Studio - DAW / Music Production Platforms


PAR On Audio Production Touch Screens

Date: 07/02/2014

I think one of the big changes on the horizon is touch screen technology utilizing touch screen panels (TSPs). It’s time to re-imagine the tools of music production. I look around and I see TSPs in use everywhere, from smartphones to cash registers, cars to airport ticket terminals. The rapid adoption and success of the iPad is a clear indicator that TSPs are here to stay.  MORE

Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 12/03/2013

A-T has prospered in the high performance, mid-priced mic category, but has never attempted to break into the “premium mic” category.  MORE

Reason For Upgrade

Date: 02/24/2012

In his Continuing Adventures In Software, Rich Tozzoli explores the expanded landscape of one of his favored composition tools.  MORE

Harrison Mixbus Version 2.0.5 Digital Audio Workstation

Date: 02/24/2012

Console manufacturer Harrison has entered the workstation market with its Mixbus Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), built on the Ardour opensource DAW platform, and utilizing Harrison’s precision DSP algorithms for EQ, Filter, Compression, Analog Tape Saturation and Summing.  MORE

PAR Picks 6: Must-Try Drum Production Tools

Date: 02/21/2012

Featuring Avid, FXpansion, Massey, Slate Digital, Sonoma, Spectrasonics and Toontrack  MORE

PAR Picks 6: Plug-ins for Aggressive Processing

Date: 12/14/2011

Our software editor shares a half-dozen of his favorite hard-toclassify plug-ins with unique sonic signatures.  MORE

Software @ AES

Date: 11/18/2011

Highlights from the 131st AES Convention  MORE

BAE Expands Ops

Date: 10/20/2011

N. HOLLYWOOD, CA—British Audio Engineering (BAE) recently expanded its base of operations, relocating to a commercial building in North Hollywood, CA. Once known as Brent Averill Enterprises, BAE is now focused on very faithfully reproducing some of the Class-A discrete audio circuit designs of the 1960s and ’70s, enhancing and repackaging a number of those classic designs to better meet the expectations of 21st century music creators.  MORE

Waves Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel and PIE Compressor Plug-Ins

Date: 09/16/2011

This trio of plug-ins provides all the classic rock ‘n’ roll warmth you’d expect from an Eddie Kramer-influenced collection plus intuitive, analog-esque GUIs.  MORE

Is The Age Of Specialized Daws Next?

Date: 08/29/2011

Since their inception, DAWs had their own arms race going on, with each successive version piling on the features.  MORE

PAR Picks 6: Unique Plug-Ins

Date: 08/18/2011

Our software editor shares a half-dozen of his favorite plug-ins that simply defy categorization.  MORE

Lexicon LXP Native Reverb Bundle

Date: 08/18/2011

Our software editor falls (once again) for the legendary lushness of Lexicon reverbs, this time in an efficient and ideally priced software bundle.  MORE

Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Plug-In

Date: 08/18/2011

Aphex released the original hardware version of the Aural Exciter in the mid-1970s.  MORE

Steinberg Cubase 6 Digital Audio Workstation

Date: 07/19/2011

Intuitive in its classic "analog" aesthetic, CUBASE 6 is both affordable and "top-ofthe-line" in its most powerful incarnation to date.  MORE


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