Last week the net was awash with rumour of a totally new DAW software app from Propellerheads, the makers of Reason, and at this weekend's Music Producers Conferences â€“ held simultaneously in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Stockholm and Guildford.
So, fast forward to today and the official press embargo of 12 CET and here we are, the application is called Record and is an audio recording and mixing environment aimed at the songwriter and musician who wants to get their ideas down quick. With three distinct environments - Mixer, Sequencer and Rack, the mixer is modeled quite openly on the SSL 9000K series â€“ which is kinda interesting. This includes EQ and dynamics on each channel, plus the famed BUS Compressor. There's also a simple built-in instrument with a selection of building block sounds for use with MIDI sequencing.
For the guitarist, there's a built-in virtual POD from Line 6 amp modeler to get those guitar tones fast, right out of the box.
The architecture allows for something called "dynamic multicore audio handling" which can utilize the current and future multi-core processors and apparently uses the available resources very efficiently for great performance. The mix engine is 64-bit and has some awesome time-stretching capabilities, with a 40 track multi changed from 130 to 180 bpm then the 68 bpm in real time shown at one demo.
Record can be integrated with Reasonvia Re-Wire so you can integrate the applications assuming you own both and open Reason projects from with Record (again if you have Reason).
Scheduled for release around September 2009, the beta testing will begin presently.
Pricing $299/â‚¬299 $149 for registered Reason users.
There is a dedicated Record site at Record-You.com