Rax 1.0


Rax turns your Mac into a virtual rig for live performance, offloading DSP to a second computer or just jamming for fun. It’s the easiest way to play AudioUnit instruments and process live audio through your AudioUnit effects. One-touch record lets you capture a great riff without delay.


Each AudioUnit is wrapped in a handy module with all the common controls you need to get the most out each one. Quickly audition presets with the preset stepper. When saving a preset Rax automatically creates the correct hierarchy for standard filing. Label a module with an appropriate icon – Rax ships with 15 icons with more on the way.

help-mixerchannelMix it up!

A built in 16 channel mixer with an insert effects rack for each channel, 8 send effects busses and a master effects rack gives you access to 25 effects racks for fine-tuning your mix. Each channel has a level meter, pan, mute, solo and 8 effect sends.

Do the splits

Rax’s MIDI features support layers, keyboard splits, velocity splits (with velocity compensation) and transposition.

Are you receiving?

Built-in MIDI Learn means you can easily control any AU parameters from you MIDI keyboard controller, event AUs (such as Apple’s) that don’t natively support MIDI control. And an autoload feature means that control is ready as soon as the module is added to the rack.

Singer and/or guitarist?

The new Live Audio inputs let you plug into to Rax to take advantage of all the AudioUnit effects – sing or play through the wonderful Ambience effect – use Rax’s send busses to share effects among a number of sound sources and decrease CPU.

Rax is $29.95 and available from our online store. It is only available via download. Until the product is registered users will be prevented from recording or using more than one instrument or live audio input in a rack.