Released on 09/30/2020
Download Options | 64 Bit | Mac | iOS

Version history

Changes build by build

What's new in n-Track Studio v6.0

Main New Fatures

  • Realtime crossfade between parts overlapped in timeline, crossfade option in timeline popup menu
  • RMS Level meters, with RMS+Peak option and support for K-System metering.
    Allows for more accurate metering of audio loudness and enables monitoring using Bob Katz K-System, with presets for K-12, K-14 and K-20)
  • Signal Path View window
    (Shows a realtime representation of the routing of audio signals in the audio engine, enables to intuitively alter signal routing parameters and connections)
  • Support for Wave64 file format (Support for wave files that have length that exceeds the 2 Gb limitation of regular .wav files, using either .wav or .w64 extensions)
  • The program no longer requires Microsft .NET to be installed and the 'Enable Microsoft .Net' setting in Preferences/Option can be disabled so that n-Track will not use .NET even if it is installed on the computer.
  • Reduced resources usage: n-Track 6.0 starts faster than v5.x, uses less memory and CPU

Performance Optimizations

  • Performance improvements in recording/playback at low latencies
  • Speedup of most destructive wave editing operations (copy, cut, silence, insert etc.)
  • Speedup generation of npk files used for displaying waveforms
  • Speedup in adding/removing tracks when using a multichannel soundcard and Live input processing on

Enhancements

  • Duplicate waveform dragging while holding down Windows key
  • Per part volume knob in part properties box (that appears double clicking on waveform). Volume adjustment is visually to waveform
  • Dragging a waveform beyond the end loops the wave file
  • Angled edges of waveform frame, more angled when waveform end is open or looped
  • Volume Envelopes: "Click adds node" toggle option to avoid inadvertedly adding envelope nodes. When "Click adds node" is disabled "Add node" must be selected from popup menu
  • Volume Envelopes: when "Click adds node" is disabled mouse drags envelope segments
  • Volume Envelopes: set selected node to Maximum, Center, Minimum context menu commands
  • Volume Envelopes: text entering of selected node value
  • When skin doesn't contain a button in multiple-buttons image files (e.g. ntrck4.bmp) program reverts missing button to default button in default skin image file
  • Color of track name text in left track bar customizable via Skin dialog box
  • Mixer Sliders customization based on slider type: "Track_Audio", "Track_MIDI", "Master", "Aux", "Group", "Instrument", "ReWire", "Surround_Output" with "SendVolume" for send sliders
    (e.g. Slider0Track_AudioSendVolume.png, Slider0MasterDown.png, SliderHover0Track_MIDI.png, SliderDown0Instrument.png)
  • Track EQ window Minimize-Maximize button in place of "Show All EQ Controls" popup menu command
  • Removed odd 'Create also an [Mp3/Wma/Ogg] version in Mixdown dialog box and moved output format selection in Save As file selection dialog box
  • Toolbar button to toggle the 'Song Comments' window
  • "Open Containing Folder" option in audio file right click context menu
  • Wave file sizes are now expressed in Gb, Mb or Kb depending on size instead of always Kb
  • Multiple external wave editors can be defined in the Settings/Prefrences/Paths dialog box
  • Transport buttons (Play, Rec etc.) can now have custom width defined in Skin.xml

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed volume envelopes not correctly latency-compensated when song has plugins with latency
  • Fixed Mixdown dialog box asking twice if you want to overwrite destination file
  • Fixed mixer stripe selection toolbar and mixer buttons not updating when skin is changed
  • Fixed crash when importing MIDI files that have erroneos or corrupt information (e.g. some files exported by Hydrogen drum machine)
  • Fixed 'Revert to last zoom' button having no action after 'Zoom All' command
  • Fixed 'Voice-level activated recording' sometimes getting stuck always recording. Now it also disable 'auto-scroll timeline' (Ctrl+T).
  • Fixed graphic redraw problem on Windows Vista of lower portion of CD Burn window.
  • Fixed problem in CD Burn and Sampling Frequency Conversion window multiple-file file requester dialog box.

What was new in older versions