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There are many popular software Digital Audio Workstations (or DAWs) and Sound On Sound regularly covers all the top brands in its monthly DAW Masterclasses. From Steinberg Cubase and Avid Pro Tools, PreSonus Studio One and Apple Logic Pro, MOTU Digital Performer to Ableton Live, Reason Studios Reason and Cockos Reaper, you'll find how-to techniques and tips for all of these and other DAWs collected under the sections shown above.

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    Steinberg Nuendo 12 DAW software

    Nuendo 12 available now

    Steinberg update their post-production suite

    Latest version focuses on dedicated tools for dialogue editing, expands immersive audio capabilities and adds native Apple silicon support.

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    Avid Pro Tools

    New Pro Tools versions unveiled

    Avid's established DAW now available in three subscription-only editions

    Plus: GrooveCell and SynthCell virtual instruments released.

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    Reason Studios BV-X Multimode Vocoder GUI

    BV-X Multimode Vocoder from Reason Studios

    New Rack Extension joins Reason’s effects line-up

    The BV-X Multimode Vocoder provides Reason users with easy access to classic vocoder sounds whilst introducing some interesting new features.

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    Steinberg Cubase 12

    Cubase 12 released

    Steinberg update established DAW

    Find out what's new in Steinberg's flagship music production suite.

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    Steinberg Cubasis 3.4

    Steinberg Cubasis 3.4 brings Ableton Link support and many improvements

    Enhanced powerful audio sequencer app for iOS, Android and Chrome OS.

    Steinberg have released Cubasis v3.4 of its powerful audio sequencer app adding support for Ableton Link plus over 75 workflow and performance improvements.

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    PreSonus Studio One 5.5

    PreSonus Studio One 5.5 Update adds requested features

    New Mastering Tools and more...

    New version includes some of the most requested features for the Project Page like: Track Automation; Clip Gain Envelopes; Listen Bus and Track Transform.

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    Steinberg eLicenser

    Steinberg software licensing scheme announced

    Post eLicenser roadmap unveiled

    Bye-bye dongle, bienvenu Software Licensing. Plus: Cubase 12 to be released in 2022.

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    Apple Logic Pro X 10.7

    Apple M1 Pro & M1 Max MacBook Pros plus Logic 10.7

    Apple doubles down on Atmos immersive audio enhancements

    New version of Logic Pro X now available; next-gen Apple Silicon MacBook Pros announced.

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    Steinberg Dorico For iPad

    Dorico for iPad released

    Free scoring app from Steinberg

    Steinberg's notation and composition suite is now available for Apple tablets. It's completely compatible with desktop Dorico projects, sports a new touch-friendly MIDI editor — and is available for free.

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    Ableton Live Lite 11

    Live Lite 11 launched

    Now with MPE!

    Ableton have released a major update to their entry-level DAW, adding new effects, MPE compatibility, and more.

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    Bitwig Studio 4

    Bitwig Studio 4 now available

    New version adds conditional triggering, comping and more

    Final release of Bitwig Studio 4 introduces a new file format called 'Anti-Loops', which take advantage of the new Operators and comping features to offer intuitive loop manipulation.

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    MOTU Digital Performer 11

    Digital Performer 11 announced

    MOTU announce major DAW update

    Major update to MOTU's DAW adds MPE support, Apple Silicon compatibility, and Nanosampler 2.0.

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    Pro Tools 2021.6

    Pro Tools 2021.6 now available

    Hybrid Engine comes to HDX systems

    Huge update brings the Hybrid Engine to all HDX systems, and doubles Voice and mixer channel count for both DSP and CPU-based Pro Tools users.

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    Deskew Technologies Gig Performer 4.0

    Gig Performer 4.0 released

    Live VST host gets major update

    Slimline live VST host boasts expanded MIDI features and a new Global Rackspace.

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    Propellerheads Reason 12

    Reason 12 announced

    New version available 1st September

    Popular virtual-hardware DAW will go on sale on 1st September, and includes a new sampler, new sound, and improved Rack and more.

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    Rode Connect

    Free podcasting app from Rode

    New app works with NT-USB Mini desktop mic

    Rode Connect works with Rode's NT-USB Mini microphones, and can accommodate up to six guests simultaneously.

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    Ableton Live 11 Beginner's Guide

    Ableton Live 11 Beginner's Guide

    New video course added to SOS Tutorials

    Comprehensive video course on Ableton Live 11, one of the most popular and unique digital audio workstations for electronic musicians, is available from SOS Tutorials.

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    PreSonus Studio One 5.2

    Studio One 5.2 released

    PreSonus DAW updated

    Update adds improved handling of articulations, drum and tabulature scoring, enhanced Show Page and more.

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    Steinberg to ditch the dongle

    Cubase & Nuendo devs commit to phasing out eLicenser

    Users of Steinberg software (including Cubase and Nuendo) will soon be able to run it without requiring a USB eLicenser.

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    Live 11 now available

    Ableton DAW goes on sale today

    The latest version of Ableton's DAW has just gone on sale. Click to read our exclusive review!

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    Steinberg Nuendo 11

    Nuendo 11 now available

    Steinberg's post-production suite updated

    Steinberg's post-production suite now boasts Dolby Atmos authoring.

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