DarkWave Studio v.5.9.4


DarkWave Studio is a free Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) / modular virtual music studio for Windows. You can easily use the built in sequencer, bundled DarkPlug machines and third-party VST effects and VSTi instruments to create music. DarkWave Studio allows the connection of machines in an ad-hoc fashion. The installer ships with both a 32-bit and 64-bit version.

DarkWave consists of the following main parts:

Studio (Work With Machines)
Pattern Editor (Create Pieces Of Music)
Sequencer (Arrange Patterns Into A Song)
Multi-track Hard Disk Recorder (Master Your Music)

The following plugins are included with DarkWave:

ES Audio Input (Allows For Input From Sound Card)
ES Arpeggiator (Play Arpeggios With A MIDI Keyboard)
ES ControlChange Mapper (Map Control Change Events From One Index To Another)
ES MIDI Input (Use MIDI Keyboards With DarkWave Instruments)
ES MIDI Output (Sequence External MIDI Synthesizers)
ES AntiAlias (32x Digital Oversampling)
ES SpatialVerb (Room Modelling Reverb Unit)
ES Stomp (Rave Kick Generator)
ES BassHead (Subtractive Virtual Analog Synthesizer)
ES DGenR8 (Virtual Analog Drum Machine)
ES QuadDelay (Echo And Chorus Effect)
ES Mixer (8 Track Mixer With 2 Auxillary Tracks)
ES Distort (Basic Overdrive Distortion Effect)
ES Crunch (Limit Bits Per Sample Anywhere From 16 To 1 Bits)
ES StereoSplitter (Split An Input Stereo Signal Into Left And Right Output Mono Signals)
ES StereoJoiner (Combine Left And Right Input Mono Signals Into A Single Output Stereo Signal)
ES Scope (View Generated Waveforms In Realtime)
ES Control Monitor (View Control Messages)
ES DownStepper (Sample Rate Reduction Filter)


Highly Optimized 64-bit Double Precision Precision Audio Processing
Very Small Download
Low Latency ASIO And DirectSound Audio Output Support
SSE2 (Streaming Single Instruction Multiple Data Extensions) Optimizations.

A portable ZIP archive version is available from www.experimentalscene.com.

High Performance Digital Audio Workstation.

digital audio workstation, virtual studio, sequencer, music program, vst host, free

  • DarkWave Studio
  • 5.9.4
  • 16 Nov 20
  • ExperimentalScene
  • Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64
  • Freeware
  • 2.13 Mb
  • 8251
  • Free
Latest Versions History
Version Date Released Release Notes
5.9.4 16.11.2020 Removed advertising from installer. Portable ZIP archive version now available from www.experimentalscene.com.
5.9.3 29.06.2020 Added a CPU usage monitor to the machine container. It shows a CPU use graph and can be clicked like a button to pause the machine's processing.
5.9.0 17.09.2019 Added a VST cache to speed up program start. Fixed problem with ASIO4ALL 2.14. Fixed some problems with certain VST plugins. Improved DirectSound stability.
5.8.5 19.08.2019 Added 'Play Start' and 'Play End' arrows in the Sequence Editor to allow limiting playback to a small area of the sequence. This allows for easier editing of small parts of a larger track.
5.8.2 09.08.2019 Visual C++ 2019. NSIS 3.04. Targets Windows 7 or later. Scroll bars and appearance improvements in Project Info. Mouse wheel support added.
5.7.7 15.08.2018 Updated installer with new code signing certificate.
5.7.6 08.07.2018 Better fonts in rename dialog and project info. Updated installer with new code signing certificate.
5.7.4 28.02.2018 Installer is signed with an updated code signing certificate.
5.7.3 24.08.2017 Installer is now signed with a digital code signing certificate.
5.7.1 19.06.2017 Updated installer.
5.7.0 26.05.2017 Removed InstallCore from installer.
5.6.5 20.04.2017 Fixed two small problems with project merging, leaving project title and save target as original project, and leaving the project info the same.
5.6.4 08.03.2017 Added a 'Merge Project' feature to the File menu allowing users to load machines from a project without deleting the machines from the current project.
5.6.2 04.01.2017 Added a new machine called 'ES DownStepper' which is a sample rate reduction filter.
5.6.1 19.12.2016 Improved ASIO support.
5.6.0 08.12.2016 Improved compiler settings for faster processing.
5.5.9 09.11.2016 Updated installer using NSIS 3.0 release (stable).
5.5.8 08.10.2016 New installer using NSIS 3.0 release (stable).
5.5.7 28.09.2016 Code signed installer.
5.5.5 15.07.2016 Improved font readability and rendering code for HD recorder tracks.
5.5.3 07.07.2016 Fixed a problem causing MIDI CC messages not being sent to VST instruments when controlling machine parameters with the Pattern Editor.
5.5.2 29.05.2016 New digital certificate.
5.5.0 30.03.2016 New signed trusted installer.
5.4.2 21.02.2016 Fixed a bug in the new font rendering with ES BassHead.
5.4.0 05.02.2016 Added a new machine called ES Control Monitor. With this you can view control messages from MIDI input and other machines that output control messages.
5.3.0 31.12.2015 Removed OpenCandy. Replaced DownloadAdmin.
5.1.2 09.12.2015 Improvements in multithreaded performance and stability.
5.1.1 24.11.2015 Decreased the CPU usage of ES Scope by only drawing when new data has been written to the audio input port.
5.1.0 11.11.2015 Added a new machine called ES Scope for viewing generated waveforms in realtime.
5.0.2 28.10.2015 Disabled full duplex (audio input) by default with the DirectSound driver.

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