Steinberg Releases Cubase 8.5 – Here’s What’s New

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Steinberg has released Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5, the latest update to its Digital Audio Workstation for Mac OS X & Windows.

Key new features include Retrologue 2, VST Transit and more.

Here’s a series of videos that introduce the new features in Cubase 8.5: Continue reading

Auria Pro 2 Brings It To The iPad


WaveMachine Labs has released Auria Pro v2 – a major update to the app that they describe as ‘the first Digital Audio Workstation designed from the ground up for iPad’.

It offers comprehensive MIDI support, built-in sampler player and analog synths, real-time audio warping, AAF import/export, powerful busing, and optional third-party plug-in support from names like PSP, FabFilter, Overloud and Drumagog.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

What’s The Best Desktop DAW? (2015 Poll)

fl-studio-laptopAbleton Live, FL Studio and Logic Pro have long been favorite Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) of Synthtopia readers.

But new apps can still shake things up. Last year, when over 14,000 readers took part in our 2014 Best DAW Poll, Bitwig jumped into the top 5.

And DAWs continue to evolve. In the last year, there have been big updates for Live, Pro Tools, Sonar, Mixcraft, Logic Pro, Reaper, Reason, Nuendo, DP, Studio One, FL Studio, Ardour and more.

So – what’s the best desktop DAW in the world in 2015? Here’s your chance to weigh in! Continue reading

Hearken Gives Your Mac Instant Audio Recording


Boxed Ear has introdued Hearken, a new kind of audio recording software for Mac with a focus on ‘fast, simple, elegant recording’.

Hearken can record from any number of audio inputs simultaneously, at the touch of a button using the power of Hotkeys. It’s a lightweight application that lives in the status bar and is always ready to record, turning your Mac into a one-push instant audio recording solution.

Here’s the official audio intro: Continue reading

Wooji Juice Releases Ferrite Recording Studio For iOS


Wooji Juice has released Ferrite, recording app for iOS that they say combines the ease of use of a ‘voice memo’ audio recorder and the power of a multi-track editing studio.

The app was designed primarily for professional voice production use.

Here’s a video overview: Continue reading