July 1, 2011

Si Begg gives us the lowdown on producing Zero-G’s Electro Glitch Essentials

Fans of Zero-G’s 2009 release Distorted Dancefloors are in for treat as producer Si Begg returns with another sample collection of experimental and cutting edge sounds in the form of Electro Glitch Essentials. We caught up with Si to find out more about the making of this library… First up, please could you tell us about your music background? The short version is this. Small boy who’s obsessed with Dr…

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May 26, 2011

Ian Boddy personally introduces ‘Odyssey’

Sound design legend and synthesist extraodinaire, Ian Boddy has been producing electronic music since 1979 with modular synthesizers consistently playing a huge role in his work. Ian has been involved in producing samples for a number of sound design sample libraries and recently, Zero-G released ‘Odyssey‘ – a huge compendium of eight libraries created by the man himself.

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May 3, 2011

Niklas Flyckt on producing the Number 1 Hits EZX

This week sees Toontrack kick off their Songwriter’s month with the release of a brand new and unique EZX expansion pack – Number 1 Hits. We caught up with the product’s producer Niklas Flyckt to find out more about his background and how he produced the EZX…

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April 8, 2011

DnB duo Total Science talk sample packs and studio toys…

The well respected duo of Paul Greenhalgh and Paul Smith, aka Total Science, are one of the UK’s most respected Drum & Bass acts having recorded for labels such as Good Looking, Basement, Digital, Metalheadz, Reinforced, and True Playaz amongst many others. They recently released a sample pack as part of Loopmasters’ Artist Series so we caught up with Jason (aka Quiff) to find out about their production techniques…

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March 24, 2011

Composer Daniel James on music production, making videos and working with Spectrasonics…

This week brought Spectrasonics’ announcement of their Bob Moog Foundation contest – the grand prize for which is the OMG-1, a custom built one-of-a-kind instrument designed by the company’s Founder Eric Persing. To enter the contest, Omnisphere users need to purchase and download the Bob Moog Tribute Library and create a track which utilises some of the sounds. The sounds within the library have been created by 40 different composers…

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March 15, 2011

Drum and Bass DJ and Producer icon John B on why he uses Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments…

John B has been a shining beacon in the world Drum and Bass scene for many years now. His first album – ‘Visions’ was released back in 1997 and launched his career as one of the most innovative producers at the cutting edge of the UK dance scene.  Subsequent releases on Metalheadz and his own label Beta have cemented his place and position as a true DnB pioneer. John’s sound…

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February 2, 2011

Composer Rod Abernethy talks video game scoring, virtual instruments and samples of yesteryear

Rod Abernethy is an award-winning composer and musician who creates memorable music scores for video games, advertising and television. His musical repertoire encompasses traditional acoustic and ethnic scores, unique hybrid soundtracks fusing electronic and organic elements, as well as dramatic music written for orchestra and choir. Rod’s dynamic music productions enhance numerous high profile video games such as Dead Space, Alpha Protocol and The Hobbit  and is currently working on…

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December 23, 2010

DnB artist A Sides on why he uses Spectrasonics

Jason Cambridge (aka A Sides) has been producing music since 1990 and has released well over 500 tracks to date across many of the scene’s biggest labels making him one of the most prolific and versatile artists in drum & bass. Over the course of his extensive career, A Sides has never limited himself to a single style and has proved to be a highly capable selector whether drawing for…

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