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Postby wub » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:39 am

Thought about Buzz, but that's a tracker not a DAW.
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Postby Hex047 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 am

Podium free is probably the best DAW out now, Studio One Free doesn't look bad, haven't tried it though.
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Postby wub » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:38 am

Podium - http://zynewave.com/podium-free/
Studio One - http://www.presonus.com/products/Studio ... ree-go-pro


What are the limitation on Studio One vs. the paid version? And has anyone used Podium?
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Postby Hex047 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Studio One Free limitations as far as I know are:
lack of vst support
one Midi in/out
No sidechain
No multi out Instruments .
I've have used Podium free for a while, not as my primary DAW though.
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Postby fragments » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:15 am

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Postby Sexual_Chocolate » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:39 am

2mb1o wrote:Reaper ?
http://www.reaper.fm/


TECHNICALLY not free, but yea. probably the best choice :lol:
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Postby wub » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:41 am

2mb1o wrote:Reaper ?
http://www.reaper.fm/



Not free.
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Postby Direflow » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:32 am

Ardour, but you have to be on Mac or Linux.
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Postby Hex047 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:04 am

fragments wrote:http://www.mutools.com/mulab-product.html

MuLab

+1 if you can handle the 4 track limit.
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Postby Hex047 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:07 am

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Postby wub » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:09 am

Direflow wrote:Ardour, but you have to be on Mac or Linux.


Never heard of it, you got a link?
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Postby topmo3 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:24 am

well i got 1200+ days on my reaper trial and still working fine... haven't invested much on it as of yet
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Postby Hex047 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:46 am

wub wrote:
Direflow wrote:Ardour, but you have to be on Mac or Linux.


Never heard of it, you got a link?

https://ardour.org/download.html
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Postby nowaysj » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:04 am

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Postby wub » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:06 am

Hex047 wrote:
wub wrote:
Direflow wrote:Ardour, but you have to be on Mac or Linux.


Never heard of it, you got a link?

https://ardour.org/download.html


No wanting to split hairs, but that's not free;

I thought Ardour was free software

Ardour is free in the sense that you are free to do anything with it that you want (including use it on as many machines as you wish, make copies of it for friends and so forth). Some people like to explain this with the phrase "free as in free speech, not free as in free beer".


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Postby legend4ry » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:28 am

http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ - Linux MultiMedia Studio : Windows and Linux builds avail.

Open source DAW based around FL.

http://www.buzzmachines.com/ - Free Modular DAW.

http://www.modplug.com/ - Free Tracker with VST support.
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Postby smalltock » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:35 pm

wub wrote:
Hex047 wrote:
wub wrote:
Direflow wrote:Ardour, but you have to be on Mac or Linux.


Never heard of it, you got a link?

https://ardour.org/download.html


No wanting to split hairs, but that's not free;

Yes, it is. Look a bit more carefully, please. The source code is freely available. They charge for precompiled binaries for those too dim to compile their crap. Perhaps not the most ethical (or typical to open source software) practice, charging the 'stupid' but giving it out for free to the rest, but it is what they've decided to do.

Ardour is free. Precompiled binaries cost money, but the source is freely available. I compiled it and have it running flawlessly. The compile process is not difficult either. Full version obtained legitimately without paying a cent.

Furthermore, "free" versions of paid daws are, in my opinion, not free at all. They are demos and nothing more. I feel it much more appropriate that you call out Podium Free for not being free, rather than Ardour.

Thirdly, how is Buzz not a DAW? Let's take a moment to recognize what exactly a DAW is… a Digital…Audio…Workstation… Buzz is a DAW despite taking an atypical approach.
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Postby fiveone » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:36 pm

ohm studio
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Postby Func » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:00 am

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