Open Octave Studio is a fully functional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) solution.
Open Octave Studio is aiming for the stars with their vision on Open Source Audio productions (Editing / Mixing / FX / inputting / … and other).
With the already fully featured DAW solution in place, the further developments plans and very active development do result in a very promising and bright future for Open Source audio projects.
It doesn’t have the clunky interface several other Open Source audio software expects you to work with. It all is appearing just as slick as our beloved Blender’s interface.
It already can sync with the Blender timeline (via Jack). For the Blender users it gets even more interesting seen the development of amongst others, support for:
- Video Tracks
- Surround Sound Mixing
So this is worth your time checking it out, if you are interested or engaged in audio for Blender / Animation projects
But first the next step for Open Octave is to become a multi platform DAW:
- Windows and Mac Support
So in time Open Octave Studio will become just as portable as Blender already is.
Seems like a perfect fit for Audio to complement your already awesome 3D pipeline.
Interested? Read on!
Quote from the developers’ website:
We’re bringing together a collection of applications, and developing our own, to provide a professional working environment that does the following:
- Enables users to work within a dedicated audio/midi projectbase, primarily for orchestral and film score use.
- Monitors closely developments within our applications of choice, and provide feedback to proactive developers, in a positive and constructive manner.
- Develop further, or build from scratch, applications with added or modified tools, with the intent of creating a continuous, efficient, and powerful workflow, from “A to B”, removing as many obstacles or workarounds as possible.
We are focused on orchestral and film writing and recording, as a daily professional working environment, and are examining in fine detail the process of inputting, editing, and recording, to give a user the best possible opportunity for a smooth, unhindered, and efficient experience, maximising their productive time, and minimising where possible any non productive time, in a real use case scenario. We don’t like workarounds anymore than anyone else, so we’re keen to avoid or remove them, where we can.
Some interesting eye candy to give a peek of what you may expect of Open Octave Studio:
More eye candy below.
The developers can use your help (feedback / testing / and donations),
which will help this already very complete project to become even greater.