Category Audio Production / Sequencers
Version 5.3.15
Format App
Compatibility TracktionMacOS X Intel
Licence Commercial Software
Price $59  /  47€
Rating
4.8 / 5 , 5 votes
Updated On Oct 11, 2014
Total Downloads 6,183
Mac Downloads 5,984
Category Audio Production / Sequencers
Version 5.3.15
Format App
Compatibility TracktionWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $59  /  47€
Rating
4.8 / 5 , 5 votes
Updated On Oct 11, 2014
Total Downloads 6,183
PC Downloads 199

Audio/MIDI sequencer

Tracktion is a new audio/midi workstation - giving you a clean, intuitive, and clutter-free interface without losing the features you find in software costing much more.
If you like your sequencer to use dozens of overlapping windows, Tracktion is not for you. It won't pretend to be a mixing desk or show you panels with pictures of screws in the corners or 3D knobs that are accurately copied from a real piece of hardware. It doesn't use concepts like 'busses' or 'sends' that were developed for analogue mixing desks. There is no Windows clutter, nor obscure menus full of commands that you'll never use.

Features

Audio Playback and Recording :

- No limits on the number of tracks or effects - anything that your Mac can't play in real-time can still be played back thanks to the...
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Tracktion is a new audio/midi workstation - giving you a clean, intuitive, and clutter-free interface without losing the features you find in software costing much more.
If you like your sequencer to use dozens of overlapping windows, Tracktion is not for you. It won't pretend to be a mixing desk or show you panels with pictures of screws in the corners or 3D knobs that are accurately copied from a real piece of hardware. It doesn't use concepts like 'busses' or 'sends' that were developed for analogue mixing desks. There is no Windows clutter, nor obscure menus full of commands that you'll never use.

Features

Audio Playback and Recording :

- No limits on the number of tracks or effects - anything that your Mac can't play in real-time can still be played back thanks to the unique track-freezing functionality. This allows sets of tracks to be secretly rendered (frozen), and later 'unfrozen' to carry on working on them.
- No defined limits on sample rates - any rate the hardware can handle is supported, and sample-rate conversion is done on the fly to enable playback of files at any sample rate on any hardware.
- All audio data is handled internally at 32 bit floating point precision.
- Supports playback latencies below 3ms (hardware and CPU permitting).
- Can record or play back to multiple audio devices simultaneously (even at different sample rates).
- Wav, Aiff and Ogg-Vorbis file formats supported.
- Punch-in recording and input-level-triggered recording, with optional 1 or 2-bar precount. Midi recording also features looped recording, merging with existing clips, quantisation and incoming channel selection.
- Full support for monitoring of incoming live midi or audio data, and end-to-ending this in real-time via tracks and filters.
- Full parameter automation for filters, with live recording of parameter movements and direct editing of the curves.

Effects :

- Built-in effects include a Sampler, Reverb, 4-band EQ, Delay, Chorus, Phaser, Compressor, Low-pass filter, and Pitch-shifter.
- Full support for Cubase-VST-compatible plug-ins, including VSTi soft-synthesizers.
- ReWire support for compatibility with applications such as Propellerheads Reason, Ableton Live, etc.
- Effects can be chained together and applied to entire tracks, individual clips, or the master output.
- Automatic compensation for delays introduced by plug-in effects, on a track-by-track basis.
- Set of simple built-in off-line effects allow files to be resampled, trimmed, made mono, reversed, etc.

Editing features :

- Fully integrated and extensive pop-up help system - can either show large popups with a lot of detail, or just an unobtrusive one-line description of whatever the mouse hovers over.
- Unlimited undo/redo history, and ability to revert to 'checkpoints' in edits.
- Full midi sequencer allowing looped or time-step midi recording, with quantisation, groove templates, piano-roll editing and full control over midi events, program changes and controllers.
- Integrated CD ripper.
- Lots of powerful shortcuts for trimming and cutting clips.
- Audio scrub for accurate positioning.
- Audio clips can be time-stretched, resampled and looped.
- User-definable presets can be created for filters.
- User preferences can be imported and exported - these include shortcut key mappings, filter presets, etc.

Project Management :

- Project screen lets you easily browse the contents of many Tracktion projects at once
- Powerful keyword search will instantly search through any number of projects, also searching for synonyms, plurals, etc.
- Export projects or edits, optionally consolidating material.
- Import/export in Tracktion archive format - using either FLAC lossless audio compression, or Ogg-Vorbis compression.
- Organisational tools like searching for orphaned material, material referenced by particular edits, etc.
- Groups of users who share sets of common read-only library material can create special library projects - this lets them streamline the archives that they pass to each other.
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Tracktion Tracktion v 5.3.15 Oct 11, 2014 MacOS X Intel
5.3.15
  • Fix for closing windows when replacing plugins

  • Fix for import dialog showing behind plugin windows

  • Fix for rendering Melodyne clips

  • Fix for a VST3 bypass issue

  • Fix for setting the Audio Cache Size

  • Fix for MIDI Set All Incoming Note Velocities to Full

  • Better performance in searching for orphan files and other project operations

  • Improved last location remembering when rendering

  • Added support for aupreset files

  • Added an option to ignore tempo and time signature changes when importing MIDI files

  • fix for some Stillwell VST UIs not appearing
  • Tracktion Software Corporation Tracktion Tracktion v 5.0 Feb 4, 2014 MacOS X Intel
    Tracktion Software Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Tracktion Version 5 (T5). This eagerly awaited update to the popular Tracktion recording application combines an intuitive workflow with a ground-breaking feature set at a remarkable price. T5 will be available for download from www.tracktion.com at $29.99 for upgrades or $59.99 for new licenses. The software operates on Mac, PC and Linux systems.

  • Our intention from the start has been to enable rapid capture and manipulation of musical ideas,” explained Julian Storer, Tracktion creator and co-founder of TSC. “To that end, Tracktion 5 eliminates barriers to the creative flow as it solves a number of problems that have long plagued the multi-track recording process.”


  • For instance, the need to create sub-mixes in order to free-up resources for additional tracks is now eliminated by T5’s revolutionary ‘Edit Clip’ format (left). This allows users to embed multi-track material as if it were a single audio clip – while allowing the source material to be edited. This makes even complex song arrangement a breeze and greatly improves the use of system resources.

    To make the best possible use of your computer’s capabilities and achieve professional results without dedicated, external DSP, T5 introduces a full blown System Resource Manager and unique ‘Freeze Point’ technology. This gives the user precise control over which session elements should be automatically pre-rendered, so that they can reduce CPU load while retaining mixing/editing flexibility. The result is surprisingly low latency playback regardless of session size.

    While MIDI is not new to digital recording, T5 includes a greatly enhanced set of MIDI capabilities. Creating beats with any of your favorite plug-ins has never been easier with a new “In-line Step Sequencer” (right) that can be viewed and edited right in the timeline like any other clip. The piano-roll editor has also been overhauled to include a raft of new features such as “Per-note Automation” and rapid “MIDI Learn” for easy integration with hardware controllers. There is even support for next-generation instruments such as ROLI’s Seaboard with MDC (multi-dimensional control).

    Tracktion 5 has hundreds of new features – including ARA integration for Celemony Software’s Melodyne, rapid audio comping, track presets and much more.
    Tracktion Software Corporation Tracktion v 4.0.3 Jan 29, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Changes in v4.0.3:

    Fix for some plugins crashing on exit.

    Changes in v4.0.2:

    New plug-in scan using a child-process, so crashing won't affect the app.
    Fixed lock-ups/crashes when using track routing.
    Sorted out AU parameters and automation.
    Fix for recorded MIDI offset on XP.
    Fix for crashes deleting certain plugins when selected.
    Improved positioning of dialog boxes.
    Improved positioning of various pop up bubble messages.
    audio Tracktion v 4.0 Jan 25, 2013 MacOS X Intel
    Tracktion 4 (T4) features the same operational characteristics as the original program but with an entirely new audio engine. This progression is intended not only to make T4 compatible with all the latest operating systems, plug-in and controller technology, but also to create a modern platform for further development. TSC is dedicated to the continued evolution of the product.

    To be specific, T4 provides support for OSX Mountain Lion to take advantage of Apple’s very latest hardware and operating systems. It also provides support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 & 8. Apple Audio Unit (AU) is supported to open a new world of effects and instruments for Tracktion users and the latest generation audio codec from Microsoft, Windows Media Audio (WMA) is also supported.

    Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI) is included for optimized audio data management between applications. There is also support for 64bit Mac and PC operating systems so Tracktion can squeeze the highest performance out of current computer resources.
    recording Tracktion v 3.0.2.6.0 Jun 29, 2007 MacOS X UB
    effects Tracktion v 2.1.0.6 Jan 29, 2006 MacOS X PPC
  • Custom Control Surface Creation: Control Tracktion's transport, navigation, options, and channels via your favorite low-cost hardware controller, or even the sliders, buttons, and keys on your MIDI controller keyboard.

  • MP3 Import and MP3/OGG Export: Import MP3 files using the LAME codec, and export both MP3 and OGG files with the new menu item Export>Create an MP3/OGG file.

  • MIDI Loop Recording: Create and build MIDI clips in loop record mode much like the way you can with audio files.

  • Support for the Frontier Design Group TranzPort: Control Tracktion with the Frontier Design Group TranzPort Wireless DAW Controller.

  • Filter Icon "Quick Control" Parameter: All filter icons can now display any automatable parameter as a small horizontal slider on the filter icon for even quicker adjust ments.

  • File Import Improvements: Select and import multiple files from the import file dialog. Even drag and drop, or import from a CD on the mac.

  • And many more...
  • tracks Tracktion v 2.0.2.8 Oct 20, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    This latest update includes several great feature enhancements and bug fixes, including:

    International language support: Tracktion 2 can now display all elements of its program in French, German and Spanish in addition to English.
    New render track dialog: Choosing render track in the "export" function now opens a dialog window allowing detailed control over the sample rate, sample size, and file type of the render.
    New group soloing functionality: Soloing a source track fed to a group will also solo the group. Soloing a group now solos all tracks fed to that group.
    Custom naming ability to audio outputs: Users can now add custom alias names for their hardware outputs, not just inputs — particularly useful for Mac OS 10.4's "Aggregate device" function.
    Fixed issue on Mac with Waves plug-ins crashing T2 during the plug-in scan.
    Fixed issue with Delete Marked region across all tracks inserting automation points.
    Fixed issue with MIDI data not working well with external MIDI hardware. This fixes complaints of doubled notes, dropped notes, or bad timing when sending MIDI to external MIDI hardware.
    And many more...
    material Tracktion v 2.0.1.13 Jul 28, 2005 MacOS X PPC
    NEW FEATURES SINCE VERSION 2.0.1.4

    - Added new assignable key command to toggle "auto
    display midi toolbar" behavior on or off. This is also
    accessible from the Options Menu on the Edit screen.
    - Added option to apply dither during Audio Export.

    FIXED OR UPDATED SINCE VERSION 2.0.1.4
    - Tracktion now runs correctly on Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger."
    - Fixed issue with extraneous noise occurring when
    rendering and exporting audio. Rendering quality
    improved at all bit depths.
    - Normalizing now occurs before Dither on Audio Export.
    - Fixed a feedback issue on filters that have more than
    two inputs.
    - Fixed MIDI continuous controller issue with Raw
    Materials Software delay plug-in.
    - Fixed issue with right-click command not working
    correctly to replace rack filter.
    - Fixed issue with multiple parameters linked to one
    MIDI controller in the "Create MIDI Controllers" screen.
    - Fixed issue with graphics artifacts when using transparencies
    in CPU meter/color editor.
    - Fixed various small issues relating to color editor.
    - Fixed issue causing MIDI editor tools to remain shown
    when they should not.
    - Fixed issue with right-click functions in MIDI Editor.
    - Fixed issue with MIDI continuous controller mapping
    disregarding the MIDI Channel used.
    - Fixed issue with mapping MIDI continuous controllers
    to duplicate filters on the same track.
    - Fixed issue with rendered clips not having the correct
    Broadcast Wave time stamp.
    - Fixed issue with aux sends used on mono tracks
    emitting a noise in the right channel.
    - Other miscellaneous fixes.
    download Tracktion v 1.6.0.1 Aug 13, 2004 MacOS X PPC
  • authorizes in the presence of Onyx Firewire card

  • demo period is now unrestricted use for 2 weeks, after which periodic bursts of white noise are presented until properly registered
  • Tracktion Tracktion v 5.3.15 Oct 11, 2014 Windows
    5.3.15
  • Fix for closing windows when replacing plugins

  • Fix for import dialog showing behind plugin windows

  • Fix for rendering Melodyne clips

  • Fix for a VST3 bypass issue

  • Fix for setting the Audio Cache Size

  • Fix for MIDI Set All Incoming Note Velocities to Full

  • Better performance in searching for orphan files and other project operations

  • Improved last location remembering when rendering

  • Added support for aupreset files

  • Added an option to ignore tempo and time signature changes when importing MIDI files

  • fix for some Stillwell VST UIs not appearing
  • Tracktion Software Corporation Tracktion Tracktion v 5.0 Feb 4, 2014 Windows
    Tracktion Software Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Tracktion Version 5 (T5). This eagerly awaited update to the popular Tracktion recording application combines an intuitive workflow with a ground-breaking feature set at a remarkable price. T5 will be available for download from www.tracktion.com at $29.99 for upgrades or $59.99 for new licenses. The software operates on Mac, PC and Linux systems.

  • Our intention from the start has been to enable rapid capture and manipulation of musical ideas,” explained Julian Storer, Tracktion creator and co-founder of TSC. “To that end, Tracktion 5 eliminates barriers to the creative flow as it solves a number of problems that have long plagued the multi-track recording process.”


  • For instance, the need to create sub-mixes in order to free-up resources for additional tracks is now eliminated by T5’s revolutionary ‘Edit Clip’ format (left). This allows users to embed multi-track material as if it were a single audio clip – while allowing the source material to be edited. This makes even complex song arrangement a breeze and greatly improves the use of system resources.

    To make the best possible use of your computer’s capabilities and achieve professional results without dedicated, external DSP, T5 introduces a full blown System Resource Manager and unique ‘Freeze Point’ technology. This gives the user precise control over which session elements should be automatically pre-rendered, so that they can reduce CPU load while retaining mixing/editing flexibility. The result is surprisingly low latency playback regardless of session size.

    While MIDI is not new to digital recording, T5 includes a greatly enhanced set of MIDI capabilities. Creating beats with any of your favorite plug-ins has never been easier with a new “In-line Step Sequencer” (right) that can be viewed and edited right in the timeline like any other clip. The piano-roll editor has also been overhauled to include a raft of new features such as “Per-note Automation” and rapid “MIDI Learn” for easy integration with hardware controllers. There is even support for next-generation instruments such as ROLI’s Seaboard with MDC (multi-dimensional control).

    Tracktion 5 has hundreds of new features – including ARA integration for Celemony Software’s Melodyne, rapid audio comping, track presets and much more.
    Tracktion Software Corporation Tracktion v 4.0.3 Jan 29, 2013 Windows
    Changes in v4.0.3:

    Fix for some plugins crashing on exit.

    Changes in v4.0.2:

    New plug-in scan using a child-process, so crashing won't affect the app.
    Fixed lock-ups/crashes when using track routing.
    Sorted out AU parameters and automation.
    Fix for recorded MIDI offset on XP.
    Fix for crashes deleting certain plugins when selected.
    Improved positioning of dialog boxes.
    Improved positioning of various pop up bubble messages.
    audio Tracktion v 4.0 Jan 25, 2013 Windows
    Tracktion 4 (T4) features the same operational characteristics as the original program but with an entirely new audio engine. This progression is intended not only to make T4 compatible with all the latest operating systems, plug-in and controller technology, but also to create a modern platform for further development. TSC is dedicated to the continued evolution of the product.

    To be specific, T4 provides support for OSX Mountain Lion to take advantage of Apple’s very latest hardware and operating systems. It also provides support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 & 8. Apple Audio Unit (AU) is supported to open a new world of effects and instruments for Tracktion users and the latest generation audio codec from Microsoft, Windows Media Audio (WMA) is also supported.

    Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI) is included for optimized audio data management between applications. There is also support for 64bit Mac and PC operating systems so Tracktion can squeeze the highest performance out of current computer resources.
    recording Tracktion v 2.1.0.11 Feb 5, 2006 Windows
  • Custom Control Surface Creation: Control Tracktion's transport, navigation, options, and channels via your favorite low-cost hardware controller, or even the sliders, buttons, and keys on your MIDI controller keyboard.

  • MP3 Import and MP3/OGG Export: Import MP3 files using the LAME codec, and export both MP3 and OGG files with the new menu item Export>Create an MP3/OGG file.

  • MIDI Loop Recording: Create and build MIDI clips in loop record mode much like the way you can with audio files.

  • Support for the Frontier Design Group TranzPort: Control Tracktion with the Frontier Design Group TranzPort Wireless DAW Controller.

  • Filter Icon "Quick Control" Parameter: All filter icons can now display any automatable parameter as a small horizontal slider on the filter icon for even quicker adjust ments.

  • File Import Improvements: Select and import multiple files from the import file dialog. Even drag and drop, or import from a CD on the mac.

  • And many more...
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    jakester
    version 1.6.0.1, MacOS X PPC
    Tracktion is an amazing value. I paid $80 for my copy in August, and in the last three months have used it to do over 20 hours of multi-track recording and have spent at least a couple hundred hours using it to mix. If you've got a rich set of VST plugins, then Tracktion can be an extremely powerful, and yet simple to use part of your production process.
    It doesn't have all the features of ProTools, but the features it does have are all useful, and nothing extremely important has been left out. Unlike ProTools, it's intuitive and easy to use, and doesn't suffer from feature-drift and cruft present in lots of other audio products.
    5-stars from this pro-musician.
    jdee
    version 1.5.0.254, MacOS X PPC
    Have tried many different sequencer packages and this is by far the best all round package for me as a beginner. It has an deliberatly uncluttered screen, I was up and running within half an hour. Good support with a healthy forum regulary monitored by the developer who actively seeks feedback on the product. This is a fantastic product and then you find out how little it costs!
    braj
    version 1.5.0.254, MacOS X PPC
    I tried Metro and GarageBand on the low end, Cubase and Logic on the high end, and found Tracktion to be the best, all things considered (price, features, ease of use).
    popboy
    version 2.1.0.6, MacOS X PPC
    J'ai obtenu tracktion avec l'interface Spike.
    Le logiciel est déconcertant (trop simple), mais très efficace, certains insserables sont bas de gamme (reverb), d'autres très corrects ( compression multibande).
    Une fois le fonctionnement bien assimilé (une ou deux heures)
    difficile d'utiliser autre chose, la plupart des fonctions avancées des autres séquenceurs me paraissent futiles et me font perdre mon temps.
    klaim
    version 1.6.0.1, MacOS X PPC
    à ce prix (je l'ai eu gratuit): le rêve. Il fait tout ce que je veux (rewire, vst, vsti) sans mettre à genoux mon p'tit iBook, et il est très intuitif.
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