Enjoy your holiday Frits! You deserve it 🙂
Nice work. Thanks for the update!
Please ensure that your VstPlugins folder is set up correctly in Podium and that your plugins actually are in this folder (look for the corresponding *.dll file).
In the case the missing plugins crashed in a previous scan of your plugins folder, it may be blacklisted in Podiums quarantine list. This list should be found in the application folder, which is something like “C:UsersNameAppDataRoamingZynewave” on Windows 7.
If you installed the plugins in question after you’ve created the project you are using, you have to rescan the plugins folder. This can be done in the device section of the project screen in Podium.
Odd indeed. I’ve set up a new project again without any imported plugins (except MSED of course) and voilà: it works perfectly. I’ll try to reproduce this problem with a clean project.
I don’t like the idea of paying Frits for a specific feature but your idea is similar to what the ardour people are doing. There is list with wanted features on the website and the community can place some money on each feature. If a feature gets implemented it’s up to the users to pay their dues.
I think this is a better solution as no one gets hurt when development somehow gets stalled and feature X can’t be implemented for the time being. It also puts no pressure on the developer and lets him decide what he’s up to next.
This update was unexpected! Thanks Frits.
I gave it a try and so far it’s working nicely. TAL-Flanger (x64) is crashing but this plugin seems to be problematic in other host too (namely Topten Cantabile). Maybe it is just buggy.
The rest of the TAL stuff, the ToneBooster plugins and YT Independance 3 are running smoothly.
Podium is very flexible with regards to multiple monitors. You can open a new project window in the menu bar (Window -> New Project Window). These project windows can be configured to show almost anything you want.
You can start to experiment with the editor profiles by selecting one of the default profiles (Tracks, Editor, Mixer etc.) right above the transport bar (while editing an arrangement) in each project window. You can customize these editor profiles to fit your needs by right clicking these buttons.
You can edit these profiles to display just the track area on one monitor while the second monitor displays a huge transport bar and a big mixer.
Remember to enable “Link Project Windows” from the window menu.
How about a samplepack and 24h to make something audible with it 🙂 Some restriction on VSTs would probably be useful.
My copy of Podium will run out in 5 days, and I haven’t received an expiration reminder…does the “closed shop” apply to renewals? Thanks-
I think Podium doesn’t expire in that sense. You simply loose your access to updated versions of Podium but you still have full access to all versions you have downloaded so far.
the free version has no restriction with regards to audio interfaces/drivers. The differences are:
You can also try the demo of the full version from the download section and make sure that your interface is working.
This is not a fix but maybe worth a try: I guess Podium uses a bounce file per track. Which means that this file is overwritten when you bounce a track.
Since you deleted these files. Podium is unable to bounce. I’m guessing here but Podium probably doesn’t care about the size of the file. You could try to create empty wav files with the correct format. Create a test project and try to find out which names Podium utilizes for bounce files and which wav format is used (probably 44100kHz@32Bit). Then recreate or copy these files to your broken project.
Frits is surely able to come up with a fix or a better solution 🙂
Hi and welcome ivansc,
when does this pause occur? While loading Podium or while loading the project/arrangement? Can you quantify that pause?
If you have a project with some heavy VSTi, loading that could take a while (esp. with things like Kontakt).
Podium does not need much horsepower and starts up almost instantly on my system (<1sec, but I have to admit that the machine is an i5 with 8GB).
Your system should be able to start Podium within a few seconds too. I’ve used Podium to record some 10-20 track live stuff on a similar acer notebook. Maybe there is a lot of swapping going on on your system? Are there other heavy tasks running?
There was a problem a few versions ago which prevented fast shutdown of Podium. Security tools like virus scanners caused a massive delay while writing the configuration file. This has been fixed a few versions ago and that fix should already be in Podium free too.
I think Podium is a good starting point as it has everything you need. You can also add effects and virtual instruments. There are plenty of these VSTs as freebies out there. Podiums GUI is quite intuitive so it should be easy to get started if you are not familiar with DAWs.
Just start messing around with Podium Free and feel free to ask questions. Usually you’ll get some useful answers around here 🙂
are you talking about external hardware? If so, there is a way.
You need (of course) a multi-channel audio interface. Setup a normal project in Podium. Usually this defaults to a few tracks and a master bus which is connected to the first outputs of your interface. Open the inspector panel and select “Devices”. Drag & drop an audio output (e.g. out 3&4) below the tracks in the arrangement editor. You can now route audio to this bus using normal send & return busses.
The rest is wiring up your hardware correctly.
If you are talking about another application: Podium supports Rewire but afaik only as Master. You can route audio from another application into Podium but not the other way around.
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