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Presonus Studio One Pro 4.5 Released



Studio One 4.5

PreSonus® is now shipping Studio One® 4.5, a major update to its powerful yet easy-to-use recording and production software. With more than 70 new features and improvements, this free update for Studio One 4 users adds several of the most requested features from the Studio One user community and adds advanced tools that streamline professional audio and MIDI production workflows. See also your Presonus Studio One Professional V4.1 Review

The Studio One 4.5 development team focus was simple: give users more of what they want. And thanks to the impassioned crew over at, Presonus had a robust customer-curated roadmap to work from. Over 70 new features and improvements that benefit both traditional recordists as well as contemporary nonlinear producers.

Redesigned Input Channel 

The redesigned Input Channel section adds updated hardware preamp controls for selected PreSonus audio interfaces, as well as software-based input gain and phase controls to every input. This combination of hardware- and software-based gain controls offers more flexibility and control throughout the entire recording and mixing process. All audio and instrument channels, effects channels, and buses also feature gain and phase controls so you can manage perfect levels across the entire mix without increasing event gain.

Grouping redesigned

The grouping has been completely redesigned: Groups now have attributes for defining edit groups or mix groups using attributes for Volume, Pan, Mute/Solo, Inserts, and Sends. Groups can be nested and can be easily edited and activated/suspended with one click. A dedicated command can globally enable/disable all Groups at once.

Setting up an external audio interface is a lot easier thanks to several I/O setup improvements. Add any number of new inputs and outputs in just one step, including custom naming and coloring. Inputs and outputs can be reordered with simple drag-and-drop. Users who switch interfaces, move between studios, or collaborate will appreciate the new Import and Export options for I/O setups.


New Plug-In Manager

A new Plug-In Manager lists all installed third-party plug-ins, including a list of plug-ins that were blacklisted during the initial scan, allowing them to be reset individually or globally. Showing or hiding individual or groups of plug-ins only takes a few clicks.

CPU load

Honoring one of Studio One users’ top requests, CPU load for using combined virtual instruments inside a Multi-Instrument has been reduced by a whopping 70% for Native Plug-ins and by around 50% for third-party instruments like Kontakt. CPU optimization has also been implemented for Mai Tai, Presence XT, SampleOne® XT, and Impact XT.

MIDI editing 

Studio One 4.5 takes MIDI editing to a new level with major new features and improvements to speed up workflow. Several powerful new note actions have been added; examples include Fill with Notes, Randomize Notes, Apply Scale and Mirror Notes. Note actions can be used manually and individually, and they can be assigned to keyboard shortcuts and used as part of a Macro command. Shortcuts or Macros can then be added to any Macro Toolbar, enabling even more powerful customization.

Studio One 4.5 Multi Instrument
Studio One 4.5 Multi Instrument

You can download the latest release as of May, 21 2019 here: Studio One 4 Professional Version: 4.5.0 build 52556

Version 4.5.0 Release Notes (May 21, 2019):

Studio One 4.5 adds the following new features and improvements.

Recording and Mixing

  • Redesigned hardware controls (gain/polarity/48V) on mixer channels (for compatible
  • PreSonus interfaces)
  • Input Mixer: software gain/polarity controls on every input
  • Software input gain/polarity controls on every channel, bus and FX channel
  • Extended grouping system with attributes (Volume, Pan, Mute/Solo, Inserts/Sends)
  • Groups definable as Edit- and/or Mix-Groups (with attributes)
  • Commands/shortcuts to suspend any group
  • Command to suspend all groups
  • Support for unlimited nested groups (groups within groups)
  • New Groups section in Track List and Channel List
  • Optional group name display on channels with Group assign and renaming options
  • Customizable Channel Components in Console
  • RMS/Peak metering option per channel
  • Global Pre-Fader Metering option
  • Quick-assign I/O routing for multiple selected channels
  • Quick-assign outputs in ascending order
  • Basic and Advanced Plug-in menu styles
  • Alternative (reverse) Sidechain routing
  • Copy Plug-ins with Sidechain routing
Studio One 4.5 Console with HW controls
Studio One 4.5 Console

Arrangement and Editing

  • Lock Events (with position and editing options)
  • Lock Tracks option
  • Independent Quantize/Timebase/Snap options
  • Snap to Zero Crossings
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Studio-One 4.5

Musical (MIDI) Editing

  • Chord Audition option in Chord Selector
  • Chord Audition option for chord events in Chord Track
  • User-assignable Chord Audition sound
  • New Major/Minor Triad scales
  • Re-organized Musical Actions menu
  • Stretch multiple notes by dragging
  • Note Action: Apply Scale
  • Note Action: Distribute Notes
  • Note Action: Randomize Notes
  • Note Action: Quantize Notes
  • Note Action: Mirror Notes
  • Note Action: Repeat Notes to Part End
  • Note Action: Thin out Notes
  • Note Action: Fill with Notes
Studio One 4.5
Studio One 4.5


  • Independent Macro Toolbars for Arrangement, Music Editor and Audio Editor
  • Macro Toolbar: custom menus
  • Macro Toolbar: direct macro editing
  • Macro Toolbar: Duplicate Macro command
  • Macro Toolbar: “move to Group” command
  • Impact XT: drag more than 16 samples or slices
  • Patterns: support for Quintuplets / Septuplets resolution
  • Improved swing timing for patterns with individual lanes resolution
  • Stem Export: quick drag>select tracks/channels
  • Stem Export: save selection when closing window
  • Song Data Import retains “Disabled” track state when importing
  • Fat Channel XT modules retain state when switching
  • Instrument list: “disable all” option
  • Instrument list: “remove unused” option
  • Store Presets with a folder selection
  • Assignable F13-F24 keys
  • Recall any Marker with shortcut
  • One-step Audioloop export (drag&drop)

User Interface

  • Smooth audio waveforms (option)
  • Macro Toolbar icons update
  • Sample One XT / Impact XT: improved unit readouts


  • Improved CPU performance with Multi Instruments
  • Improved CPU performance with Mai Tai, Sample One XT, Impact XT, and Presence XT

Hardware and Installation

  • I/O Setup: add multiple inputs or outputs
  • I/O Setup: re-order inputs / outputs with drag & drop
  • New Plug-in Manager with filters by format and vendor
  • Plug-in Manager: list and reset blacklisted plug-ins individually

Import / Export

  • Import / Export I/O Setups
  • Video Export option with multiple codec support (platform-dependent)
  • MP3 Export with variable bitrate
  • AAC support (Import / Export), including ALAC (Apple Lossless)
  • Mono option for Export Mixdown


  • [VST3] Support for program pitch names and key switch API
  • [VST2] Host-specific extension to query key switches from plug-ins

Fixes / Improvements

  • Text field may lose focus when a search result is displayed
  • Artifacts with volume automation
  • Very short MP3 files cannot be imported
  • Macro toolbar presets get lost if multiple songs are closed in a certain order
  • Bounce in place inserts silence when there’s an Open Air instance as EventFX
  • VCA automation offset incorrectly
  • Click coordinate of pen is slightly off
  • Potential lockup when using “Follow Chord”
  • True Peak sometimes delivers wrong values
  • [MacOS] Random order in file lists generated from APFS volume
  • Mod wheel assigned to Sample One eco filter behaves unexpectedly
  • NoteFX remain active after rendering with Chorder
  • Track Transform does not retain VCA assignment
  • Track/channel colors lost on transform multi-out instruments
  • Some elements need more contrast in Light Theme
  • Some time-stretched events in Scratch Pad play back incorrectly
  • [Windows 7] Potential crash while applying Touch+Swipe on certain plug-ins
  • Typos in AudioBox 1818VSL I/O labels

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Bitwig Studio 4.3 Brings Space and Tone with Convolution: Create Realistic Reverbs with Impulse Sounds



Bitwig Studio 4.3 Brings Space and Tone with Convolution: Create Realistic Reverbs with Impulse Sounds

Do you focus on the processors when looking for new sounds, or does it matter what type of generator you’re using? Bitwig Studio 4.3 (Beta) has arrived, bringing space and tone, as well as a convolution device for real and imagined spaces, a new delay that loves the limelight, and some downright electric components for our synths.

Bitwig Studio 4.3 has brought with it a wealth of new features, including Convolution. This powerful tool allows you to apply the sonic characteristics of any physical space or effect to your sounds.

Whether you’re looking for realistic reverbs or want to add an extra dimension to your music, Convolution can take you there. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what Bitwig’s Convolution can do and how you can use it to create stunning sounds!

Convolution – Your Sound is Going Spaces

Convolution - Your Sound is Going Spaces
Convolution – Your Sound is Going Spaces

The new device from Bitwig Studio, Convolution, offers a world of possibilities for sound design. With its ability to take any sound and imprint it with an impulse, it can create environments and effects that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.

The included content features a range of impulses from 12th-century cathedrals and legendary studio effects to more abstract spaces. This opens up a wealth of possibilities for creating realistic reverbs and otherworldly sounds. Whether you’re looking for realistic or otherworldly effects, Convolution has you covered.

You can easily adjust color and tone, or draw your own envelope to reshape the impulse itself. Plus, since we support “true stereo” (four-channel) files as well as loading any audio as an impulse, you can drag and drop anything onto Convolution and see what impossible space you land in.


It’s like entering a time machine where you can explore how different rooms would’ve sounded in the past, or how future spaces might sound.

Bitwig’s Impulse Responses allow you to take your sounds to different places around the world. With 270 options, you can choose from reverbs recorded in ancient train stations, French cathedrals, monk meditation halls, and private attics.

You can also use Convolution and these Impulse Responses to imbue your tracks with the tones of iconic hardware studio gear like vintage spring reverbs pedals, and digital FX units.

These options provide a wealth of possibilities for creating unique and interesting soundscapes. Whether you’re looking for a realistic or more experimental sound, Bitwig’s Impulse Responses offers something for everyone.

  • A straightforward device with quick adjustment controls for reverb, coloring, or anything else convolution can do
  • Supports loading 1-channel (mono), 2-channel (stereo), and 4-channel (“true stereo”) impulses
  • An impulse browser visualizes all impulses in your library, along with their length, category, and channel count
  • Tune resamples the impulse, changing its pitch and length by the set amount
  • The Start and End Time positions within the impulse can be adjusted visually, similar to Sampler
  • Volume Envelope sets a start, mid-point (time-adjustable), and end gain levels, that can be quieter or louder than the original impulse for effects or reshaping it altogether
  • Brightness offers a tilt EQ, which favors the high end when turned to the right, or the low end on the left
  • Pre-delay time, Wet Gain amount, and dry/wet Mix parameters are also available
  • The Wet FX chain allows any Bitwig devices and VST plug-ins to be added for processing only the wet output portion

Bitwig Studio 4.3 Delay+ – Fashionably Late

Bitwig’s latest audio effect, Delay+, is a powerful tool for shaping sound. With a familiar layout of controls, it’s easy to get started with Delay+. But where this plugin really shines is in its ability to transform your sound.

By manipulating the delay time, feedback, and cross-feedback, you can create entirely new sounds that will add interest and depth to your music. With its simple but effective interface, Delay+ is a must-have for any serious musician or producer.

Bitwig Delay+
Bitwig Delay+

Begin by setting the delay time in seconds or beats, and then nudge each channel a few milliseconds for immediate stereo. Choose from five Blur settings to transition from a lightly animated feedback to a fully evocative reverb. A Ducking option maintains control by lowering your delay cloud when powerful signals are detected.

  • A souped-up delay, with hardwired modulations and a pre-stocked feedback loop that eats the latency of other devices/plug-ins
  • Standard delay options for delay time (either in seconds, or beats plus offset for triplet, dotted, or things in between), Feedback amount, low- and high-pass filters for controlling feedback, and a dry/wet Mix control
  • For delay time changes/modulations, a Time Update Rate parameter is available, as well as two Time Update Model settings:
  • Repitch – Maintains audio output during delay time changes, making pitch effects audible
  • Fade – Hides pitch artifacts during delay time changes
  • Like oscillator detuning, a Detune parameter is available in milliseconds, along with a Stereo Detune toggle to invert the right channel’s detuning
  • Four Pattern options for the channel configuration:
  • Mono – Flattens the incoming signal for processing, and offers a Pan control for direction within the effect
  • Stereo – With a Width control and optional Cross Feedback (for left → right channel feedback, and vice versa)
  • Ping L – Ping-pong, starting on the left side, and with Width control
  • Ping R – Ping-pong, starting on the right side, and with Width control

You may place the Pitch Shifter, Flanger+, or any VST plug-in in the feedback loop of our nested architecture. So, whether you need a little slapback or a colorful wash of sound, Delay+ has you covered.

The New Polymer

At first glance, Polymer and The Grid may appear to be very different beasts. Polymer is a powerful synthesizer with a wide range of sounds, while The Grid is a sequencing tool that is designed for live performance. However, the two devices share a common core: they both use the same modules.

This means that when something new comes along, everybody wins. For example, Bitwig 4.3 introduces two new modules: Union and Low-pass MG.

Union is an oscillator that plays it straight, blending three waveshapes into one pleasant, drifting output. And for filtering, Low-pass both his classic filter and mix buss. These new modules are sure to please both Polymer and The Grid users alike.

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The New Polymer

But plenty of other features has also arrived. The low-pass SK filter is now Sallen-Key, with 16 modes on tap. Bitwig Studio Comb filter gained a Damping control for a touch of finesse. ADSR and two other envelopes now have added modes for Digital precision, or Analog simplicity and feel.

Plus all filters get a Q Limit to rein in their resonance, and all oscillators have more phase mod range for more brittle, digital sounds. So whether starting a sound in Polymer or growing a world in The Grid, new sounds are at hand.

Also new in this version are four Flexible Modulation slots per patch into which any source can be placed. A flux capacitor couldn’t make it easier to dial in the right amount of FM or AM modulation.


Bitwig Studio 4.3 is now in beta and can be tested by anyone with a Bitwig Studio license and an active Upgrade Plan. The installers are available in your user profile. Bitwig expects to release 4.3 in Q2 this year. As always, this is a free update for all license holders with an active Upgrade Plan.

Bitwig Studio 4.3 includes a number of new features and improvements, such as a new MIDI controller script API, support for the Akai MPK249 and MPD226 controllers, and improved CPU performance.

Bitwig Studio 4.3
Bitwig Studio 4.3

For a full list of changes, see the Bitwig Studio 4.3 beta release notes. To get started with the beta, simply download and install the software from your user profile. Note that you will need to have a Bitwig Studio license and an active Upgrade Plan to access the beta installers. If you don’t have an Upgrade Plan, you can purchase one from our online store. Thanks for testing!

NOTE: Do not use a beta version to work on important projects! Project files created or saved with the beta cannot be opened in previous versions of Bitwig Studio. So if you are opening working projects, save copies of them for beta testing (instead of saving over your original files).


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Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022



Best Browser DAW Best Online DAWs for 2022

How Can I Make Music Using Browser DAW or Online DAWs?

Are you ready to use Online DAW or a Browser DAW for your music productions? Interested in free digital audio software for creating music in your browsers on on a mobile device? The online or browser-based digital audio workstation includes sequencers, virtual instruments, and audio recording. It offers similar functions to most famous music-producing software.

It lets you work on music projects using a computer and collaborate with musicians through the Internet. In addition, this DAW can record audio instruments with a MIDI interface. Try all the free digital audio workstation apps to help you create music with ease.

Making Music is getting commoditized as Graphic Design, Video Editing, and many other skills that have been done by experts in the past. Now possible for many artists as an income stream. You can produce your music used in a trailer, TV, Film, game, or ad.

Best Online DAWs for 2022

I guess technology is making things easier for people. It’d be an exciting time if you were an artist. I can begin my recording with a studio in NYC and travel to Europe with little equipment and continue to work on a track in Londo or Paris.

The most frequently used digital audio workstation and internet connection will suffice. In the past, as a traveling producer or composer, I have always desired a way of making music in transition. Online digital audio workstations (online DAWs) help me to be on the road and compose from even the most essential devices. An online digital audio workstation enables you to work on your projects from any place, at any time.

Best Browser DAW - Best Online DAWs for 2022
Best Online DAWs for 2022

Online Digital audio workstation (online DAWs) that operates over the internet is ideal for musicians, sound production collectives, and podcasters. It’s a web-based collaborative online music studio with many features right in your browser.

Online Digital Audio Workstation

Online DAWs host and process audio files entirely in the cloud instead of depending on your device’s hardware.

As online digital audio workstations become more popular, more and more people are getting accustomed to making music online. These workstations allow users to access a wide range of features and tools that can help them create their own music. What’s more, online DAWs allow users to collaborate with other musicians online, making the creative process more fun and interactive.

Produced Songs and tracks can be exported as WAV files, and music producers have the complete freedom to create the perfect drum music without a hardware drum machine while chilling on the beach. Traditional DAW runs on a MAC or PC that requires an audio tool for audio processing. The same track produced on the beach or in a studio sound attractive for the listener.

Create Music

You may run into an issue when your customer who ordered the track or song requires access to your project, their dedicated production program may be still be in the box, and your approach to be on all online programs in browser DAW cloud clash.

If that is the case, be upfront with your customer and see if you can deliver printed tracks or stems instead through online collaboration with the benefit of your customers to have instant access and be more involved in your instant creation process without the need to install creative tools on their side.


Collaborative Online Music Studio

An online digital audio workstation enables you to work on your projects from any place, at any time. However, an online digital audio workstation that operates over the internet and is specifically designed for collaborative music production is ideal for musicians, sound production collectives, and podcasters. Such a collaborative online music studio would allow multiple users to work together and create music in real-time.

Collaborative Online Music Studio
Collaborative Online Music Studio

There are a number of online digital audio workstations available to help you create music from anywhere, at any time.

Tell Me the DAW?

A digital audio workstation is used in music production using an audio software application. Digital audio workstations integrate all of their components into one app that gives users the ability to use their recording studio.

You may know of the industry’s top DAWs, including Ableton Live and Fruity Loops. If you read that in the Apple App Store, you know what garage band is.

DAWs are typically supplied by bundled gigabytes of soundtracks and include virtual instruments. See our other post if you want to know more about the best DAWs for Windows and Mac. Want to learn more about your free daw? Please look at our article, The Best Free DAW Software: A Comprehensive Guide which covers the different options you have when selecting a free daw. Try them all out to discover which one is the ideal online digital audio workstation for your music creation process.

What is an online DAW?

Digital audio recording (DAW) software or online DAWs can capture, edit and mix audio in any computer browser. These software tools let us edit music and do music projects. The digital audio workstation can record and edit audio.


It is accessible via browsers, smartphones, and tablets throughout the world. This digital audio workstation lets people view their projects anywhere, anytime. This will give professional recording professionals the perfect opportunity to bring their work to the office the next day.

Web-based audio workstations are not widely used by many world-class sound studio. However, you may find out that, similar to press and media coverage is done on iPhones these days that the barrier to working in this space due to costs will be lowered by the world-class sound studio you work with in the future. An online music DAW can be operated by amateurs and professionals synonymous. 

Best Browser DAW / Free Online Daw

What is the Browser DAW? An online DAW is a browser- or web-based mobile app-based music recording and sequencing program.

What we’re looking at here are internet-based online DAWs, synths, and drum machines that can be utilized with a computer and an internet connection alone.

If you’re looking for an online music DAW that can be used without downloading any software, your best option is to use a browser-based DAW. These DAWs run in your web browser and don’t require any software installation.

  1. BandLab
  2. Soundation
  3. Soundtrap
  4. Amped Studio
  5. Audiotool
  6. SoundBridge


Bandlab is an all-online music collaboration tool that runs in your browser. You need internet access to use this software, but the best part is you can easily use it from anywhere on your mobile. It is a 100% Free Online DAW.

This versatile tool can be installed on your phone to use from any location. Whether home or office, café or pub, you can easily mix music with this DAW online.

Best Browser DAW Best Online DAWs for 2022 BandLab
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – BandLab

The storage space in BandLab is unlimited, and you may also invite other producers and musicians to record or mix any song you want. With Bandlab, there are no limits to where your music can take you.


Soundation is a free online DAW that makes it straightforward to make music online. With this free online DAW, you can team up and produce music 100% synced in real-time with friends in multiplayer mode.

Best Browser DAW - Best Online DAWs for 2022 - Soundation
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – Soundation

The studio is simple and easily lets you create music. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. You can use Soundation on any device, anywhere. And best of all, it’s free! Soundation has everything you need to make professional-sounding tracks, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned producer.

Try it out today and see how easy and fun making music can be!


As anyone who is familiar with music production knows, finding the right software can be a daunting task. There are countless options available, each with its own set of features and capabilities, making it challenging to find the right tool for the job.

Best Browser DAW - Best Online DAWs for 2022 - Soundtrap
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – Soundtrap

However, one DAW stands out from the crowd as an innovative and exciting alternative: Soundtrap. Unlike most software options, which require installation on a computer or device, Soundtrap is an online DAW that runs exclusively in your web browser.

This means that you don’t have to worry about unstable installations or compatibility issues when using it; all you need is a stable internet connection and a device with a web browser. But this isn’t the only thing that makes Soundtrap so special.


The real genius of Soundtrap lies in its collaborative features. Not only can you record your tracks using its intuitive interface, but you can also work with collaborators in real-time to create something truly remarkable together.

Whether you want to collaborate remotely with someone in another country or jam with another artist in your local studio, Soundtrap makes it easy to stay connected across distances and create your best work.

So if you’re looking for a streamlined DAW that makes collaboration simple and efficient, look no further than Soundtrap. Try it out today and see how easy and fun making music can be!

Amped Studio

Amped Studio is one of the best options available when it comes to online music production. With its extensive collection of virtual instruments, effects, and loops, this web-based DAW provides everything you need to create great-sounding tracks and explore your creativity without any complicated setup or hardware requirements.

What’s more, with Amped Studio, you can easily play MIDI content and audio at the same time, allowing you to easily layer melodies and chords over your beats or sample-based tracks.

Best Browser DAW Best Online DAWs for 2022 ampedstudio
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – amped studio

Whether you’re a seasoned producer looking for high-quality tools or a beginner just getting started in music production, Amped Studio has everything you need to start making great music today. So why wait? Visit Amped Studio now and start making incredible music!


AudioTool is a powerful and versatile online music studio that allows you to add your vocals and instruments to the available tracks. With over 50000 devices presets accessible through the various device’s preset browsers, you can easily find the right sound for your music.

Best Browser DAW Best Online DAWs for 2022 Audiotool
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – Audiotool

The intuitive interface and simple controls make it easy to create your unique sound. You can also collaborate with other users to create new sounds and share them with the community. Best of all, AudioTool is entirely free to use. So if you’re looking for a way to spice up your music, give AudioTool a try.


SoundBridge is the ideal DAW for musicians who want a streamlined, effective platform for composing and recording their music. Designed with simplicity in mind, this powerful software grants you access to all the essential tools you need to create and edit your tracks.

Best Browser DAW Best Online DAWs for 2022 SoundBridge
Best Browser DAW – Best Online DAWs for 2022 – SoundBridge

Whether you are working on a track from start to finish or tweaking a recorded piece, SoundBridge makes it quick and easy to do everything you need to do. And best of all, the software is free to download for both Mac and PC in 32-bit and 64-bit formats.

So if you’re looking for an intuitive, user-friendly digital audio workstation that can help you create great music quickly and easily, look no further than SoundBridge.


This article discusses the best browser-based DAWs for music production in 2022. We highlight Soundtrap, Amped Studio, and AudioTool as some of the best options available, praising their collaborative features and wide range of sounds and instruments. Overall, these tools make music production easy and fun, regardless of your experience level. So

if you’re looking for a great way to make music, check out one of these browser-based DAWs.


Browser DAW FAQs

What is a browser DAW, and how does it work?

A browser DAW, or digital audio workstation, is software that allows you to create and edit music using your computer or other devices with an internet connection. It typically runs in your web browser and works by allowing you to add various sounds, instruments, and effects to your tracks. This will enable you to create professional-sounding tracks without the need for complicated hardware or installation processes.

How can I choose the right browser DAW for my needs?

There are many factors to consider when choosing a browser DAW, including the features offered by different software options, their compatibility with various devices and operating systems, and their price. In general, it’s a good idea to choose a DAW that offers the features you need and is compatible with the devices you want to use. You should also consider how much you’re willing to spend on your DAW.

What are some of the best browser DAWs available?

Many great browser DAWs are available, but some of the best include Soundtrap, Amped Studio, and AudioTool. These options offer a variety of features, instruments, and sounds to help you create professional-sounding tracks. They also boast intuitive interfaces and simple controls, making them ideal for beginners and experienced users alike. So why wait? Try one of these great browser DAWs today and start making music!


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Cubase 12 Review: Improved Workflows for Music Composing, Recording, and Mixing



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Cubase 12 was released in March 2022, and it has some great new features for music composers, recording engineers, and mixers. There are improvements across the board, but some areas received more attention than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s new in Cubase 12 and how it can make your music production workflows smoother and more efficient.

Cubase 12 Review: Improved Workflows for Music Composing, Recording, and Mixing

Create. Produce. Mix. Repeat. Cubase Pro 12 is the perfect tool for any musician looking to create, produce, and mix their own music. With a wide range of features and an intuitive interface, Cubase Pro 12 makes it easy to get started making music right away.

And for those who want to take their music production to the next level, Cubase Pro 12 has all the tools you need to create professional-quality tracks. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Cubase Pro 12 is the perfect tool for you.

Cubase 12 Enhanced Controller Support

Steinberg releases Cubase version 12, which adds a slew of new features and improvements to ensure efficient song-making processes.

Cubase 12 Enhanced Controller Support MIDI Remote – New Features – Cubase 12
Cubase 12 Enhanced Controller Support

Controller support is one of the features that Cubase 12 has improved on. Three editions of Cubase 12 include seamless integration of MIDI controllers into the program via automatically detecting selected devices and offering enhanced mapping possibilities for external devices.

Cubase 12 Chord Track

Dragging and dropping audio events to create MIDI chord progressions for audio is one-way Chord Track makes working with it easier.


Cubase 12 Scale Assistant, VariAudio and FX Modulator

The Scale Assistant in VariAudio for simple pitch modifications and timing adjustments and the brand-new FX Modulator, which includes a number of effect modules alongside a complete envelope editor, have all been added to Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist.

FX Modulator

The FX Modulator is a multi-effects plug-in for Cubase 12. FX Modulator’s advanced, multi-effect modulation lets you truly bring your sounds to life.

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The sound editor is quite deep, but it has several well-known effects such as filter, overdrive, compressor, volume envelopes, bit crusher, and more. From subtle to dramatic, it provides a wealth of innovative possibilities. LFOs can be created with just three parameters, and up to six effect modules may be modulated at once.

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Each effect may have its own modulation curve and up to four banks of user-generated LFO curves can be saved. The LFO may be triggered through MIDI, or it can be followed using one or more side-chain inputs, allowing the LFO to follow the incoming signals.

You’ll discover ideas for your own styles if you don’t want to make them yourself, as well as some meticulously created presets.

Overall, there’s not a lot to dislike about this plugin. The sound designer has done an excellent job at creating diverse presets. All of the controls are logical and well organized, making it simple to get creative with the built-in tools. In fact, I kind of like it! It’s a wonderful new addition to the Cubase effect arsenal

Raiser Limiter

The Raiser limiter, which is now exclusively available in Cubase Pro 12, is the newest addition to the range of dynamics processing equipment that Cubase has to offer.


We think that the Raiser is the best dynamic processing tool yet released by Cubase, and we predict that it will quickly become your signal chain’s favorite.

Cubase 12 Review Raiser – New Features – Cubase 12
Cubase 12 Review – Raiser Limiter

It features ultra-fast attack times that allow you to dramatically improve the loudness of your productions without losing transients or transparency. Raiser is a flexible workhorse that adds the finishing touch to your mix, whether it’s for drums and guitars, aggressive limiting, smooth processing of vocals, or even full mixes. Raiser is an adaptable lion that will round out your production.

Cubase 12 Workflow Improvements

With version 12, each member of the Cubase family, from the high-end Pro edition to Artist and Elements, adds significant new capabilities and workflow improvements. With a complete variety of powerful tools, all versions set the bar for current music productions, with sound quality that is unrivaled.

Cubase 12 Workflow Improvements
Cubase 12 Workflow Improvements

In Cubase 12, the goal is to increase efficiency. You can now export several events in four different ways (Dry, Channel Settings, Complete Signal Path, + Master FX). 2 video tracks in a single project, plus a fourth for those using the multiple MixConsole features, is excellent news for video editors.

Share Between Different DAWs

One of the great things about Cubase is its flexibility. Not only can you use it to compose and record music, but you can also use it for video editing, podcasting, and more. And because it’s so versatile, you can easily transfer projects between different DAWs.

Projects from other DAWs may now be imported, which makes it simpler to transfer audio between disparate software. The use of Tempo and Signature data has been enhanced in the import tracks from projects feature, making it easier for you to exchange audio between different DAWs.

The Advanced Crossfade Editor is brand-new to Version 12. The end result is a nuanced, sophisticated blend of sounds, designed to appeal to fans of all genres. Think this way: It takes the best characteristics of electronic and hip hop music, along with vocal harmonization and catchy melodies. Unapologetically surgical crossfade editing is what it’s for.


ARA improvements (Melodyne and Others)

When you’re working on a song, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of bass, drums, and melody.

However, if you want to stay organized and deliver anything resembling a professional product, you’ll need tremendous preparation time before recording sessions, using ARA support on track level is a godsend for users of software like Melodyne.

You can switch between ARA programs on every track without interruption. The export capabilities are enhanced with sidechain rendering, which means you may export a stem and keep any sidechain effects processing.

AudioWarp Improvements (Pro and Artis)

Drums, in particular, now retain the phase relationships between microphones when edited and time-warped. Use as many of the included warp markers and snap hits/notes as you like. The feature also works in the built-in audio editor, alongside the Cubase timeline.

AudioWarp improvements Pro and Artis
AudioWarp improvements (Pro and Artis)

You may also duplicate warp markers between tracks, which is both a time-saver and a creative weapon.

Many of the Cubase features, including those listed above, are common to the entire Cubase family. The editing workflow has been improved and near sample-accurate volume, automation is no longer influenced by the set buffer size.


Access Professional Standards with Cubase 12 – Dolby Atmos

The Logical Editors, which debuted in an earlier Cubase version and were enhanced in the latest version, allow users to generate and customize the advanced logical capabilities accessible in Cubase Pro.

A few new features have been added to Cubase 10, including Dolby Atmos support (which will be included in a future Cubase maintenance release) and several features previously only available in Nuendo, such as providing two video tracks and more.

With the future Cubase maintenance release, Cubase 12 new Dolby Atmos surround sound format, allows you to create immersive 3D audio mixes for playback on home theaters and other devices. With Cubase 12, you can now mix and master your music in a true 3D space, creating an experience that is truly immersive and lifelike.

New SuperVision Modules

SuperVision now includes a slew of helpful new modules in Cubase 12, including a VU meter, spectrum keyboard, phase balance, level, and loudness histograms.

The SuperVision modules in Cubase 12 offer a comprehensive range of tools for monitoring your projects.

New SuperVision modules – New Features – Cubase 12
New SuperVision Modules

The VU meter provides an accurate reading of the level of your audio, while the spectrum keyboard displays the frequency content of your signal. The phase balance module helps you to keep your tracks in sync, while the level and loudness histograms provide valuable information about the loudness of your audio.

Cubase 12 Grace Period

Customers who have activated an earlier Cubase version since November 9, 2021, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Cubase 12.


Looking to take your music production to the next level? Look no further than Cubase Pro 12 – the latest version of the world-renowned music software. With over 25 years of development, Cubase Pro 12 is packed with powerful new features and improvements that will help you take your music to new heights.

If you’re a professional producer, composer, or musician, Cubase Pro 12 is the perfect tool for you. Create songs from scratch, mix and produce tracks, and record instruments and vocals – all with ease. Plus, with over 80 studio-quality effects and virtual instruments, you’ll have everything you need to make your music sound great.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, Cubase 12 comes with everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix your music. With its intuitive interface and powerful tools, Cubase 12 makes it easy to create great-sounding music. And with over 25 years of development, it’s packed with features that will help you take your music to new heights.

Cubase 12 offers a variety of enhancements to ensure smooth workflows when composing, recording, and mixing music. Some of the new features include a VU meter, spectrum keyboard, phase balance, level, and loudness histograms. Additionally, Cubase 12 includes Dolby Atmos support for creating immersive 3D audio mixes.


Customers who have activated an earlier Cubase version since November 2021 are eligible for a free update to Cubase 12. Overall, Cubase 12 is a great tool for those looking to improve their music composition, recording, and mixing workflow. Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed this review. Cheers!

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Cubase Pro 12 Rating: Five Out of Five Stars

Rating: Five Out of Five Stars

Cubase Pro 12 is a powerful music production software that enables you to create professional-quality audio tracks. With its new features, you can now create more compelling and realistic mixes. The updated performance meter shows real-time information about your audio signals, making it easier to identify potential problems.

Additionally, the audio engine drop-out time has been reduced, so you can add tracks and insert effects without interruption. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just getting started, Cubase Pro 12 is an excellent choice for anyone looking to create amazing music.

Cubase 12 Review: Improved Workflows for Music Composing, Recording, and Mixing

Cubase 12 was released in March 2022, and it has some great new features for music composers, recording engineers, and mixers. There are improvements across the board, but some areas received more attention than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s new in Cubase 12 and how it can make your music production workflows smoother and more efficient.


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Cubase Pro 12 is a powerful music production software that enables you to create professional-quality audio tracks. With its new features, you can now create more compelling and realistic mixes. The updated performance meter shows real-time information about your audio signals, making it easier to identify potential problems.
Additionally, the audio engine drop-out time has been reduced, so you can add tracks and insert effects without interruption. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just getting started, Cubase Pro 12 is an excellent choice for anyone looking to create amazing music.


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