First Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for Apple Vision Pro Headset Revealed

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A new way to produce music is arriving for the Apple Vision Pro—the first immersive digital audio workstation (DAW) with a 3D display.

RipX DAW for Apple Vision Pro presents all audio, no matter if it’s live or recorded, MIDI or stem separated, as fully editible notes, with instruments distinguished by distance. Instead of waveforms, the sound is presented in a fully 3D space, allowing you walk around and interact with the music.

Audio is stored in RipX DAW in the Rip format, which Hit’n’Mix calls a “giant step up from waveforms, enabling full control over all aspects of sound.” Users can mix their favorite parts of an audio piece together, experimenting with different tempos, effects, pitches, and keys/scales. Users can time-stretch, adjust the stereo panning (including on mono tracks), volume, and EQ. They can even create loops and edit them during playback to create new music in real-time.

RipX DAW also includes powerful built-in live effects that range from Reverse to Delay to Vibrato. Add Harmony thickens out vocals, while Shift Formant changes the characteristics of the audio. Meanwhile, Low/High Pass filters offer a completely different atmosphere. The DAW can set a musical scale or key to the track on its own with the Detect feature—notes will snap tot he pitches that are part of the scale as you pitch up or down.


Hit’n’Mix says RipX DAW is the ‘Photoshop’ of the audio world, offering the ability to quickly adjust pitch, time-stretch, copy and paste individual or groups of notes, sibilants and unpitched sounds.

It displays all unpitched sound spread over the entire rip from its top to bottom. A simple click and drag interface to select region means you can edit unpitched sound as you want. Something missing? Draw notes, drums, and samples into the rip with the Draw Sound tool.

The DAW offers a new 3D augmented reality interface for live audio repair and clean-up for removing background noise, limiting foreground artifacts, reducing tones & hum, and purifying pitched and unpitched sounds. Users can adjust overtone levels in notes and even regenerate fundamental harmonics to bring back bass presence in vocals and instruments that can be lost during mixing and mastering.