Bitwig Studio 2.3 $169
Full Review: FM330
Berlin-based software wizards Bitwig prove that they’re not resting on their laurels with this generous update to their already excellent DAW with its interesting ‘upgrade plan’ model.
Image-Line FL Studio 12.5 | £64+ Review: FM294 FL Studio 12 has recently received one final ‘point’ update, adding improvements to the way it handles automation. There’s a new analogue-style delay included too.
Propellerhead Reason 10 | €369 Reason is now ready to lock and load with VST plugin support. Version 10 adds several new instruments and effects to the veteran virtual studio, helping you maximise creativity.
Cakewalk Sonar | £419 Review FM275 Cakewalk has recently been killed off by Gibson, but Sonar has since been purchased by BandLab. Its future is unknown, but it can stay here until it’s officially dead!
Apple Logic Pro X | £139 Review FM270 Version 10 of the popular DAW revamps the interface and introduces some long-awaited MIDI effects plugs. And let’s not overlook that price – wow!