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May 7, 2024


DAW Evolution VIII : Tracktion - Past, Present, Future !

Hosted by Vin Curigliano of AAVIM Technology, I am joined by guest co-host Pete Brown of Microsoft and special guest Jules Storer who is the Founder and Lead Developer of Tracktion, now known as Tracktion Waveform, and also the developer of the JUCE programming framework.

We discuss Jules' early history with music, computers and coding, and how that lead a path to his development of Tracktion. We cover the history from Tracktions early days under the Mackie banner, the splitting and development of JUCE as a separate programming framework, the shelving of the application and eventual re-acquisition and independent relaunch.

We cover ongoing development of the application across multiple platforms, including the splitting and licensing of the audio engine, discuss the Tracktion Audio Engine's unique approach to multiprocessing / multithreading routines, weigh up the pro's and cons of hybrid playback engines, and dive into the complexity of threading to larger core and hybrid CPU architectures, etc.

We get into the finer detail of the JUCE framework, and detail just how widely used and influential the framework has become for audio application and plugin developers.

We also discuss Jules' latest project, Cmajor, which is an Audio DSP Language Platform, share some thoughts on the current state and future direction of Music Technology, and much, much more.


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