Following a busy summer of international festivals and a South West Music Award under their belts, progressive tech metal quartet Cambion have taken to the studio. We caught up with them to talk about their love for Toontrack exclusively for Metal Month
In the lead up to the Mercury Music prize we spoke to Leafcutter John AKA John Burton about his second nomination with his band Polar Bear for their 2014 offering ‘In Each and Every One’, his extensive solo projects and love of iZotope Iris
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 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
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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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
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
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