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What's New in 12

The most creative, inspirational and affordable digital audio workstation ever created.

Contemporary Music Production Software

Fresh UI Makeover

The User Interface has undergone a complete refresh, offering new light and dark schemes that perfectly complement Waveform’s bold, high contrast new look.

Improved Quick Actions

Multiple quick action bars can now be stacked in the arrange window with a simple click of a button. Further improvements come in the form of visual icons which are now on hand and can be added with a right-click.

Entirely New Browser

The browser has been completely overhauled offering intuitive new ways to browse, tag and favourite. A new categorised approach allows you to select and search by: Plugins, Presets, Racks, Samples, Clips, Tracks or All. Making the search experience both cleaner and more efficient.

Brand New BassOSC Instrument

Create the perfect sub effortlessly with the brand new BassOSC synth. A minimal, yet carefully laid out UI allows for quick adjustments while a wave type and drive knob are on hand for character and grit.

Guitar
Dual Guitar IR

Dual Guitar IR is a low-latency, dual Impulse Response (IR) convolver developed as a cabinet simulator for guitar and bass amplifiers and pre-amplifiers.

The single Guitar IR plugin is less CPU intensive and is offered to suit live performance, simple process chain simulations, and can easily be loaded onto other instruments for interesting acoustic effects.

Utility Plugins

Waveform 12 also adds 6 of the most commonly requested utility tools, including:

An AB Switch - A convert to Mono tool - a Mid/Side splitter - a Spectrum analyser - Plus MIDI CC and a MIDI Note Name plugin.

15 Refreshed Audio Effects

Waveforms' entire collection of stock DSP plugins has been refreshed, bringing much-improved performance, functionality and visual appearance.

Advanced MIDI

Waveform 12 adds powerful new filters to its advanced MIDI editor, including Notes in Key, Notes in use and named notes - making composition and editing faster than ever.

MIDI Randomisation

In Waveform 12 Velocity, pitch, note start and note length can all be randomised via dedicated popup windows. Simply choose between a more human or more random performance and then dial in the strength control to taste.

New Drum Grid Mode

Turbocharge your programming with a drum centric alternative to the Piano Roll. Mouse clicking to enter and reposition drum hits is now far quicker and more intuitive.

Probability Added to Step Clips

Breath new life into basic patterns by adding and adjusting probability per note. Simply raise or lower the probability of a note being triggered via a slider and witness ever-evolving loops unfold before your eyes.

MIDI Strum

Inject instant movement and realism with MIDI strum. Simply select chord(s) in the midi editor and simply command drag to create a strum performance.

Rewritten Audio Engine

Our developers have painstakingly and completely rewritten the audio engine resulting in greatly reduced CPU load, perfect PDC in all routing configurations and better support for modern machines with a higher number of CPU cores.

Added Controller Support

Controller integration has been greatly improved with added support for a selection of ICON, Behringer, Presonus and Native Instruments controllers - with more be added all the time.

TL;DR

New Features in Waveform 12

UI

  • New colour editor to adjust UI appearance (with 20+ presets)
  • Bolder, higher contrast UI
  • Unified properties and actions panel
  • New dedicated actions side panel
  • Master channel strip added to mixer
  • Added new plugin buttons to arrange track mixer area
  • Option to show full length loop markers
  • Added master track to arrange and mixer areas
  • Improved arrange track plugins layout

 

New Engine

  • Completely rewritten audio engine
  • Perfect PDC in all routing configurations
  • Reduced CPU load (25% typical)
  • Better support for modern machines with a high number of CPU cores

Control Surfaces

  • Added support for Icon control surfaces, Presonus Faderport, Korg Nanokontrol, Komplete Kontrol S/M/A, Behringer XTouch Mini/Compact/One, Arturia Keylab
  • Control surfaces can trigger actions in current quick actions bar

MIDI

  • Fold: notes in key, notes in use, named notes
  • Improve MIDI zooming on first use
  • Added MIDI shortcuts: playGuideNotes, midiNoteUp, midiNoteDown, splitNotes3, selectNextNote, selectPrevNote, selectNotes
  • Add knife
  • MIDI Typing: floating onscreen MIDI keyboard
  • Added ability to drag MIDI clips and MIDI clip presets into existing clips
  • Added scroll bars to MIDI editor
  • Basic hotkeys like scroll and zoom now affect MIDI editor if it has focus
  • Added drum grid to MIDI editor
  • Added MIDI event list editor
  • MIDI CC now follows notes when moved/copied
  • Added randomisation to velocity, pitch, start, length and CC value
  • Improved CC editing, can be copied and pasted between types
  • Added MIDI strum. Drag notes with shift

Plugins

Add up to 16 plugins on the master bus (up from 4)

New & Updated Effects
  • Compressor
  • Gate
  • Limiter
  • Chorus
  • Phaser
  • Stereo Delay
  • Stereo Delay
  • Distortion
  • Non Linear Reverb
  • Plate Reverb
  • Natural Reverb
  • Impulse Response
  • Phaser
  • DJ EQ
  • DJ Filter
  • Single band EQ
  • Three band EQ
  • Eight band EQ (with adjustable slope and mid/side mode)
  • Guitar IR
Instruments
  • Bass Synth
  • Rompler
  • Micro Sampler
Utility
  • AB Switch
  • Mono
  • Mid/side splitter
  • Spectrum analyser
  • MIDI CC
  • MIDI Note Name

Quick Actions

  • Multiple rows of quick actions can now
    be added to the arrange window
  • Icons can be added to buttons
    for quick visual reference

New Engine

  • Completely rewritten audio engine
  • Perfect PDC in all routing configurations
  • Reduced CPU load (25% typical)
  • Better support for modern machines with a high number of CPU cores
Drum Samples & Micro Drum Sampler

Multi Sampler

  • Add clear, icon and colour to pad context menu
  • Added two FX buses

Browser

  • Added a new browser side panel with different sections.
  • Plugins now default to order by manufacturer
  • Tag cloud can be closed if not needed
  • Tag cloud only shows tags present in results
  • Search now searches results from the current selection
  • Results appear in a tree structure based on disk order
  • Favourite tags are displayed as coloured indicators in results
  • Selecting and dragging a single plugin/preset/file will drag it in to the Edit
  • Selecting and dragging multiple files will add them as new sequential clips or on new tracks
  • Additional colums can be shown by right clicking the menu bar (name, tags, location, size)
  • Clicking column headers changes the sort order of results
  • The "Show folders" button can be disabled to view all results in a flat list 
  • Folder openness will be remembered when switching categories
  • Selected items show a preview at the bottom of the browser
  • Shortcuts are available to show the browser and focus on the search field for quick visual reference

Smart Lists

  • Smart lists contain automatically populated content
  • Edits and Projects can now be consolidated to import files outside the project folder 
  • "Packs" contain files from installed content packs 
  • "Edit" contains files in the the current Edit 
  • "Project" contains files from the Project the current Edit is from
  • "Recent" contains recently used plugins

Categories

  • Library content has been split up in to several categories: Plugins, Presets, Racks, Samples and Clips
  • Selecting a category shows results from this category in a tree structure based on disk location or order criteria (as in the case of plugins)
  • Additionally, results from all categories can be shown using the "All results" category
Training Resources

Learning Guides

User Manuals
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Video Tutorials
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System Requirements

macOS 10.11 or Later
64-bit Intel or Apple Silicon

Windows 8 & 10
64-bit

Tested on Ubuntu 18.04
64-bit