You can never have enough digital audio workstations. But it can be expensive to buy more than one. That’s why it’s great when a new DAW hits the market for the super low price of FREE.
Open Labs, the makers of Stagelight, have partnered with musical equipment retailer Sam Ash to offer the digital audio workstation for free, for a limited time. Stagelight is a cross-platform application that runs on Windows, macOS, and Android (iOS version coming later this year). Open Labs describes Stagelight as:
With Stagelight, you can make beats, mix loops and create multi-track songs without ever having to leave the app. Stagelight comes with a complete sound library that includes a powerful drum machine, onscreen instruments and presets for your voice and other acoustic instruments.
Some features of Stagelight:
- Integrated drum machine with step sequencer, AutoFill function lets users swipe to create simple beats with a single gesture, import samples and build your own kits
- 3-voice synthesizer with 2 LFOs and built-in effects, realistic vintage keyboards and pianos, sampled electric basses, sampled acoustic and electric guitars, vintage organ sounds, 3-voice PWM synthesizer
- Equalizer, compressor, delay, flanger, bitcrusher, chorus, filter, limiter, reverb effects
- Works with built-in sound cards or external audio I/O, including MIDI controllers
You can get your free copy of Stagelight by clicking the above link and following the instructions there. All that’s required for the download is a promo code (available on the linked site), a name, and an e-mail address.