Tech Tip:Keeping Your Gear Current

By Dennis Kambury

Most people know that good studio maintenance means cleaning and dusting rack modules, calibrating recorders and effects, de-fragmenting hard drives, and other details that help keep your gear in top operating condition. When you're performing your regular maintenance, don't forget the software part of your setup.

Thanks to the Internet, updates and upgrades for DAWs and soft synths, drivers for A/D converters, and the latest operating systems for computers and keyboards are just a click away. These updates generally offer feature enhancements, bug fixes, and/or expanded support for additional gear, plus they are usually free!