Review: Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials Recording Software


Balance with Reason Essentials is the first audio interface from Propellerhead, makers of Reason and Record software. Propellerhead has always focused on making sure that the software doesn’t get in the way of making music.  With Balance, they’ve set out to make sure that the hardware does just the same. Balance is a 2 input, […]

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AmpliTube Adds Seymour Duncan And Orange

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IK Multimedia makes the guitar modeling software, AmpliTube, which has previously released a Fender-branded version as well as iOS versions. AmpliTube is famous for creating pitch-perfect models of famous analog sounds and effects and now the software is adding two new critical pieces to their Custom Shop: a pair of stompboxes from legendary effects and […]

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Software Review: Peavey ReValver MK III.V


Peavey ReValver MK III.V List Price: $299.00 For any guitar player, a new tube amp is something to celebrate. So imagine the celebrating you’ll do when you unleash the arsenal of amps and effects the Peavey ReValver Mark III.V has to offer. Not your average amp simulator, the software allows near infinite tweaking options […]

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Topspin Adds Concert Videos To Direct-To-Fan Platform


In March, Topspin Media introduced a self-service model for their direct-to-fan software tools. Now the company has partnered with concert video startup LiveJam HD to give Topspin users access to concert video production, licensing, and distribution tools. LiveJam HD works with artists like Widespread Panic to produce high-quality concert video recordings and provides a storefront […]

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Software Review: Toontrack Classic EZX


Toontrack Classic EZX List Price: $89.00 The Classic EZX brings the sound and feel of ‘70s-era drums to your sessions via the extremely popular and user-friendly EZ Drummer program, by Toontrack. EZ Drummer operates as a virtual drum kit plug-in within your DAW, and provides you with a realistic-looking drum kit that allows auditioning […]

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Software Review: iZotope Nectar


iZotope Nectar: Complete Vocal Suite List Price:$299.00 iZotope Nectar is a complete vocal processing suite, all in a signal plug-in, from the makers of other suite-style plug-ins like Ozone and Alloy. Nectar puts 100% of its power into crafting and editing vocal performances, and includes 11 vocal processors within the suite. As standard with […]

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Software Review: Notion 3

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NOTION Notion 3 List Price: $299.00 Upon opening the Notion 3 box, users are greeted with this quote: “The next great thing in music will never come from a company or some shiny new machine. It’ll come from you.” Inspiration has struck. The tricky part now is to be able to create music without […]

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Software Review: Big Fish Audio Nashville Sessions

Big Fish Audio Contruction Kits: Nashville Sessions List Price: $99.95 For songwriters, composers, cowboy boot enthusiasts, or anyone looking to employ some of the most talented Nashville session players into their projects (for far less money than a live session’s costs), Big Fish Audio brings you Nashville Sessions. Meticulously recorded, and performed by Nashville […]

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In Depth: Propellerhead Reason 5


Propellerhead Software Reason and Record Duo List Price: $449.00 (bundle) The end of this summer dropped a left-right combo on music makers with Reason 5 and Record 1.5. For those unfamiliar with Reason, it can be explained as audio and MIDI software that looks and works like real hardware. Virtual racks of synthesizers, samplers, […]

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MASTERWRITER > Masterwriter 2.0

It’s designed to either help you get over that creative hump or during the nitty-gritty of writing the first verse . . .

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Tanager Audioworks’ SongFrame software is a songwriting toolkit that provides writers and musicians an intuitive platform to develop songs in a streamlined fashion, and prepare these songs for recording on any digital audio workstation

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