The much anticipated new version of Novation's control software is being launched at NAMM 2009 in Anaheim, California. Automap 3 succeeds Automap Universal which won the prestigious Queen's Award for innovation last year, and includes major new features that make controlling DAWs and plug-ins even easier. We are also launching the Novation FX Plug-in Suite which comprises five effects derived from the legendary Supernova II amongst others.
When Novation first launched Automap Software Control in 2005, it signaled a fundamental change in the way DAWs and plug-ins could be controlled. Automap has gone through many changes over the last 4 years making it even easier to assign, manage and control software parameters with Novation's Nocturn and ReMOTE SL range of hardware controllers. Our software developers have been hard at work to ensure that Automap 3 lives up to expectations. This latest version will take two forms, Automap 3 Standard and Automap 3 Pro.
Automap 3 Standard is available now as a free download. In addition to all the mapping and control capabilities of Automap Universal, it includes the following brand new features:
HUI control is now fully implemented within Automap, allowing control over all HUI compatible DAW's including Logic, Pro Tools and Digital Performer. This includes control over volume, pan, aux sends, track arm, mute/solo and more...
- Start-up Screen
A new start-up screen now makes managing your plug-ins and setting up your DAW even easier. It also gives you one-click access to online support, tutorials and the latest updates.
Automap 3 Pro is available now from the estore for £19.99 / $29.99 / 24.99 EU . In addition to the features above, it includes:
- Multiple device support
Automap 3 Pro supports multiple devices, so numerous Novation controllers can be used side by side.
- Keystroke Assignments - Automap 3 Pro can assign almost any computer keyboard shortcuts to hardware controls. For example arrow key functions can now be assigned to hardware controls, allowing you to flick between tracks using buttons on your SL/Nocturn. You could also zoom in and out, open windows or create and jump to markers in your DAW.
- XY Pad Control
Fully Auto-mappable XY Pad control, expression pedal, control pedal and drum pad control. The Automap server can now assign parameters to all these controllers using the ultra-quick learn facility. (Pedal/pad control not supported by SL Compact)
- Drag and Drop
You can now drag and drop control mappings and control map groups in the GUI, allowing you to re-assign knobs, faders and buttons by simply grabbing them with the mouse and dropping them on the new controller.
- Autoview Mode
Optional Autoview mode means that the GUI only becomes visible when a controller is touched, then it disappears again allowing you to get back to your DAW.
Also Launched At NAMM - The Novation FX Plug-in Suite
Novation has made some really rather special synthesizers, in fact our reputation was built on the Nova, Bass Station and of course the legendary Supernova series. The latter provided the inspiration for the Novation FX Plug-in Suite as producers sought to give that authentic, vintage Novation flavour to their music. This Plug-in Suite delivers effects derived from the flagship Supernova II synthesizer - with a modern twist. They include; Chorus, Delay, Tremelo, Phaser and the celebrated Filter Section with its filter overdrive and Q-norm functions. These effects were drawn from synthesizers used by Orbital, Jean-Michel Jarre and A Guy Called Gerald....