Alpha is Go!

Friday 1st November 2019
By Nick Jillings, Ryan Stables, Sean Enderby and Brecht De Man

Welcome to our Alpha launch and our first blog post.


For the last year or so, we’ve been funnelling almost a decade of academic research into an online music production platform. Faders is digital audio workstation that currently runs in your browser, allowing you to create, compose, mix, and master audio. We’re hoping it’s useful to a wide range of people, from recording engineers, to podcasters and producers.

With Faders, our plan is to embed intelligence into your workflow. We have designed tools to help you create and mix more effectively, to apply audio processing in novel ways, and to abstract away some of the tasks that you don’t want to do! Over the coming months, we’ll be launching a range of features to help you get to where you need to be quicker.

Why Alpha?

When building a relatively complex system like a digital audio workstation, it’s important to go through a few phases of testing. Right now, we’re coming to the end of our initial development stage. We’re fairly happy with the stability of the platform, but we know there are still a few bugs that we haven’t caught. The plan is to slowly open the doors to a select group of users, in order to see if anyone else finds bugs that we may have missed. By doing this, we’re also hoping to get a general idea of how usable the system is, and whether it makes sense to the people who will be using it.

What should you expect if you have access to the Alpha release?

  • Things will almost definitely crash.

  • Stuff will often behave in a strange way.

  • Some of the key features will be removed.

  • Your computer might explode (not really).

Realistically, you’re gonna have a bad time. However, as time goes on, you’ll be first in line for new features, you’ll be invited to launch events, and you’ll be part of a select group of people shaping the future of music production.

Interested in being part of the Early Access Program? Add your details to the signup link below and you’ll be given access during the next available intake.

Register now to join the Alpha

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