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End of year survey results - 2014

Thanks to everyone that filled out our end of year survey for 2014. As it was an open survey, there were a lot of different replies, but all the same, there are clear favourites in each category.

Here are the results -



Favourite software of the year

Carla Beta



Favourite plugin of the year

Calf plugins



All time favourite software




All time favourite plugin

Calf plugins



What do you feel is lacking in FLOSS audio software?

35 percent of people feel that MIDI sequencing features are lacking



What do you feel is lacking in FLOSS plugins?

26 percent feel that there aren't enough virtual instruments




A few things really jump out from these results. They are -


  • Ardour is the most popular FLOSS DAW
  • Calf plugins are also really popular
  • Carla is popular in both plugin and standalone versions
  • Users are dissatisfied with the current state of MIDI sequencers
  • Users want to see more virtual instruments. Drums and symphony orchestras in particular were noted in the survey comments