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    I have tested DarkWave Studio


    I have tested the freeware DAW DarkWave Studio (By Daniel Werner).

    I haven´t used software for a long time... Maybe I will start using software again... So I began looking for freeware. I found this.

    > Do you know of other freeware DAWs that works?

    Her is the first, and so far only track I have made with it. All VST’s (what’s the difference between a VST and a plugin?) are freeware.

    Used two sounds from Freesound.org beachhouse wind outside.wav by klankbeeld and Jacket Rustle_Aggressive 2.wav by jaredpass24. Thanks.

    https://soundcloud.com/gis_sweden/coldsummerloop

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    Really cool atmosphere in your track, nice one!

    gis_sweden wrote:
    > Do you know of other freeware DAWs that works?

    Most of the free ones are feature and/or time limited versions of commercial DAWs.
    A completely free one, also pattern based, is LMMS https://lmms.io/
    A more full fledged one, although the Windows version is unsupported, is Ardour
    https://ardour.org/windows.html

    gis_sweden wrote:
    what’s the difference between a VST and a plugin?
    If you're wondering about this statement on the official site,
    "It has support for VST/VSTi instrument and effect plugins.", it's meant to be read as
    "support for *VST effect* and *VSTi instrument* plugins" smile

    VST is one of the standards for software plugins that can be used in DAWs, and VSTi simply indicates that the plugin is an instrument and not an effect, but standard-wise it's a VST.

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    copyc4t wrote:
    ...also pattern based, is LMMS https://lmms.io/

    Oohh LMMS looks interesting more professional than DarkWave. Have check that out! Thanks for this tips.

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    And thx for explaining the "difference" between VST and plugin smile

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    You're welcome smile

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    I used LMMS for ages it's easy to use and is great for starting out, but you should probably consider spending $ if you need more 'creative freedom'. If you want free VST instruments and effects I've had good luck with this site... http://www.vst4free.com/ .. Cool track!

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    djnicke wrote:'creative freedom'

    grin I will consider that... But I have decided to spend some more time with DarkWave first.
    And yes I have found vst4free.com. Great source.

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    gis_sweden wrote:
    And thx for explaining the "difference" between VST and plugin smile

    Technically a plugin, is a small program that runs within another program (called host).
    All modern DAWs support plugins, these can be instruments, effects or midi effects.
    -Instruments take note input from an external midi keyboard, a virtual midi keyboard (the computer keyboard or an on-screen piano keyboard you click on), or from a midi clip. They generate sound.
    -Effects need audio input and do something to the audio.
    - Midi effects take midi input (like instruments) but they will not generate sound, instead they change the midi notes (make them longer/shorter, change velocity, octave up/down, etc).

    Certain plugins are "utilities" like an oscilloscope - but technically they are classed also as effects, since they need audio input.

    In order to communicate with the host, there are certain standards for plugins and hosts. VST is the most common. There are even various versions of it (we are up to VST3).
    There are other standards also: AAX, AU, DX...

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    gis_sweden wrote:
    > Do you know of other freeware DAWs that works?

    Reaper has a non-limited, never-expiring free demo.
    It is a really powerfull DAW.

    There is also Buzz, which has a modular architecture (to connect stuff) and a tracker style editor.
    This is quite older and considerably different from modern DAWs.
    Comes with a wide range of its own instruments and effects. It has its own coding language to develop plugins (they call it 'machines'), they community has been developing 'machines' for years, so there is quite a selection of stuff...

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