19th September 2011
Novation has announced version 4.0 of Automap, the control software that powers Novation controllers.
Automap was first developed in 2005 alongside the ReMOTE SL series of controllers as a way of simplifying the process of assigning hardware to software. It has evolved into a powerful and streamlined way of controlling your DAW and plug-in instruments and effects, working with all major DAWs and AU, VST3 & RTAS plug-ins.
The main change to Automap 4 is a totally revised set-up process and workflow. It is now fast and simple to install and get started with Automap with a step by step guide that ensures your DAW is properly configured. Getting control of your software is now more streamlined and logical, meaning less time assigning controls and more time making music. The GUI (or software edit page) has been overhauled to display the information you need more clearly. The GUI now uses notifications (which appear briefly in the corner of your monitor) to tell you when control events are taking place. You can then chose to click on the notification to open the Automap window and display more information on the control surface layout - or you can turn them off altogether.
Automap 4 will work with the new Impulse range of controllers as well as:
- SL MkII.
- Nocturn Keyboard.
- ReMOTE SL.
- iPhone/iPod Touch.
Automap 4 will be a free download for all Novation users and will include the features of Automap 3 PRO. The public beta of Automap 4 will be available soon.