Lilbits 5-29-2020: Amazon Echo Look stops looking this summer, editing audio in the cloud, and more

Another day, another “smart” gadget that’s about to become dumb. This time it’s Amazon’s Echo Look, an Alexa-enabled device that the company positioned as a “style assistant” when it first launched three years ago. This summer, it’ll stop giving fashion advice as Amazon kills off its Echo Look app and service, leaving customers with a […]

Behringer is making a free DAW (digital audio workstation) for music producers and DJs

Audio equipment maker Behringer is probably best known these days for cranking out relatively inexpensive mixers, microphones, synthesizers, and other gear — often (more than) inspired by classic audio gear. Now Behringer plans to get into the software space. The company posted a Facebook message this weekend indicating that it’s developing a Music Tribe DAW, or […]

Reaper audio editing software gets a native Linux installer

Reaper is a powerful, versatile digital audio workstation for editing music, podcasts, or other audio projects. I’ve used it to edit and mix every single episode of the LPX podcast and Loving Project podcast. The software is also cross-platform. There 32-bit and 64-bit builds available for Windows and macOS, and there’s been an experimental Linux […]

Open source audio editor Ardour 5.0 launches for Linux, OS X, and Windows

Ardour is a free and open source digital audio workstation which can be used to record and mix music, podcasts, or just about anything else. The software has been available for Linux and Mac for over a decade. Now it’s also available for Windows. Ardour 5.0 has just been released, and one of the most […]

Avid begins sending out free Pro Tools First invitations

Avid’s Pro Tools is probably one of the most widely used digital audio editing software solutions used by professional musicians, audio journalists, and other folks who make and edit sounds for a living. A full version of the software costs hundreds of dollars, although there are less powerful versions which are included for free when you […]