Cycling '74 Releases New Loop-Based Software

Feb 11, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Cycling '74 released radiaL 1.0, a loop-based composition and performance tool designed for Mac users; the OS 9 version of radiaL is already shipping, while the OS X version will be available as a free update for all registered radiaL users by Q2 2003.

Optimized for playing live, the program is based on loop channels represented by circular displays, each with its own multifilter and pitch-shifting/time-scaling. Almost every aspect of the system can be configured for live performance, studio recording or sound exploration, controlled from a variety of sources (control surfaces, MIDI, keyboard or mouse). radiaL features complete multichannel audio I/O support, audio and effects routing, and support for VST plug-ins. radiaL supports all major audio file formats and I/O standards. Users also receive a dozen VST plug-in effects from the Pluggo collection and a tempo-synchronized filter/delay.

radiaL includes: sample-accurate loops and synching; support for .AIFF, .WAV and MP3 files; dynamic interchange of loops and DSP effects; a built-in library of external MIDI controller templates and the ability to add to it; flexible audio routing and support for ASIO, ReWire, DirectConnect and VST on OS 9 and CoreAudio on OS X; and ability to record direct-to-disc.

MSRP: $249, available for purchase or download from

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