Tag archive for ‘Hardware DAWs’
By MusicTech.net On Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Gladiator Clarity X DAW Review

Gladiator Clarity X DAW Manufacturer Aria Price £1,300 Contact Aria 0844 999 2499 Web www.aria.co.uk Aria is a PC builder that’s perhaps best known for its gaming and home systems, but with its latest More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

TubeOpto 8 Review

The TubeOpto 8 is an eight-channel input/ output expander for ADAT Lightpipe equipped audio interfaces, direct-to-disk recorders and DAWs. All of its mic preamps have second-generation discrete Class A valve circuitry More...

By MusicTech.net On Friday, December 18th, 2009

Launchpad Midi Controller for Ableton Live Review

Ableton Live is an application that perhaps more than any other DAW responds well to hands-on, tactile control due to its loop-based approach to sequencing music. Not so long ago we looked at AKAI’s APC40 dedicated More...

By MusicTech.net On Friday, September 19th, 2008

MPC5000 Review

AKAI has been at the forefront of sampling technology for many years and continues to develop hardware-based music production centres – MPCs – for those who prefer a more hands-on and less computer-centric More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, June 19th, 2008

DP-02 Review

Tascam’s Portastudio range has been at the forefront of the project studio line-up since it was first unveiled back in 1979 and has been a desirable studio tool ever since, with albums by John Frusciante of the More...

By MusicTech.net On Saturday, July 21st, 2007

HD16 Review

As highlighted in a recent reader’s letter (Write for Reply, Issue 50), many musicians find computer-based recording a confusing business. For them, recording with a computer hinders rather than helps the creative More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, June 21st, 2007

003 Factory

Almost eight years ago, when Digidesign unveiled the Digi 001, the world of Pro Tools was to change forever. Until that time, Pro Tools had been an exclusively ‘professional’ system, requiring thousands of More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, May 17th, 2007


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, hip hop, house and electronic dance music was often sequenced using Atari computers and software such as Notator/Creator (later to become Logic). The combination of rock-solid More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, May 17th, 2007


Not so long ago, a 24-track tape machine was one of the most significant and expensive investments a studio could make. Having 24 tracks to play with meant you were one of the big boys – several leagues ahead More...