Label"
- Keep application signals alive (so Ctrl+C works even while engine is
- Update copyright year
To download Carla binaries or source code, jump on over to the KXStudio
downloads section. 
Carla v2.0.0 is available pre-packaged in the KXStudio repositories and
UbuntuStudio backports, plus on ArchLinux and Ubuntu since 19.04. On
those you can simply install the carla package.
Bug reports and feature requests are welcome! Jump on over to the
Carla's Github project page for those. 
There is no manual or quick-start guide for Carla yet, apologies for that.
But there are some videos of presentations I did regarding Carla's
features and workflows, those should give you an introduction of its
features and what you can do with it: