September 21, 2017

Shooting Videos With Superior Drummer 3

With the upcoming release of Superior Drummer 3, Jack Hale, Jonah Rich (cinematographer), Harry Peak, Robin Johnson (Kyros drummer) and I took to Sound Gallery Studios to record some drums using the Roland TD50-KV and Superior Drummer 3. Equipment So how did we shoot it? Well, our kit list consisted of: Roland TD50-KV Kit Superior Drummer 3 2x Macbook Pro Audio/MIDI interface 2x Lights & Softboxes 3x SLR Cameras The…

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AskAudio tests Superior Drummer 3
September 14, 2017

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 – the ultimate Tracker test

Toontrack is changing the game with Superior Drummer 3. There are so many amazing features within the software that it’s hard to pick and choose which to focus on. The Tracker is one of these features that is certainly turning heads. The Tracker software analyses drum tracks – either stereo bounces, or individual mic tracks, and converts the grooves into MIDI notes, using similar drum samples and velocities to retain some…

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Our Top picks electronic drum kits
September 12, 2017

An electronic drum kit for every player!

So you’ve bought your new shiny copy of Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 and you’re ready to play… but the grooves aren’t quite what you want for your tracks, and drawing in your 13/16 hits just isn’t cutting the mustard. So what is the best way to get your own sick beats into the DAW? Here, we take a look at a small selection of some of the best electronic drum…

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Our top Picks Drum Controllers
September 6, 2017

Our pick of the ultimate drum controllers

Not everyone can have permanent access to beautiful live rooms with high-quality drum kits, heck – not everyone can have a drum kit! But what are you meant to do when you want that ‘live’ feeling of a drum kit actually being played when each hit isn’t snapped to the grid with metronomic precision? With the release of Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3, we thought long and hard on how best…

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We talk to Rob Papen
August 3, 2017

Rob Papen – Celebrating 20 years of creating virtual synths

Rob Papen is a long time friend and partner of T+S, having worked with us to release several award-winning virtual synths including Predator 2, Blue II and SubBoomBass as well as a range of popular effects plug-ins including the RP-Verb and the feature-packed RP-EQ. We caught up with him recently in celebration of his 20th Anniversary producing critically acclaimed software synthesisers and creative FX to get his thoughts on how…

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Buyer's Guide FabFilter
August 2, 2017

FabFilter – A Buyer’s Guide

FabFilter have been making plugins since 2002, creating a unique and powerful range of products from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. When it comes to audio, FabFilter aren’t interested in creating vintage emulations, rather they look to give the modern studio the most powerful and flexible tools available. With many of the most powerful plugins on the market today, there is a trend to put a thousand controls on the GUI….

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TOP 5 MIDI KEYBOARDS
July 27, 2017

Top 5 MIDI keyboards for orchestral music production

The joy of modern day sampling means that every producer with a computer can have access to a beautiful orchestra – but what sets your music apart from everything else? The answer can be as simple as control. Control over articulations, control over style and dynamics, control over the sounds. If your creative workflow isn’t intuitive or clean, then your music will never flourish. This includes tactile access to articulations,…

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