The latest version of our powerful, single-screen music recording app is the largest upgrade we’ve ever offered. While maintaining the simplicity and immediacy of earlier versions, T7 provides a more dynamic interface with new features designed to save time and screen space. Innovative editing tools provide new ways to create, organize and manipulate audio, MIDI and step clips while new plugin search and automation features boost creativity and speed work flow.
Tracktion was designed to be as transparent and intuitive to the user as possible. Track object controls and parameters are context-sensitive; effects, MIDI instruments and other software objects can be added to tracks or even applied directly to individual audio and MIDI clips using a drag-and-drop system of filters. Complex chains of filters can be created, stored and recalled for later use as rack effects, which can be thought of as analogous to a saved channel strip setting in a traditional DAW/sequencer.
Tracktion represents a move away from the modal dialog boxes, multiple menus and cluttered windows common to most legacy MIDI sequencers and Digital Audio Workstations, in favour of a streamlined, single-screen approach that presents the user only with the options they need for the task they are currently doing, such as editing audio, adjusting MIDI automation parameters, effects settings, etc. Both also are notable for the use of a more abstract visual style that does not attempt to visually replicate “real world” recording equipment or effects boxes.
Introduced in 2002 by Julian Storer, the Tracktion DAW represented a new approach by breaking from the traditional recording studio workflow. It empowered musicians of any caliber to produce multi-track recordings without previous studio or DAW experience and steadily gained a large user base. While many Tracktion breakthroughs are now being adopted by competing applications, T7 elevates the state of the art once again with the most comprehensive upgrade in the platform’s history.
“With T7, we’ve taken the Tracktion paradigm a lot further,” explained Lead Developer, Dave Rowland. “In addition to a great looking, more dynamic user interface, there are a lot of practical improvements designed to boost productivity. However, I’m most excited about the new tools for manipulating clips and plugins. With unique features like these, T7 will take users in new directions.”
One of T7’s creative-oriented introductions, Clip Layer Effects (Pat. Pend.), allows complete control of sound design at the clip level. Another new feature, Multi-Browser Sync, provides the ability to preview many files together, from multiple browsers, in sync with the edit. For plugins (VST and AU), there is a new visual selector to speed the sorting process and new LFO Generators to quickly modulate any plugin parameter. Even the MARKETPLACE interaction has been improved making it easy to shop for new virtual instruments and effects without leaving the T7 app environment.