Soundplant Audio Player Review

The internet is 95% bollocks – literally as well as metaphorically but there are still gems of great price hidden in that wonderful 5%. I ran into one the other day – the intriguingly entitled Soundplant. Soundplant is the work of Marcel Blum, who is a musician, coder and curator, connoisseur and cataloguer and indeed purveyor of rare electronica. A …

MOTU Digital Performer 9 – DP9 diversity and DAWs

I recently jumped into the deep end of MOTU world and I’m writing this as a small down payment against reviews of MOTUs M64 and 624 AVB-TSN interfaces. But at that the same time I had a chance to look at MOTU’s venerable yet still controversial DAW Digital Performer 9. I say venerable because Digital Performer has been around a …

Acoustica Premium 6 – DAW Musings

I write a lot of words and I have a lot of writing tools. Emacs, Scrivener, WriteMonkey, Leo, Sublime Text, Editorial – the list goes on. ¬†They all do similar things, I could probably get by with only one, but please don’t make me chose – I like the variety. And the same is true in audio production software. I …

Wavelab 9 Pro – Review

Wavelab 7 and 8 are powerhouse programmes, you know that because when you launch them, the interfaces have more bells than the top shelf of a Glasgow pub and more whistles than a refs convention. Now if you were brought up with that, no problem. Or if you used the ‘Lab every day, no problem. But for a first time …

Presonus Studio One Version 3 Review

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger all great aspirations, ideal for opening Glastonbury or indeed a tag line for the latest incarnation of your killer software. Avoiding of course – fatter, flatter, slower, harder to use. So have the Presonus boffins working on Version 3 of their Studio One Digital Audio Workstation delivered the Daft Punk upgrade or have they fallen foul …