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Steinberg Unveils Dorico

They've been teasing it for some time, and now Steinberg's innovative, next-generation music notation/scoring program is here! Dorico offers many unique and exciting features and functions for musicians, arrangers... Read more »

What Can’t You Fix in the Mix?

We've all heard the saying "We'll fix it in the mix" — the idea being that if a performance is a winner, but with a few fixable flaws, it's best to keep that performance and address the few weak spots later in the... Read more »

Antelope Audio Updates Orion 32+ Interface

Antelope Audio has released a software update for the Orion 32+ interface that greatly expands its capabilities. The new update allows the Orion 32+ to stream up to 64 channels of I/O over Thunderbolt, and up to two... Read more »

Free Flo Tools for Vision-Impaired Pro Tools Users

Flo Tools is a free set of nearly 120 macros for Keyboard Maestro that is designed specifically for vision-impaired users of Pro Tools. Flo Tools is an open-source product consisting of a series of UI scripts for... Read more »

Hands On: Gruv Gear Club Bag, Sliiv, and Bento Boxes

We all take gear on the go. Whether you're simply carrying your laptop around, putting together a mobile studio, taking gear to a gig, jam, or session, or traveling around the world, you want your gear to arrive... Read more »

Spectrasonics Updates Keyscape and Omnisphere

Spectrasonics has announced the release of updates to Omnisphere 2 and Keyscape. Keyscape 1.0.1, in addition to bug fixes, features new MKS-20 sounds and velocity-curve presets for 40 popular keyboard controllers... Read more »

Spectrasonics Confirms macOS 10.12 Sierra Compatibility

Spectrasonics has released the following statement regarding their products and compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra: "Omnisphere 2, Keyscape, Trilian, and Stylus RMX are now qualified for use with MacOS Sierra."

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

In a move that has musicians and music lovers thrilled — but some writers and poets bristling — the Nobel Committee dramatically redefined boundaries between "high art" and commercial creative forms when... Read more »

Ableton Releases Live 9.7 With New Features for Live 9 and Push Hardware

Ableton has released their eagerly awaited update to Live 9 and Push 2. Live 9.7 offers new Simpler Slicing modes (Beat, Region, Manual). As a consequence of the new Simpler features, Live Sets created with this... Read more »

Universal Audio and macOS 10.12 Sierra Compatibility

Universal Audio has issued the following statement regarding macOS 10.12 Sierra compatibility with their software/hardware products: "As you may know, on September 20th, 2016, Apple released macOS 10.12 Sierra... Read more »

What is a Split-band De-Esser?

The simplest type of de-esser is basically a compressor with an equalizer in the sidechain; the EQ makes the compressor more "sensitive" to high frequencies, so that it attenuates the high end of your audio signal... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

Our friends at Disc Makers have published yet another free guide! This one is aimed to help musicians looking to book shows, whether one-offs or full tours. The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging — Strategies for... Read more »

Zynaptiq Adaptiverb Reverb Plug-in Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG5MzqGobTI Mitch Gallagher presents the Adaptiverb reverb plug-in from Zynaptiq. As opposed to classic reflection-based acoustical room modeling, Adaptiverb is reflectionless, adding... Read more »

Cakewalk Releases SONAR 2016.09 Update

Cakewalk has updated SONAR to version 2016.09. The flagship new feature of this update is SONAR's new Plug-In Load Balancing option. This is designed to allow users to tap into the full power of multi-core CPUs to... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive 32

PreSonus has unveiled the new StudioLive 32, the 3rd generation of its acclaimed StudioLive series of digital mixers. It offers 32 channels with 32 fully recallable XMAX microphone preampifiers and 33... Read more »

UVI Updates Falcon to Version 1.2

UVI has released an update to their hybrid instrument Falcon. The new version focuses on delivering new and updated modules, new factory presets, and enhanced functionality. Three new effects have been added... Read more »

Sonoma Wire Works Updates DrumCore to v4.0.12

Sonoma Wire Works has released an update to DrumCore 4: DrumCore version 4.0.12 fixes the most common issues reported by users with version 4. In addition, a "Show Owned" button has been added to the DrumCore 4... Read more »

Focusrite & macOS 10.12 Sierra

Focusrite has released the following statement regarding compatibility with their products and Apple's macOS Sierra: "Apple has officially released macOS Sierra to the public, introducing a number of new additions... Read more »

Hands On: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors

Looking for studio reference monitors that are small and light enough to throw in a bag for travel or for portable use, compact enough not to overwhelm your desk, accurate enough to use to mix with confidence, and... Read more »

iZotope Neutron Plug-in Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FMp9Hp6k4 Matt Hines from iZotope joins Mitch Gallagher to present the Neutron mixing plug-in. Neutron is a plug-in that automatically detects instruments, analyzes the signal, and... Read more »

Wave Arts Updates Panorama to v5.8.6

Wave Arts has updated their Panorama 3D audio processor to version 5.8.6. The new version includes the following additions and fixes: The Human and KEMAR HRTFs now support sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, and... Read more »

Gruv Gear Sliiv Laptop Case Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOlmbrgT9CA Jeff Harington from Gruv Gear presents their Sliiv laptop protector. The Gruv Gear Sliiv protective laptop sleeve is a breathable mesh sleeve with a faux fur interior... Read more »

Focusrite Announces Red 8Pre

Focusrite has added a new flagship member to the RED family of audio interfaces, the Red 8Pre. Featuring eight specially designed Red Evolution mic preamps, two front-panel instrument inputs, and the acclaimed "Air"... Read more »

Speed Your Workflow With Custom Key Commands

Key commands offer a fast and efficient way to operate your DAW. In fact, nearly all DAWs offer some functions that are only available via key commands, making key commands essential. It can be tricky to remember a... Read more »