Bremmers Audio Design - MultitrackStudio v4.2 (Pc/Lite version Free)

New in release 4.2:


* Effect windows no longer disappear when you click the transport buttons / overview bar / mixer faders etc. There can still be only one effect visible at a time.
* Optional light background theme for editors (see a screenshot here).
* Tracks: File name boxes can have different colors for better overview. The track's editor will use this color as well.
* "Paste" now uses the needle position (which equals the transport position) instead of the start of the selected part.
* Copy/Paste buttons on controller editors, automation editors en Automated Fader effects. Data can be exchanged between these editors.
* You can now doubleclick MIDI notes and patterns to edit them (instead of using the EDIT button). Doubleclick Markers and Labels to rename them.
* Groups and Effect Returns can be re-ordered using drag-and-drop, just like Tracks. Works only if transport is stopped.
* Tempo editor: Automated Faders, automation data and markers are updated if the tempo is edited.
* Tempo and Time Signature editors have Copy, Paste, Repeat, Delete and Cut buttons.
* Markers and Lyrics from MIDI files can be imported.
* Mouse scrollwheel can scroll selector lists and vertical scrollbars.
* MIDI File Merger tool, merges all MIDI tracks in one MIDI file. This is intended for moving the MIDI tracks to a notation program.
* Shelf can stay folded out (click the "screw holes").
* Presets of mixer sections (including Tracks).
* Triplet of 8th and 16th items in shelf's Midi Notes section (to add triplets easily).
* "Select Left" and "Select Right" options on editor popup menus.
* Truncate File option on audio track editor's popup menu (truncates file destructively).
* Drum editor: toggle between single-instrument and all-instruments by clicking instrument name.


* Exception errors caused by VST plugins can do less harm.
* WinSound driverset: better audio recording/playback synchronization.
* Windows Vista (RC2) compatibility.
* MultitrackStudio can be used by "limited account" Windows users. Multiple users on a computer now have their own preferences and song folders etc.
* Better "High DPI" behaviour: almost all user interface elemtents enlarge if you increase the Windows DPI setting.
* Audio to MIDI conversion: note length is more accurate.
* RMID (RIFF MIDI) type MIDI files can be opened.
* BWAV (Broadcast Wav) .wav files can be opened.
* Several speed improvements (GUI painting, MP3 files appear in track editor faster etc.)
* VST windows can grow bigger than the initial size (for Albino 3 VST plugin).
* Pro Plus: Automation editor: parameters appear in a list instead of in the menu if there are more than 16 parameters.
This makes plugins with many parameters more easier to use.


* Pro Plus: the sidechain menu of Compressor etc. detects adding/removing Effect Returns again (was broken in 4.1).
* Patterns are saved in .mpt files again (was broken in 4.1).

Various other improvements and fixes.

MultitrackStudio is audio/MIDI multitrack recording software for Windows.
It combines a multitrack recorder, a mixer, lots of effects and a MIDI sequencer in one package: everything that's needed to turn your computer into a digital multitrack sound recording studio.
Audio Recording: Audio tracks can be recorded while playing along with previously recorded ones.
MIDI Recording: MIDI tracks can be recorded using a MIDI keyboard. Not only can the instrument sounds be generated by your keyboard, soundcard or other MIDI hardware, but by the built-in sampler or VSTi / DXi plugins as well.
Editing: Both audio and MIDI tracks can be edited to get rid of any mistakes. The MIDI editing features include pianoroll, notation, drum and pattern editing.
Mixing: MultitrackStudio has a powerful mixer structure including an unlimited number of Effect Return and Group sections, numerous built-in quality effects and VST and DX plugin support.
Mastering: Finally you can mix all tracks down to a single audio file. This file can be imported in your CD-writer software.
Ease of use: MultitrackStudio proves that multitrack recording on a computer can be as easy as tape-based recording. Its non-computerlike design makes it easy to use, and yet powerful. If you like singing and playing your instruments better than trying to figure out some complicated piece of software you'll most certainly like MultitrackStudio!

* A computer that's not older than 5 years (older ones are too slow).
* Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98 or 95.
* A full duplex (ie. simultaneous playback and recording) soundcard.
* For audio recording: a microphone (and optionally a mic preamp, compressor etc.)
For MIDI recording: a MIDI keyboard etc.

MultitrackStudio Features
Key Features

* Record new tracks while playing along with existing ones:
o Audio (mono or stereo) and/or MIDI tracks.
o Save disk space using real-time lossless audio file compression (more).
o Use the Varispeed control if your instrument's pitch differs from your song's (Pro Plus edition only) (more).
* Mix the tracks:
o Unlimited number of groups and effect send/returns supported.
o Route Group or Effect Return sections to soundcard outputs (Pro Plus edition only).
o Mixer / Effects automation (Pro Plus edition only).
* Enhance your mix with real-time effects:
o Choose out of 19 high quality audio effects (more).
o Use VST 2.0 and DirectX plugins.
o Add/move/remove effects on-the-fly.
o Sample and use your favorite reverb's impulse response.
* Use MIDI to play instruments you can't play or don't own:
o Use the disk-streaming Sampler (reads .GIG and .SF2 patches).
o Use VSTi and DXi soft synths.
o Use external synths and/or your soundcard's synth.
* Correct your mistakes:
o Punch in/out recording.
o Non-destructive audio editing.
o MIDI pianoroll, notation, drum and controller editors.
o Unlimited levels of undo.
o Track editors have built-in scrubbing capabilities (Pro Plus edition only).
* Easy to use, no frustrations:
o Context sensitive help system: press the F1 key to get help on the item the mouse points to.
o Remotely start recorder using MIDI sustain pedal or keyboard.
o Record alternate takes with just one key press.
o Drag gear from the Shelf.
o 'Install and Play'.
o Wizard to perform basic tasks.

Technical details

* 32 bit audio processing.
* HP-TPD dithering with or without noiseshaping.
* 44.1/48 kHz samplerate (Pro Plus edition supports 88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz as well).
* 16 bit audio files (Pro Plus edition supports 24 and 32 bit as well).
* Stereo soundcards supported using MME, DirectSound or ASIO drivers.
The Pro Plus edition supports multichannel recording (using ASIO driver).
* Compensates for SoundBlaster Live! 44.1 kHz full-duplex problem (more).
* Automation (Pro Plus edition only) is sample accurate, except for VST/DX plugins.

Price: From 69 dollar (Lite version free).