First debuting in 2012, Bitwig Studio has slowly been gaining a cult following on the DAW market, primarily taking aim at electronic musicians as an Ableton Live alternative - in fact, the software was in part designed by ex-Ableton software engineers. Booting up Bitwig Studio, it’s immediately apparent there’s a lot of similarities in the two platforms: there is a browser, clip launcher view (called mix view) and arrangement view with each track’s instruments/effects running along the bottom.
iZotope Ozone 6 Advanced Mastering Software Suite
There has always been limited options for high end mastering software suites. In recent years iZotope has become the new name to be added to that very select list. More recently, iZotope products have become readily available in stores within Australia, making sales and support all that much simpler. I got my hands on a copy of their new mastering suite, Ozone 6 Advanced. This is definitely going to change how I approach my plug-in use and how my mixes ultimately come to a final sound.
AVID PRO TOOLS 11 TIER 3 PLUGINS
I have been a Pro Tools user since the later stages of Version 4, when MIDI production within the software was diffi cult to say the least, even using the software as a music creation tool, as opposed to a multi-track recorder, was tough.