Cognitone has updated Synfire, the Music Prototyping Studio, to version 1.7.4. Both Pro and Express editions have been updated.

New Features:

  • New DAW-like organization of plug-ins, MIDI and devices.
  • Racks: Intuitive module setup with support for presets.
  • Embedded Online Repository: Share device description with others.
  • Embedded Palette: Surf chords and scales inside an arrangement's context.
  • Embedded Library: Keep a creative clipboard with every arrangement.
  • Drop phrases at any target position.
  • Matrix View: Configure your own arrangement overview.
  • Auto-Bass interpretation preset, complementing Auto-Chords.
  • Ability to create a new arrangement off a selected container.
  • Rebuild racks automatically after a crashed engine gets restarted.


  • Improved channel configuration for devices.
  • Improved phrase pool editor.
  • Improved FX processing in Audio Engine.
  • Allow creation of devices on-the-fly.
  • Maintain multiple global racks more intuitively.
  • Articulations now support sustained key switches.
  • MIDI file import reworked and improved.
  • More colors for containers, rack modules and instruments.
  • Streamlined all major window layouts.
  • More robust Audio Engine.
  • More user-friendly naming of engines and ports.
  • Prompt user for VST search paths on every scan.
  • Many bugs fixed.

A fully detailed list of all changes is available here.

New setup and configuration videos have been added.



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