MAGIX announces the new Sequoia 12 high-definition digital audio workstation for broadcasting, mastering, and audio post-production (approximately $3,283; taxes not included). Sequoia 12 offers improvements in metering, support of all current broadcast standards, and the new docking concept.
Loudness Metering, according to the EBU recommendation R 128, is an important part of the latest version of Sequoia, which supports the transition from peak-based measurements to loudness-based measurements for radio and television. The meter’s display has also been redesigned and offers various visualization layouts and presets for common broadcast standards.
The new docking concept allows the user to adjust the interface with simple drag and drop control. Whether for broadcasting, mastering or audio post-production, the layout can easily be rearranged for any type of workflow.
Sequoia 12's new macro functionality allows users to quickly save and activate commonly recurring processes using shortcuts.
Track-level spectral editing can quickly handle the noise interference that occurs during live recording or multitrack recording. MAGIX says that it has added more special features for complex spectral editing projects such as audio restoration.
The new auto ducking feature is particularly useful for radio and speech broadcasting, where the engineer can automatically fade-in and fade-out background music according to audio cues.
With Sequoia 12, recordings can be exported during the broadcast and saved in a database where everyone involved can access them and remain informed about the current status of the project.
Visitors to Frankfurt Musikmesse can get a first look at Sequoia 12 at the MAGIX booth (Hall 5.1, C79) from March 21 to March 24.