Podium Free is a freeware edition of Podium. It is fully functional with only a few feature limitations. Download and installation does not require registration.
- 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 background tasks such as audio file disk streaming.
These limitations may change in newer releases of Podium Free, depending on the future development of Podium.
New versions of Podium Free will be released frequently, although not as frequently as the commercial version. The Podium Free releases will also be a few versions older than the latest commercial version. When you install a newer version of Podium Free, it will automatically replace an older installation of Podium Free.