What is it?
AudioGL is a Modular Synthesizer and Sequencer, which is currently in Beta.
AudioGL focuses on three things:
- A Flexible Modular Synthesizer
- An Advanced Automation System
- A Streamlined Interface
The key here is workflow. The faster a musician can work, the more effort that can be put into making music that is different than everything else out there.
Status of the project
Over the next few years, AudioGL will come into its own as a fully featured
digital audio workstation. But for now, it is a Synthesizer and Sequencer.
In its current state, AudioGL offers a plethora of sound design possibilities. To get a diverse range of musicians involved in the project, it is being sold as a paid Beta.
By purchasing a Beta license, you can get in on the ground floor, and help this project take shape. Beta licenses are well priced, and come along with a free upgrade to Version 1.0 when it is released.
Throughout the Beta phase, new versions of AudioGL will be released every 2-3 months. Each release will come with new features.
AudioGL was originally released in September 2012, and has already gone through three major revisions. Although AudioGL is still being sold as a Beta application, the current version offers a stable overall experience.
(Updated on May 21, 2013)
Here is a list of features that AudioGL currently offers:
- Preset Instrument System
- Highly flexible Modular Synthesizer
- Sample Accurate Automation Engine
- User Designable Envelopes
- Project Wide Modulation Network
- Open Ended Organizational System for Sequencers and Automation
- New! ReWire Support
- Midi Support
- Sample loading and Audio Exporting
- New! Sample Accurate Tempo Change Engine
Here are some of the features that are currently being developed:
- Mac OSX Version of AudioGL
- Support for VST Instrument and Effects
- Improved Modulation Capabilities
- More Synthesizer Modules
- Various General Usability Improvements (Based upon user feedback)
As AudioGL moves closer to being a Digital Audio Workstation, it will include features such as an Arrange Window, along with many flexible ways to organize your projects.
Many people assume that since AudioGL has a three dimensional interface, that it must be heavy on resources.
This is not the case, and AudioGL is comparable to any other two dimensional interface on the market.
The processing power required by the synthesizer is neither low nor high, but right in the middle. The synthesizer is optimized for performance, but sound quality comes first.
Here are the specifications of the system that has been used to develop AudioGL:
- Lenovo X61 Tablet
- 1.8 ghz Core Duo Processor
- Intel x3100 Graphics Card (low quality embedded graphics)
- ASIO Audio Driver (ASIO4ALL and M-Audio USB Fasttrack)
- 1280x1024 LCD Display (External Monitor)
- Lenovo TrackPoint and Microsoft Comfort Mouse
(A High Quality Gaming Mouse is Recommended)
There is a fully functional trial of AudioGL,
but save functionality is disabled.
The price for a Beta License is $80 USD.
When AudioGL is upgraded to Version 1.0, users who have purchased a Beta License will be given a free Early Adopter Upgrade to Version 1.0.
If you are not interested in being an Early Adopter, the price of AudioGL Version 1.0 will be approximately $150 USD when it is released.
There have been a few videos released about AudioGL on YouTube.
Click here to view AudioGL's YouTube Channel.
The second video is of particular interest, as it puts the accuracy of AudioGL's sound engine on display.
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