April 5, 2012

Piano maestro Robert Peeters reviews Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos

Watching and listening to the hugely talented Robert Peeters play the piano in his YouTube videos is simply awe inspiring so when he contacted us to ask if he could evaluate Synthogy‘s Ivory II Grand Pianos as part of a Steinway VST review series on his website we didn’t hesitate to say yes. So why Steinway VSTs? According to Robert, Steinways are the best pianos when it comes to both…

March 9, 2012

Sound designer Mick Gordon uses iZotope’s Nectar and Ozone 5 to produce unique voices-only track

As Diego Stocco proved with a dinner plate a few weeks ago (and many other objects before that), you really can make music out of anything and this week Mick Gordon has taken the concept even further with a track made entirely with human voices. Mick is a composer and sound designer who has worked on many video game soundtracks for the likes of Electronic Arts, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros,…

February 2, 2012

Diego Stocco proves yet again that you can find musical inspiration in the most ordinary of objects

Sick of the same old sounds? Can’t afford to splash out on a new sample collection? Why not take a leaf out of Diego Stocco’s book and get creative with everyday objects?! Diego is one of Spectrasonics‘ extraordinary sound designers who was responsible for many of the sounds found in the company’s flagship synth Omnisphere including the infamous burning piano. A man who sees music in the most ordinary of…

January 26, 2012

Spectrasonics user Rob Manning talks about his studio set-up and his career as a composer

Rob Manning has been working in music for more than 10 years with his soundtracks perhaps more familiar to British television audiences having composed original music for numerous BBC, ITV and Channel 4 documentaries including Louis Theroux, Dispatches, Gordon’s Great Escape, Heston Blumenthal’s Feasts and Cutting Edge. His credits also include comedies and production music for the likes of Universal and MTV. Rob’s studio is based in North London with…

January 12, 2012

Producer Dennis Grell on producing the Nu Metal sample library from Zero-G

Towards the end of 2011, Zero-G released Nu Metal – a multiformat sample library crammed with blood-curdling vocals, bone-breaking drums, blood-soaked bass and guitars heavier than plutonium. The German music production magazine, Keys, recently interviewed the producer of Nu Metal – Dennis Grell. This young producer is affiliated to the globally renowned Peer Music music publishing company and, amongst his many projects, he has produced numerous metal bands including the likes of Milgrim…

December 22, 2011

Composer Cedric Vermue demonstrates how he uses ProjectSAM’s Symphobia

Cedric Vermue is a hugely talented 18-year old composer from the Netherlands who has gained quite a following for his incredibly impressive compositions showcased on his YouTube channel. Playing the piano and classical music is Cedric’s main source of inspiration and right now, he is taking a gap year during which he is composing the soundtrack for an Argentinian feature film. When we discovered that Cedric uses ProjectSAM‘s Symphobia 1 and 2…