Bespoke Free and Open Source Modular DAW

After being in development since 2011, Bespoke is a new open source modular DAW or Digital Audio Workstation, that takes a different approach to music creation. Bespoke is available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux and the source code is hosted on GitHub under the GPL v3 open source license.

The creator describes Bespoke as follows:

Bespoke is like a DAW* in some ways, but with less of a focus on a global timeline. Instead, it has a design more optimized for jamming and exploration.

Bespoke is a project I started in 2011 as a way for me to learn more about creating music. Instead of putting in the time to learn the intricacies of an existing DAW, I took on a foolhardy exercise to try to build my own. The software is custom built by me and for me, hence the name “Bespoke”.

Bespoke’s core design is to break everything into separate modules that can be patched together in a custom layout, much like a hardware modular. Bespoke is designed to be highly customizable, with the idea that any of the custom layouts that you create will be “bespoke” to you as well.

In a way, Bespoke is like if I smashed Ableton to bits with a baseball bat, and asked you to put it back together.

If you have more questions or comments be sure to check out their Discord Server, while documentation and getting started videos are available here. You can check out this unique modular DAW Bespoke in action in the video below, although ear plugs may be a good idea!

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