Sierra Madre, CA (September 23, 2004)–Level Control Systems (LCS) has released Wild Tracks 4 fault-tolerant sound effects playback system. Wild Tracks is an integrated hardware and software option for the Matrix3 modular digital mixer that provides 16 tracks of audio playback.
Unlike conventional samplers and disk-based playback systems, audio files can be grouped in arbitrary track combinations on the fly, and triggered by a combination of external control, internal automation, and internal or external SMPTE time code. SafetyNet redundancy provides automatic changeover from a primary drive failure to any available backup drive.
Wild Tracks 4 provides an intuitive user interface that includes a visual timeline of audio events and click-and-drag simplicity for building complex sound cues. Audio files can be imported from a variety of formats using the new AudioMove multi-platform (OS X, Linux, Win32) program included with Wild Tracks 4. A Samba file network server is implemented with Wild Tracks, allowing convenient access to sound files over a network.
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