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What happened at…Game Music Connect 2014

After the success of last years Game Music Connect conference we were proud to be a partner for this years event held on the 24th September.

Would-be composers, sound designers and audio aficionados from all over the globe packed in to the Southbank Centre’s Purcell room for a day of open forums, demonstrations and in depth interviews with some of the most accomplished and respected composers in the industry. Continue reading

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Francesca Genco tells us about recording Voice of Gaia and her unique vocal style

Photo by Peter Preto

Francesca is the extraordinary voice behind our uniquely powerful and exotic solo alto vocal library, Voice Of Gaia – Francesca. We captured 16 studio hours with Francesca, covering 3 true legato types, sustains, staccatos and a whole host of performance phrase elements, including Melodic, Atonal, Bombastic, Bright and Whispered categories. We spoke with Francesca about the library recording experience, her creative background and the road ahead. Continue reading

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Roni Size talks to us about using Rob Papen synths, Spectrasonics and iZotope

Bristol based DJ and producer Roni Size has a long list of achievements under his belt, from collaborating with a vast list of big name artists to winning the Mercury prize. His career spans decades and recently he released his first studio album in six years, along with his ever growing record label ‘Mansion Sounds’ and a run of live dates its safe to say that Size is back.

We caught up with him to find out what you can expect from his recent work and his go to plug-ins Continue reading

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Meet one of our newest dealers… Giraffe Audio

Following the takeover of Digital Village (aka DV247) by German music retail giant, Music Store GmbH in May 2013, seven of its eight UK stores were closed resulting in the loss of many jobs. Over the past year, we’ve seen several of these ex-employees successfully join other music retailers or start their own ventures within the industry. Continue reading

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The Story of the Mellotron

Mellotron the brain child of inventor Harry Chamberlin, was born in Birmingham in 1963, hailed as a ‘band in a box’ the Mellotron was quickly picked up by The Beatles and other big name acts soon followed suit making the Mellotron the notable sound in progressive rock. The Mellotron, who name comes from a combination of ‘mellifluous electronics’ features on many iconic songs including David Bowie’s Space Oddity, The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever and Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir Continue reading

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Delphic’s James Cook talks Spectrasonics

Manchester based James Cook is the lead singer of indie electro outfit Delphic and the composer of the official single for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Currently in the studio working on material for various exciting projects, he took some time out to answer a few questions about using Spectrasonics virtual instruments. Continue reading

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iZotope’s Senior Product Manager Rob D’Amico tells us what we can expect from RX 4

Just a year has passed since iZotope released RX 3, in that time it won an Emmy Award and received high praise from reviewers and many were left wondering what could possibly be added to RX 4, so ahead of its release on 11th September we caught up with iZotope Senior product manager Rob D’Amico to find out what we can expect. Continue reading

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4th September 2014 – This week’s new sample library releases

Boom Library Prairies

Boom Library are breaking new ground with this new nature recording library. Gordon Hempton ventured out into the wide fields of the American prairie to successfully return with this superb and fascinating sound material.

Formats: WAV

RRP: £149.99 / €179.00

 

Big Fish Audio Electro Club

Inspired by the musical genres of Martin Garrix, Zedd, Steve Aoki and deadmau5, Big Fish Audio´s Electro Club offers varied and high quality sounds that will both inspire new music ideas and fit into existing tracks seamlessly.

Formats: MIDI Files, Apple Loops, REX, WAV, RMX, Acid & Kontakt

RRP: £40.95 / €52.95

 

Soundiron Dhol Drums

5,147 samples and more than 110 distinct articulations, played with sticks, mallets, brushes, hands, fingers, palms and more. Each was recorded in extraordinary detail. Two professional Punjabi Dhol Drums were deep sampled for this library, each with distinct characteristics and tuning.

Formats: Kontakt

RRP: £33.95 / €48.95

 

Samplephonics Ghosting Season

This stunning sample library from electronic pioneers Ghosting Season is an absolute steal, bursting to the brims with absolutely essential loops and samples ranging from 90bpm right up to 155bpm.

Formats: Apple Loops, ACID, Rex2, WAV

RRP: £34.70 / €40.95

 

 

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