For the first serve of Freebies, here I release Hosting AU microDAW. This is a micro-sized Digital Audio Workstation for Mac OSX that hosts Audio Unit instrument and effect plugins, comes with 4ch+1 mixer with external audio input, 24-bit recorder, music-typing kind of feature called as “LazyKey".
For who has Sequera or a 3rd party MIDI sequencer, you can make any type of music that focuses on simplicity (for dancing or whatever!) I mainly recommend Hosting AU to those who are:
Beginners (and who wants to teach them)
As Hosting AU is the simplest DAW available today, you’ll need to learn nothing more than very basic things such as what is a synth, what is a recording, what is MIDI etc.
Matured Musicians and Developers
As Hosting AU does the quickest job in every part from launching until quitting, plus it hosts even older plugins just after Intel-era on Snow Leopard or later to the latest Mavericks, I believe that you'll find a use:) It does not "wrap" any, things are connected and run very straightly, so you’ll have best hosting result in terms of sonic quality, cpu+memory efficiency, and lowest latency too.
Serious Music Listeners
As Hosting AU accepts Cycling 74’s SoundFlower (check their website, it’s free to grab also: From Here), you can virtually wire between Hosting AU and any other apps that uses audio. Good thing is that you can insert effects after the input, so did you want to listen to internet radio better through your quality plugins? You can do that on the fly!
Hosting AU has only 500KB for its size, surprisingly that could be stored in 2DD floppy diskette:D and as the app itself is all its content, you won’t have any worry to get it installed on your Mac. Just have one today, and give it a try!
As Hosting AU hosts Audio Unit plugins, you can expand it with variety of plugins, firstly I recommend my Gimmick synth to be installed, and also I know some of great plugins for free such as u-he’s TyrellN6, Futucraft’s Kairatune, and also there are some paid plugins that have moderate demo limitation such as Gimmick, Xils-3 etc etc.
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. (To use Hosting AU with older plugins, open it in 32-bit mode.)
1.2.6 - Fixed MIDI handling issue.
1.2.5 - Mixer has been redesigned and improved, fixed ext-in issue and mono compatibility.
1.2.2 - Fixed compatibility issue with BassStation and Mono Q.
1.2.1 - Fixed MIDI switcher issue.
1.2 - Released publicly.
If you wish, just send me an empty email to leave your email address, later I can send you new release / update info so you won’t miss future apps and updates:) Also Twitter is good, I’ll tweet every time I have something to tell:)
Thanks to heroinDRAGON, here's a video that describes basic usage of Hosting AU!