Recording couldn’t be easier. Everything in Tracktion follows a simple drag-and-drop functionality making it, by far, the most intuitive DAW on the planet. Everything flows from left to right… Inputs are are easily dropped onto any track, audio and MIDI clips are displayed in the middle then EQ, dynamics and effects are dropped on the right and easily re-arranged at will. No tool box required. Ever.
The Single-Screen Interface
The reason Tracktion is so much faster than other applications for getting your music down is because its interface uses a signal-flow paradigm for every- thing. Want to record something? Just drag the audio or MIDI instrument icon to whatever track you like and hit Record (using the convenient block of transport buttons in the lower right-hand corner). Your audio or MIDI input is then recorded as a “clip” within the track, and can be edited, moved, copied, pasted, etc., much more easily than on other systems. Want to record tons of distinct inputs at once – like say, a full band with backup singers? No worries. Use the “assign all inputs to consecutive tracks” shortcut and you’re ready to roll.
Unlimited Track Count
One of Tracktion’s biggest conveniences when recording is simply giving you more recording canvas to work with. That’s because, unlike many other affordable audio recording programs, Tracktion places NO predetermined limits on the number of tracks you can record (or the number of effects you can use). In fact, the only limitation is your host computer’s innate processing power. And since Tracktion takes full advantage of the latest CPUs, you’ll finally be rewarded for buying that screaming new Mac or PC – you know, the one that you’ll be paying off for the next four years.
Ever have an assistant accidentally stop your live recording as he went to play solitaire? Or has your cat ever walked across your keyboard to ruin your perfect take? Never again. In the category of “Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?”, Tracktion introduces Safe Recording. With this feature enabled, recording doesn’t stop until you enter a customizable key command. No more babysitting live recordings at the club gig; just start it rolling and ignore until the third encore is (finally) over.
Got a client who can’t sing their way out of a wet paper bag? Or perhaps an overzealous lead guitar player? A white rapper? No problem. In addition to normal recording mode and punch-in mode, Tracktion includes “Loop Record Mode” which makes it easy to record multiple passes of audio or MIDI and compile the best of each into the perfect take.
64-bit, 192kHz Mix Engine
On a technical note, when recording, Tracktion also sounds better than competing audio software. That’s thanks to a High-Definition 64-bit Math mixing option, which improves headroom and eliminates distortion through the summing bus. This feature goes a long way to guaranteeing that the only distortion in your tracks is what you put there – on purpose. Additionally, Tracktion is compatible with 192kHz audio interfaces – giving you the ultimate in high-definition digital audio.