Companion Engineering & Design Corp. on Tuesday announced the release of Intuem v3.5, a new version of their music sequencer for Mac OS X. A free upgrade for Intuem RW users, Intuem costs US$79.
New to this release is support for synchronization with Apple’s Logic Express, Soundtrack Pro and any sequencer that supports MIDI Machine Control (MMC), MIDI Clock or MIDI Time Code (MTC). Intuem’s “note refitters” feature has been enhanced. An event list editor has been added, support has been added to direct MIDI tracks to AudioUnit-based music effects, the mix window is updated faster, a new mixer mode called “Set Levels” has been added, and there’s better support for AudioUnit panels.
Intuem’s “note refitters” technology lets you create dynamic, natural sounding, variable-tempo music. With this new release you can shift notes in time to bring a section to the right starting point, snap automatically to the boundaries of a selection when you bring them on screen and automatically quantize the appearance of your music.
There are many more changes, too — visit the Intuem Web site for a complete rundown of everything that’s changed. System requirements call for a G3/500MHz or faster with 512MB RAM, Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (including Tiger). Users of older versions of Intuem can upgrade for $49.