Don’t upgrade to Apple’s macOS Catalina, music software makers say

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At its 2019 keynote yesterday, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 11 Pro and entry-level iPad alongside a slew of releases and updates. While the world was swept up in the new gear announcements, Apple’s upcoming operating system, macOS Catalina, has been making headlines of its own. The current warning from most music software makers is […]

Review: Korg Gadget For Mac 2.5

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      Price XX Contact Korg Korg’s Gadget was the DAW that dragged me kicking and screaming into music-making on an iPad. I’d resisted the temptation for a while, perhaps rather snobbishly looking down my nose at iOS music-making. Gadget changed that. It’s essentially a suite of synths and drum machines and a very […]

Reason 11 will arrive as a plug-in

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Propellerhead has announced Reason 11, a major update that sees its flagship DAW available as a plug-in version known as Reason Rack Plugin. The Swedish music software company has also officially changed its name to Reason Studios to better align its flagship product with brand identity. Here are the details. Reason 11 This standout feature […]

Review: Steinberg Nuendo 10

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      Price £841 (upgrade and crossgrade pricing available) Contact Steinberg In the years leading up to the Millennium, DSP-accelerated Pro Tools systems dominated the DAW market for high-end music studios and TV/film post-production studios. There were good reasons for this: rock-solid stability, high I/O channel counts, very low-latency monitoring with effects on monitored […]

Akai Pro launches Beta program to test Ableton Live integration with Force

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Akai Professional has debuted the Force Beta Testing Program, a phase that lets the brand trial the integration of its Force controller with Ableton Live. The program invites Beta testers to communicate with each other and the Akai Professional development team in a private forum. With this much-anticipated integration, Force users will be able to […]

Summer NAMM 2019 Video: PreSonus StudioLive 64S offers plug-ins and DAW control

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PreSonus aims to bring the power of a large production console to small-format digital mixing with their new flagship StudioLive 64S. Sporting 76 mixing channels, 32 preamps and 43 buses, the console is made for mixing high channel count live sound, installation, mobile recording and the studio. What’s interesting about the StudioLive 64S is that […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Ableton brings CV Tools out of beta

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Back at Superbooth 2019, Ableton unveiled the beta version of CV Tools, a pack of 10 modules that afford you control of modular gear from Live 10. The German brand has now announced a fully fledged version of CV Tools, which is available as a free download for users of Ableton’s Live 10 Suite. CV […]

Soundtrap’s free version allows unlimited projects

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Soundtrap, the maker of the cloud-based DAW of the same name, has announced that the free version of its service, Soundtrap Basic, now lets users save an unlimited number of multi-track projects. The company had previously limited that number to five unless you were a paid subscriber. The Basic version now offers access to over […]