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Review: Tracktion 6
Tracktion 6 has always been big in the DAW world as being easy to use. Gary Hiebner puts version 6 through its paces to find out if this single screen music making app punches above its price point.
Jun. 24, 2015
How to use SONAR's Mix Recall
Imagine being able to jump easily between different mix settings of your song. OK. Stop imagining because Cakewalk's Sonar now has Mix Recall built-in. Gary Hiebner shows what a great tool it is.
Jun. 23, 2015
Review: PreSonus Studio One v3
Studio One from PreSonus has now reached its third incarnation and brings with it many new features for musicians and producers. Gary Hiebner gives it an in-depth look in our feature review.
Jun. 11, 2015
PreSonus Studio One 3 Released, What's New?
Rumors were running rife of a new version of PreSonus Studio One V3 coming soon... and they've been proved accurate. Here's all the new features explained and a video too.
May. 20, 2015
Cakewalk Announces New SONAR Dorchester Release
SONAR 'Dorchester,' is the 3rd major release in SONAR's membership program, includes new premium content, Mix Recall and VocalSync enhancements, and 50 fixes including workflow improvements.
May. 5, 2015
The Top 4 DAWs for iPad Today
It's not hot news anymore when we realize that Apple's iPad is now powerful enough to run a dedicated DAW. So, which DAW iOS app is the best around? Here are our top four choices...
May. 3, 2015
10 Top DAW Controller Apps
Mobile devices, for most of us, haven't replaced our desktop/laptop DAWs, but they can still be useful tools to help us control them. Andy Bowen highlights 10 of his favorite DAW controller apps.
Apr. 14, 2015
Review: Fader, an Elegant iOS DAW Controller App
If you're looking for a slick and minimal DAW controller app for iPhone that's easy to set up and works with three major DAWs then this might be the app for you. Hollin Jones gets touchy with it.
Apr. 3, 2015
Using Hardware Synths in a Virtual Environment
It's official, using hardware synths is Ã¼ber cool. But at some stage you're going to want to hook them up, sync them, record them, mix them in your software-based DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows how.
Mar. 24, 2015
Review: Cakewalk SONAR
The new Cakewalk SONAR is out and comes with some extremely useful tools and effects, a new interface, vocal sync and mix recall modes. Gary Hiebner discovers how this PC DAW stacks up.
Mar. 16, 2015
Cakewalk Announces Music Creator 7
Cakewalk tell us that version 7 of Music Creator has new, easy-to-use features to put professional sounding recording within the reach of all musicians with a Windows PC; includes touch enhancements.
Mar. 15, 2015
Connecting Bitwig Studio to Other Audio Applications
Just because Bitwig Studio doesn't support ReWire doesn't mean you can't make it play nice with other DAWs. Gary Hiebner shows how to use Jack and MIDI routing between different apps on Mac and PC.
Feb. 19, 2015
Cakewalk Showcases Impressive Features in New Sonar Platinum (Video)
The latest version of the popular DAW, Sonar from Cakewalk, was shown off at the NAMM 2015 show by Jimmy Landry. And the vocal sync feature looks extremely enticing. Watch our video for more.
Jan. 28, 2015
Working with Video in PreSonus Studio One
Working with video in PreSonus Studio One is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how to get videos into your project and use markers for transitions to help you score your music better.
Jan. 13, 2015
Review: Bitwig Studio 1.1
Point 1 updates usually contain small bug fixes for most software DAWs. Not so with Bitwig Studio! 1.1 contains some new devices, sidechain and other features too.
G.W. Childs IV
Dec. 29, 2014
Tracktion Launches MarketPlace, In-App Retail Site
The good folks at Tracktion Software tell us their latest addition to Tracktion 5 is a revolutionary in-app retail site called MarketPlace. Here you can download third-party effects and instruments.
Dec. 16, 2014
Review: Steinberg Cubase 8, Pro and Artist version
Cubase 8 comes in two flavors: Artist and Pro. Is version 8 really great, or is it just a bunch of bait? Matt Loel T Hepworth puts all the new features to the test.
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth
Dec. 4, 2014
Reader Poll: Your Favorite DAW
Do you have time to answer a super quick question? Tell us which is your favorite DAW (digital audio workstation). You'll see the running results after you've entered your answer.
Nov. 20, 2014
7 Steps to Help Keep Your Music Sessions Better Organized on a Mac
Staying creative in your DAW is arguably easier if your sessions are well-organised and you understand the file structures. Time to tune your tidying up skills thanks to these tips from Rich Tozzoli.
Nov. 7, 2014
Creating Default Templates For Your DAW for Maximum Awesomeness
No matter how quick you are with shortcuts, setting up your DAW with a custom default template is bound to quicken your creative workflow. Matt Vanacoro shows you how in Ableton, Logic & Pro Tools.
Nov. 2, 2014
13 Ways to Make Learning Music Software Less Scary
It's Halloween today, and high time we banish the fear and focus on empowerment. Here's 13 quick tips on how to make learning music software less scary than it might be.
Oct. 31, 2014
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