Softube Weiss plug-ins
March 16, 2018

A look at the masters behind the DS1-MK3 – Weiss

Some brands become synonymous with their fields. They so revolutionise and define their product or process that true experts can’t see beyond them. When it comes to audio mastering, the one-and-only name for many is Weiss. So when Swedish developers Softube decided they wanted to use their expertise to sculpt a new range of mastering plugins, there was only going to be one brand they’d go too. Introducing new Softube – Weiss DS1-MK3 & Softube…

Red Room Audio Buyer's Guide
March 9, 2018

Red Room Audio Orchestral Instruments – Buyer’s Guide

Red Room Audio is a developer of passionately crafted virtual instruments for songwriters, composers and sound designers.  Based in Los Angeles with staff and contributors around the globe, their mission to create inspiring tools that make it easy for you to turn your musical ideas into art. They were founded just last year (2017) by Dickie Chapin, a musician and designer whose dream it was to create the most realistic and…

Marco di Stefano
March 8, 2018

Composer Marco Di Stefano – ‘Why I love Garritan CFX Grand’

We love to hear how much you’re enjoying using your new plug-ins! And one recent review that stood out to us was from Italian composer Marco Di Stefano. Marco is an eclectic Italian composer who has been living in Brussels since 2008. His composition portfolio ranges from electronic to classical and modern to contemporary compositions. Marco was full of praise for Garritan’s CFX Concert Grand plugin on the VI-Control forum recently,…

Getting started withthe UK Pop EZX
February 27, 2018

Getting started with Toontrack’s UK Pop EZX

Toontrack‘s Brit-flavoured new expansion for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3 – UK Pop EZX – puts one of the UK’s most in-demand drummers and his drums at your fingertips, recorded and mixed by one of the UK’s finest engineers, and is their biggest EZX yet. Computer Music magazine’s “Dr Beat” – Ronan Macdonald – is your guide… STEP 1: Let’s take a tour of UK Pop EZX, checking out…

AAS Free Player vs full software
February 8, 2018

Applied Acoustic Systems – free player or full software?

Have you been keen to purchase some of AAS’ great value expansion packs, but haven’t because you don’t own the original software? Then it might surprise you to know that all AAS sound banks can also run through the free AAS player included with your purchase! This means that you can purchase and use their sound banks right away. So what’s the difference between the free player and the full…

Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder
February 7, 2018

Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder – The Return of a Legend

Heard on countless songs in multiple genres worldwide, Orange Vocoder is THE classic software vocoder plug-in. Initially developed by Prosoniq in 1998, Orange Vocoder has since evolved through numerous iterations, always staying at the cutting edge of the music production world. It has a reputation for being the single most transparent sounding and flexible vocoder plug-in available. So when Zynaptiq announced that they would be awakening this sleeping giant and…

February 6, 2018

Ableton 10 has just been released – so what’s new?

After months of anticipation, Ableton 10 has finally been released! Once you pop the hood, you’ll see that the improved interior means it has never been easier to navigate and use Ableton and it’s not just a simple update to the GUI in this latest incarnation of one of the world’s best DAWs… There’s a whole new host of plugins, features and improvements and, with the manual running into 737…

Superior Drummer 3 Press verdict
January 4, 2018

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 – The Press Verdict

Previously on the T+S blog, we’ve shared some of our customer’s thoughts on how Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 has made an impact on their music production. Now, nearly four months on since it was unleashed unto the world, we take a look at what the press have made of Toontrack’s monumental drum production software. Sound On Sound “It’s been a long time coming, but the new version of Superior Drummer…