Christmas gift ideas
December 22, 2017

Our pick of Christmas gift ideas – treat yourself!

2017 has been an amazing year for new music software products with some significant advancements made in the world of plug-ins and virtual instruments. iZotope‘s Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 have revolutionised the way we go about mixing and mastering. Synthogy have cemented their place as one of the finest virtual piano creators with Ivory II Studio Grands. And Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 has given us a truly superior virtual…

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Stephen Baystead
December 13, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Stephen Baysted

Born in London, award-winning composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and emotionally charged and expressively powerful music. Stephen’s acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by viewers and players worldwide in a succession of award-winning films, TV programmes and video games including the number one bestselling racing game Project Cars, Blink Film’s epic six-part documentary series Ancient Mysteries for Channel 5, and Graveyard of the Giant Beasts for…

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Alessandro Camnasio
December 12, 2017

Alessandro Camnasio – Creating the sounds for DRONAR Vintage Synth

Regular readers of our blog will already be familiar with Alessandro Camnasio for his incredible sound design work on Gothic Instruments‘ DRONAR and SCULPTOR Kontakt software. Outside of these instruments, his sound design has been used in countless Hollywood movie trailers including Transformers, Captain America, THOR and many others. This week, Gothic Instruments released their sixth DRONAR module – Vintage Synth – so we thought we’d catch up with the man…

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Carly Paradis interview
December 1, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Carly Paradis

Canadian born Carly Paradis, who is now based in the UK, is a film and TV composer, musician and pianist, whose credits include sole composer of RTS winning and BAFTA nominated series Line of Duty for BBC, Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note (Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson) and ITV’s Tennison (prequel to Prime Suspect). She wrote the original score for Jed Mercurio’s feature length BBC adaption of Lady Chatterly’s Lover,…

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Gary Numan Spectrasonics Omnisphere
November 30, 2017

Gary Numan on why Spectrasonics Omnisphere is the king of music software

Omnisphere 2 is the flagship synthesiser of Spectrasonics – the company behind other incredible music production tools such as Trilian, Stylus RMX and Keyscape. Omnisphere 2 is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. The award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that promises to inspire a lifetime of exploration. It’s arguably one of the greatest software instruments of all time, winning numerous awards…

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SOUND DUST CLOUD BASS
November 9, 2017

A double bass and garden twine – the latest from Sound Dust

Sound Dust, aka composer Pendle Poucher, is renowned for not taking a traditional approach when it comes to sampling instruments and his latest Kontakt release – Cloud Bass – is no exception. We got in touch to find out more… Congratulations on the release of Cloud Bass, can you tell us about the set-up for the recordings of this library? 1. Take a double bass, a double bass stand, an…

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In Session Audio Shimmer Shake Strike
November 8, 2017

The making of new Shimmer Shake Strike from In Session Audio

In Session Audio may be a relatively new virtual instrument developer but Founder Kyle Z and Time+Space go back years since Kyle established the award-winning audio loop and sample library company Nine Volt Audio. In Session Audio produce unique Kontakt Instruments that have been praised by the press and users alike for their originality and huge creative potential. The company’s most recent release is Shimmer Shake Strike – a Kontakt…

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Black Friday 2017
October 31, 2017

Music Production Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – what’s in store?

It’s almost that time of year again, where deals and offers on music software, sample packs, software instruments, and hardware are aplenty. That’s right, we’re talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every year there’s always a wide range of deals and cheap virtual instruments available from some of our most popular brands. So, we thought we’d take a look at last year’s deals, and try and predict some of…

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