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The idea of the Front DAW as the front door to your recording application comes from Greg Brimson, well established British producer, remixer and musician, as the result of his long term desire for the old-school analogue sound in his DAW.

As the name suggests, Front DAW is intended to be used as the very first plugin on every track (if desired – FD is really CPU friendly). The plugin adds gain and subtle saturation to them.

Thanks to VARM (Variable Analogue Random Modeling – used also previously on Royal Compressor) each track would sound slightly different even with identical settings. But using identical settings may not be the case for everybody, because the plugin offers three types of saturation circuits: BR represents classic fat British consoles, US stands for legendary punchy American style input. Switching to GE will give you velvet-sounding colourful vintage German tube console. All you have to do is to set the gain, choose saturation mode and set the saturation amount with the Mojo knob.

Front DAW Key Features

Every Track Different with VARM
It‘s not just Greg who needs to take advantage of our Variable Analogue Random Modeling technology. VARM is technology based on knowledge of chaotic behaviour and randomness of the analogue world. Thanks to VARM, each plugin instance acts slightly different. VARM models randomness of the subtle differences of the values of the electrical parts - exactly as in the real electrical units and the real console channels.

Three Types of Saturation.
BR/US/GE buttons represent three types of analogue circuits you may choose from. BR represents classic fat British consoles, US stands for legendary punchy American style input. Switching to GE will give you velvet sounding colourful vintage German tube console.

The Mojo
Turning the Mojo knob lets you decide the amount of saturation your tracks get. The effect is rather subtle and gentle because Front DAW is intended to be used on many tracks simultaneously. You don‘t want your mix to be dirty, do you?

Saturate Every Track
Thanks to advanced modeling technology we use Front DAW is very CPU-friendly. It is designed to be used on every single track of your mix (if desired).

Hassle-Free Software Protection
No iLok, no dongle nor internet access is required for activation. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.

Realistic 3D Yet Flexible GUI
Photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save the valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.

15-Days Unlimited Trial Version for Free
All the descriptions are nothing comparing to putting hands on the plugin yourself. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project for real and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.

Second-Hand Edition for FREE
Even partly broken machines can serve well in many studios. Although their functionality can be limited to just one feature, they may give your records something extra. After the trial period expires, the plugin continues working with limited access to several features.

64-bit Audio Quality at ANY Sampling Rate
The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher

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  Resident 5.12.2012 752 14838
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  Member 8.07.2013 224
Suspected file by Panda Dome AV! That's weird because usually only cracks are suspected not setup.exe from freeware!

update: just read the message about this on their website, seems to be a false positive! Still weird!...

2nd update: needs activation! So useless, uninstall, bye!
  Member 23.06.2019 3 20
Just go on their site and make an account, until their timer runs out it seems you can get a free license for it.
  Resident 7.04.2013 72
It's not a virus honest guv?

I'll pass thanks.
  Resident 2.02.2014 1 1937
As said on gearslutz, VARM randomness between instances (which should be different) doesn't work. They perfectly null in all tested DAWs, even with maximum amount of saturation, means all instances have same sound, not random.
Some wrote about strong aliasing.
Btw it is free for several days)
The Worst 1
  Resident 25.09.2010 185
In that case, AIRWINDOWS Console is the safe bet for free, low-cpu console emulaion.
  Resident 5.05.2011 617
Yes, Air Windows console 5 for a bit cleaner than the more coloured, or lower headroom 6.
Music is always a commentary on society.
Frank Zappa
  Member 7.10.2018 3 178
the VARM will work and it will have an output gain when the paid version comes out. i have a hunch
  Resident 2.02.2014 1 1937
Why do they make such confusion for free plugin, if features found in paid version, not in free, but description is on site about paid version.
It would be better to release free plugin, and fully featured paid one,with VARM etc
The Worst 1
  Member 7.10.2018 3 178
maybe to make you buy the paid version.. hopefully my license covers the eventual update
  Member 9.04.2018 27
This is chain combo magic
  Member 13.04.2012 158
Don't use these plugins.
Very Strong aliasing.
Randomness between instances doesn't work. They perfectly null in all tested DAWs, even with a maximum amount of saturation, means all instances have the same sound, not random.
  Member 7.10.2018 3 178
im enjoying this plugin tbh. the german pre is so good on synths
  Member 15.02.2019 54
Geez, thanks for warning us Rupert, I almost used it.
Huuuiiu! ... dodged a bullet really.
  Resident 12.12.2011 553
kush audio emulations are waaaaaay over this...
  Member 15.02.2019 54
in pricing I guess ...
  Member 30.05.2019 19
Well just came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blq4wRymY7A
  Member 9.11.2016 46 241
free , for me 7 days later expired
  Member 19.03.2014 236
Who has the licence? if i have known it would fail in 7 days wi would have signed up, really pissed off about this. Its no longer free

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