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MACKIE ANNOUNCES TRACKTION 2 EUROPEAN BOX VERSION AT MUSIKMESSE

Frankfurt, Germany - April 6, 2005 - Mackie announced today the European release of Tracktion 2, the first major update to their critically acclaimed recording and MIDI production software.

The new update, dubbed T2, is a major step forward adding numerous new capabilities while still maintaining the core feature set that has made the original Tracktion a runaway success. The program's clutter-free, single-screen design and intuitive user interface still offers unparalleled productivity, combining multitrack digital audio, MIDI programming and automated mixdown into a simple yet powerful package. T2 continues to offer full VST instrument and plugin support, import and export compatibility with all major audio file formats, and cross-platform Mac and PC compatibility.

The new T2, now available in a boxed version through major music retailers, introduces an enhanced, more powerful MIDI editor, more comprehensive keyboard control and the ability to map hardware MIDI controllers to filter parameters. T2 also brings a new high-definition 64-bit mix engine, improved external synchronization support, eight auxiliary sends and returns, and full integration for Mackie Control Universal and C4 controllers.

A host of professional enhancements are also onboard, including support for recording/importing industry-standard Broadcast .WAV files, making it easier than ever to import audio from other applications, as well as direct import support for Mackie's own HDR, MDR and SDR hard disk recorders. And while T2 still sports the same familiar look, its user interface incorporates a number of updates, including new user-configurable color schemes, flexible display options, improved metering, and a fully scalable graphical interface.

Among the most exciting news for the T2 update is the inclusion of a full suite of high-quality plug-ins from some of the industry's most respected names. The collection, packaged in the boxed retail version, includes a full range of high-end effects processors from Acuma Labs, mda and Raw Materials Software, as well as IK Multimedia's popular AmpliTube LE guitar amp modeler. T2's bundled virtual instruments include IK Multimedia's Sampletank SE and LinPlug's RM IV drum machine to name just a few. Also included is a massive assortment of loops and samples, bundled exclusively with T2 and available nowhere else.

Tracktion 2 will be available May 2005 for 159 Euros, ($199 US), and is currently on display at the Musikmesse/Pro Light and Sound Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, April 6-9, 2005, Hall 4.1, stand F51.

About Mackie
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies Inc. brand, is known worldwide as a leading developer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, retail locations and on major musical tours. For more information visit: www.mackie.com.

Mackie is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information please contact: Mackie · 16220 Wood–Red Road N.E. · Woodinville, WA 98072 · Phone: (425) 487–4333 · Fax: (425) 487–4337 ·Internet:www.loudtechinc.com.


 

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