What does it do?
The newest arrival on the web-based music scene is Audio Sauna, a DAW based around built-in virtual instruments. Launched as a public beta, Audio Sauna currently offers MIDI sequencing with FM and virtual analogue synths, plus a sampler complete with preset drum and instrument patches.
How well does it work?
Even at this early stage in its development, Audio Sauna has a lot to offer. Each instrument includes excellent real-time chorus, distortion and bitcrushing effects, while auxiliary delay and reverb sends are available through the mixer section.
The instruments themselves sound great, with a range of useable presets and incredibly versatile editing options. The analogue synth’s impersonation of a Roland TB-303 is particularly impressive, serving up all the acidic bleeps and squelches you could ever need. The quality of Audio Sauna’s instruments and effects alone suggest that it’s going to be a serious contender as it matures.