For users of old versions of this software, you will find that the Pattern Blocks system has been put away to make way for the Playlist system. If you are used to working with the Pattern Blocks system, you can still access it via the Live Mode. However, you may want to start getting familiar with the new system because the following version will no longer feature and support the Pattern Blocks system.
The heart of the system remains to be the piano roll, project page and mixer sections of the software. These are the main components of the DAW and this is where the audio and MIDI recording and editing are done. The piano roll supports different instrument plug-ins, which means even if you have different drum plug-ins, you can access and use them via the piano roll. These new plugins include the Pitcher, Patcher, ZGameEditor Visualizer and the Newtone. Mixing audio gives you an overall professional feeling as an extensive amount of special effects such as the spanning maximization, compression, graphics and parameter equalization, filtering, distortion, phasing, flanging, chorus and reverb are available for whatever application you choose.
Aside from recording audio using microphones, you can also import MIDI sequences from a MIDI sequencer or a piano roll, which you can then edit and mix. It puts focus on using MIDI sequences and samples in its workflow so you can consider this aimed at electronic musicians. It has a full selection of instruments so you do not need to import MIDI sequences or record audio to start creating music. It even has voice samples that can add variety to the numerous types of music you can create with it.
It has tools that can easily let you work on single inputs, but if you are looking to work on multiple input sources such as a band setting to produce a single song, you may find other audio recording software applications more capable of doing that. For its extensive yet still not perfect set of features, this application gets a rating of four over five.