"The standalone software has all the relevant tools required to finish anything from a single track to a full album, taking in podcasts and everything else in between."
"Well, it’s come a long way in the intervening years where it has been re-designed, added to and improved."
T-Racks 5 can be used in fullscreen and the panels can be resized independently ... It’s funny how a small change like this can make software more inviting to dive into."
"The meters show a wide range of information really well and, in particular, the Spectrogram can help greatly in making sure you balance out the frequency content of your track."
"Whether you are working with single songs to get a quick version onto your SoundCloud page or as a more seasoned user compiling an album of material, T-Racks will tick many boxes."
"The new album assembly page is a definite plus and you can also now include ISRC codes and copy protection, along with the more familiar Track ID, song titles etc."
"IK Multimedia deliver quality in spades."
Gareth's final verdict is:
"The analogue recreations, for which the original version gained its reputation, impart a warmth and smoothness to a mix, gently enriching harmonics and gluing it all together. The improvements in this latest version are all positive, especially the GUI. Highly recommended"
+ Sounds great!
+ Re-sizeable panels and overall improved GUI
+ Sonically can go from transparent to characterful, dependent on how you use it
+ A great range of processors available, either individually or as bundles
+ Album assembly makes it easy to create your finished master project
+ Metering is wide ranging to suit a variety of project and output types
+ Modules can be used as single plugins within your DAW