Beast is a digital synthesizer and music creation system, released as Free Software under the GNU LGPL-2.1+. It has support for LADSPA plugins, multi-track editing, unlimited undo, real-time synthesis, MIDI and various audio formats like WAV, AIFF, Vorbis, Soundfont 2, Gus Patch, FLAC and MP3 files, 32bit audio rendering, full duplex support, multi-core audio rendering, SIMD utilisation, precise timing at sample granularity, FFT spectrograms and MIDI automation. The project is translated into a variety of languages.

Software type
ALSA
JACK
Software features
DAW
Modular
MIDI
Audio input
Metering
Audio mixing
Audio FX
Sample loading
Sample recording
SF2
Software language
C++
License
LGPL-2.1+
Developer(s)
BEAST team

Recent releases Release Date
BEAST cibase/200215 15 Feb '20
BEAST cibase/200112 13 Jan '20
BEAST cibase/191213 13 Dec '19
BEAST 0.16.0-alpha 5 Nov '19
BEAST 0.15.0 5 Nov '19
BEAST cibase/190807 7 Aug '19
BEAST 0.15.0-alpha 1 Jul '19
BEAST cibase/190415 15 Apr '19
BEAST cibase/190408 8 Apr '19