Adam Crute

    Exploring the new features of Cubase 10.5

    Being just-about the longest-serving DAW out there, it’s surprising that Steinberg can still think up ways to improve the venerable Cubase. But it can and it does, so let’s see what’s new in 10.5.

    Review: Pro Audio DSP DSM V3

    We’ve seen more and more plug-ins over the last year that enable deeper dynamic control. On the surface, the DSM V3 from Pro Audio DSP appears to be a worthy overall tool for this purpose, so let’s take a closer look.

    Understanding mid/side processing in Cubase

    The flexibility of Mid/Side processing can bring big advantages during mixing, but Cubase doesn’t have any built-in M/S capabilities. All it takes, though, is a free plug-in and a bit of clever routing.

    Review: Steinberg WaveLab 10

    Steinberg’s latest version of its feature-packed mastering and audio-editing software could be your new go-to tool for all manner of projects. Surf’s up.

    Mastering at home with WaveLab

    Despite the flexibility of modern DAWs, there are some tools out there that make home mastering a much more straightforward – and professional sounding – endeavour. Steinberg’s WaveLab is perhaps the king of these mastering-in-the-box solutions. Here’s why...

    A step-by-step guide to stem mastering

    We’ve explored the principles and the underlying therory, so now it’s time to get our hands dirty and stem-master a track, using Steinberg’s flexible Nuendo software – though this process is applicable to any DAW.

    An introduction to stem mastering

    As we near the end of the decade, the once ‘dark art’ of mastering has now become a widely understood and documented process. In this feature, we’ll explore some of the newer innovations in this most vital of processes, including a guide to getting hands-on with stem mastering.

    Review: Brainworx Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

    It’s undoubtedly one of the most distinctive-looking examples of music technology, but can the tactile, vintage charms of this coveted mastering compressor make the transition into the software world?
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