Sample Magic has announced version 2 of Magic AB, a major update to its industry-standard instant referencing AB plugin for Windows and Mac.

Sample Magic Magic AB 2

The concept behind Magic AB is simplicity itself — an easy-to-use but powerful utility plug-in that allows producers, engineers and mastering engineers to switch between their DAW audio stream and up to nine reference tracks in an instant.

Version 2 takes the elegant simplicity of the original award-winning plug-in and offers numerous new features and workflow improvements.

Since its inception Magic AB has garnered a legion of A-list fans, including Dave Pensado (“Magic AB is a time saver, a hard drive space saver and it allows you the control you need to really reference…”); Pete Boxsta Martin (“Magic AB is totally amazing; I use it every day…”); Bobby Owsinski (“I use it on every new track to balance the sound right from the start…”) and Joachim Garraud (“I’m using this amazing plug-in every day…”).

Changes in Magic AB v2

  • Entirely rebuilt one-click referencing engine that loads all popular and professional audio file formats from WAV and AIFF to mp3 and m4a — no need to convert files first.
  • New Latch, Sync, and Manual playback modes to suit various workflows (Latch playback to DAW transport; Sync playback to DAW timeline; Manual playback — for freeform referencing).
  • Multiple cue and loop points per track; cue point naming as standard.
  • Mono-stereo monitoring.
  • High-resolution output meters coupled with peak, RMS, and crest monitoring scales.
  • Redesigned Mini AB with more options and smaller footprint.
  • Dozens of user-flow tweaks, including RAM-saving deactivate tracks mode; drag and drop files; more accurate zoom; all-new preset system.

Magic AB v2 is available for the introductory price of £44.90 GBP (RRP £49.90 GBP). Registered Magic AB users can upgrade for £9.90 GBP.

More information: Sample Magic