Tracktion released Waveform Pro 12, a rapidly evolving application specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers. Specializing in creative and inspirational workflows and avoiding features not explicitly needed allow the app to remain surprisingly fun and intuitive.
This huge refinement makes the DAWs powerful features even more accessible, further improves workflow and builds a solid foundation for exciting new additions in the coming years. See the launch video here.
Waveform 12 brings huge improvements to both UI and Workflow, including an entirely new Smart Browser, additional Plugins and Effects, a cutting edge Audio Engine, advanced MIDI features, Hardware Controller Support and hundreds of updates throughout the software.
The UI welcomes the return of a customizable color editor offering bold new light and dark modes in its visual palette. The Actions and Properties panel have been unified to reclaim screen space and a dedicated master track has been added to both the Arrange and Mix windows
The new Browser has been designed for speed and agility giving direct, frictionless access to Plugins, Presets, Racks, Samples, Clips, Tracks or All. Favorites can now be Tagged and Colour Coded while Smart Lists allows Edit and Project items to be previewed and consolidated. Plus, the Browser can be used as the popup plugin selector with live text entry.
Waveform 12 includes a brand new BASSOSC instrument, fifteen refreshed Audio Effects, six handy Utility Plugins and a low latency Dual Guitar IR. The IR can be used to accurately simulate guitar and bass amplifier cabinets to aid live play, tracking, mixing and more with content from the DAW.
MIDI Fold options make editing easier than ever before and the new Event List Editor helps users to keep tabs on their work. The Drum Grid Mode offers a drum centric alternative to the Piano Roll while deep Randomization options are on hand to humanize velocity, pitch, note start and note length. Step Clips now have probability to breathe life into basic patterns whilst MIDI Strum injects instant movement and realism.
A completely re-worked audio engine dramatically boosts CPU performance, allowing for an array of new audio enhancements including powerful Podcast and dialogue editing tools like advanced strip silence. Dialog editor Keoki Trask (Disney/Universal Studios) said: ‘As for the Remove Silence function, it’s beautiful………I think it’ll save me around 1.5 hours or so of studio time just today. Stellar!’
To further bolster its capabilities, Waveform 12 now includes the entire DAW Essentials collection of 16 contemporary FX plugins. Plus, users will benefit from exciting new partnerships with companies such as TuneCore and ICON.
Tracktion Waveform, is a rapidly evolving, award winning DAW specifically designed to meet the needs of musicians and producers. The beautifully redesigned new Waveform 12 is packed with innovative features, is more expressive and dynamic, rich with content and is everything a musician needs to inspire, make or produce music.
More info here: Tracktion | Waveform Pro 12