home recording software

Songwriter’s guide to home recording: software

November 16, 2019 in Features, Gear, Tips & Techniques

Our music production guru Dave Chrzanowski is back to talk about the DAWs and VSTs you need to get started…

Cakewalk Sonar

Three major announcements for Sonar

July 10, 2016 in Gear, News

Cakewalk announces lifetime updates for Sonar Platinum, public alpha testing of Sonar for Mac and enhancements to the DAW’s performance…

Tracktion T7 screenshot: in iMac

Review: Tracktion T7

June 13, 2016 in Gear

Tracktion returns with the latest edition of its sleek, single-screen DAW with drag & drop functionality. George Butler gets testing…

PreSonus Studio One 3.2

Studio One gets another boost

February 28, 2016 in Gear, News

PreSonus enhances the DAW software with a free update to version 3.2, adding more than 50 tools and workflow improvements…

Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 pack shot

Introducing Cubase’s better half

December 22, 2015 in Gear, News

Version 8.5 of Steinberg’s music production systems, Cubase Pro and Artist, see enhancements to workflow, creative tools and online collaboration…

Open Labs Stagelight music creation app for Android mobile devices

Android takes centre Stage(light)

November 18, 2015 in Gear, News

Open Labs launches a free Android version of the Stagelight music creation software that has been designed for first-time users…

T6 Main

Review: Tracktion 6

July 20, 2015 in Gear

Tracktion gives you surprisingly powerful sequencing capabilities at a reasonable price. Matt Chapman takes the latest version for a spin……

Behringer Motör Series USB/MIDI Keyboard Controllers

Behringer gets the Motör running

January 31, 2015 in Gear, News

The new Motör series 61-key and 49-key USB/MIDI master keyboard controllers include touch-sensitive motorised faders and backlit, pressure-sensitive drum pads…

Reason 8 layout

Review: Propellerhead Reason 8

November 1, 2014 in Gear

Stockholm-based Propellerhead has updated its flagship music-making software, Reason. Reason 8 has landed and we put it through its paces……

Tracktion 5 EQ shot

Review: Tracktion 5

May 26, 2014 in Gear

Tracktion 5 is a MIDI and audio sequencer from the Tracktion Software Corporation that carries an astonishingly low price tag…

Reason 7

Review: Reason 7

June 14, 2013 in Gear

Propellerhead have released the latest incarnation of their popular DAW and recording package. Long-term user Ian O’Shea test-drives Reason 7…