SeaGtGruff Posted November 21, 2017 Share Posted November 21, 2017 Studio One is a great DAW, and about the only thing it's missing is the ability to use SysEx messages-- not absolutely essential, but very desirable in my opinion. The free version-- Studio One Prime-- can be downloaded and installed by anyone, by which I mean it doesn't require purchasing some audio/MIDI equipment that comes with a license for Studio One Prime bundled the way some other supposedly "free" DAWs do (I'm looking at you, Cubase AI/LE and Live Lite!). Studio One Prime is definitely a lite version, and you should be able to try the ultimate Studio One version as a free trial, but the nice thing about Studio One Prime is that you can use it forever for free. Unfortunately, it doesn't support third-party plugins. By the way, if you do decide to use Studio One and really need SysEx, you can add it (after a fashion) by using the free MIDI effects plugin from Cockos. Another totally free DAW, which is not a lite version but simply an older version, is Tracktion T6. The version after that-- Tracktion T7-- comes bundled with certain audio/MIDI equipment (from Behringer, I believe). The newest version-- Waveform-- is available at a discount if you're upgrading from T7. Tracktion T6 supports both SysEx and third-party plugins, making it a great free alternative to Studio One Prime. Michael Rideout Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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