Automation Basics - What is Automation?
Many of the features in our DAWs come from the analog world, and automation is no exception. In order to understand what it is all about, let's go back to the time when the only digital gear in a rec…
Our favorite sequencers for music production - What are the best DAWs?
The DAW is the heart of modern home studios. A sequencer isn't something you should buy carelessly because it impacts the way you work – the whole process, from the idea to its realization. Here is a…
AudioFanzine met Studio One's technical director - Interview with the father of Studio One
Coinciding with the launch of Studio One v2.5, AudioFanzine met up with Matthias Juwan, technical director at PreSonus in Hamburg, Germany, to talk about his career, the future of the Studio One sequ…
Presonus Studio One 2 Review - Studio Killed the DAW Stars
Launched about two years ago, the first Studio One version impressed with its maturity. The program was stable, practical and well thought-out. It had almost nothing to envy the leading sequencing to…
Propellerhead Reason 6 Review - Reason Tips the Scales
Each new Reason version brings a bunch of surprises with itself, meeting some of the demands of its users. Here you have the new features Propellerhead added to Reason 6.
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro Review - Mikro Maschine
Two years ago, Native Instruments introduced Maschine, a kind of hybrid MPC combining software and hardware technologies. The software is now in version 1.7 and the manufacturer has also introduced M…
Steinberg Cubase 6 Review - Cubase SiX
While Avid and Cakewalk launched the new versions of their respective flagship sequencers just before Christmas, Steinberg chose NAMM 2011 to present the wistfully awaited version 6 of Cubase. This n…
Avid Pro Tools 9 Review - Let There Be Light!
It was THE event at the 2010 AES show in San Fran: the launch of Pro Tools 9 took center stage and generated a lot of expectations. Pro Tools 9 is not merely a simple update. It is in fact a small re…
Cakewalk Sonar X1 Review - Sonar Under X-Rays
The new Sonar version has arrived. However, instead of being version 9, it is named Sonar X1. Cakewalk actually decided to completely rebuild the interface of its sequencer. And it changes everything…
Propellerhead Reason 5 Review - Eight Rex and One Kong
What features does the fifth version of the historical Propellerhead software have to offer? Overview.