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Zynewave Podium Free, freeware edition of music production software

Zynewave Podium

Zynewave has released Podium Free, the freeware edition of the music production software for Windows PC.

Podium Free is a fully functional freeware edition of Podium. It is identical to the commercial Podium version, except for a few limitations, and a small “Podium Free” logo.

Limitations of Podium Free compared to the commercial version

  • MIDI interface setup is limited to one input and one output.
  • 64-bit mixer engine option is disabled.
  • Plugin multiprocessing is disabled.
  • ReWire is disabled.
  • Surround-sound playback is disabled.

The disabled plugin multiprocessing option means that only one CPU core will be used when processing plugins. If you have a dual-core CPU you will be able to use 50% of your available CPU power before the Podium CPU indicator overloads. Podium Free still uses all available CPU cores for various tasks such as GUI updates and disk streaming.

These limitations may change in newer releases of Podium Free. It will depend on new features added to Podium, and the general user response to Podium Free.

More information: Zynewave

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Podium is a brilliant host, and Podium Free is an amazing gift. Many thanks to Zynewave!

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Finally got something loaded. Other than the crashing that happens with scanning certain plug-ins… Podium free seems pretty damn good!

The developer of this program is rather generous with this version. I’m surprised the track count wasn’t crippled! The sound quality is top notch and the bounced .wav files are HQ! This thing has quite a few features to it. I’m already considering the full version after I thoroughly test the free one without major issues.

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Cheddar Man

So far… I’m not liking this program due to the fact it keeps crashing during the scanning process for plug-ins. When it crashes, you have to keep starting from scratch with choosing your audio card, plug-in folders, & midi devices. It doesn’t seem to retain any settings that were made prior to the crash! That’s (1) of the things I like about FL studios scanner. You have the option to do a safer form of scanning which doesn’t load the plug-in while scanning like most programs do. That’s what I hate about sony software. Their software scans for plugs before… Read more »