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Author Topic: Trackman II by Hollis Research (1990?)  (Read 341 times)

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Trackman II by Hollis Research (1990?)
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:19:03 AM »

Hollis Research have released Version 2 of their popular Trackman sequencer. The new version is packed with over 20 extra features that have come about through extensive user feedback from both amateur and professional musicians alike. There are far too many new features to mention in detail, but here are the highlights.

One of the major features of Trackman II is the new Mix Automation section that lets you record fader movements, mutes and solos in real time, and see them played back. Automation controllers are fully assignable so that spare tracks can be used to control external units, such as VCAs.

Trackman is now also multitasking, allowing you to load, save, format disks, perform editing operations, all while a sequence is playing.

MIDI Event Chase allows you to chase all 120 MIDI controllers across all 32 channels of Trackman. Track Sheet provides space to name each track, plus it has a notepad and space for an artist's name and song title. All track sheets are automatically time and date stamped when saved.

Programmable Drum Map allows each drum to be assigned to a MIDI note, as well as real-time remapping of drums. The new version has an improved Graphic Note Editor and a new compact note format, which actually increases the note capacity of Trackman and yields a further 25% of memory space; good news for 520 ST owners.

There are now 32 programmable locate points in the Cue List, and each can be named for instant recall. The real-time repeat feature now has slider controls for aftertouch, decay, and repeat duration, and can be used to produce MIDI echo and syncopated rhythmic effects.

Further new features and improvements include: selective erase; post-quantisation; MIDI channel to track mapping; compression/expansion of velocity; switchable multi or single channel input; plus many more keyboard shortcut commands. Trackman II costs £179.