reViSiT v0.89.4 alpha (Pc/Free)

* A New Help System
Though far from complete, this version of reViSiT gives a taste of what is to come. Currently a fair amount of the Pattern Editor help is complete - move the cursor around and press F1 for details. In the effect column, press F1 to get a list of possible effects, or if you have already entered an effect, pressing F1 will tell you all about it. Lists of keyboard shortcuts (Shift-F1) are also available for most editor pages. These two systems are designed to be accessible without resorting to the mouse, but there is still the occassional problems to solve in some hosts. Please do report any problems, though. Through the Help Bar (Ctrl-F1), you'll be able to read all about reViSiT, it's history, usage and future, though this is largely still under construction.
* Sample/Instrument List Audition Mode
Now, anywhere in the Sample and Instrument Lists, you can hold down the Ctrl Key to activate Audition Mode. Keeping Ctrl pressed, you can then play the current instrument and thus audition different settings as you edit them.
* Several bug fixes and minor changes
The mouse was 'on the blink' in .3, but is now fixed, as are a couple of MIDI bugs (hopefully) and the odd crash when selecting particular samples or instruments. A number of interface refinements are also included.

Tracking is a method for computer music almost as mature and time-honoured as MIDI. Sometimes better, sometimes not so - always different.
Tracking has to date been the remit of dedicated underground [freeware] software called "Trackers", particular examples of which (eg. Fast Tracker, Impulse Tracker) have almost acrued cult-status with multi-million strong user-bases. The integration of the Tracker architecture (notably its User Interface*) in sequencer software, will bring the best of both worlds to the composer.

Sequenced and "tracked" music will be feasible within a single work. Composers can rely on the MIDI support and score facility of sequencers and/or turn to reViSiT for finer control of their music and audio.

The net result of a tracker, like all music applications, is audio. However, depsite the name, trackers should be likened to a software-sampler rather than a multi-track recorder. Inside a sequencer, reViSiT users will have full run of the hosts facilities in this department.

Though "tracked" music has often been combined with video, no freely-available software exists to this end. reViSiT will be able to use any such facilities in the host sequencer.

* The reViSiT interface is based on that of Impulse Tracker II, a development of Scream Tracker III.

VSTrack is the ultimate union of sequencing and tracking. reViSiT
is a VST Instrument (VSTi) plug-in for VST-hosts (such as
sequencers) that provides a tracker interface, based on Impulse
Tracker II, to the user.
Unlike normal VSTi's which simply take MIDI input, reViSiT's
editor window is a tracker interface, which takes on the role of
the 'music sequencer' - synthesizing both music and sound.