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Waveform Pro by Tracktion Software is an Audio Plugin Host for macOS, Windows and Linux. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins and VST 3 Plugins. It supports ReWire.
Product
Version
12.0.53
System Requirements
macOS 10.9 or later
Product
Version
12.0.53
System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, 10
Product
Version
12.0.53
System Requirements
Ubuntu 16.04 or later
Can Host
Instruments
Can Host
Effects
ReWire
Mixer Application
Copy Protection
Online Activation (Challenge / Response)
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The Fastest Growing DAW in the World

Waveform Pro is a rapidly evolving application specifically designed for the needs of modern music producers. Specializing in creative and inspirational workflows and avoiding features not explicitly needed to allow the app to remain surprisingly fun and intuitive. While other apps try to appeal to broad user groups, for example, film score, live sound, performance – we are laser-focused on music production.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.13 from 8 reviews

Waveform Pro
Reviewed By ImagineMovieScores
September 25th, 2022

It's a great DAW, I have tried it and change from my old DAW to wave form 12. There are some things that I would improve to make it perfect, but as it is, it's really great.

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Waveform Pro
Reviewed By Frontface
May 17th, 2022

I started recording in 2020. After purchasing an audio interface, mic, and some monitors, I researched DAWs. Having spent years in broadcasting I was familiar with a lot of the concepts used in DAWs so I decided to try as many free products as I could find.

My first download was Audacity. When I found that I couldn't use third-party VSTs, that was the end of that. I downloaded and started playing with Reason and Studio One but finally decided to go with the leader, Pro Tools. It took me about two minutes to realize that I would never be happy with any Avid product. It did, however, give me a frame-of-reference.

There were other, lesser-known DAWs that I downloaded and tried. Finally, I downloaded the free version of Traction Waveform.

I immediately got a "good vibe" from the product.

It made sense to my brain. It was more intuitive than anything I had tried.

So I stuck with Waveform.

The longer I used it, the more features I discovered and the more I was able to do.

After about six months I purchased Waveform Pro and discovered a bunch of great virtual instruments. I love the fact that their "left-to-right" architecture is so simple and so efficient. No rack-wiring or convoluted set-up. As fast as you can re-arrange plug-ins, you can hear the changes.

I'm all in with Tracktion Waveform. I can't imagine an easier-to-use, more feature-packed, DAW.

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Waveform Pro
Reviewed By Bwells
March 28th, 2022

I just bought Waveform 12 pro after having not used it for several years on recommendation from a close friend. I always thought "Tracktion" had a unique workflow that while being different, also had its own charm. A few quirks kept me from upgrading for a couple of versions but this one has been wonderful. I am able to use all of my CPU hungry plugins without getting hickups or stutters. It handles both audio and MIDI very smoothly now and I'm not getting crashes like I was before. I love the customizable interface and you can really work without tons of clutter around you. I am running Windows 11 with an intel i5 8400 and 16 GB of RAM for what its worth.

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Waveform Pro
Reviewed By jjpscott01
March 23rd, 2022

Version 12 of Waveform has finally solidified the DAW as a legit contender to some of its larger competitors. It's fast, efficient, visually appealing, powerful, and it just feels very refined. The MIDI editing tools have been given an overhaul which was always a major drawback before. It handles all modern plugins that I've tested perfectly and so far has been extremely stable. At this stage I also feel that Waveform is probably the best looking DAW on the market. It's a sleek, modern, simple, customizable interface that looks incredible on any modern computer screen. I highly recommend the latest version of Waveform.

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Waveform Pro
Reviewed By Trader One
December 11th, 2021

I don't think that this software will provide best value for your spend money. While it has loyal user base, it's still very small after lot of years spent on development. Released free current version (instead of 2 years old) attracts new people for sure. Will they stay?

while waveform has lot of features you would expect from today DAW execution of these features it's not good. It crashes quite often - for example during project load, I have to try several times until project loads without DAW crash. This is not something you want to work with. Sandbox with plugins crashes often - all your VST will die, hopefully you saved your work. Since it's not major DAW plugin developers won't test on this platform and there will be always plugins crashing more then in other DAW.

GUI is very unintuitive, things which you expect be at one place are scattered. I am not against minimalist GUI design, it's just much harder to execute it well. You can certainly adapt but why, we have way better DAW for the same amount of money.

software is not suitable for mixing, but for composing I got surprised, you can do some things faster then in other DAW.

With pro standard version you will get some bundled instruments. But nothing exciting there, just Biotek synth is pretty unique. Repackaged Air Windows VST with GUI, good attempt. Antares Auto tune and melodyne included.

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benedictstaana
benedictstaana
1 February 2012 at 2:38pm

Hi there! I wanna start a recording hobby, i bought mackie profx 8 mixer together with tracktion 3 basic bundles. im using windows 7 and the program was installed successfully, but the problem is when i'll start recording a track after I have imported an instrumental wav file (track 1), whenever I arm the track (track 2) where I will record my vocals, and then I'll press record, the instrumental on track 1 is also recorded in the track 2 where Im recording the vocals. Can anyone help me please? Thanks!

mr
mr
1 February 2013 at 12:46am

DO you have the monitors speaker on and registering on you mike?

If you want to hear the instrument an sing at the same time you need to have earphones and the output to the monitors off .

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Jafo
Jafo
21 March 2017 at 8:41pm

Many x64 plugs aren't supported on Tracktion x64, but their x32 versions work fine on Tracktion x32 -- Ignite's The Anvil and TSE's x50 come to my mind immediately. ISTR it's something about the plug devs fudging the spec a bit. Maybe it's this issue. To tell, go for an x32/x32 system -- if said plugs work, it's said bug rearing its ugly head. (Maybe heads; it's more hydra than dragon!)

Most of us either stick with x32, find alternate plugs or load the x32 plugs in a bridge. A lot of people seem to like jBridge, but its (admittedly miniscule) cost exceeds my means, so I wouldn't know.

the Small One
the Small One
21 June 2018 at 12:40am

Hey All, .

ok, I have searched for an answer but I haven't found one so .... Using Waveform 9 in DEMO mode (want to try it out) and I am trying to find out why it is not loading any of my plugins. They are all in 64-bit (Maschine, Addictive Keys, NI Komplete 11 Selective, Positive Grid Bias Amp, Melodyne 4, Izotope (a stack of them) and more)., it sees them and says that they won't load. Any suggestions (besides I might be an idiot.... :-)) ????

Oh windows 10 64-bit, i5 (4 core 6th gen), 6 GB RAM. I have recently updated Maschine to Maschine 2 and have update all programs. It works fine in Tracktion 6 but .... ??

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BRONXYbeatz
BRONXYbeatz
22 June 2018 at 9:54pm

Can i extract groove/swing from audio?

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