A 3 OS ready list (Apple/Linux/Windows)

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KVRAF
6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:28 pm

Been researching what works on all of the three OS in contemplation that I want to be able to use them on any system I happen to be on,. The idea that I can carry a small drive and install as needed wherever I am. This is not a debate or discussion of what OS, DAW or plugin is best, but simply of what is available for all three. Hopefully others can suggest more and we can keep this updated as a resource for that specific consideration. If you have others to suggest that can work on all three platforms, please do and please include a direct link to it.

So far we've come up with these:

DAWs:
Ardour https://community.ardour.org/download
Bitwig (8T/16T/Studio) https://www.bitwig.com/16-track/ https://www.bitwig.com/
Cockos Reaper https://www.cockos.com/reaper/download.php
Harrison (Mixbus/Mixbus32) https://harrisonconsoles.com/harrison-s ... downloads/
Loomer Architect https://www.loomer.co.uk/architect.html
Renoise https://www.renoise.com/download
Stargate DAW https://github.com/stargateaudio/starga ... e/releases
Tracktion WaveForm (Free/OEM/Pro) https://www.tracktion.com/products/waveform-free

Instruments (Free):
Decent Sampler https://www.decentsamples.com/product/d ... er-plugin/
DSP 56300: https://dsp56300.wordpress.com/downloads/ (donation)
Linux Sampler https://www.linuxsampler.org/index.php
Nils‘ K1v https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/
The Wave Warden Odin 2 https://www.thewavewarden.com/odin2
Tracktion Waverazor LE https://www.tracktion.com/products/waverazor (Paid editor version available)
u-He Podolski https://u-he.com/products/podolski/
u-He Triple Cheese https://u-he.com/products/triplecheese/
u_He Zebralette https://u-he.com/products/zebralette/
u-He/Amazona Tyrell N6 https://www.amazona.de/freeware-synthes ... u-win-mac/
Vember Audio Surge/XT https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/
Vember Audio Shortcircuit https://github.com/surge-synthesizer/sh ... ag/Nightly
Vital https://vital.audio/#getvital (Paid versions also available)

Instruments (Paid):
Algonaut Atlas 2 https://algonaut.audio/atlas_2_downloads/
Audiodamage AD053 Phosphor 3 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... phosphor-2
Audiodamage AD051 Continua https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... 1-continua
Audiodamage AD046 Quanta https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... 046-quanta
Audiodamage AD042 Axon 2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... 042-axon-2
DiscoDSP Discovery https://www.discodsp.com/discovery/
DiscoDSP Discovery Pro https://www.discodsp.com/discoverypro/
DiscoDSP OB-XD https://www.discodsp.com/obxd/
DiscoDSP OPL https://www.discodsp.com/opl/
DiscoDSP Vertigo https://www.discodsp.com/vertigo/
DiscoDSP Bliss https://www.discodsp.com/bliss/
Loomer Aspect https://www.loomer.co.uk/aspect.html
Loomer String https://www.loomer.co.uk/string.html
Modartt Organteq https://www.modartt.com/organteq
Modartt Pianoteq https://www.modartt.com/pianoteq
Renoise Redux https://www.renoise.com/download
TAL J-8 https://tal-software.com/products/tal-j-8
TAL-U-NO-LX https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-lx
TAL-BassLine-101 https://tal-software.com/products/tal-bassline-101
TAL-Sampler https://tal-software.com/products/tal-sampler
TAL-Mod https://tal-software.com/products/tal-mod
TAL-NoiseMaker https://tal-software.com/products/tal-noisemaker (Free)
Tracktion Bio Tek 2 https://www.tracktion.com/products/biotek
Tracktion f.'em https://www.tracktion.com/products/f-em
u-He Ace https://u-he.com/products/ace/
u-He Bazille https://u-he.com/products/bazille/
u-He Diva https://u-he.com/products/diva/
u-He Hive 2 https://u-he.com/products/hive/
u-He Repro 1&5 https://u-he.com/products/repro/
u-He Zebra 2 https://u-he.com/products/zebra2/
u-He Zebra 2HZ https://u-he.com/products/soundsets/zeb ... dsets.html

Effects:
Airwindows https://www.airwindows.com/ (Free)
Audiodamage AD054 Other Desert Cities https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... ert-cities
Audiodamage AD052 Panstation 2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... panstation
Audiodamage AD049 Enso https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... ad049-enso
Audiodamage AD048 PhaseThree https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... phasethree
Audiodamage AD047 Ratshack Reverb 3 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... ack-reverb
Audiodamage AD045 ADverb2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... 45-adverb2
Audiodamage AD044 Discord4 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... 4-discord4
Audiodamage AD043 Filterstation2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... erstation2
Audiodamage AD041 914 Mk 2 Fixed Filter Bank https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... ilter-bank
Audiodamage AD037 Kombinat Tri https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... mbinat-tri
Audiodamage AD036 Dubstation 2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... bstation-2
Audiodamage AD034 Eos 2 https://www.audiodamage.com/collections ... d034-eos-2
Chowdhury DSP https://chowdsp.com/products.html {5 Products} (Free)
DiscoDSP Schroeder https://www.discodsp.com/schroeder/ (Free)
Fircomp https://jonvaudio.com/fircomp/ (Free)
Loomer Manifold https://www.loomer.co.uk/manifold.html
Loomer Resound https://www.loomer.co.uk/resound.html
Loomer Sequent https://www.loomer.co.uk/sequent.html
Loomer Shift https://www.loomer.co.uk/shift.html
Overtone DSP https://www.overtonedsp.co.uk/index.html
TAL-Dub-X https://tal-software.com/products/tal-dub-x
TAL-DAC https://tal-software.com/products/tal-dac
TAL-Chorus-LX https://tal-software.com/products/tal-chorus-lx (Free)
TAL-Filter-2 https://tal-software.com/products/tal-filter (Free)
TAL-Reverb-4 https://tal-software.com/products/tal-reverb-4 (Free)
TAL-Vocoder https://tal-software.com/products/tal-vocoder (Free)
u-He Protoverb https://u-he.com/products/protoverb/ (Free)
u-He Colour Copy https://u-he.com/products/colourcopy/
u-He Filterscape https://u-he.com/products/filterscape/
u-He MFM2 https://u-he.com/products/mfm2/
u-He Presswerk https://u-he.com/products/presswerk/
u-He Satin https://u-he.com/products/satin/
u-He Twangström https://u-he.com/products/twangstrom/
u-He Uhbik https://u-he.com/products/uhbik/

Utility:
AudioGridder https://audiogridder.com/ (Free)
DiscoDSP Scope https://www.discodsp.com/scope/
Helio Project https://helio.fm/ (Free)
HY-SEQ32 https://hy-plugins.com/product/hy-seq16x3/ (Free & Paid versions)
LARAS https://larascomposition.wordpress.com/ (Free)
LibreArp https://librearp.gitlab.io/ (Free)
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KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:15 pm

Nice list Passing Bye.
AudioGridder intrigues me the most.
Thanks!

Passing Bye
KVRAF
3000 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:25 pm

BBFG# wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Nice list Passing Bye.
AudioGridder intrigues me the most.
Thanks!
Yeah, that's the stuff from top of my head that I didn't find in your list, there's probably more I can't think of.

AudioGridder is game changer as far as I'm concerned, something like that to be free and on all 3 platforms, amazing!

Yeah, here's more, how could I forget mighty TAL
https://tal-software.com/
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/

than MIDI stuff
https://librearp.gitlab.io/
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/laras- ... i-h-hasyim
https://helio.fm/

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:29 pm

Cool. I meant to include the Tal, Nils and Disco DSP as well. Guess it got away from me.

https://www.discodsp.com/

And this seems to be a more direct link to download the Nils' K1v:
https://www.nilsschneider.de/wp/nils-k1v/

And that Helio seems to be a real gem too!

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jamcat
KVRian
1382 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:58 pm

Modartt Organteq
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:08 pm

Updated original post.
Thanks to all for their contributions.
Last edited by BBFG# on Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:49 am, edited 4 times in total.

FapFilter
KVRian
931 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:15 pm

Vital (paid & unpaid) is running on all three platforms aswell

Audio Damage Other Desert Cities too (probably along with a few of the other more recent AD plugs)

Also most, if not all HY-Plugins products
There's no Logic to Windows

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:49 pm

FapFilter wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 5:15 pm
Vital (paid & unpaid) is running on all three platforms aswell

Audio Damage Other Desert Cities too (probably along with a few of the other more recent AD plugs)

Also most, if not all HY-Plugins products
I found 4 Audiodamage and 1 HY-Plugins that specify all three OS.
List updated. Thank you.
(BTW, I live close to and travel through those "Other Desert Cities".)

fedexnman
KVRAF
2908 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Post Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:05 pm

Renoise and Redux

BBFG#
KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:11 pm

Enjoying the demos of Audiodamage quite a bit.
Especially Other Desert Cities, Discord, and Eos 2.
Haven't pulled a trigger on them yet, but close to it with this current sale.

Anyone have some drummer solutions that fit the "three OS ready" for this thread?

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KVRian
931 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:25 pm

As Geist2's development is surely pretty much done, i recently asked Tadashi (HY-Plugins, who covers all three platforms) if he was interested in a drum machine and he said yes.
We both agreed that Geist2 is a pretty high standard, but knowing his other plugins i'm confident it's going to be excellent too.

Of course he only confirmed his general interest in making a drum machine, so nothing set in stone to hold your breath for.
There's no Logic to Windows

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stargate
KVRist
30 posts since 6 Aug, 2021

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:46 pm

If I may humbly add Stargate DAW to the list.
https://stargateaudio.github.io/
BBFG# wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:28 pm
Been researching what works on all of the three OS in contemplation that I want to be able to use them on any system I happen to be on,. The idea that I can carry a small drive and install as needed wherever I am.
Of particular interest for this use-case, Stargate DAW on Windows supports a portable flash drive install mode to allow installing directly to the flash drive, and it will store projects and settings on the flash drive and will properly bookmark your sample folders on the flash drive even when the drive letter changes. I plan to bring this functionality to the MacOS app bundle soon, and Linux eventually once I solve some packaging challenges. Of course, you could still carry around the installers and actually install to the hard drive, but the portable mode is more.... portable.

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KVRAF

Topic Starter

6637 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:24 am

Maybe suggest it after it's actually been written and introduced for all three OS. As it is now, no, not something to put on this list.

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audiojunkie
KVRAF
3188 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:07 am

Good job!! There are many more out there. Do a search for lists of linux plugins—there are exhaustive lists out there, and almost everything for linux is available for Mac and Windows too. 🙂

Edit: Here’s a pretty big list you can go through. The majority of these will also support Mac and Windows.

https://awesomeopensource.com/project/n ... linuxaudio
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