Propellerhead's Record (beta testing)
I grabbed myself a copy of the beta version of Propellerheads Record (pirate edition) today. I signed up for beta testing when it was released and I'll probably get my own legal version sometime in June but I decided to try it out today anyway.
First of all, as you can see from the picture, my machine (dual core, 3ghz) wasn't good enough to handle the demo song included, even when I dialed the sample rate back to 22khz. A bit disappointing but the song was fairly complex to be fair, and I can freely create my own songs with lesser modules without a problem. I am fairly certain that this program will be as efficient as Reason when it's released.
So far I've only been messing about with the surface, but already I can see the interface is a huge improvement over Reason 4. You know must of the good things already (like lateral rack mounting etc) but theres also finally a decent way to zoom in and out of the sequencer view, with the use an overview window and drag handles.
Oh and one cute little feature, built in qwerty keyboard support for playback, so no-more messing about with midi-yoke (<--- although still a very useful program).
Anything I don't like about it yet? Yes, and will hate forever: No midi out! A program which was created to record "real" instruments and yet won't allow you to sequence your "real" synths from it, is plain silly!
More to come....
Posted at 17:37