Monday, November 20, 2006

New Project5 Version 2.5 Features

Here is a list of the some of the new features that are already completed or close to completion in Project5 Version 2.5:

  • Input Quantize
  • Integrated MIDI Out
  • Integrated VST support
  • Improved routing with pre and post faders
  • Improved Automation
  • Independent Track Zoom
  • Multiple audio input and output
  • UI enhancements

We will be exploring each of these new features further. There will be more features announced in the near future.

-Jesse, Product Manager

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news - Project5 is already a fantastic piece of music software -these enhancements will turn it into a killer application.

Could you expand upon the imrpoved audio options - you mentioned multi in and outs, what about editing (slice, dice, cross-fade etc). cheers.

3:48 AM  
Blogger JESSE said...

We're still working out the details so there's not too much I can on this yet...

What I will say is that one of our goals is to allow editing to be more than just a 'left brain' task.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, no new instruments and effects in this release?

Thank you.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! Super to hear that P5 is in an active updating process!

I would really like to know more about AUDIO/MIDI CLIPS features... I bought P5 about 8 months ago thinking I could RECORD and edit audio and midi CLIPS while a song triggered by the GROOVE MATRIX was playing AND be able to drag those clips in the matrix WITHOUT stopping playback! I have not figured out yet how to do this in P5 to the point I am not even sure it CAN!

Please, tell us more about the new AUDIO/MIDI features in REALTIME and the live song-writing process that P5 is aiming for, as these are the most important for me!

Also, I've completed the beta registration proceedures with cakewalk and would be interested to beta-test P5 when necessary!

Cheers

Yummay

11:27 AM  
Blogger aesop said...

Thanks for seeking imput into the Project 5 development.
The one thing I find myself missing is a way to mix tracks. It would be great to have a volume envelope on midi and audio tracks like acid and vegas video do that overrides the volume of individual clips.
Either that or a mixing console that can memorize a mix.
Trying to use Sonar in ReWire is too much hassle to do this now.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about adding a playlist feature like Sonar. I'm a drummer and I don't have a lot of time between songs to queue up the next project...

11:07 PM  
Blogger rick said...

integrated VST support like in sonar6 is awesome. will it let me create/share plugin menu lists between sonar6 and project5?

thanks! look forward to v2.5.

- grymmjack
http://designermonkey.rekkerd.org

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're aim is to kill Live6 I think these improvements would do:
1. Mac support (I know Cake is sponsored by Microsoft but hasn't stopped you from making MAC support for Dimension/Rapture)
2. Some kind of simple elastic audio (one for beats and one for music stuff) so you can change tempo without converting audio to groove clip
3. Able to scroll the loop explorer with just arrows or any other keystroke (today you have to use the mouse)
4. Improved graphics in the editor and make it easier to draw automation curves
5. Multi-processor support
6. Simplify exchanges between P5 and Sonar.

In general... keep the software as simple to use as it is today.
With the improvements above I can easily throw my Live6 away.

All the best
Hans

4:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would really like to stress the importance of elastic audio. I use a lot of non-acidized loops from the ones that come with the magazine Computer Music. When I preview them in the loop explorer I can't make them follow my projects tempo. So I have to do it with trial and error, dragging a pattern to the song, convert it to a groove loop. This often results in odd number of beats like 7 or 9. After those changes I can use the non-acidized loop in a song. This is not a technique that inspires your creativity. In Live6 you don't have this problem. On the other hand you can't choose which instrument for preview midi files in Live6.

Thanks / Hans

4:36 AM  
Blogger JESSE said...

Hi Hans

>If you're aim is to kill Live6...

Definitely not looking to kill anybody/thing off! ;)

...We think that Project5 has really started to come into its own and that it can succeed without directly competing with or emulating any of the other apps out there. Of course there are people who will choose one over the other, and there are people who use them together.

> 1. Mac support (I know Cake is sponsored by Microsoft but hasn't stopped you from making MAC support for Dimension/Rapture)

We've worked with Microsoft because we're both obviously interested in meeting the needs of PC based musicians.

I posted some comments on a later thread about Mac. The short answer is 'not yet'

Everything else you've listed all sound like good ideas relevant to Project5's direction.

We won't be able to touch on all of those for this release, but you'll find that we definitely are working on meeting some of the needs you listed.

-jesse

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse,
Many thanks for looking and answering my suggestions. I have many more but one important for me would be to add a punch-in/out button. One other more annoying thing today is that when you start a groove in the groove matrix it starts the pattern in the arrange pane as well. It would be nice to be able to separate start/stop for the different areas. And when I talk about better graphics I mean to be able to choose between drawing curves as lines or bars. By the way, I hope you have seen my Beta Testing application as don't trust the fax machine I used. If not, please let me know.

Best rgds
Hans

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did tighter integration with Cakewalk's flagship product Sonar get scrapped?

This is really painful and a deal breaker for attempting to use P5 with Cakewalk's own product.

Let me be clear, there is no effective way to get your work from P5 into Sonar that does not defeat all the time savings gained by using P5's Groove Matrix.

Please tell us this is on the agenda!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Mehdo said...

I have Emulator X2 by Emu and I was wondering can I use one instance of it on separate midi channels to for sequencing?
2. What is this chop function I'm hearing about?
3. Does the piano roll section have a count in function like the arrange pane?

3:29 AM  

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