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,…

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February 24, 2012

Toontrack’s Mattias Eklund gives a deeper insight into the who, what and why of EZmix 2…

Earlier this month, mixing got even ‘EZ-er’ for music producers as the arrival of Toontrack‘s reincarnation of their popular EZmix software promised to deliver even better results through a wider variety of features. We caught up with Toontrack’s Head of Sound Design Mattias Eklund to learn more about the thinking behind EZmix 2 and what the Swedish company’s responses are to some of the user feedback so far…

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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…

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January 6, 2012

Toontrack hint at expansion to their EZ line of software instruments in 2012

2011 was a massive year for Swedish drum maestros Toontrack. They released over 30 titles and while many were midi packs and producer presets for their existing instruments and expansions, they unveiled 4 new EZXs – Classic, Number One Hits, Americana & Metal Machine and the 2 new Roots SDXs. In a recent video posted on their Youtube channel, Toontrack hinted at what we can expect in 2012. Take a…

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January 6, 2012

String shootouts – what’s your preference?

You may remember award winning film and TV composer Miguel d’Oliveira from an interview we did with him on the Time+Space website back in 2008. Miguel uses many plug-ins from Time+Space brands and we were interested to hear that he’d started producing his own short videos in and around his busy work schedule. The first of these two videos can be viewed below and see Miguel comparing LA Scoring Strings,…

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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…

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December 15, 2011

Rob Papen releases new 1.6.2 update for his Predator synth with a new video

Rob Papen has just posted a new version of Predator which is now available for free to registered users. There are many enhancements including new filter types, new presets and an alternative GUI colour. Predator has become a industry standard virtual synth plug-in across many genres of music because of it’s easy to use interface, amazing presets and high quality engine. 

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December 6, 2011

ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials – is this another masterclass in cinematic sampling?

ProjectSAM have wowed the sound design world with their sample libraries for almost 10 years now. Starting with SAM Horns, the ProjectSAM range has blossomed and expanded to include an awesome arsenal of sonic orchestral firepower which is a force to be reckoned with. The award winning Symphobia, perhaps the most famous of the ProjectSAM products, gives composers instant access to epic modern ‘hollywood’ strings to rival any other library…

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