Tracktion in Detail…
- A True Single Screen Interface
Tracktion’s ease of use begins with its unique, single screen interface. While its possible to hide features if you like, all Tracktion features can be reached and operated from this single page.
No other professional quality music production software can accurately make this claim.
- Intuitive, Left-to-Right Workflow
Like reading a (western) book, just move from left-to-right… from input, to wave-form, to mixer and output. Tracktion always keeps perfect correlation between track and mixer so you never get lost while working very quickly.
- Modeless Operation
Building on principles originally proposed by poineering Apple Computer engineer, Larry Tesler, Tracktion employs a modeless or mode-free user interface.
This eliminates the confusion caused by the need to select a particular “tool” for any given operation as in most other DAW programs. Less confusion brings greater speed, fun and creativity.
- Drag-and-Drop Functionality
You will instinctively discover that ‘drag and drop’ functionality is stitched into the fabric of Tracktion. From dragging loops into a session from the integrated browser, dragging inputs to tracks or filters to any location they are needed – Tracktion’s user interface is widely recognized as being the most intuitive of all the DAW’s.
- A Unique In-Line Mixer
Tracktion’s mixer section is both innovative and intuitive. It’s found in-line with the channel input and waveform for instant correlation. Build each mixer with exactly the elements you need by dragging and dropping EQ, Filter, Plug-in, and send modules to the track and arrange, or re-arrange, them in any order.
- Total Dynamic Automation
Again utilizing Tracktion’s drag-and-drop functionality, simply drag the “A” icon found on each track to any element you want to automate. Creating comprehensive mixes is fast using just a mouse – and if you would like to get ‘hands on’, Tracktion supports all the major control surface protocols.
- Unlimited Multi-track Record
Simultaneously record as many tracks as your hardware will handle. Tracktion is perfect for full band recordings. Plus with useful features such as giant input meters and the ability to lock the transport, Tracktion is ideally suited for both the recording studio and live sound environment.
- Editing Made Easy
All the tools you need for precise, professional editing are at your fingertips – presenting you with all the relevant tools exactly where you need them – Tracktion responds to your every move.
- Add and Control Effects
Place effects to any track, in any order – or directly onto an audio clip. Depending on the effect, control them in either the pop-up window (as above) or in Tracktion’s properties area found at the bottom of the user interface. With support for VST and AU plugins, you have a world of processing to explore.
- Record MIDI
Record external MIDI synths or use a controller with virtual instruments.
- Edit MIDI
Detailed MIDI editing allows you to correct or enhance your performance. Add quantize or grooves – manipulate your notes with ease. Beats or keys – transpose, change velocity.
- Effect/Filter Racks
Tracktions unique “Racks” section utilizes drag-and-drop simplicity and allows you to rapidly create and recall your favorite processing combinations.
- Built-in Browsers
Find that perfect loop quickly and easily with auto-tempo and auto-pitch. Also browse for any content, markers, clipboard items without leaving the application.
- Complete Project Management
All the information you need about your files and projects can be found under the “projects” tab.
- Customize Your Interface
Change the color of each individual element on the screen if you like then save your new color scheme with the project. Or, choose from a number of pre-designed screen color schemes.
You can also choose which areas of the interface you want to see at any time.