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  • in reply to: Faders #20644

    While I can see the positive sides of linking faders, it is somewhat not so important. Maybe it is for other hosts that don’t have the so called “folder tracks”.
    Yet with Podium one could assign the tracks to a Parent Group Track, and from there on control their Volume, Pan etc. values and automate them respectively.

    As for the inverted linking, I prefer the automation route. And yes druid, it will inevitably cause visual clutter. It is exactly this matter that I have thoroughly examined in one of my previous posts, i.e. Automation feature requests.

    It would be quite a bit cleaner and tidier if we could put the automation lanes on top of the track, no matter how many, and when needed choosing from a list which one to show, as well as be able to work with the MIDI notes and the aut. lines simultaneously, without one disabling the other.



    in reply to: Send/Receive Audio and MIDI between tracks #20637

    Thanks for the response Frits.

    It Surely works as a charm. Always new things to learn every day. Must go through the manual again obviously.



    in reply to: new user #20635

    Hey mate, hello to you as well.

    As the saying goes – welcome aboard the ship.

    Yes, you got that right, Podium certainly requires a little more time than usual to get to grips with the unique terminology it uses and way of working in general. Yet after that crucial period (or at least judging based on my subjective experience) of introducement, things change drastically if one is patient enough. Then it all becomes pure pleasure.
    On the other side, this critical period is very much a “deal-breaker” methinks, for those who need fast workflow and quick results, and with little – if not at all – patience and sense of adventure. So yeah, definitely some workflow, management and core features need be considered to draw more people. But honestly speaking, I enjoy being underground πŸ˜‰

    Yes, sometimes all is interrupted by the lack of some (vital) features, but hey, even the guys over at Steiny’s or Caky’s forums (to name but a few) complain about features they need πŸ™‚ or some other issues they have, and those two are some pretty expansive and big corporations, probably with many hundreds of employees if not more, not a one-man army like Frits.

    So Podium is definitely the place of both compromises and compliments.

    Peace & Light


    in reply to: Input Quantizing? #20634

    Well, a bit late in fact, yet just now I saw your question bbreakz.

    All the samples that you use in a project (i.e. all tha waves imported to the arrangement, as well as all bounced tracks) are automatically saved in a neat way in the main project folder on your Hard Drive. To be more precice, in the folder of the given arrangement, which on its part is inside the Project Folder, for as you may know a project can contain as many arrangements as you wish.
    A bit confusing maybe, yet it is how things are.

    I hope that helped mate.



    in reply to: Plugin-related issues #20598

    Just checked them earlier today…

    There is a considerable improvement indeed. The Antress and Variety of Sound plugins no longer cause problems while scanning.

    No issues encountered with Oatmeal and Xhip so far.

    However –
    The loading time of BV Music synths (both when imported separately or in group) is now reduced to around 1-2 minutes per synth, which can still be considered above the acceptable norm, and after launching some of them in a project, Podium crashes and closes almost instantly.

    The play cursor still acts laggy when a VST or a VSTi is being tweaked while auditioning in playback.

    And a new issue, that happened all the time in 2.37, and keeps on reccuring still with Podium 2.40 ( yet not so often as in 2.37 ) is roughly 6 out of 10 times when closing Podium, and naturally saving the changes in the project, it closes with a crash, followed by a Windows crash dialogue on a frozen Podium background.
    This happens with all the projects I have started, naturally very diverse in terms of used plugins, (though most of which are TAL ones, known for their stability as well as amazing quality) and very different combinations, no matter how heavy-loaded with plugins the project is or not.

    So when all these seemingly detached issues are linked, it seems there is a plugin-integration incompatability, the very reason why I point all this out.



    in reply to: Plugin-related issues #20595

    A fast response, thanks.

    First of all, I would rather consider my post as a small report, hopefully directed towards Frits to read, and eventually consider in terms of stability fixes.

    As when it comes to the plugin management, I have organized my plugins long ago with great care and love. It was true pleasure dealing with them, as well as seeing them every time I launch Podium, for it is with great love and fun I work with them. So (just as you proposed druid) they are all already neatly and intuitively organized by as many factors as possible; synth type (Subtractive, Hybrid, Wavetable, FM…); FX ( Modulation, Mixing, Delays, reverbs, Dynamics and so on and so on), Drums…Samplers…etc.

    The report was on some particular synths that no matteer if scanned together with the rest, or imported separately, take great amount of time, and then again the same amount of time to add them to a track, whilst others fail to load at all, eventually loading after several attempts and a few more ( in the original post)…

    And making a template with pre-loaded synths is not the best idea, one can never know how many instances of which instruments will be needed for the project, especially if the genre is a “synth-hog”, for, after all, maybe another instance of one of those problematic synths will be needed, and then we’re back to square one.

    All of this is not imperative and unacceptable, yet minor irritating issues, the very reason I pointed them out, with hopes of future improvement, for it is clearly not the case with other hosts.

    Vibe on



    in reply to: The Next Podium Competion is starting… #20593

    Yep, a very accurate decision Frits. The enthusiasm with which I plunged forth faced nothing but the cold silence of a brick wall.

    And a perfect occasion to thank for the next Podium free release. A splendid gift indeed.

    in reply to: April 2011 competition #20592

    Well, the number I will put forth is by no means representing an underestimation, but rather considering the ignorance of the masses, who find comfort by joining the big money-making (players) factories out there, and the alleged “industry”, just to reinvent their own personal wheels, resulting in the dismissal of Podium.
    So shortly put, not even close to as half as it deserves, I will suggest…

    — 1200 —

    in reply to: FR: Drag audio files from the browser to plugins #20532

    +1 as well

    And why not expand the possibilities with a two-way drag and drop.
    Namely, to be able to drag both MIDI and Audio clips from the main window to the browser as well, the easiest way to build our own custom Audio and MIDI databases.
    Vibe On,



    in reply to: Workflow-oriented Feature Requests #20531

    Yes Frits, apparantly the user suspended his/her account. Sorry for the inconvenience. It was just a video representation of my suggestion with regards to Instrument choosing in the Piano Roll.

    Now that I think about it, a new thing comes to mind concerning automations;

    – Giving the choice to the user whether to leave them as separate tracks or putting them over the automated track (which is the case now). Yet from there on a new tab could appear in the MIDI editor of this track like “A” or some kind of button. Or it could be directly on the rack itself in general, next to the Bounce, Solo, Mute and Record buttons.

    Once automation curves are moved over the automated track, a new option could come in greatly useful, especially if there are more than one (like one for Cutoff, one for Resonance, one for Osc Type and so on) giving the ability to choose from the list of created automations, therefore making visible only the one which we would like to work on. And if we don’t want to see any of them after finishing the tweaking, yet having them on the MIDI track, a simple right-click on the “A” or whatever button and from there “Hide automations”, cleaning the visual space and therefore the focus distraction factor.

    And one more thing; now if we move an automation over a track, it disables the MIDI data in the background.
    It would be easier and faster if we could make changes on the fly, seeing both the notes and the curves, like Alt-clicking to the note or curve to bring them in the foreground.

    And with the possibility of annoying you all with these long lists, one final suggestion on the topic of automations.
    Next to the three default buttons for curve types, another few ones could be introduced, with the simple waveforms: Sine, Square, Saw, Pulse.
    + These forms can have dedicated snap values on the left, so that when drawing a pulse wave as a curve for an example, it can snap to the chosen value. This feature can result in extremely easy to program Trance Gates, Filter Sweeps, Effect Bypass (On – Off) to name but a veeery few.

    Preliminary apologies go to all of you guys who will consider reading this a waste of time. I am perfectly aware that not everybody may need such features.

    Vibe On

    Light & Peace


    in reply to: Workflow-oriented Feature Requests #20524

    For the mixer view, yes, I have already seen posts about it, and accordingly tried the screenset thing, and of course it is possible now, no doubt about it, yet I was refering to simplifying certain things. Just a suggestion for the future perhaps. One button click away.

    As for the FX Bus channels, the case is absolutely the same. Creating them is not over-complex, but I just shared a humble idea about simplifying stuff.
    That’s exactly how I create them thcilnnahoj, but in the beginning it was very strange and somewhat confusing. It is great having so much control over things, but soon one gets lost in programming (in the Device mapping properties in this case), rather than composing. So again, it was just a suggestion to simplify things, that would mean cleaning up the code as well I guess.

    Recently I demoed Studio One. Not to my tase, yet it spoiled me apparantly with its simplicity.



    in reply to: Chords and Scales for use with Podium #20484

    Well, thanks chase. You are faster than I am. πŸ™‚
    I was making my own MIDI chords and scales in order to ease and relieve my workflow, but now I see you have made them. Unfortunately the ones I made are the same as yours, so there is nothing to add to the list for the time being, maybe in the future, a few exotic and rarely used ones.

    I consider these as a very indispensable feature for any DAW, since it can help the novice learn and master chords and scales, as well as speed the workflow of those familiar with them, leaving time to concentrate on the deeper side of things. A great tool aimed towards composers and deeper harmonious music.

    Vibe on



    in reply to: The Next Podium Competion is starting… #20483

    Very good ideas indeed.
    For the past month I have read the manual, been through the Wiki, lurked here in the forums, reading, and getting familiar with Podium, so that to know what to expect and what not; and accordingly explored and experimented with Podium Free. As a result I decided to make it my main DAW, since the other freeware DAWs were no good for me, did not “resonate” with me at all.

    I’m just finished with my projects and tracks templates (for different styles), plugin configurations and so on, and was preparing to start my first track made with Podium. So what better than start with the participation in an official contest (that would only add to the motivation and eagerness to further master it).

    So, If I may make a suggestion, that would be something borrowed from the above-mentioned ones, plus some additions:

    A track without time limitations, using only 2 virtual synthesizers, Nucleum and (a few alternatives)
    1. SynthMaker AnnA
    2. Fuzzpilz Oatmeal
    3. TAL Noise Maker
    4. Synth 1
    5. TranceDrive

    of course with emphasis on Nucleum, using the second synth only in extreme circumstances, so that to enrich the patch banks.

    + One of the freeware mixing bundles

    1. Kjaerhus Classic Series
    2. Antress
    3. Variety of Sound
    4. Melda Production
    and so on

    + The only Samples allowed being Open Hat, Closed Hat, Snare (for the ones who require them) yet free ones, accessible to all.

    And as levendis proposed, all participants posting the .pod files.

    And to make things more interesting and intriguing, the winner track to be remixed: (alternatives)
    1. by the second and third ( and fourth maybe? ) place participants;
    2. which can be the assignment for the next contest even, as a natural continuation of the former.

    That would certainly add musicality to the contest (after all everything is about music ), and could lead to a track (composition) being the result of a collective effort and vision. And finally posted for free download for all.

    After all, giving is so much more than taking πŸ™‚

    Vibe on



    in reply to: Free plugins to use in Podium #20482

    Well, since this is my very first post in this forum, I would like to (as a newcomer to the Podium community) bid you all greetings guys. What an intelligently made and beautiful DAW Podium (Free, the one I use) is.

    So I find it appropriate to mention the tools that i use mostly, although some of them may have been discussed earlier. I rely ONLY on freeware plugins so these are ones that I often use particularly for Goa & Psy Trance, and as well as Psybient/Ambient tracks. If you are into Electronic stuff and/or these genres, you might find them very useful.
    Here it goes:

    |—Audio Editing—|

    1. Wavosaur http://www.wavosaur.com/
    2. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    |—Amp Simulations, Distortion, Guitar oriented—|

    AcmeBarGig – http://www.acmebargig.com/


    1. SynthMaker – AnnA
    ( http://synthmaker.co.uk/examples.html )
    2. Aciddose Xhip
    ( http://xhip.presetexchange.com/xhip/ )
    3. Daedalus
    ( http://www.omnitaur.se/ )
    4. Linplug Alpha Free
    ( http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/instruments.htm )
    5. Fuzzpilz Oatmeal
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2237.html )
    6. Superwave P8 ( Roland JP 8000/8080 emulation)
    ( http://home.btconnect.com/christopherg/ )
    7. Ichiro Toda – Synth 1
    ( http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/ )
    8. Togu Audio Line – TAL Noise Maker, TAL U-no 62 (Roland Juno 60 emulation)
    ( http://kunz.corrupt.ch/ )
    10. MinimogueVA (Minimoog emulation)
    ( http://home.no/gunnare/index.htm )
    11. Cakewalk Triangle II
    ( http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/By-Category.aspx/Virtual-Instruments )
    12. Maik Menz – TranceDrive
    ( http://www.yedey.com/ )
    13. Majken Chimera
    ( http://www.majken.se )
    14. Green Oak – Crystal
    ( http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/ )
    15. Colorspace Synths – Cloud, Drafter, Feeling, Serio3
    ( http://www.thecolorspace.net/ )
    16. H.G.Fortune Synths
    ( http://www.hgf-synthesizer.de/ )
    17. Angular Momentum Synths
    ( http://www.amvst.com/ )
    18. B. Serrano Synths
    ( http://bserrano.free.fr/ )
    19. Physic Modulation Synths
    ( http://www.psychicmodulation.com/ )
    20. Andreas Ersson – PolyIblit
    ( http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/polyiblit.html )
    21. KX77 – Modulad, X16, KX Step, KX Omni 600…etc.
    ( http://kx77free.free.fr/English-contents.html#plugins_kx77free )

    |—Samplers & SF Players—|

    1. Phenome
    ( http://www.prodyon-virtual-gear.com/crbst_7.html )
    2. Vember Audio Shortcircuit
    ( http://vemberaudio.se/ )

    |—Drum Synths/Samplers—|

    1. SoftDrum LTD
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/db/softdrum_ltd_by_fretted_synth_audio )
    2. Majken Grizzly
    ( http://www.majken.se/ )
    3. Dr. Fusion 2
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/db/dr_fusion_by_odo_synths )
    4. E-phonic Drumatic 3
    ( http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/ )

    |—Mixing, Mastering & Modulation VSTs—|

    1. Antress Modern Plugins
    ( http://antress.er-webs.com/ )
    2. Variety of Sound
    ( http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/vst-effects/ )
    3. Kjaerhus Classic Bundle
    ( http://www.acoustica.com/plugins/vst-directx.htm )
    4. Blue Cat’s Audio free bundle
    ( http://www.bluecataudio.com/Download/Home/ )
    5. Melda Production Free Bundle
    ( http://www.meldaproduction.com/freevstplugins/ )
    6. Voxengo Free Plugins
    ( http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/ )
    7. Brainworx Cleansweep Filter
    ( http://www.brainworx-music.de/en/plugins/bx_cleansweep_v2 )
    8. GVst Plugins
    ( http://www.gvst.co.uk/downloads.htm )

    |—Reverb & Delay—|

    1. SIR (Convolution)
    ( http://www.knufinke.de/sir/sir1.html )
    2. Magnus Ambience
    ( http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/ )
    3. E-phonic Retro Delay
    ( http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/retrodelay.php )
    4. Aftershock Delay
    ( http://www.acmebargig.com/product/aftershock/ )


    1. Camel Audio – Camel Crusher
    ( http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php )
    2. Illformed Glitch
    ( http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/ )
    3. Kirnu Arpeggiator
    ( http://www.artovaarala.com/ )
    4. Luxonix LFX 1310
    ( http://www.luxonix.com/home/en/products.html?id=lfx1310 )
    5. ToneSpace
    ( http://www.mucoder.net/en/tonespace/ )
    6. TranceGate
    ( http://www.acmebargig.com/trancegate/ )
    7. DestroyFX – Buffer Override
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/657.html )
    8. DestroyFX – EQ Sync
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/663.html )
    9. DestroyFX – Geometer
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/658.html )
    10. DestroyFX – MIDI Gater
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/664.html )
    11. DestroyFX – Rez Synth
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/659.html )
    12. DestroyFX – Scrubby
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/660.html )
    13. DestroyFX – Skidder
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/661.html )
    14. DestroyFX – Transverb
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/662.html )


    1. B.Serrano – Nibiru, Redshift
    ( http://bserrano.free.fr/ )
    2. Angular Momentum – LFO Filter
    ( http://www.amvst.com/ )
    3. Christian Budde – RubberFilter
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2842.html )
    4. Jeremy Evers – AtlantisFilter
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2781.html )
    5. Ohm Force – Frohmage
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/572.html )
    6. Ohm Force – Ohmygod
    ( http://www.ohmforce.com/ViewProduct.do?p=Ohmygod )
    7. Prosoniq – NorthPole
    ( http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1793.html )

    |—Sample Banks / Samplers—|

    1. Yellowtools Independence Free 2.5 –
    ( http://www.yellowtools.us/cp21/cms/index.php?id=842 )

    INDEPENDENCE is the ultimate yellow tools software sampler. It combines the technologies of Virtual Instruments, premium sound libraries and workstation workflow in one single creative software solution.

    We give you free access to this amazing product: Here is “Independence Free 2.5”:
    β€’ full version – no demo or tryout
    β€’ based on the powerful Independence 2.5 audio engine
    β€’ Audio Import for up to 25 audio files is enabled. Now you can load your own sounds in Independence Free and create custom instruments!
    β€’ VST Effect Plug-In import: Independence Free 2.5 allows the import of 3rd party VST Effect Plug-Ins!
    β€’ Beside VST, AU and Standalone now also the RTAS interface for Mac and Windows is included
    β€’ Virtual Keyboard, Time-Stretching & Pitch-Shifting, E-License instruments compatibility and all other additional features of Independence 2.5 are available
    β€’ no time or save restrictions
    β€’ commercial use is allowed
    β€’ for Mac OS X (Universal Binary), Windows XP and Windows Vista
    Independence Free comes with a 2.5 GB sound library of thoroughly selected premium instruments from the Independence Pro Core Library that can be performed in an intuitive and authentic way impossible with any other sampler.

    2. Native Instruments – Kontakt Player Free, Kore Player Free, Reaktor Player Free, Guitar Rig 4 Player + Micro Prism , instrument for Reaktor

    …For a longer list of free VST & VSTi


    So that will be for now, I hope someone will find these amazing tools good enough for their endeavours of Creation. Vibe on.



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