In summary: RAS, great, beautiful work!
I started on a Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz. It worked perfectly, but the CPU was still much in demand. Then I went on a configuration a little more muscular (Core2Duo) for comfort, especially to minimize the noise of the PC. The core2duo little heat, so it breaks down under: the silence of operation is greatly appreciated.
The projects I speak sometimes use dozens of plugins VST / VSTi, and Tracktion 3 supports fully multicore processors. This is very significant because it avoids juggle rendering of tracks during the construction phases of a song.
However, there were some problems of stability on the first release of V3. Since the last update, I do not recall any particular problems.
For MAC users, the software runs on Leopard
Regular user for about 3 years, I appreciate all toujouurs simplicity of the software, perfectly suited to my needs: Work on models without loss of time, concentrating on music, not technology.
Its main attire:
- An immediate grip, similar to that of a multitrack "hardware"
- Philosophy "all on one screen" you do not spend time looking deep in the menus a particular feature, as in other historical sequencers. Immediately found his bearings, even after several months of "abstinence"
Tracktion is available bundled with various audio interfaces (Mackie, Tapco, or course). It is a good way to get acquainted with this app, start with a complete kit fully functional, and for an overall price very reasonable.
Otherwise, the software is only offered in three packaging (with more or less plugins / sound banks) at prices rather tight. Note that the impatient can also buy a license online at Mackie to activate the demo version is available in one place.
In conclusion: I would probably now very difficult to come back to another sequencer! I have already converted to the passage 5 friends musicians.