Kristal Audio Engine
4.1 / 5     (15 votes)
KRISTAL Audio Engine is a powerful multi-track recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Ideal for anyone wanting to get started with recording, mixing and mastering digital audio, it is designed as a modular system. The main application provides a mixing console, while the audio sequencer, live audio input and so on are loaded as separate Plug-Ins.
  • 16 audio tracks
  • 32 Bit floating point audio engine
  • 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rate*
  • Downmix to 16/24/32 Bit audio files
  • 3-band parametric EQ &
  • 2 VST insert slots per channel
  • 3 VST master effect slots
  • ASIO low latency audio driver support
  • 4 KRISTAL Plug-In slots
  • Load/Save KRISTAL project files
  • Supported file formats: WAVE, AIFF, FLAC, OGG Vorbis
  • the sequencer Plug-In for KRISTAL
  • multichannel harddisk recording via ASIO/MME
  • ASIO input monitoring
  • audio clip arrangement
  • audio clip fade-in/fade-out/crossfade
  • unlimited undo/redo
  • AES31 Export
  • connect your mic/guitar and play thru KRISTAL using VST effects in realtime
KRISTAL Effects Plug-Ins
  • KristalMultiDelay
  • KristalChorus
  • KristalReverb
  • Kristalizer
SF Jan 24 2024
(5 / 5)
Jan 24 2024
muito obrigado.
Jack R Jul 16 2023
(5 / 5)
Jul 16 2023
To answer an older post, has 16 tracks, not 10. Expand the DAW on the right by dragging it.
Rudy Dec 05 2020
(4 / 5)
Dec 05 2020
Enjoyed it a lot in the past but hasn't been updated for years. Out of support now, the follow-up for this is StudioOne.
Like it but... Aug 12 2020
Aug 12 2020
Is it possible to have plugins on this?
Jack R Nov 01 2020
Nov 01 2020
Yes it is, 32Bit effects of course. If they don't show up as bare, use Acon Effect Chainer.
Sadomaso Jan 23 2019
Jan 23 2019
Can´t see the wave while recording
Mroldskool Jan 22 2019
Jan 22 2019
Can anyone tell me an easy way to boost mic direct in ?? And is that a really dumb question ??
Anonymous Jun 03 2018
Jun 03 2018
Mix your 10 tracks down to a wave file. Bring it back in on a single track and add more tracks.
Magengar Apr 07 2018
Apr 07 2018
By the way, I've used this DAW once before, several years ago (2009)... I recorded a band at rehearsal, live, using a Fostex VF16 with four SM58 mics, and two RadioShak PZM bounday mics, placed around the room in stereo fashion, with the PZM boundary mics on the floor Left and Right of the drums close to the kit, excellent capture of the kit. The SM58 mics (one for bass amp, the other for the guitar amp) captured the amps nicely, with minimal bleeding between the live tracks. I then exported the session to my PC via the USB on the Fostex, and loaded the session into Krystal where I could clean up the sound without too much processing. The results were impressive for a raw live recording... burned the mix to an audio CD for playback in a car stereo: sounded close to a live studio performance. I'm an amateur Home-Recording enthusiast, so I recommend Krystal for those of you who want something simple but good for this DAW.
Magengar Apr 07 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 07 2018
Okay, get ready for the DUMBEST QUESTION EV-VERRR: Can instrument tracks be bounced in this DAW to free up tracks for more instruments and sounds? (I realize this DAW only has ten tracks, which is enough for me to record stereo tracks of an acoustic-guitar, bass guitar, a vocal, and a stereo drum track from either an external drum-machine source or from a drum-machine VST. I'm just trying to achieve a stereo-balanced final mix that has plenty of headroom free of clips and distortion when mastered to a finalized audio CD for playback in stereos and CD boomboxes.) Okay, so I've asked my dumb question, c'mon SLAP ME! lol
fudgetusk Mar 13 2018
Mar 13 2018
Been using it for ages. Not perfect but does the job. Have to really work to get the clicks out of a cut wave.
eddy Mar 16 2015
(3 / 5)
Mar 16 2015
How do I add tracks if iwant to use more than ten ?
Mike Feb 20 2016
Feb 20 2016
You can't . The number of tracks is limited. That's one of the inconvenient of this friendly software? besides the lack of MIDI integration. Too bad.
John E Aug 31 2014
Aug 31 2014
Excellent free recording tool with in built FX ; best used with asio4all to synchronise recorded parts .
yo Nov 20 2012
(4 / 5)
Nov 20 2012
this babys great for instant mixes (simple + quick) kristalizers instant analogue/dirt.
Anonymous Nov 28 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 28 2011
I Love it i have had no problem what soever using this device. i give it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5
Anonymous May 15 2011
May 15 2011
mrknowitall Sept 16 2010
(2 / 5)
Sept 16 2010
is very similar to Cubase ess. Only the audio output is not really that good.