Sequoia offers extensive mixing tools, ranging from stereo radio commentary to film mixing in different multi-channel formats, such as 5.1, 7.1 and 12.0 (and also in higher formats with up to 32 channels). With automatic sample rate conversion and possible decoding of compressed audio files in real time during playback, diverse audio formats can be combined with no problems.
Sequoia supports hardware controllers from SSL, PreSonus, JLCooper, Tascam and Yamaha, as well as all controllers based on Mackie Control and Mackie HUI. Sequoia also works with the Artist Mix, Artist Control and Artist Transport Artist Series controllers.
These controllers are controlled using the EUCON protocol and require Windows 7. Sequoia 15 is perfectly calibrated to work with Avid® Pro Tools | S6 controllers. Collaborative functions have been enhanced and there are also a number of smaller-scale optimizations.
Efficient docking options
The docking options let you set up a working environment customized to your needs and offer optimal use of the screen area.
There's also a new project management workflow for a clearer overview with new tabs and the option to switch between projects when several are open.
Multichannel export without surround master
Create an interleaved WAV file specific to your needs. You can assign individual tracks to channels in the resulting file by selecting the audio line-out. This enables you to transfer variations or language soundtracks in a single file.
Working with VCAs (Voltage Controlled Amplifiers) or DCAs (Digital Controlled Amplifiers) makes mixing and finalizing much easier. In Sequoia, you can control the channel levels that are assigned to a VCA group using a VCA fader in the mixer.
You can assign as many channel strips as you want to a VCA master fader. Each existing channel strip can also be easily turned into a VCA fader. By displaying "ghost faders", changes resulting from adjustments made in the VCA Master can also be read in the individual channels.
Free plug-in routing
- No more limitations on the ordering of internal effects and VST plug-ins. Now you can change the order of the plug-ins any way you choose. Exception: Object AUX sends still remain in the last position.
- Internal effects can now be used multiple times per track/object. (Exceptions: EQ, Dynamics, Distortion, Delay.) Exception: EQ, Dynamics, Distortion, Delay
- The order of Surround effects can be changed. In this case, the plug-ins in the individual channels are always calculated before the Surround effects. Note: This new functionality is not compatible with the characteristics of older program versions.
For even more flexible routing during mixing: Sequoia 14 lets you easily add or remove additional outputs – you can also assign no outputs to a track. Moreover, you can also view and select multiple outputs directly in the routing manager.
Different tap points downstream of the volume control (post), upstream of the volume control (pre) or directly after the gain (direct out) make it easier to mix complex music productions.
Sequoia supports the touch, latch, trim and overwrite automation modes. Automation curves are displayed graphically and can be easily edited.
In addition to volume and panorama, you can also automate VST instrument parameters and plug-ins at both the track level and object level.
In the Surround Master you can select "Surround downmix" as an output device and use various presets in the Downmix Matrix. Moreover, surround busses can only be routed to stereo busses. You can also set the Downmix Matrix here. The downmix is factored in during a stereo master bounce project, i.e. you can stereo bounce from a surround project when downmix is adjusted.
Audio material in Sequoia can be split into as many objects as you like and moved around on tracks freely. Each object can be edited with custom fades and effects; even sending to individual AUX channels and the Surround bus is possible at object level. The object editor provides real-time access to every object setting. All changes are calculated in real time and can be modified whenever you want.
Being able to use complicated workflows can save you a lot of time during production. Sequoia's macro functionality lets you record, program and run custom command sequences. You can assign up to 128 macros to keyboard shortcuts for quick access. It's also possible to run macros through markers in a project.
Excellent sound quality
Highly advanced digital algorithms, outstanding effects plug-ins and continuous use of floating point calculations ensure that the sound retains its nuances, even following extensive digital processing and accumulation of individual signals.
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Sequoia has been one of the leading software solutions for professional audio productions for decades. Sequoia 15 is specifically designed to meet the requirements of professional users and represents a further milestone in the area of audio production, broadcasting and mastering.