Behringer’s free DAW will come with free VST plugins that integrate with their hardware counterparts?


In Behringer’s latest revelation, the company says that the free DAW that it promised in 2020 will come with a selection of free VST synth plugins, and it looks like some of these will be based on Behringer’s hardware synth clones. Perhaps, the company knows how to redirect our attention;


Software versions of the Pro-16, UB-Xa and Wave synths appear to be in development



However, it is worth noting that not all of the plugins will be free – Behringer will charge “a small amount” for some of them – but the screenshots posted indicate that the company is working on software versions of its Pro-16, UB-Xa and Wave synths clones – based on the Prophet-5, OB-Xa and PPG Wave.


We are assured that these will “seamlessly integrate” with the hardware versions, indicating that patch sharing and MIDI control should be possible


The plugins are being developed by “some of the world’s best VST developers,” who are working with the Danish TC Electronic team (like Behringer, TC now falls under the Music Tribe ownership umbrella). Other developers are being invited to join the project, as well.


Of course, it remains to be seen when you will actually be able to get your hands on any of this software; it’s been more than two years since Behringer first announced it was working on a free DAW, after all, and we have yet to see anything of it.


Good News; at least it can’t blame the chip shortage for the delay this time…







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