Audio plugin host
C++ C Python Objective-C++ Makefile Objective-C Other

#Carla Logo Carla Plugin Host Build Status

What is Carla?

Carla is a fully-featured audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.


  • LADSPA, DSSI, LV2, VST2, VST3 and AU plugin formats
  • GIG, SF2 and SFZ sound banks
  • Internal audio and midi file player
  • Automation of plugin parameters via MIDI CC
  • Full OSC control
  • Plugin bridge support (such as running 32bit plugins on a 64bit Carla)
  • Rack and Patchbay engine modes, plus Single and Multi-Client if using JACK
  • Native audio drivers (ALSA, DirectSound, CoreAudio) and low-latency (ASIO and JACK)