Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.
Bespoke is like a DAW* in some ways, but with less of a focus on a global timeline. Instead, it has a design more optimized for jamming and exploration.
Bespoke is a project I started in 2011 as a way for me to learn more about creating music. Instead of putting in the time to learn the intricacies of an existing DAW, I took on a foolhardy exercise to try to build my own. The software is custom built by me and for me, hence the name "Bespoke".
Bespoke's core design is to break everything into separate modules that can be patched together in a custom layout, much like a hardware modular. Bespoke is designed to be highly customizable, with the idea that any of the custom layouts that you create will be "bespoke" to you as well.
In a way, Bespoke is like if I smashed Ableton to bits with a baseball bat, and asked you to put it back together.
Bespoke has releases for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
It is open source, licensed with GPLv3.
Bespoke is free, but you can pay for it if you want to.
All versions are identical.
Here is a feature matrix for the pricing tiers:
|Access to all 190+ modules|
|VST plugin hosting|
|MIDI controller support|
|Windows, Mac, and Linux builds|
|Access to all future updates|
|Access to documentation|
|Five fewer dollars in your pocket|
|Fifteen fewer dollars in your pocket|
Download for Windows
Download for Mac
Download for Linux
|$5 (refunds issued with no questions asked)||$15 (refunds issued with no questions asked)|
You can find the documentation for Bespoke and an introduction video here.
All of the information on the usage of modules is also available via a tooltip system within the application.