Since the inception of recording software in the 1980s, pro audio manufacturers have developed new tools at an extremely fast pace. Whether it's used for recording, mixing, mastering or editing, these new software and plug-in offerings have truly changed the shape of the studio forever.
Imagine recording a giant orchestra or big band with a tape machine. Engineers used to do it all the time back in the day, but thanks to Digital Audio Workstations (or DAWs), it's easier than ever to record a number of sound sources with a simple rig. DAWs like Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase and Presonus Studio One provide engineers with the tools to work on tracks from start to finish in a seamless environment.
Standalone software plug-ins from brands like Universal Audio, iZotope, Waves Audio and McDSP run the gamut from digital emulations of classic gear to modern correction tools used for post-production. Want to get that proper "thwack" on a snare drum? There's a compressor plug-in to help you achieve that! Need to remove background sounds from an otherwise perfect vocal take? It can be easily done with corrective software.
Virtual instruments are another instance of software that can help engineers in the studio. Assign your favorite virtual instrument to a MIDI track and you'll be able to compose entire arrangements with a few clicks of the mouse or controller. This gives you the sound of a traditional instrument with full control of the articulation. Customize each note or stroke, as you wish, just to hit it right.
No matter what kind of software you are looking for, Vintage King can help you find what you need. Our team of Audio Consultants are working engineers and producers that can offer expert advice when it comes to DAWs, plug-ins, virtual instruments, sample libraries and any other kind of software you can think of.