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The Professional Edition of reViSiT is a more powerful and flexible composition tool, which literally adds new dimensions to your music. Compared to the free Standard Edition, the core innovations are:

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High-Definition + High-Resolution Music Editing
reViSiT Pro moves beyond the step-sequencer confines of traditional trackers, by opening up the spaces between the rows of the pattern - giving you up to 32x more precision when entering and editing your music. The subrow editing features allow you to "zoom" into the detail, when it is required, without losing sight of what you were working on. Alternatively, the rows-per-beat option offers you higher resolution for your patterns, overall.
5.1 Surround Sound
reViSiT Pro is the first tracker with dedicated support for surround sound (Quad, 5.1), allowing surround panning (directly from the pattern), discrete fixed point sources (with support for Centre and LFE channels), panning in two dimensions and 360° panoramic panning. Together with new instrument envelopes and effect commands to support depth and theta (rotation) spatialisation, this feature literally adds another dimension to your music.
Advanced Audio Routing with Flexible Output Buses
reViSiT Pro is not tied to a single audio output anymore. With an innovative audio routing mechanism; individual channels, samples or instruments can be sent to any of 16 audio busses - each of which can be mono, stereo, quad or 5.1. To deliver each bus back to the host, reViSiT Pro comes with the helper plug-in, reBUS - simply load it up on one of the host's tracks or channels and pick a reViSiT bus to listen in on, and the audio is piped through automatically. The feature provides total flexibility in how you mix your tracks - making it an easy task to apply host effects or processing to a specific channel, sample or instrument in your reViSiT song. A new pattern effects (S0x) even allows you to switch a channel's bus assignment as the song plays back.
Polyphonic MIDI-Controlled Playback
reViSiT Pro replaces the basic tracker "order list" with the option to layer patterns using MIDI notes, where different pitches trigger different patterns according to a user-defined mapping. This not only allows you to "play around" with your song live, using a MIDI instrument, but also means you can do all your arranging - be it tracked, sequenced and recorded music - in the host; by inserting notes in a MIDI track, this feature allows you to edit your tracker song in the same way you'd edit the MIDI track itself - move the MIDI note, and the associated tracker pattern will inevitably move with it; move a block of notes (e.g. in the Arrange Window) and the pattern sequence moves too.

Standard MIDI File Import
reViSiT Pro is able to import MIDI sequences, enabling you to import music from your sequencer, or from the many thousands of MIDI files on the net. Many popular songs, soundtracks and classic tunes are available to download, giving you the opportunity to study and remix them in reViSiT. Since MIDI sequencers and tracker patterns work a little differently, reViSiT splits the MIDI song into patterns corresponding to short phrases, based on several bars of music. Should you need to move notes/bars between patterns, there's a dedicated feature for shifting rows within the whole song - Insert/Delete Rows in Song - accessed by clicking the row numbers in the Pattern Editor.
Pattern Layers
reViSiT Pro offers a new way to build your song, by seperating your musical elements over different patterns, then layering them together in the order list (or using MIDI-triggering). Like photo editors, data in layers placed on top of another layer mask (hide) the data underneath. So if the bottom layer has a D#5 in Channel 1, Row 2, but the top layer has an E-5 at the same position, the E-5 will be heard - just as if you used the Paste Mix command to merge the patterns yourself.  By using different tracks, you can have patterns that contibute different parts to your song - e.g. patterns for different melodies, harmonies or rhythms. Or, by using the same track, you can use the merge process in more original ways (e.g. override single notes in chords, replace an ending for a repeated pattern).
Pattern List and Pattern Comments
In tracking, it's easy to lose yourself in editing individual patterns, and forget about the 'Big Picture'. reViSiT Pro thus offers several features for managing your song and patterns. The Pattern List (Esc from Pattern Editor) enables you to zoom out and see your patterns as thumbnails, which can be moved, copied or deleted. You can also view and control playback as the song progresses. Patterns themselves can be given labels (in Pattern Options) to easily identify them in both Pattern and Order Lists. Inside the pattern, you can now also leave notes for yourself, using Pattern Comments (@), associated with a single row or selection. These notes can be used for any purpose - lyrics, to-do remarks, section labels, titles, credits, greetings, ASCII art ...

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