RiffWorks Standard

Guitar Recording Software for Mac and PC

Reviews of RiffWorks

RiffWorks remains one of the most unique, musician friendly, and fun pieces of guitar software on the market. Below is a sampling of some of the top reviews of RiffWorks.

Computer Music Magazine

Sonoma Wire Works' RiffWorks Standard v2 - 9 out of 10
"RiffWorks installation takes around 30 seconds, and although instructions are provided, you probably won't need them...just start up RiffWorks, plug in and play. Verdict: Extremely easy to use, highly productive, good effects and useful backup section."

Recording Magazine

RiffWorks - A New Way to Meld Guitar Playing with Your Computer
"The RiffWorks user interface is well designed and very detailed. I found RiffWorks to be appealing and simple to navigate. One of the most gratifying features of RiffWorks is the diversity and quality of drum loops available."

MusicTech Magazine
Review by:
Mike Miller

RiffWorks Standard 2
"Guitarists have traditionally shied away from loopbased recording, believing it to be more suitable to electronica and hip hop genres than to styles more commonly associated with the guitar. However, with more and more musicians turning to the digital realm for inspiration, even the most thick-skinned guitarists are beginning to use elements of loopbased music in their compositions."

Review by:
Jim Dalrymple

RiffWorks Eases Mac Song Creation
"One company has taken a new approach to helping musicians create music and, in the short time Iive been using it, I have found that it really works for me. With the release of RiffWorks 2, Sonoma Wire Works has changed the way I think about building a song."

Guitar World Magazine

Product Spotlight
"Looped recording, automatic track creation, InstantDrummer, 7 guitar-oriented effects, AmpliTube 2 Live, RiffLink online jamming, and RiffCaster instant podcasting make RiffWorks the easiest, most creative guitar recording system ever produced."

*Important Notice: RiffWorld.com, RiffCaster song posting, and RiffLink online collaboration have been disabled. See RiffWorld forum for details.

Wired Magazine
Review by:
Eliot Buskirk

RiffWorks: Real-Time Loop-Based Online Music Collaboration
"RiffWorks allows up to 4 people to work together on multitrack recording projects online in "what feels like real-time" using a loop-based system, with "no worries about latency or distance," using an add-on called RiffLink that enables online collaboration within RiffWorks."

*Important Notice: RiffWorld.com, RiffCaster song posting, and RiffLink online collaboration have been disabled. See RiffWorld forum for details.

"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! It's very close to having a live drummer with you."

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Anthony Gonzalez of M83

"I'm obsessed with this recording app on my iPhone- the Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack. It's like you have a superpowerful studio in your pocket."

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Trey Anastasio of Phish

"Just tried out Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack plus the new upgraded FourTrack app. Beautiful crystal clear sparkling audio in iOS!"

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Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

"RiffWorks is an incredible tool to get songs done stupid fast!"

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Johnny "Juice" Rosado of Public Enemy