Mackie took the wraps off the latest version of its digital audio and MIDI production software, Tracktion, on Thursday. The company introduced version 3.0 at the NAMM music show in Anaheim, Calif., which adds more than 150 new features for Mac and Windows users, according to the company.
Among the enhancements in Tracktion 3 are the addition of time stretching and pitch shifting, two features Mackie says brings the software in line with more expensive competitors.
Another addition to Tracktion 3 that many users will like is a new loop browser that supports three different loop formats — Apple, ACID and REX.
Tracktion 3 bundles are available for $319.99 and $129.99 for the Ultimate Bundle and Project Bundle respectively. Owners of qualified versions of Tracktion can upgrade to the Ultimate Bundle for $259.99.