AudioGL looks quite impressive. It’s Windows only unfortunately. I hope AudioGL’s experimental interface inspires DAW developers to innovate a bit more. Chris Randall describes the current state of DAWs quite well:
I find it ironic that musicians are so conservative in their use of technology, when their lifestyle choices are anything but. Of the 10 most popular DAWs, 8 follow the “tape deck and mixing console” paradigm, even though the vast majority of the people that use those DAWs have never set foot in a commercial recording facility, nor have they seen an analog multi-track tape machine in real life.