Orion software studio overhauled

V.7.5 offers improved interface and workflow

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The workflow in the new version of Orion promises to be smoother.

It’s getting on for two years since the last major update to Synapse Audio’s Orion software studio, so users of said app will surely be overjoyed at the news that version 7.5 is now available.

Although this isn’t a full version upgrade, there is quite a bit of new stuff to talk about. Specific improvements have been made to the software’s interface and workflow, and there’s better compatibility with Windows Vista. Support for multi-core processors is also in place.

Other specific feature upgrades include a new limiter effect, auto-tracking EQs for easier mixing, an improved arpeggiator and direct export to MP3/OGG file formats.

Orion Platinum 7 owners can upgrade to version 7.5 for free, while users of Orion Pro – which will now be discontinued – can get it for $49. If you’re considering buying Orion for the first time (the full app costs $149) you can download a demo from the Synapse Audio website.

In related news, the Orion-Reloaded website – a community portal for Orion users that enables the sharing of songs, presets, skins, wavetables and samples – is now up and running.