DDMF has released Transport, a freeware plug-in which they describe as a valuable little tool that lets you view your DAW's transport information. Transport is available as a 32 and 64 bit plugin in VST, RTAS, AAX (Win + Mac) and AU (Mac) format. MacOSX 10.6 is required.
A spokesperson told us, "Transport provides all the information about measure, time, sample count etc that most hosts usually hide somewhere in a tiny little part of the screen."
Transport is resizable and you can pick your own colours. Ideally, you'd drag it onto an external monitor in your 1000 square feet wooden studio and make it fullscreen so that your recording artists always stay oriented, but it works in smaller settings as well.
Pricing and Availability:
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