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 DarkWave Studio by ExperimentalScene is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins.
DarkWave Studio
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Product DarkWave Studio
Developer ExperimentalScene
Price (MSRP) Free
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Can Host
Operating System Availability
Download Released
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Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
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DarkWave Studio is a modular virtual studio for the creation of electronic music. With DarkWave Studio you can easily use the included audio machines and third party VST effects and instruments to create music. DarkWave Studio allows the connection of machines in an ad-hoc cabling fashion. DarkWave Studio comes with both native versions for 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows, although you may use the 32-bit version on all editions of Windows for backwards compatibility with 32-bit VST plug ins.

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).
  • Native x64 and x86 Windows Platform Support.
  • VST PlugIn Support - Limitlessly Expandable With Instrument and Effects PlugIns.
  • Both DirectSound And ASIO Audio Driver Support - Low Latency Output.
  • Multi Core / Multi CPU Support.
  • Full 64-bit Double Precision Floating Point Audio Processing.

The following plugins are included with DarkWave:

  • ES Audio Input - Allows Input From Sound Card.
  • ES Arpeggiator - For Easily Playing Complicated Arpeggios With A MIDI Keyboard.
  • ES ControlChange Mapper - Map Control Change Events From One Index To Another.
  • ES MIDI Input - Play Instruments From A Music Keyboard.
  • ES MIDI Output - Sequence External MIDI Synthesizers.
  • ES Mixer - 8 Track Stereo Mixer With 2 Auxilary Tracks.
  • ES DGenR8 - Synthesize Drum Beats With Roland TR-909 Flavour.
  • ES BassHead - Top Notch Virtual Analog Subtractive Synthesizer.
  • ES SpatialVerb - Realistic Reverb Effects With The Smoothest Sound.
  • ES Stomp - Synthesize That Classic Techno Thumping Kick Drum.
  • ES AntiAlias - 32x Digital Oversampling Filter.
  • ES QuadDelay - For Trippy Echo Effects.
  • 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.
Discussion: Active


26 October 2012 at 1:58amStevenT2112

This program won't run in my computer. Every time I try to launch it, I get an error message saying that it has stopped working. I downloaded it again and re-installed and I'm still getting this error. I didn't see anything on the page anywhere for any solution to this. :/

24 November 2012 at 1:49pmJean-Loup J

Same here, tried to contact editor without success. Wont work with ASIO, is it in 32 or 64 bits.

24 March 2013 at 1:34pmtomtoo

Be carefull it insalls a browser hijacker with it.

16 July 2013 at 12:40pmpsychoticmeow

In addition to the browser hijacker, it installs other malware than offers to "clean your pc".

17 July 2013 at 2:58amStevenT2112

Um, usually you have the option to not install those programs with this. When it asks me to install something else, I just uncheck it and continue with the original set up.

5 August 2013 at 8:12pmRCarey

I just installed both the 32 and 64-bit versions. So as not to install the add-on, you will need to select the "custom" install for the Delta browser install and uncheck all of the selections; same also for the AVG install. I did this and it appeared to install correctly but both versions will neither start up, instead giving me the "program has stopped" message.

18 June 2015 at 2:26pmexperimentalscene

No more AdWare from v4.7.0 up! Sorry if you got a browser hijacker, OpenCandy and BetterInstaller reckon they don't install stuff like that.

26 July 2015 at 3:06pmlofasz

I don't think so.

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