Mackie has announced the sale and transition of Tracktion Music Production Software to the Tracktion Software Corporation (TSC). TSC is led by three principals; Julian ‘Jules’ Storer, the original creator of Tracktion as well as former Mackie employees James ‘Woody’ Woodburn and Dave Christenson.
“With Mackie’s continued focus on creating innovative hardware solutions, the choice to transition Tracktion to TSC was clear,” said Matt Redmon, Mackie product manager. “TSC is fully dedicated to the development, support, and marketing of Tracktion. Their experience with the DAW market and intimate knowledge of Tracktion made them the perfect group to take Tracktion into the future.”
Tracktion is a platform based on a single-screen interface that offers an easy approach to composing, recording, editing, mixing and sharing music on a Mac or PC.
“We are proud to announce not only the acquisition of Tracktion Music Production Software, but that Tracktion 4 is available immediately,” remarked James Woodburn of Tracktion Software Corporation. “New and existing users can download the powerful new software today and start working on their next project.”
Tracktion 4 was made available via the Tracktion website (www.tracktion.com) during the 2013 NAMM show. This latest version builds on the features of Tracktion 3, however. The Tracktion engine has been re-written such that it is now fully optimized for the latest operating systems – both Mac and PC – along with 64-bit processing, WMA, AU and WASAPI support. This allows Tracktion to run extremely efficiently on a wide range of computers.
As the new owner of Tracktion, TSC now also manages www.tracktion.com, the new source for Tracktion product information and application download along with product resources and a dedicated Tracktion user forum. As of January 24th, customers purchasing a new Mackie product that includes Tracktion can download Tracktion 4 immediately. There will also be an upgrade path for existing Tracktion users via www.tracktion.com.