Best of 2015: 2015 has been an amazing year for hardware step sequencers. After a decades long drought, the last year has seen a flood of hardware sequencer introductions. Sequencers introduced in the last year include entry-level and high-end models; MIDI sequencers; analog CV/Gate sequencers; and sequencers that offer randomization, algorithmic sequencing, Euclidean Rhythms and… Read More What’s The Best New Hardware Sequencer Of 2015?
While 2015 has been a great year for new hardware synthesizers, its also been a big year for new mobile music software. In fact, it’s starting to look like many developers are taking a ‘mobile first’ approach to developing music apps. Here’s a round-up of some of the most important mobile music software introductions of… Read More What’s The Best New Mobile Music App Of 2015?
Ableton 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,… Read More What’s The Best Desktop DAW? (2015 Poll)
Many people think of Behringer primarily as a maker of ‘clones’ of popular music gear, or more recently, for creating some innovative mixer and monitor lines. But, before Behringer was even a company, founder Uli Behringer got his start by building his own keyboard, the UB-1 synthesizer (above), when he was 16. Now, it looks like Behringer… Read More Poll: If Behringer Makes A Synth, What Should They Make?
In 2010, Synthtopia readers voted Ableton Live the world’s best DAW. In 2012, FL Studio took that title, when over 10,000 readers voted in our DAW Poll. Since our last DAW poll, the percent of our readers that use iOS and Android mobile devices has grown to over 33%. But, while mobile apps are popular, desktop… Read More What’s The Best Desktop DAW? (2014 Poll)
What’s the best DAW in the world? In 2010, Synthtopia readers voted Ableton Live the world’s best DAW. But in the last two years, many competing digital audio workstations have received major updates, while Ableton has focused their development on bug fixes. And several new DAW’s have been announced since the last poll. Here’s your chance… Read More What’s The Best DAW In The World? (2012 Poll)
What’s the best version of OS X for music producers? Reader Marc Mitchell wrote in to ask: “Is there any chance at all we could get a survey on just how many pro “working” music makers are using lion or intending to go up to mountain lion.., I don’t know any producers that are using… Read More What Version Of OS X Is Best For Music Producers?