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PS Recorded Sound Market Survey Results

Professional Sound polled recorded audio professionals working in Canada to determine the current trends affecting the recorded sound market. Here are the results…

Which of the following product categories do you feel has made the most impressive technological progress over the last three years?

Mixing consoles – 45.12%

Monitors – 2.44%

Digital Audio Workstations – 23.17%

Plug-ins – 25.61%

Microphones – 2.44%

Other – 1.22%

Which of these same product categories do you feel has the most potential for advancement over the next three years?

Mixing consoles – 35.37%

Monitors – 7.32%

Digital Audio Workstations – 47.56%

Microphones – 8.54%

Other – 1.22%

Which digital audio workstations do you use on a regular basis (select all that apply)?

Pro Tools – 43.90%     

Steinberg Cubase – 18.29%

Apple Logic Pro – 17.07%

Apple GarageBand – 17.07%

PreSonus StudioOne – 12.20%

Cakewalk by Roland SONA – 10.98%

Adobe Audition – 8.54%

Sony ACID Pro – 6.02%

Ableton Live – 4.88%

Celemony Melodyne – 4.88%

Propellerhead Reason – 4.88%

Cockos Reaper – 4.88%

FL Studio – 2.44%

MOTU Digital Performer – 2.41%

Steinberg Nuendo – 1.22%

Other – 10.84%

Do you feel that digital recording has caught up to analog as far as sound quality goes?

Yes – 38.55%

I’m on the fence – 42.17%       

No – 19.28%

Where does your recording work usually take place?

Entirely at home  – 30.12%

Mostly at home, though at times in a professional studio – 25.30%

Split fairly evenly between home and professional studios – 8.43%

Mostly in a professional studio, though at times at home – 9.64%

Entirely in a professional studio – 10.84%

Live recording/on location – 6.09%

Other – 9.57%

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