It was only back in July 2017 that Tracktion Corporation, based in Seattle, WA, announced a brand new recording software with the name of Waveform, which was also introduced as a completely new foundation for the popular Tracktion DAW. While Tracktion has been updated focusing on the latest production trends, Waveform was designed for music production, avoiding the complexities of most of today’s DAWs and keeping the code so light that it could run even on a Raspberry Pi, and becomes extremely fast and efficient when running on any modern Windows, Mac or Linux computer.
Included in this major new release is a compelling range of new features, add-ons and additional content to improve workflow and inspire creativity. 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 fully featured new Multi Sampler Instrument, with significant 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.
"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," says James ’Woody’ Woodburn, Tracktion Founder and Principal.
The upgrade for Waveform 9 costs only $59 USD and there is a Free trial version available for 30 days. Prices for new licenses range from $109 for the basic version, all the way to $259 for the complete Waveform Ultimate Pack that includes Melodyne Essential and much, much more.