About Music Software:
We've come a long, long way from early MIDI sequencing software that was little more than an onscreen version of a drum machine programming grid. Modern music software packs more recording power than most commercial recording studios once had, can create and print out scores worthy of any orchestra, provides access to flawless models of vintage instruments and new synthesizer and instrument designs, mixes, masters and then delivers your recording directly to the digital music distribution system of your choice. There's also software that can teach beginners how to play, experienced musicians how to play better, improve your musical listening skills and even provide you with backing tracks in any style for practice or performance.
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, like Cubase, Cakewalk, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Studio One and others, combines MIDI sequencing with audio recording, providing access to both traditional audio and virtual instruments. Paired with a good audio interface, DAW software can take you from just learning how to record to (maybe) a multi-platinum recording career. Read More...
Plug-ins are software, too, they just need other software to, well, plug into. From signal processors like compressors, limiters, reverbs and delays to meticulous models of classic synthesizers and other instruments, new hybrid synth designs that combine the best of analog and digital synthesis ideas, and classic amplifier and microphone models, plug-ins add extra personality to your setup.
Educational software can range from basic music theory and keyboard technique to advanced ear training and learning mixing and mastering. There's also software to coach you on the finer points of other software, like some of the Pro Tools tutorial packages available. If you want to learn more, there's software to do it.
One key thing to remember about software is that there are always multiple ways to arrive at the same destination, and the best results will always come if you take the time to find the software that works most closely to the way you like to work. If you come by one of our stores, we have workstations set up with many of the top software packages installed and ready for you to check out to see which package is right for you. Close>