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What's New in 12.5

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NEW in 12.5


Video clips can now be dragged and dropped directly into an Edit, either from the Waveform browser or from any folder on your hard drive. In 12.5 you're no longer limited to working with a single video clip. You can drag, arrange and work with multiple clips per edit and the scalable thumbnailed clips make it easy to identify scenes at a glance. Easily extract audio from the video clip and utilize a multitude of exporting options designed to accelerate your tasks.

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DJ Tools

If you're familiar with DJ software you'll be used to seeing coloured waveforms. In 12.5 you can toggle this view on or off with the click of a button. When clips are dragged into an edit they are automatically tempo synced, providing seamless playback at the project tempo. This is perfect if you're creating DJ edits or remixes. The addition of multipole DJ oriented FX and tools have been added to allow you to explore non performance mixing, mashups and remixes.

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To Stems

And to take this DJ/Remix workflow a step further we’ve added Stem Separation. Simply right-click on an audio clip and select Split to Stems. Here you can either split a stereo mix into 4 components or choose to extract specific elements like the vocal or just the drums. Working with stems provides the control and creative options you need when mixing or remixing.

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General Improvements

There are numerous improvements throughout Waveform 12.5 that further improve the operability and stability of the environment. Some of these improvements include the following: It is possible to set a plugin within a rack as 'Default'. When set as default, opening the Rack form the mixer will open the plugin UI instead. This eliminates the need to open the rack and locate the plugin each time you need to make an adjustment. The position of active loop points can now be moved backwards and forwards in time. Simply hold "shift" and drag one of the loop markers or hold "shift + cmd/ctrl" and drag the loop section in the timeline.

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Workflow Enhancements

The position of active loop points can now be moved backwards and forwards in time. Simply hold "shift" and drag one of the loop markers or hold "shift + cmd/ctrl" and drag the loop section in the timeline.

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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.


New Features in Waveform 12


  • 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


  • 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


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
  • Bass Synth
  • Rompler
  • Micro Sampler
  • AB Switch
  • Mono
  • Mid/side splitter
  • Spectrum analyser
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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System Requirements

macOS 10.13 or Later
64-bit Intel or Apple Silicon

Windows 8, 10, 11

Tested on Ubuntu 18.04