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…

Artists and Composers Top 5 plug-ins of 2017
December 26, 2017

Artists and Composers reveal their favourite instruments and plugins of 2017

As another year is nearly over we thought we’d get in touch with some of our composer and artist friends to find out which virtual instruments and effects plug-ins they have been using the most in 2017 and what they love about them. To start us off, Andy Barlow reveals his top picks (it was obviously a great year as 9 products made his list!) Andy Barlow Andy is a producer and musician who…

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…

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,…

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…

September 5, 2017

SCULPTOR Epic Drops by Gothic Instruments – The Sounds

Drops (also known as falls, downers and power-downs) are an essential feature of dance music and trailer soundtracks and this latest release from Gothic Instruments gives you the means to create them in an instant. Developed for the full version of Kontakt, SCULPTOR Epic Drops is the fourth module in Gothic Instruments’ high-quality series of FX tools, following on from the particularly perfect companion library – Epic Risers, and other…

Making money from library music
June 28, 2017

How to succeed and make money from writing library music

Anyone who has picked up an issue of Sound on Sound magazine lately, may have read one of the new series of excellent articles all about the library music industry – from how to get started and how business models differ around the globe, to how to be a good library music writer and beyond. The writer behind these highly comprehensive (4,000-words!) features is Dan Graham – owner of music…

February 7, 2017

Drum and Bass artist Metrik talks Toontrack

Metrik (Aka Tom Mundell) was drawn into Drum n Bass from a young age due to its clinical precision and emotive compositions. Within this world he discovered a deep resonance with the pairing of man and machine. A marriage of man-made instruments manipulated by samplers, computers and effects plugins; overlaid with synthetic noises comprised of ones and zeros.Metrik released his first EP back in 2010 and since then has collaborated…