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REVIEW: SONAR Platinum by Cakewalk

Sonar Platinum by Cakewalk – pricing options include full purchase (appx $500) or select the membership model ($49/mo) PROS: Flexible pricing options, plenty of virtual instruments and options, fairly easy to use. CONS: Windows only. Recording software was divided in the past; professional grade that required high powered computers, and home versions that could record, but […]Read More »

PreSonus Studio One 3 DAW Review

PreSonus Studio One 3 DAW Review PROS: Affordable. Easy transition from other DAWs. No subscription needed. Mac & PC compatible. CONS: None. Home recording with Pro Tools certainly leveled the playing field; any user who laid down their hard earned money could use the same recording platform as professional recording artists and engineers. Like all […]Read More »

A Complete Guide to Plug-Ins For Your Home Studio

A Complete Guide to Plug-Ins For Your Home Studio In the May issue of Performer, I wrote about analog tape machine plug-ins. This month we’re going to focus on plug ins for home studio owners. A home studio can be a million dollar facility owned by a rock star, trust fund kid, etc, or a […]Read More »

Watch the Studio One 3 Launch Webcasts From PreSonus

Well the news is finally out, the next standard in creative music production, Studio One 3 is now available. PreSonus has launched the new version of Studio One with a series of three epic webcasts. Version 3 is a massive release. There’s so much to say about it that each webcast is a little different. Each webcast features a live demonstration […]Read More »

How To Successfully Achieve Analog Warmth With Digital Tape Plug-Ins

AND THEN THERE WAS PRO TOOLS… Recording has been a part of my life for more than 35 years. I started in the analog tape world, and I’m still in the analog tape world at the studio that I work at. I was introduced to digital recording in 1982 with a Sony PCM-F1, so I […]Read More »

WATCH: Cakewalk Highlights from Winter NAMM 2015

In case you missed it, Cakewalk posted a wrap-up from the recent NAMM show. Here’s what they had to say: “NAMM was our first opportunity to show off the new SONAR line to the public, and the reception was nothing short of spectacular. To handle the crowds, products were demoed at three locations—the Gibson, TASCAM, […]Read More »

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