We first checked out AudioSwift before it was officially released and I have to say, using it in Logic Pro X on a MacBook Pro, was really impressed. The concept is simple and it works surprisingly well after a couple of minutes of playing around with it.
Version 1.2 has been released today, but before we go into the new features added (mixer mode support for Reaper users for example), let's explore what AudioSwift is all about and the main features from version 1 upwards.
AudioSwift is a Mac OS app that lets you use a trackpad as a control surface and MIDI controller in your DAW. You will be able to move one or two faders at the same time, set the values of the panning, sends, master fader, write automation and use the trackpad as a jog wheel, all by just using simple touches and without the need of moving the mouse pointer, click and drag over each parameter. AudioSwift also let you make beats, play notes in a key and use the trackpad as an XY pad.
Main AudioSwift Features
- Four controller modes: Mixer, Trigger, Scale and XY.
- User configurable preferences settings.
- Compatible with several DAWs (see requirements).
- Compatible with MacBooks, Magic Trackpads 1 and 2.
- Force Touch and Touch Bar support
- 30 days free trial demo.
- Price: $24 for one license per user. Volume discounts available.
- Get 30% discount using coupon GOLDENFROG30 until March 2, 2018.
- Requires macOS 10.11 or newer.
- A Macbook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with built in multitouch trackpad, or any Mac with Magic Trackpad 1 or 2.
- Force Touch support requires a compatible trackpad.
- Touch Bar support requires macOS 10.12.2 or newer.
- Mixer Mode currently supported in Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Ableton Live (more DAWs to come).
- Trigger, Scale and XY Mode works with any DAW just like any MIDI controller.
New in AudioSwift 1.2:
- Mixer Mode works in Cockos Reaper
- Support for two trackpads
Price: $24 (30% discount using coupon GOLDENFROG30 until March 2, 2018)