Live Factory Features

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Stage oriented / Live performance
Virtual Screens

Virtual Screens

Full-screen interface without scrolling or overlapping windows, based on virtual screens concept.

Multiple monitors support

Multiple monitors support

Up to four monitors can be used at the same time, each containing their own independant virtual screens. Using multiple controllers, many musicians can play on the same machine.
Patch mode

Patch mode

Easy and smooth patching, scroll and zoom at will in a fast OpenGL-rendered patcher.
Edit mode

Edit mode

After having dispatched module GUI's on the Virtual Screens, you can prepare, compose and arrange your performance in Edit mode.
Perform mode

Perform mode

When you are ready to go on stage, enter Perform mode where all unsafe actions are disabled, and play your music without any risk.
Screen Ticker

Screen Ticker

On-screen video overlay displaying various real-time status messages, like mode changes, keyboard map and focus navigation, etc.
Modular host

Modular host

High-level modular environment supporting VST/VSTi plug-ins, internal modules, multichannel audio and MIDI.
Meta Sequencer

Meta Sequencer

Powerful, non-linear sequencer offering an innovative semantic view of the performance as a whole, with strong emphasis placed on live interaction with the musician.
Freeride Controls

Freeride Controls

Freeride controls specially designed for real-time hand triggered sonic manipulation and experimentation.
Scene Snapshots

Scene Snapshots

Original way to save and recall any instant of your performance in a flash.
Live Console

Live Console

If you don't like having many floating windows around you'll love the Live Console! All windows can be docked as tabs in the Live Console overlay at the bottom of the screen.
Module control focus

Module control focus

Instant focus on the selected module makes all controllers converge for real-time live interaction.
MIDI keyboard focus

MIDI keyboard focus

Use a single MIDI keyboard to play and record all your instruments, it's automatically redirected to the focused module.
Any-point audio monitoring

Any-point audio monitoring

Monitor any point in the patch in real-time and switch between sources on the fly with your controller.
Dedicated audio monitoring

Dedicated audio monitoring

Allocate dedicated audio output channels for audio monitoring, ideal to cue sounds on your headphones before playing them.
Overlay audio monitoring

Overlay audio monitoring

Simplified audio monitoring mode using active document output channels to overlay audio samples preview, when no dedicated channels are available.
Monitor groups

Monitor groups

Create and recall any number of monitor groups. Monitor groups can include any monitoring points in the patch.
Any-point audio recording

Any-point audio recording

Complete multi-channel real-time audio recording support. The recorder can stream to disk any number of channels from any point(s) in the patch.
Record groups

Record groups

With record groups you can switch the record source to your pre-configured selections and create complex assignments, like specific channel groups, or distant sources combinations.
Presets Links

Presets Links

Preset numbers of any module can be linked together such as changing any preset in the link will also change all linked members.
Live Synopsis

Live Synopsis

The Live Synopsis offers a clear and intuitive way to manage all mappings from a centralized location, in a simple and efficient hierarchical way.

Live-sets

Live-setshubmore

Live-sets are collections of individual live files. By grouping files together it is possible to have a completely different patch, samples and mappings configuration per song during a concert, and to switch easily between them.
This way each document can use all CPU and RAM resources without interfering with the others. Unified mappings allow to define MIDI and keyboard mappings to switch documents easily, without having to define the same mappings in every document. The "direct select" mapping mode is best suited for linear performances where the song order does not change, whereas the "free select" mode makes document recall in arbitrary order possible, by displaying the document pre-selection in the screen ticker (two-step pre-select + validate process)
RAM management options

RAM management options

Many options allow to select how samples should be loaded in RAM (one-time vs real-time resampling) and samples can even be locked to insure no swapping occurs.
Internal modules (LF)

Internal modules (LF)

Large choice of built-in instruments and audio effects, including various synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, mixers, filters, mastering and stage effects.

Interoperability / Integration / Human-machine interfaces
Keyboard Mapper

Keyboard Mapper

Use your keyboard as a powerful controller by using the keyboard mapper which offers limitless possibilities.
Keyboard Submaps

Keyboard Submaps

Advanced keyboard mapping option allowing to create multiple maps and navigate into them in a hierarchical way.
GUI wrappers

GUI wrappers

Display module interfaces exactly the way you want and chose amongst a large number of GUI wrappers to build your perfect control surface.
MIDI input support

MIDI input support

Up to 128 MIDI input channels are supported (8 interfaces, 16 channels each) and data can be routed freely to any module in the patch.

MIDI output support

MIDI output supporthubmore

Up to 128 MIDI output channels are supported (8 interfaces, 16 channels each) and data can be sent to hardware effects and instruments by using instances of the special "External MIDI Gear" module.
Timing precision can be dramatically increased and jitter reduced with the Turbo-Mode option, which dedicates one processor core to MIDI output.
Quick MIDI mapping

Quick MIDI mapping

Super fast and easy MIDI controller mapping, just click a control on screen and move a control on your controller and it's done.
MIDI effects

MIDI effects

Easily create keyboard splits, layers and merges or transpose notes on the fly by using the included MIDI effects. All modules can have MIDI effects applied to their inputs.
MIDI filters

MIDI filters

Incoming MIDI events can be filtered by type at three levels: per MIDI input device, per input channel or ultimately per module.
MIDI routing (thru mode)

MIDI routing (thru mode)

Low-level MIDI routing (MIDI thru) allows to redirect any input device to any output device. Routing is performed by the MIDI driver itself and thus latency is minimal.
Full VST 2.4 support

Full VST 2.4 support

Load any number of effects and instruments and connect them exactly the way you want, including multi-channel and side-chain routings.
live synch mode

Live synch mode

With the Live Synch slave mode you can join any running master and not only get a perfect tempo/rate locking, which alone would lead to long term drift, but also a full phase-locking, meaning it will stay in tight synch relative to the moment you joined.
full slave mode

Full slave mode

In the classic full slave mode the application is completely slaved to the master tempo or rate and to the master transport controls (play status and location)
manual synch controls

Manual synch controls

Even without any synch protocol you can still synchronize to any source exactly like a DJ would do: use Tap Tempo to set the coarse tempo, Sync-to-Push to align the downbeats, then adjust the phase with the V-push or skew controls.
metronome

Metronome

Complete integrated metronome with bright LED display, audio or MIDI operation mode. Route it to your headphones and start practicing those steady rhythms!
Industry-standard compliant / High quality
Automatic patch delay compensation

Automatic patch delay compensation

Full automatic patch delay compensation on audio and control signals, allowing to use seamlessly modules having internal latencies.
32 bits floating point audio processing

32 bits floating point audio processing

Industry-standard high quality 32 bits floating point internal audio engine, with 64 bits in the critical parts.

Sample accurate sequencer

Sample accurate enginehubmore

High-precision sample-accurate engine, for low jitter and ultra tight control and synchronization.

All events sequencing, automation and processing (control, notes/MIDI, clock/synchro) is completely sample-accurate from end to end. This means that all nuances of your performance are more faithfully conveyed, recorded and reproduced.

Full sample accuracy also permits to have a complete patch delay compensation (PDC) that is not merely limited to delaying audio signals. And when applied to clock signals, it allows a tight and reproducible external synchronization.

Rack Peformer - sample accurate engine
Rack Peformer - sample accurate control
Rack Peformer - sample accuracy and modulation
VST sample accurate emulation modes

VST sample accurate emulation modes

VST plug-ins can also benefit from sample accurate sequencing thanks to this emulation mode.
MME / legacy audio support

MME / legacy audio support

Standard Windows audio drivers support for universal compatibility, in both single and multiple devices modes.
DirectSound audio support

DirectSound audio support

DirectSound audio drivers are supported in single and multiple devices modes.
ASIO audio support

ASIO audio support

ASIO audio drivers support, for best performance and lowest latency.
Multi-chan audio processing

Multi-chan audio processing

Multi-channel audio content authoring made easy. Most modules support multi-channel streams on their inputs and outputs.
Multi-chan audio I/O

Multi-chan audio I/O

Use up to 32 physical audio input channels and up to 32 audio output channels, why limit yourself to stereo?

midi clock input

MIDI Clock inputhubmore

MIDI Clock is the most standard protocol to synchronize two musical instruments. The application can lock its tempo to incoming MIDI Clock.

Most beatboxes, drum machines, sequencers and even some synthesizers support the MIDI Clock protocol. Just connect the master device to the application using a standard MIDI connection and they will synchronize together.

When used together with the Standard MIDI Transport Control protocol, complete position and tempo locking can be achieved (also know as Full Slave Mode)

Five different synchronization schemes are provided, from ultra-fast convergence with very tight tracking, to ultra-slow convergence with very stable tempo locking, you can select the best compromise for your musical style between fast reaction to tempo changes and minimal wow/flutter effect due to varirate.

midi timecode input

MIDI Timecode input (MTC)

Supported by most pro audio/visual equipments, MTC is a protocol to synchronize the timing of two systems. The application can lock to received timecode (slave)
midi transport input

Standard MIDI Transport Control input

You can remotely control the application internal clock using standard MIDI messages (Start / Stop / Continue / SongPosPtr)
midi machine control input

MIDI Machine Control input (MMC)

MMC is the protocol used by most high-end musical gear to control the play status and the location. The application can receive MMC messages (Play / Stop / Locate / Reset)
midi show control input

MIDI Show Control input (MSC)

MIDI Show Control is a protocol used to remotely control devices in live events, programmed shows and fixed artistic installations. The application can receive MSC commands (Start / Stop / Set / Zero)
timecode display

Timecode display

All timecode rates are supported as display and locate mode, including the latest HD ones. Select the correct rate, set the start offset and you are ready to cue to any timecode.
Other

Application Recovery Console

Application Recovery Consolehubmore

In case of heavy application failure, the application recovery console allows to save your work and to try to recover from the error and keep the show going.

Of course, in a perfect world applications and systems never crash. But todays computers are increasingly complex in terms of hardware and software interactions and possible pitfalls.

The recovery console gives you a chance to at least save your precious work, and in most cases, to continue to play uninterrrupted.

Application Recovery Console (ARC)
Module failure handling

Module failure handling

Never let a faulty plug-in ruin your performance. The application automatically mutes or bypass them when they fail, letting signal flow uninterrupted.

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