Bremmers Audio Design - MultitrackStudio 4.3 (Pc/Lite/Free)


New in release 4.3:

New (Recording):

* Cycle Recording: recording multiple takes automatically. Works for both normal and punch-in recording.
* Improved punch-in recording: you now can hear the existing parts before and after the punch-in region while recording. The recorded signal can be monitored all the time or in the punch-in region only. (Works for audio and softsynths, not for external MIDI synths).

New (Effects):

* Pro Plus edition: Compressor, Dynamics and Noisegate effects in tracks can now use other tracks as sidechain trigger.
* Pro Plus edition: Guitar Amp has been overhauled for more realistic, less brittle, sounds. There are now three mic positions to choose from.
* Doubler now models tape based artificial doubletracking. Also allows for sixties style phasing/flanging.
* Some effects now use significantly less CPU power if there's no audio signal present. This includes the Guitar Amp and the Convolutor effect, which are the most cpu hungry ones by far.
* Loading a Multi Effect in a slot now loads the effect that was present in the slot in the Multi Effect.
* Dragging a Mixer Section to the Effect Presets shelf section creates a Multi Effect preset containing all the mixer section's effects.
* Unified Selector: all effects appear in one list which can be text-searched. This includes the native MultitrackStudio effects,VST and DX plugins, Convolutor impulse responses and effect presets.

New (Synths):

* Wheel Organ sounds more realistic (Pro Plus edition only).
* New "Electric Piano" synth (Pro Plus edition only).
* Create simple sampler patches easily: you can now drag a part from an audio track editor, an audio clip from the shelf, or an audio file from Windows Explorer to a Synth Slot. A sampler patch will be created from the audio part automatically.
* Sampler can import sfz files (OGG compressed audio files not supported).
* Dragging a Track to the Synth Presets shelf section creates a Synth preset with the track's effects included.
* Unified Selector: all synths appear in one list which can be text-searched. This includes the native MultitrackStudio synths,VSTi and DXi plugins, sampler patches and synth presets.

Other new features:

* Audio and MIDI files can be dropped on track editors. This is very useful for plugins like EZdrummer.
* Audio edits can be removed from .lst file in a track's properties window.
* Mixdowns are now compensated for the delay which may be introduced by effects in the Master section (like the Master Limiter), so any track bounces are in perfect sync.
* The VistaSound driverset (for WaveRT drivers) now supports multichannel playback (not recording) in the Pro Plus edition. It's now included in the MultitrackStudio installer and it's the default driverset on Vista.
* 32 bit floating point .aif files and AIFC-type fixed point .aif files supported (Pro Plus edition only).
* Audio engine can now use up to 8 CPUs.


* 32 bit .wav files didn't properly clip overloaded signals.
* CPU usage indicator now works in Vista even if not running as administrator.

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. Read more.

There is a FREE Lite version.