Flock Audio has announced an update to its PATCH APP software — designed to work with the company’s PATCH, PATCH LT and soon the PATCH XT model and available as a free download — that introduces several new features as well as a new, customizable user interface.
New PATCH APP v2.1 offers the ability to toggle selections at the bottom of each signal path (solo, mute and clear), intended to make it easy to solo or mute entire signal paths in auditioning, choosing and implementing outboard signal chains.
The company also states that PATCH APP v2.1 is now up to 60 percent faster when recalling specific routing paths, designed to make A/B-ing and auditioning and implementing specific signal chains less time consuming. Additionally, the update brings new ways to access hardware from the active routing grid while introducing several more key commands intended to speed navigation of the user interface.
“As PATCH APP continues to evolve, we believe Flock Audio is bringing engineers and producers a revolutionary new way of working with outboard gear — and particularly complex patching scenarios,” says Darren Nakonechny, CEO and Founder of Flock Audio. “PATCH APP v2.1 makes working with your racks of favorite outboard preamps, dynamics and processors as easy as working inside a DAW.”
PATCH APP v2.1 Overview:
— A cleaner, modernized interface aesthetic
— Solo, mute and clear buttons on complete analog routing paths
— New key command additions / hardware index access directly from active routing grid
— Improved stored/recalled routing loading times
— New customization window and options for user preferences
— Auto hidden 48V phantom power controls to deliver 48v only to chosen devices
— New active routing grid navigation options