How to make a bass patch with Rob Papen Go2
May 31, 2018

Making a bass patch with Rob Papen’s Go2 virtual synth

Following on from the popular Toontrack UK Pop EZX tutorial he compiled for us back in February, Computer Music writer and reviewer Ronan Macdonald is back, this time taking a look at Rob Papen Go2 – the newest virtual synth offering from a synthesis supremo. (Download the free demo from the Go2 product page here). Over to Ronan… “Packing the vast majority of its functionality and controls into a single…

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Alessandro Camnasio interview
March 27, 2018

DRONAR Metal and Glass – Behind the Sounds

Regular readers of our blog will already be familiar with Alessandro Camnasio and his incredible sound design work on Gothic Instruments‘ DRONAR and SCULPTOR series of tools. His sound design has also been used in countless Hollywood movie trailers including Transformers, Captain America, THOR and many others. This week, Gothic Instruments released the eighthinstalment in their DRONAR series, so we thought we’d catch up with the man who’s played a huge part…

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Sonuscore
March 25, 2018

Sonuscore Orchestral Instruments – Buyer’s Guide

Looking to beef up your orchestral arsenal for the spring? Then we’ve got good news. A selection of Sonuscore’s top critically-acclaimed libraries have arrived at T+S. If the name sounds family that’s because they’re the masterminds behind Best Service’s ‘The Orchestra’ and Native Instruments’ ‘Emotive Strings’, ‘Action Strings’, and ‘Action Strikes’ libraries. Whether your sculpting desolate and peaceful soundscapes or are just looking for the eerie noises that haunt your nightmares, Sonuscore…

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Softube Weiss plug-ins
March 16, 2018

A look at the masters behind the DS1-MK3 – Weiss

Some brands become synonymous with their fields. They so revolutionise and define their product or process that true experts can’t see beyond them. When it comes to audio mastering, the one-and-only name for many is Weiss. So when Swedish developers Softube decided they wanted to use their expertise to sculpt a new range of mastering plugins, there was only going to be one brand they’d go too. Introducing new Softube – Weiss DS1-MK3 & Softube…

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Si Begg music production interview
March 13, 2018

We talk to producer, composer, and DJ Si Begg

Si Begg has more than two decades’ experience working in the music industry. Widely respected for his genre-defying rule breaking, forward-thinking creativity, and his pioneering technical skill, he has carved a reputation for himself as both artist and DJ and has numerous TV, film and ad credits to his name. He has also collaborated on a number of cutting-edge design projects and has won several awards for his work. More…

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Red Room Audio Buyer's Guide
March 9, 2018

Red Room Audio Orchestral Instruments – Buyer’s Guide

Red Room Audio is a developer of passionately crafted virtual instruments for songwriters, composers and sound designers.  Based in Los Angeles with staff and contributors around the globe, their mission to create inspiring tools that make it easy for you to turn your musical ideas into art. They were founded just last year (2017) by Dickie Chapin, a musician and designer whose dream it was to create the most realistic and…

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Marco di Stefano
March 8, 2018

Composer Marco Di Stefano – ‘Why I love Garritan CFX Grand’

We love to hear how much you’re enjoying using your new plug-ins! And one recent review that stood out to us was from Italian composer Marco Di Stefano. Marco is an eclectic Italian composer who has been living in Brussels since 2008. His composition portfolio ranges from electronic to classical and modern to contemporary compositions. Marco was full of praise for Garritan’s CFX Concert Grand plugin on the VI-Control forum recently,…

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Getting started withthe UK Pop EZX
February 27, 2018

Getting started with Toontrack’s UK Pop EZX

Toontrack‘s Brit-flavoured new expansion for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 – UK Pop EZX – puts one of the UK’s most in-demand drummers and his drums at your fingertips, recorded and mixed by one of the UK’s finest engineers, and is their biggest EZX yet. Computer Music magazine’s “Dr Beat” – Ronan Macdonald – is your guide… STEP 1: Let’s take a tour of UK Pop EZX, checking out…

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