Digital Audio Workstations

Radium – music editor sporting a sleek interface

Radium is a graphical music editor. The software is also billed as ‘a next generation tracker’.

This is mature software with development commenced in 1999. The software continues to be under active development.

Radium is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Audio and MIDI multitracker.
  • Automate pitch, velocity, effects, and tempo.
  • Granular synthesis.
  • Smooth scrolling.
  • Optional piano roll.
  • Tickless.
  • Global swing, and swing-per-track.
  • Modular mixer and/or mixer strips.
  • MIDI sequencing.
  • Hard drive audio recording and playback.
  • AU, LADSPA, VST, and VST3 plugins (More than 100 LADSPA plugins are included).
  • Several built-in effects and instruments (virtual instruments, multiband compressor, modulators, etc.).
  • Pure Data embedded.
  • Includes a Faust audio DSP development environment.
  • Frame-accurately synchronize playback to e.g. Ardour, Bitwig, or MASCHINE.
  • Graphical zoom.
  • Non-destructive changeable Lines Per Beat (“Line Zoom”).
  • Microtonality.
  • Scripting in Python or Scheme.
  • Plugin delay compensation applied to all parts of the audio graph.
  • Multicore support.
  • Unlimited undo/redo.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Kjetil Matheussen and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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Radium is written in C++ and C. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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