iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2
October 5, 2017

iZotope Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 – the top new features

With the release of iZotope’s Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 your mixes are about to get a lot better, a lot quicker. Revolutionising the way that engineers approached mixing, Neutron took the audio world by storm with it’s creative UI and processing. Ozone has been a heavy hitter in the industry for years. With the introduction of some new features you can be sure it’s going to carry on being a…

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DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres our verdict
October 3, 2017

DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres – our verdict

Gothic Instruments have just released their most terrifying instrument yet! If you thought that DARK SYNTHESIS was spooky, with its Stranger Things 80s synth vibe, then get ready to experience the nail biting dread of CINEMATIC ATMOSPHERES. Don’t worry though as it’s not just for the horror aficionados! I got inside the new DRONAR library to see what was going on under the hood – and it’s not all doom…

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macOS High Sierra compatibility guide
October 3, 2017

MacOS 10.13 – Should you upgrade?

Apple have recently launched their latest macOS ‘10.13 High Sierra’. Although many of you who are Apple users may be keen to update your macs to the latest software, we strongly recommend that you hold off in doing so. That is at least until you have checked that all of your software and hardware will still work! Due to the changes that come with each update, some software/hardware will not…

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September 26, 2017

We take a first look at the new iZotope ‘O8N2’ trailer

iZotope have just released a new video that which will inevitably get the hearts of mixing and mastering enthusiasts worldwide racing. The video serves as a teaser trailer for what iZotope are describing as ‘O8N2’, which could perhaps stand for Ozone 8 & Neutron 2… Considering the impact their predecessors have had on the world of mixing and mastering it’s no wonder anticipation for these products is sky high. iZotope promise in…

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DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres
September 26, 2017

Alessandro Camnasio reveals how he created FX for DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres

Regular readers of our blog will already be familiar with Alessandro Camnasio for his incredible sound design work on Gothic Instruments‘ DRONAR and SCULPTOR Kontakt software. Outside of these instruments, his sound design has been used in countless Hollywood movie trailers including Transformers, Captain America, THOR and many others. This week, Gothic Instruments released their fifth DRONAR module – Cinematic Atmospheres – for which Alessandro really went to town in…

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iZotope RX 6 reviews
September 15, 2017

iZotope RX 6 audio repair software – the press verdict

Originally released in 2008 iZotope’s RX audio repair software quickly became an indispensable tool for anyone working with audio. Over the last few years, its updates have provided a wide range of new, innovative features which revolutionised the world of audio repair and drastically reduced the amount of time it took to fix broken audio. Whether it be background noise from a noisy AC unit in a recording session, rustling…

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AskAudio tests Superior Drummer 3
September 14, 2017

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 – the ultimate Tracker test

Toontrack is changing the game with Superior Drummer 3. There are so many amazing features within the software that it’s hard to pick and choose which to focus on. The Tracker is one of these features that is certainly turning heads. The Tracker software analyses drum tracks – either stereo bounces, or individual mic tracks, and converts the grooves into MIDI notes, using similar drum samples and velocities to retain some…

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Our Top picks electronic drum kits
September 12, 2017

An electronic drum kit for every player!

So you’ve bought your new shiny copy of Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 and you’re ready to play… but the grooves aren’t quite what you want for your tracks, and drawing in your 13/16 hits just isn’t cutting the mustard. So what is the best way to get your own sick beats into the DAW? Here, we take a look at a small selection of some of the best electronic drum…

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