Reviews – DAW and Sound Editors

Review - Cubase Pro 9.5 by Steinberg

Cubase is a legend in the DAW world, and it keeps getting better with age. In this latest incarnation there are many useful improvements, as you will see in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2018)

Review - VirtualSoundStage 2.0 by parallax-audio

Better than the original in just about every way, VSS 2.0 gives you more options for placing your sounds yet is faster and easier to use.

Read More by Per Lichtman (11-2017)

Music for Tablets: Quantum Sequencer by Anthony Saunders

At long last, the Swiss Army Knife of iPad MIDI sequencers, Quantum Sequencer,by Anthony Saunders arrives.  And it’s a honey.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2017)

Music for Tablets: UVItouch Ravenscroft 275 Sampled Piano and Beathawk

 An amazing sampled piano and a pretty fully featured music production powerhouse mark UVIs entry into the iOS platform.

Read More by Warren Burt (09-2017)

Review - SONAR Platinum in 2017

Cakewalk has been very busy over the past couple of years. We've checked in to see what's been happening with their flagship DAW, SONAR Platinum. 

Read More by Rob Mitchell (09-2017)

Review - Transfuser 2 from AIR Music Technology

AIR Music Technology claims that Transfuser 2 can allow you to reinvent music, jumpstart creativity and compose intelligently. Our reviewer doesn’t dispute these bold claims.

Read More by Suleiman Ali (03-2017)

CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper Plug-in for Studio One by Presonus

Studio One is breaking ice again by being the first DAW to integrate a console shaper deeply into its system, bringing an analog mixing desk experience into the digital world.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2017)

Review – Wavelab Pro 9 and Wavelab Elements 9 from Steinberg

Steinberg’s audio editors for the professional and the home studio have new versions, both of them sporting impressive new features which merit your attention.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Cubase 8.5 by Steinberg

Cubase 8.5 brings a whole host of user friendly solutions that can drastically improve our workflow, making it an ideal DAW for any musical genre - from dance to ambient to metal.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2016)

RX5 by iZotope

Rx5 is an audio fireman - you don't know that you will need it until you do. It is an industry standard offering the best tools that can be found with just one purpose: to save your audio file.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2016)

Review - Fl Studio 12 by Image Line

One of the most fascinated DAWs has reached and impressive version number: 12. Obviously, Image Line never gets tired improving their main product, adding new features and capabilities.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (07-2015)

Studio One 3 by Presonus

Presonus finally released new version of Studio One. Is Studio One 3 a revolution or just evolution? Find what is new and how it stands compared to other DAWs.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (07-2015)

Review - Tracktion 6 from Tracktion Software Corporation

Last year Tracktion Corp breathed new life into a long-neglected DAW franchise after re-acquiring it from Mackie and releasing version 5. Now, less than a year later, along comes yet another major release.

Read More by David Townsend (07-2015)

Review - SONAR Platinum by Cakewalk

SONAR Platinum is a DAW with powerful new features, instruments, and effects. A new pricing model is also introduced with this new version. Our reviewer takes a look to see how it all stacks up.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (05-2015)

Band in a Box 2015 by PG Music

  Band In a Box grew up and became very mature software, offering a whole new world of possibilities - and we all just missed the progress, thinking that it is still the old toy that we used to know. by A. Arsov, 

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2015)

Review: Cubase Pro 8 by Steinberg

A new year and a new version of one of the one of the oldest DAWs in the market. A brief example how a good thing can become even better.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2015)

Review – Tracktion from Tracktion Software Corporation

Tracktion is a DAW from Tracktion Software Corporation. We relate the product’s checkered history and make the case that not only is it back from the dead, with version 5 it’s actually become a contender.

Read More by David Townsend (01-2015)

Review – Steinberg’s WaveLab 8.5 and WaveLab Elements 8

Many of us use highly capable DAW software, so why would we need another, different audio editor program?  Find out why here.

Read More by David Baer (01-2015)

Reason 8 by Propellerhead

Reason 8 has finally become a mature sequencer. A drag-and-drop queen with all-around improved work-flow. Is there anything else that we want?

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2015)

Basics: Setting Up a Song Template in Synapse Audio Orion 8.5

Users of Synapse Audio’s Orion software have an opportunity to make their work far more efficient. This article shows how this can be accomplished.

Read More by Ginno Legaspi (11-2014)

Review - Music Maker 2014 Premium by Magix

Music Maker 2014 Premium is an easy-to-use digital audio workstation (DAW) and it ships with a large number of loops. Check it out with us in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (07-2014)

Review: Live 9 Suite by Ableton

Ableton Live can't be compared with any other DAWs that are on the market at the moment. They are simply not the same. See what's behind our reviewer making such an assertion.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2014)

Review: Cubase 7.5 by Steinberg

Alex Arsov left Cubase some while ago for another. But in a chance encounter with Version 7.5, his old steady won him back. He tells us all about his change of heart.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (03-2014)

Review - Melodyne Editor from Celemony

Every now and then you find a company with a product that leaves all competition in the dust. Can Celemony make that claim with Melodyne Editor? Find out more in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2014)

Review - SONAR X3 Producer by Cakewalk

Cakewalk continues its evolution of the SONAR DAW with X3. Our reviewer does his best to cover the vast number of capabilities in this very capable PC-based recording studio.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2014)

Review: Studio One (and only) 2.5 by Presonus

Alex Arsov has a new love in his life. But fortunately his wife of twenty-three years has nothing to worry about. Steinberg, however ...

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (07-2013)

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