Waveform 10, the tenth major release of Tracktion Corp’s production-oriented DAW, is a matter of fact. Keeping it user-friendly and colorful, Waveform 10 is said to be a refinement in all things workflow-related. Leading additions in version 10 include the Actions Panel meant for faster work, flexible track grouping, and track editor window.
Furthermore, Waveform 10 ships with no less than 62 plug-ins contained within an analogue-inspired user interface. Tracktion prides itself on implementing an environment for creating and stacking effects racks in version 10. That and the MIDI functionality improvements, which include chord previews and synth comparisons, make for powerful production and arranging possibilities.
The editing facilities have been expanded with Range Selection that lets users select series of tracks across sets of discontinuous ones, then move, duplicate, or delete them. There’s a new vertical cursor and an enhanced multi-sampler as well. A major highlight in Waveform 10 is the presence of genuine Auto-Tune pitch correction coming straight from Antares (the Auto-Tune company).
Pitch manipulation options don’t end here, for Melodyne and Elastique Pro have been integrated as well. Tracktion also took care to protect your work against accidents like plug-in crashes with new Constant Saving technology and immediate crash recovery.
Price and availability
Starting at USD 119, Waveform 10 is seriously packed with its suite of over 80 plug-ins and instruments, in addition to its production and arranging-oriented workflow. I quite like the concept for a musically accomplished DAW and I believe Tracktion does have something genuinely intriguing to offer artists against potent competition from Apple, Ableton, and Cockos (REAPER), among other DAW powerhouses. Waveform 10 is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux – covering all major computer operating systems and giving Linux users the means to produce in a slick, modern DAW that’s up to par with other commercial audio software. Good call!