Buying Guides

VS PREAMPS Truly Capture Your Performance

Preamps are the Ears of Your DAW By Roland US When choosing an audio interface, preamps are often overlooked despite the significant role they play in determining what a recording actually sounds like. A well-spec’d audio interface with bad preamps will result in a bad recording. Why? Because preamps are…

Five tips on choosing an audio interface

If you’ve outgrown your audio interface and want to replace it with something more flexible, you’ll need to look beyond the number of inputs and outputs on offer. To help you choose the best audio interface for your needs, we’ve put together a list of five things to consider. 1:…

What is gigging insurance?

Do you worry about your instruments when you play a gig? Insurance is the best way to make sure your gear is safe while you’re out and about. For all musicians, getting out and gigging is a key part of the experience. Whether you play for pay or just for…

Sonar X1: which version?

Cakewalk’s Sonar X1 Digital Audio Workstation (or DAW) is available in three different flavours: Essential, Studio and Producer. Although all three versions share the same basic workflow, the three packages offer dramatically different amounts of content and capabilities depending on your needs. As a rule of thumb, the higher up the…