Nektar Panorama MIDI controllers take control of Studio One

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The Panorama range of MIDI controller keyboards from Nektar have a hidden superpower. They have deep level integrated control of DAW software. Studio One now joins the list of supported DAWs for the first time and offers a surprising amount of control that you won’t find on any other MIDI controller. Panorama and Studio One […]

Studio One 4.5 update brings dozens of user-requested changes

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PreSonus released version 4.5 of its popular Studio One DAW with over 70 changes and additions, said to be mostly user-requested. On top of that, PreSonus managed to slash CPU load by 70% for native plug-ins inside Multi-Instruments and around 50% for third-party ones, alongside additional optimizations for its Mai Tai and Presence XT instruments. […]

STL Tones Tonality Will Putney virtual guitar suite: Metal tones for your DAW

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STL Tones has released a new suite of virtual guitar software developed in cooperation with metal producer Will Putney.  The new suite is part of STL Tones’ Tonality Series and looks like it has a lot to offer. There’s pretty much everything you need: five amps, three virtual pedal effects (distortion, delay and reverb), a virtual cab room, plus […]

Blue Cat Audio unveils Re-Guitar virtual pick-up modelling plug-in

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Blue Cat Audio has finally unveiled its Re-Guitar plug-in that I wrote about back in January. With the plug-in now available, we also have audio demos of this intriguing new plug-in in action. Blue Cat Audio Re-Guitar The idea is simple enough: make your guitar sound like a different model. The idea has been tried […]

The ATOM: small but mighty performance pad controller from PreSonus

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Small but mighty, that’s always the idea of something called Atom. The ATOM production and performance pad controller from PreSonus appears to fit the bill. It’s certainly a very colourful little thing. ATOM Slightly unexpected I would say. PreSonus have their FaderPort control surfaces but nothing to indicate they were getting into the performance pad […]

PreSonus releases Studio One 4 with sampling, patterns, chords and drum editing

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Studio One gets a brand new version released today. There’s talk of loops and beat production, seamlessness and advanced virtual instruments. Let’s check out what’s new. Studio One 4 It’s all better and faster and cleaner and all the usual things we associate with a full version update. But here are some of the new […]

DDMF Bridgewize brings your 32-bit plug-ins to life in the 64-bit era

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Now that some DAWs are going 64-bit only (and macOS is exclusively 64-bit), the need for a reliable bit bridge is stronger than ever — at least for those of you still keeping around their 32-bit plug-ins and finding that your DAW doesn’t have a bridge built-in (Apple and Avid, we’re looking at you!) Of […]