Podium Free is a fully functional freeware edition
of Podium. It is identical to the commercial Podium
version, except for a few limitations, and a small
“Podium Free” logo.
of Podium Free compared to the commercial version
- MIDI interface setup is limited to one input
and one output.
- 64-bit mixer engine option is disabled.
- Plugin multiprocessing is disabled.
- ReWire is disabled.
- Surround-sound playback is disabled.
The disabled plugin multiprocessing
option means that only one CPU core will be used
when processing plugins. If you have a dual-core CPU
you will be able to use 50% of your available CPU
power before the Podium CPU indicator overloads.
Podium Free still uses all available CPU cores for
various tasks such as GUI updates and disk
These limitations may change in
newer releases of Podium Free. It will depend on new
features added to Podium, and the general user
response to Podium Free.