At the 2018 NAMM Show, Celemony announced version 2 of the ARA (Audio Random Access) plug-in extension.
The ARA interface extension allows plug-ins and DAWs to communicate more comprehensively with one another, so that they can work together more efficiently. Now Celemony is announcing a new version, ARA 2, which has even greater possibilities.
With ARA 2, the exchange of information between DAWs and plug-ins is more comprehensive, which makes additional applications possible. The new ARA 2 specification allows the simultaneous editing of multiple tracks, the transfer of chord track information between the DAW and the plug-in, seamless clip borders that make the manual setting of crossfades superfluous, Undo interlocking with the DAW, and more. The features then become available depend upon the specific plug-in and DAW.
ARA 2 is now in beta-testing, but several companies have announce plans for support, including:
- Presonus is working on a version of Studio One, featuring the new technology;
- Cockos has announced ARA 2 integration for Reaper.
- Apple is supporting ARA with its Logic Pro X 10.4.