November 15, 2016

We talk to top metal music producer Mark Lewis about new Toontrack EZmix pack: Metal Tones

Toontrack’s Metal Month is in full swing with lots of great deals, happenings and above all some very exciting new releases that are giving metal fans something to shout about. Amongst all the action, we had a chat with Mark Lewis, one of the top names in modern metal production and engineer of Toontrack’s newest preset pack for their EZmix 2 software – ‘Mark Lewis Metal Tones‘. Hi Mark, thanks…

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T+S compares Vocal Instruments
November 10, 2016

Time+Space Compares: Virtual Vocals

Twenty-five years ago, if you told someone that in the future we would be able to virtually recreate the sound of a piano, guitar or voice that sounds so realistic you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, you may well have just been laughed at.  Skip to 2016 and see how 20 years of development has taken virtual studio technology to advancements beyond belief, and it’s still expanding. With…

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WIN Olafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
November 9, 2016

Write a review and you could win some amazing software from Spitfire Audio!

PLEASE NOTE: as of 1st February, the prize on offer has changed, click here to see what prize is on offer this month. Just bought a new virtual instrument or sample pack and want to tell other music producers all about it? Perhaps you’ve been using an effects plugin or Kontakt library for several months and want to share your views of it. We love hearing your opinions on your…

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November 8, 2016

Spectrasonics Keyscape review by professional pianist Tony Cliff

Tony Cliff is a man gifted with musical talents that most of us could only dream of; an established piano player who also takes interest in guitar and voice, as well as having a developed skill in composition, arranging and songwriting. He has reviewed many of our products in the past and it is always great to get a perspective from someone with such a wealth of knowledge, especially in…

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October 25, 2016

We take a closer look at Gothic Instruments SCULPTOR Massive Whooshes

Today we were all very excited to see the release of the second epic sound library in the SCULPTOR series by Gothic Instruments: Massive Whooshes. After the very popular release of SCULPTOR Live Impacts Module, I was keen to see what more this series had to offer and within five minutes of exploring the features, I couldn’t keep my hands away from the keyboard! It is my pleasure to take…

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October 23, 2016

iZotope Neutron Mixing Console – What do the experts think?

Following the release of their free Neutrino effects effects plug-in a couple of weeks ago, which gave us a glimpse into iZotope´s new mixing technology, the Boston-based audio processing specialists have released NEUTRON. Available now, this mixing plug-in combines five great-sounding new processors with the latest in intelligent metering and analysis. Like having a virtual assistant, Neutron can listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer tailored starting points for creating powerful mixes…

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October 19, 2016

Spectrasonics Omnisphere Expansions – A Buyer’s Guide

Spectrasonics Omnisphere is debatably one of the most advanced steps in virtual synthesis so far and has been referred to as ‘the king of software synths’. The installment of Omnisphere 2 saw a vast range of new possibilities including over 400 new DSP waveforms, 3,000 new patches and soundscapes and an audio import option, allowing users to import their own audio to use it as a soundsource, extending the possibilities…

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