Tracktion Corporation has announced the ninth generation of their DAW, Waveform. A spokesperson told us, “This powerful, easy to use and affordable platform has been designed to enable musicians, artists and composers discover and explore their own unique sound. Included in this major new release is a compelling range of new features, add-ons and additional content to improve workflow and inspire creativity.”
Here's the details in Tracktion's own words...
Among the exciting range of new features, Waveform now offers an unprecedented library of exclusive 24 track drum loop construction kits, recorded using the finest gear available. Users can combine this with the new Multi Sampler ‘one button’ import / slice tool to surgically dissect the beats and re-arrange them to produce alternative and unorthodox ideas. Used together, these potent new tools give users the facility to realize the very essence of their music, letting them stand out from the crowd.
Waveform 9’s formidable, fully featured new Multi Sampler Instrument, with revolutionary workflow enhancements, makes it simpler and faster for users to develop, create and build musical content, without the need for pre-sets. Used in conjunction with the multi-screen set-ups of the new Modular Mixing Tool, this helps users customize the interface giving more control and power than ever before.
The improved DAW’s other innovative qualities also inspire users to create and visualize their own distinctive sound. The expanded capabilities of the popular MIDI pattern generator include a global chord track, a custom plug-in faceplate designer, macro parameters and track loops / presets. In addition, the new modifiers and the major enhancements to the fully modular ‘rack’ environment gives further opportunities to experiment and try fresh, new ideas, breathing life into compositions.
James ’Woody’ Woodburn, Tracktion Founder and Principal said ‘Our team knows successful artists spend a lot of time creating libraries of sounds to use in their songwriting. We have spent time refining Waveform’s ability to discover, manipulate, store and retrieve user content in the Multi Sampler. This combined with the universal ability to save presets (tracks, edits, plug-ins, racks etc.) with audible loop previews means users can quickly generate content, store it, locate it, and expand to original format faster than ever before. Waveform 9 empowers users to create their own, individual sound.’
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