Tracktion Introduces New Waveform 11 Pro DAW

Designed to work effectively with multi-screen setups, touch screens and user customization, in addition, to offering added stability.
Tracktion Waveform Pro DAW
A screenshot of new Waveform 11 Pro from Tracktion.

Tracktion announces Waveform Pro, the eleventh version of the digital audio workstation (DAW) that includes new features designed to harness the potential of multi-screen setups, touch screens and user customization. In addition, system stability has been improved with Plugin Sandboxing.

Waveform Pro introduces the User Interface Layout that’s intended to allow almost any window panel to be undocked for customization. Use it with the Quick Action Bar to assign short cut actions including custom macros. Both work with the Quick Action Window that allows multiple screens or touch screens to be dedicated to a specific instrument, plugin or app.

New additions to the composition tools include the Arranger Track, a tool to make the arrangement of musical ideas easier. Clips of a composition can be selectively created, named and colored for ease of identification, then dragged and dropped into different parts of the work. Annotation and movement of entire pieces of work quicker and easier. The Edit Overview is designed to speed the navigation of musical pieces,

Waveform Pro also ships with a set of five new MIDI tools. The Arpeggiator offers classic arpeggiation as well as control over timing and input. Note Repeat allows notes to be repeated based on selected patterns and clock settings. Complex chords can be triggered with just a single note using the Chord Companion. Meanwhile, the MIDI Monitor aids analysis and troubleshooting by listing all MIDI events as they occur and the MIDI Filter works to filter out notes, effectively allowing two instruments to be played with one keyboard, one on the left side, one on the right.

With Plugin Sandboxing, if a plugin crashes, it’s deactivated rather than the host closing. In addition to sandboxing, the new DAW has had several “under the hood” tweaks addressing stability, including one to automate any crash reports.

Finally, 122 new Artisan Plugins have been added including a de-esser, new filters, a de-noise plugin and many others.

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