Amazon Glacier – Inexpensive Cloud Backup, 1 cent per GB!

We have talked a number of times about the best practices of backing up ones data. Currently I have I have three HD backups of everything and I rotate one of those drives offsite to a safe deposit box. I was using an Amazon S3 account to back up data to the cloud but soon realized that while the price was reasonable for small amounts of data, large amounts would be too costly. Enter Amazon Glacier. (more…)

Pro Tools 10 – Review

by Paul Bordenkircher, Mesa Sand Music

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.


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.