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HomeStudioToday Review Policy

At HomeStudioToday, I strive to provide the best and most up-to-date News, Reviews, and How-To’s for the Home Studio Enthusiast. A big part of my mission and the driving force behind HomeStudioToday is providing honest, thoughtful, in-depth and, most importantly, unbiased reviews for my readers and followers.


HomeStudioToday is supported by ads and affiliate links. When you scroll through my site, click on the ads or purchase any products via the provided links, I may receive a small commission. You can read more about that on our Disclosures page.

In order to keep the bills paid and still remain unbiased, HomeStudioToday has established the following guidelines for reviews:

  1. Only products that I have personally used are eligible for review. My reviews include screenshots, photos and/or audio samples, in part so that my readers know that I have actually used the product that I’m reviewing.
  2. All reviews reflect the opinions of HomeStudioToday’s editorial staff. Reviews are never outsourced to third parties, and I do not accept payment from companies in exchange for favorable reviews. If I say it’s good, then in my opinion, it is, and if I think it sucks, I’ll tell you why.
  3. In compliance with FTC guidelines, I disclose on each review page that some of the links on my site are affiliate links that may result in a small commission if a reader clicks through and buys a product.
  4. Products in the home recording industry, especially software products, are always evolving and changing. I will make every effort to regularly update my reviews to keep up with the current market.
  5. I take reader feedback very seriously. If you disagree with my scoring for a particular product, let me know and I will gladly re-examine my review based on your input. (I may not change my mind, but I’ll definitely take another look.)


When I take the time to review audio plugins, DAWs, software, hardware, recording gear, instruments, or any of the other moving parts that come together to create a successful home recording studio, my primary goal is to help my readers determine whether the item being reviewed will be a good fit for their needs. To formulate a review score, each product is carefully ranked on a scale of zero to five stars in each of the criteria below:

  • Looks
  • Features
  • Usability
  • Value

Once each criterion has been individually scored, the star ratings are averaged to determine an overall review score, which is also on a scale of zero to five stars.


If you have a product that you would like me to take a look at, I’m more than happy to do so. You can send an email to reviews@homestudiotoday.com and I’ll stick it in the queue. Before you reach out, please review the section above regarding my unbiased review guidelines. I absolutely do not accept payment in exchange for a favorable review, so don’t ask.

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