Startup Trinity Audio Group is using Linux and open-source audio applications in a small, portable, inexpensive DAW (digital audio workstation) claimed capable of professional-quality recording and mixing.
The Trinity DAW is based on an Intel PXA270 processor, and targets field recordists, podcasters and producers.
The Trinity DAW uses lots of neat embedded and open-source technologies, including an off-the-shelf CPU module, a 1.8-inch hard drive, VGA touchscreen LCD, and the open-source Audacity DAW software.
TAG founder Ronald Stewart, a career record producer, says he designed the Trinity DAW in hopes of making music production more accessible, especially to young people.
"What if you dont have $300,000 to make a song? We want to let you record and mix a masterpiece on the bullet train in Tokyo," Stewart said.