Kristal is a free multi-track recorder, audio sequencer and mixer for Windows, and is free for personal and non-commercial use. The creators have in mind those who are wanting to start recording, mixing, and indeed even mastering audio - thanks to VST effects support.
Kristal does not appear to have MIDI sequencing as a feature.
The Kristal multi-track software is modular in design, and is made up of the following components:
KRISTAL Audio Engine
* 16 audio tracks
* 32 Bit floating point audio engine
* 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rate*
* Downmix to 16/24/32 Bit audio files
* 3-band parametric EQ &
* 2 VST insert slots per channel
* 3 VST master effect slots
* ASIO low latency audio driver support
* 4 KRISTAL Plug-In slots
* Load/Save KRISTAL project files
* Supported file formats: WAVE, AIFF, FLAC, OGG Vorbis
* the sequencer Plug-In for KRISTAL
* multichannel harddisk recording via ASIO/MME
* ASIO input monitoring
* audio clip arrangement
* audio clip fade-in/fade-out/crossfade
* unlimited undo/redo
* AES31 Export
* connect your mic/guitar and play thru KRISTAL using VST effects in realtime
KRISTAL Effects Plug-Ins
I believe it's possible to download further modules to add extra features, but it's not immediately apparent where they can be downloaded from.
This may perhaps be due to the imminent release of K2, the next version of Kristal Audio Engine.
You can read more, and download Kristal Audio Engine free, at their website.
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