Behringer announce free standalone DAW with a collection of free VSTs

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Behringer announce free standalone DAW with a collection of free VSTs

Words by Cambell Courtney

Aiming to empower musicians with free tools and inspire the next generation of synthesists

Behringer have just unveiled their plans to release a standalone free DAW and accompanying collection of VST’s. 

What you need to know:

  • Behringer are releasing their own proprietary DAW and accompanying VST collection, free of charge.
  • The VST collection, developed by TC Electronic, will include virtual models of their existing hardware clones.
  • Existing Behringer hardware will have seamless integration with the DAW.

Read all the latest product news here.

The announcement comes from their official Facebook page, in which they state that providing free tools “is our contribution to empowering musicians around the world and especially getting kids into the world of music synthesis”. 

Having been teased as far back as 2019, the goal of the product is to provide a free alternative to industry-leading DAWs such as Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, and Logic Pro X.

The main selling point, other than the price tag (or lack thereof), will be the accompaniment of a range of proprietary VSTs, modelled after existing Behringer hardware. Already teased in the announcement are VST models of their PPG Wave, Prophet 16 and Oberheim OB-Xa clones.

The VSTs are currently being developed by Behringer subsidiary TC Electronic, who are best known in the industry for their guitar pedals, stompboxes, and other pro audio accessories. 

Behringer has also placed the call out to developers across the globe to help with the production of their upcoming VST collection. 

The DAW will also have seamless integration with existing Behringer hardware, which we can assume will work much like their existing SynthTribe software, which enables deeper editing capabilities and options than what is available on the faceplate.

As of now, the VST collection will come free with the DAW, and there are talks to release them as standalone VSTs for a fee, for integration with other existing workstations.

If you are a developer and would like to get involved, you can contact Behringer at [email protected]. Head to Behringer’s Facebook page for more information.