Surprisingly familiar. If Frits secretly developed a DAW for Presonus on the foundations of the current version of Podium I would expect it for the most part to look just like that. Docked central Mixer, Start page, list / browser to the right e.t.c Very similar indeed.
Podium clearly has some hidden fans in the dev. world. 🙂
While I agree that it does look a bit similar to both Podium and Logic, I must say that I’m disappointed by the looks of this one.
And having seen Kristal too, I’d proclaim the dev not to be the best designer in town. 😕 (Track color bars to the left!? With huge flying shadows, too! 😯 Low contrast on the volume meters in the mixer. Start/Song/Project buttons completely out of place. And all the audio parts in that screenshot have one stray pixel in their bottom right corner!)
On top of that, the whole interface just seems ‘flat’ to me, and those gradients and glossy displays date it excactly to the late 2000’s, where everything has to look like a Mac…
Anyway, we’ll have to see what it’s really packing, feature-wise. Since if you’re willing to shell out what, €400-500? … well, you can get Cubase 5 for almost the same.
I do wish the developer good luck though, seeing that he’s a fellow Austrian. 🙂
[Edit: Just spotted, the pan faders have different colors for L&R – that’s a nice touch.]