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Wavosaure – Review

Mastering with Wavosaure: an improvement to the music production workflow (for Propellerheads’ Reason users).

Author: Edouard Reny – August 12th, 2013

The standard music production process can be summarized in 4 steps: composition, arrangement, mixing and finally mastering. An effective workflow adapted to the power of the production set-up is essential to keep the music producer’s creativity sharp and flowing. Nothing gets more irritating when at a certain point, the load on the CPU becomes so heavy that the computer gets the hiccups or worse, crashes. (more…)

Pro Tools 10 – Review

by Paul Bordenkircher, Mesa Sand Music

www.mesasandmusic.com

With the power of modern personal computers and the availability of recording software, most musicians and songwriters have started recording their own compositions. If you’ve just started your research, you’ve probably come along many different names for software in this category – Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Live and certainly, Pro Tools, to name just a few. Each of these is a type of software commonly known as a DAW – short for Digital Audio Workstation.

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XLN Audio Addictive Drums Review

By JP Dubya

Being a guitarist, when it comes to using four limbs at once, I might as well be tasked with dismantling a nuclear bomb. Which means I’m always looking for great drum solutions for composition. This is where XLN Audio’s Addictive Drums comes in. It’s a simple, easy-to-use piece of software that takes the pain out of drum programming.
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Toontracks EZMix2 – Review

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Ian Pain

OK so this is my first attempt at a review and I hope I am able to convey the usefulness of this fairly simple and relatively cheap piece of software. The download and authorization was very simple and straightforward and I was up and running in no time. There is a basic PDF manual that comes with it but to be honest it is so obvious that anyone with some experience of plug-ins and music software would have no problem. (more…)

Jam Origin – Review

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Greg Domeier

I have been toying with the idea of getting a midi guitar to add to my music creating arsenal. Even though I have a midi keyboard, I am primarily a guitar player. Any keyboarding I do is slow and not very accomplished.

The Roland GR-55 ($799 street) was at the top of my list, but it had two things working against it. I have various amp modeling plugins as well as a JTV Variax, so most of its features were duplicating stuff I already had.
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