Best free plug-ins this week: ANA-1000, Reviber, Dyno

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It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best free tools for your DAW. This time around, we have a virtual analog synth, a sonic enhancer, and an “intensenator”. If you’re into free plug-ins (and who isn’t?), check out ANA-1000, Reviber, and Dyno. Lurker Beats ANA-1000 Lurker Beats, also known as SynthIV, is giving us […]

Bitwig Studio 3 is finally out. Enter the Grid!

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Bitwig Studio 3 is officially out! While the public beta had been available for testing since May, we had to wait a bit longer for the official release. The latest version of the modular DAW is now here, including its most anticipated feature: The Grid. What’s new in Bitwig Studio 3? The Grid is a […]

Will Raspberry Pi soon replace our DAWs?

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The Raspberry Pi is a complete computer in a miniature format. In its standard enclosure, it’s only slightly larger than two boxes of matches – that’s incredibly compact, especially if you consider the amount of available connectors. And it’s expandable, too. But is that enough to replace a DAW computer in the near future, or […]

Bitwig Studio 3 goes into public beta, featuring The Grid

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Everybody’s been waiting to get their hands on Bitwig Studio 3 ever since the company announced the new version of the DAW ahead of the NAMM Show in January. It’s here at last! Well, at least the public beta is, but it looks like it already contains many of the features of the final version. […]

Tracktion releases Waveform 10 with over 60 new plug-ins, workflow enhancements

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Waveform 10, the tenth major release of Tracktion Corp’s production-oriented DAW, is a matter of fact. Keeping it user-friendly and colorful, Waveform 10 is said to be a refinement in all things workflow-related. Leading additions in version 10 include the Actions Panel meant for faster work, flexible track grouping, and track editor window. Furthermore, Waveform […]

u-he Twangström spring reverb shakes things up with physically modelled springs

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Softsynth developer u-he has released a physical modelling spring reverb plug-in called Twangström. We have known about it for close to a year, following the sneak peek we got at last year’s Superbooth expo in Berlin. The time for the initial release has come, just a few weeks ahead from Winter NAMM 2019. u-he’s spring […]

Bring VST plugins into your Eurorack via the extraordinary Percussa SSP module

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There appear to be few limitations to what the Percussa SSP (Super Signal Processor) Eurorack module can do. It’s already capable of being a massive sampler, wavetable oscillator, modulator, filter, sequencer, effects and CV generator. But now, in the latest update, it supports VST plugins. Percussa SSP VST That’s right, you can have VST plugins […]

Magpha mastering EQ sounds analogue “all the way up to 20khz”

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Online mastering service and software developer Balance Mastering has released a mastering EQ plug-in called Analog Magpha EQ. Featuring an extremely minimalistic, distraction-free user interface, this EQ offers true analogue phase behaviour up to 20kHz and very broad Q factors (<0.1) for final wideband tone sculpting. Behind this simplistic-looking EQ lies an “accurate match of […]

Tracktion’s affordable multi-platform Waveform 9 DAW with new instruments

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Tracktion has announced a major update to its Waveform DAW and production software. Version 9 undoubtedly includes enough enhancements and additions to justify the upgrade for many users. Tracktion’s goal with Waveform 9 isn’t being the next Pro Tools, but rather to provide a compelling piece of software which empowers musicians to create. Among the […]