Cycling '74 released radiaL 1.0, a loop-based composition andperformance tool designed for Mac users; the OS 9 version of radiaL isalready shipping, while the OS X version will be available as a freeupdate for all registered radiaL users by Q2 2003.
Optimized for playing live, the program is based on loop channelsrepresented by circular displays, each with its own multifilter andpitch-shifting/time-scaling. Almost every aspect of the system can beconfigured for live performance, studio recording or sound exploration,controlled from a variety of sources (control surfaces, MIDI,keyboard or mouse). radiaL features complete multichannel audioI/O support, audio and effects routing, and support for VST plug-ins.radiaL supports all major audio file formats and I/O standards. Usersalso receive a dozen VST plug-in effects from the Pluggo collection anda tempo-synchronized filter/delay.
radiaL includes: sample-accurate loops and synching; support for.AIFF, .WAV and MP3 files; dynamic interchange of loops and DSPeffects; a built-in library of external MIDI controller templates andthe ability to add to it; flexible audio routing and support for ASIO,ReWire, DirectConnect and VST on OS 9 and CoreAudio on OS X; andability to record direct-to-disc.
MSRP: $249, available for purchase or download from www.cycling74.com.