updated 12:05 pm EST, Thu January 18, 2007
RiffWorks Standard ships
IK Multimedia today announced the worldwide distribution of Sonoma Fire Works' RiffWorks Standard. IK Multimedia says the guitar recording application enables users to efficiently record, produce high-quality songs, and jam online while podcasting tunes without ever putting down the guitar. RiffWorks Standard enables to experiment with song structure using a Riff-based workflow that records small pieces, and because tracks are created automatically as playing progresses users can record multiple tracks or layer parts without stopping creative flow. The user interface is designed to look like real audio equipment, focusing on playing rather than complex engineering. The software includes seven studio quality effects, as well as the ability to load amp modeling plug-ins. RiffWorks comes with AmpliTube LE as well as access to RiffCaster, a free service for all RiffWorks users that supports sharing songs with and gathering feedback from other RiffWorks users around the world. RiffWorks Standard requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is available for $170.
RiffWorks standard features include automatic track creation and loop recording; 24 layers and backing tracks with continuous volume control per-layer; four tempo-synchronized backups that include InstantDrummer with adjustable intensity and variation; REX Player, ReWire mixer, and Metronome functionality; seven studio quality effects that include wah, multi-band compression and distortion, modulation, delay, reverb, compression, and British style EQ; guitar amp and effects with VST/Audio Unit plug-in support; the ability to mix down to WAV or OggVorbis formats; a 60-day trial to RiffLink online collaboration; and support for Mac OS Core Audio interfaces as well as Windows XP ASIO.