Computer Music news
- 08/17/15Hot newsFreeware
Studio One 3 Prime is out
PreSonus had announced it when releasing v3 of its DAW, the free Prime edition of Studio One is now available for download.
- 08/16/15Hot news
Classic synth emulations that won't cost you a dime
You often hear that a $1,000 laptop today has the power of a billion dollars worth of computer equipment from 50 years ago. Likewise, the equivalent of thousands of dollars of vintage synthesizer gear often exists in the form of a low-cost or even freeware plug-in. To say it’s a beautiful time to be a computer musician would be an understatement.
- 08/14/15Hot newsFreeware
Friday’s Freeware: Analog Tape Synths
Last year, Samples From Mars offered a drum machine library. This summer, their gift is a collection of synths that were tape recorded.
- 08/13/15Hot news
A review of Positive Grid Bias FX Professional modeli...
The competition in the amp and effects modeling market is fierce, and there is no shortage of excellent products. Positive Grid, which established itself on the iOS side with JamUp and JamUp Pro, and then moved into the desktop world with Bias Desktop, now has released Bias FX, an amp and effects modeling application that runs on both Mac/PC and...
- 08/06/15Hot news
Strategies for archiving your session files and mixes...
Back in the day, archiving sessions recorded to multitrack tape was not an easy task. You needed a place to store the bulky tape reels, and if you didn’t “bake” the tapes to get the moisture out of them, they would deteriorate over ten or so years.
- 08/05/15Hot news
A review of the UAD BX 20 Spring Reverb Plug-In
When you think of spring reverb, the sound that probably comes to mind is the “boingy” one associated with guitar amps. For mixing sources like vocals, drums and pianos, you probably wouldn't consider a spring reverb. But the AKG BX 20, which was just released in Universal Audio’s UAD v8.3 software, might just change your mind.
Summer of Freeware: SC Autofilter
What’s free today on your favorite website? What about a filter with advanced functionality for Mac and Windows developed by Stagecraft Software?
Summer of Freeware: a Rickenbacker 4001
Your third freeware of the week is a Rickenbacker 4001 bass sampled by Project16 and compiled in a plug-in by BigCat instruments.
Summer of Freeware: Shinyguitar
Before jumping back into the pool or playing in the waves, have a look at Shinyguitar, a free SFZ library by Karoryfer.
- 07/27/15Hot news
Cool crossover gear and apps for iOS and Mac/PC
With every passing iOS update from Apple, the variety, inventiveness and overall appeal of music-making apps for the iPad and iPhone just grows and grows. Yet most computer musicians and producers do the bulk of their work on a Mac or PC with desktop software. To help you pair the immediacy and fun of iOS music making with meaningful production ...