A new European musician-focused website, DontCrac[k], launched today at Apple Expo, Paris.

The community site offers hosting and support services to audio software developers. The site has assembled hundreds of freeware Mac and PC audio making software solutions and an online shop selling paid-for shareware packages.

The publishers stress: "DontCrac[k] actively encourages fair use of software because small manufacturers need to be strongly supported to create more innovative software".

"Visitors will enjoy finding most available "Freeware" for Mac and PC" said Peter Donavan, marketing manager at DontCrack. "It is our commitment to offer the first audio freeware tracker online, enabling visitors to quickly find and download free, legal and useful products".

The store offers immediate online order fulfillment, detailed product descriptions and makes product demos available.

Future developments will include a search engine and a music makers forum.