Zynewave - Podium v1.69 (Pc)

Zynewave is the developer of Podium, a professional music production software solution for Windows PCs

Podium offers a unique hierarchic mixing engine that integrates audio recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. Configuration of plugins and external hardware are encapsulated in an object based project structure, which hides the technical complexities when you want to focus on musical inspiration.

Advanced features includes 64-bit mixing, multiprocessor support, surround sound, integrated sound editor, preset librarian and spline curve automation of plugin, MIDI and mixer parameters. The number of supported devices, plugins, tracks, channels and mixer busses are practically unlimited. All this is presented in a stylish and customizable user interface.

Development concentrates on quality and stability. Software updates are released frequently and are planned with the involvement of the user community.

Podium Feature Overview
· Wave files with up to 32 channels incl. all standard surround sound setups.
· Support for the RF64 wave file format used with files larger than 4GB.
· Each track can route up to 32 channels through plugins and mixer busses.
· Edit all or selected channels with the integrated sound editor.
· Mixer bus mappings allow mono and stereo sounds to be mixed into any channels of a multi-channel arrangement.
Multi-channel audio
Mixer busses
· Create up to 100 mixer bus instances.
· Send and return mappings can be placed freely in the track hierarchy.
· A mixer bus return can be assigned on multiple tracks.
· A mixer bus can feed into other mixer busses.
· Any latency added by a mixer bus return processing will not affect realtime monitoring of tracks that are not sending to the mixer bus.
External hardware devices
· MIDI and audio routing of an external device can be handled on a single track.
· Automatic delay compensation of MIDI and audio latencies.
· Hardware devices and plugins can be routed interchangeably in the track hierarchy.
· Bounce recording allows using a single hardware device on multiple tracks.
VST plugins
· VST 2.4 support including 64-bit double precision processing.
· Unlimited instances supporting multiple IO, multitimbrality and side-chaining.
· MIDI and audio routing of an insert plugin can be handled on a single track.
· Podium comes bundled with two plugins that are the first in a forthcoming zPlugin series developed by Zynewave.
· zPEQ is a 6 band parametric EQ.
· zReverb is an algorithmic reverb with stereo source positioning.
· The zPlugin editors are integrated in the Podium UI.
Audio bounce tracks
· Bounce tracks allows capturing the track audio output and switch between playback of the bounced audio or the child tracks in the bounce group.
· Insert bounce tracks anywhere in the hierarchic track tree.
· Bouncing can be done both by realtime recording and offline rendering.
· The audio events recorded on a bounce track can be moved around like normal sound events.
· Bounced plugins can be unloaded from memory to further save system resources.

* "New Unique Copy", "New Phantom Copy" and "New Track Copy" are added to the context menu of arrangements on the start page.

* "New Copy" is added to the context menu of mappings.

* "New Instance" is added to the context menu of global mappings. This can be used to create additional set of mappings for new instances of busses, hardware devices and multiple IO plugins.

* "New Insert Mapping" and "New Multichannel Insert Mapping" are added to the context menu of global plugin mappings. This will create an insert mapping that can be used if you don't need the multiple IO capabilites of the plugin. The "New Multichannel..." menu is useful for creating a single mapping for multichannel plugins that by default are imported with the channels split up in stereo pairs.

* Importing global instrument plugins now automatically creates MIDI channel mappings. This makes the old project wizard "Import multitimbral plugin" command obsolete.

* The device information shown on the start page no longer uses the generic "send" and "return" labels for all mappings. Instead "input" and "output" are used depending on the device type.

* The input/output labels shown in the device mapping properties dialog now change according to the selected device type.

* "Show audio meters" option is added to the tracks region properties dialog.

* Menu buttons are added to the track inspector title area and the preset panel. These can be used instead of right-clicking the panel headers.

* When browser windows are maximized they are shown in full-screen mode, like the main window. Browser windows can be maximized by double-clicking or right-clicking the caption bar. Maximizing browser windows is only useful when using dual monitor setups where you have the main window and the browser window on separate monitors.

* Fix: If a secondary monitor is defined to be at the left of the primary monitor, the menus opened in the secondary monitor would be shown at the left edge of the primary monitor.

* Fix: Opening the properties dialog for a library preset from the preset panel did not update the preset with the plugin current settings.

Price: 90 Dollar

The Podium demo has been updated to this version.