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 […]

Emoji support added in latest Ableton Live beta

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Ableton has added a new feature to the latest beta version of Live and it could make working in the software much easier. The ability to add emojis into track names may not seem like a big deal, but for navigating large projects and annotating takes it could be a game-changer.  For example, the function […]

Logic Pro X beefs up performance significantly in v10.4.5

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Apple has announced a v10.4.5 software update for Logic Pro X, bringing the brand’s flagship DAW up to speed with the new Mac Pro’s tremendous processing power. Standout upgrades are a new mixer – capable of hosting audio 1,000 tracks – selective plug-in-loading as well as a refreshed version of the De-Esser plug-in. Here are […]

Review: Bitwig Studio 3

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Price £256/$325 Contact Bitwig Bitwig’s increasing stature in the DAW world has enabled the now well-established company to push the envelope further into new frontiers of experimentation. With The Grid, it has developed a new feature in its DAW software that’s making knob twiddlers and cable junkies go weak at the knees. So let’s explore […]

“FruityLoops was not designed for musicians”: Didier Dambin

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When he first started developing FruityLoops, Belgian-French coder Didier ‘Gol’ Dambin could not have imagined the impact this video game-like DAW would have on the music production industry. The reclusive developer recently gave his first on-camera interview to Genius, sharing interesting facts about FruityLoops’ origins. In the interview, Dambin explained that the DAW now known […]