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Non is designed to be simple and efficient. Written entirely in C/C++ for high performance, not slow, interpreted languages like Java or Python. Non is fast enough to run on low-end processors--while other DAWs require huge investments in hardware. The NTK toolkit provides lightning fast GUI to all the Non components.


Non is light from the ground up. Project data is small. Bloated, memory hogging XML formats are shunned. NTK is tweaked from X11 up to be easy on RAM.


Non is a modular DAW. Modular in the Unix sense. This is unique. Other DAWs, even in the free-software realm, are large, bloated, and, as a rule, monolithic. This goes against the Unix philosophy and fails to take full advantage of the power and flexibility of JACK.

The components of Non work together and separately, allowing you create a studio tailored to your own needs.


Non is the result of over 14 years of design and development effort by Jonathan Moore Liles.

See History for a first hand account of Non's development over the years.


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