Developer Neil Cosgrove let us know about LNX Studio – a free & open source (GPL) DAW for OS X.
“It has a few special features we think people would be interested in,” he notes. “It comes with a lot of built in instruments & effects, like virtual synths & drum machine, but it can do several other things as well.”
“Its features are networked, so users can connect together and collaborate in real time. So, moving sliders & pressing buttons are mirrored on all computers,” adds Cosgrove. “It is also made in SuperCollider, so you can code, edit or design your own instruments + effects all within the DAW’s GUI.”
The current version of LNX Studio works on any Mac running OS X 10.8.5+. A Linux version is under active development, and is in alpha, with a proper Linux standalone out soon. There is no PC support yet, but it is planned.
- Networked collaborative DAW
- Powerful Synthesis Engine (Supercollider)
- Full MIDI integration
- Virtual Analog synthesisers
- Drum machines
- Step Sequencers
- Piano Roll – (Import MIDI files)
- Record Audio Out
- Presets & Programs
- Chord library
- Design your own instruments & effects
- Control external equipment
LNX Studio is available for OS X as a free download.
If you’ve tried LNX Studio, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!