April 3, 2012

Discover the secrets of the Harmolator with Rob Papen

Released by Rob Papen last month, the Blade additive software synth has many features that make creating your own sounds easier and more intuitive than ever before. Perhaps the most powerful new feature that Blade has to offer is the Harmolator, check out this video with Rob Papen to learn more… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnvE386zTI

March 30, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys is now available so what is the verdict?

Earlier this month, Toontrack left the relative comfort of drum sampling and released their first foray into tonal instruments, EZkeys – Grand Piano. Over the last 10 years, Toontrack have established not one, but two industry standard drum software product lines in EZdrummer and Superior Drummer.

March 23, 2012

Check out the full introduction video for Rob Papen Blade

Following the announcement of Blade at the NAMM show back in the January, the release of the latest software synth from Rob Papen is now upon us. For anyone that missed it, Blade features the ‘Harmolator’, an additive synthesis system which is a truly innovative approach to sound design which can produce some amazing results. Rob Papen has just released a great introduction video so check it out to learn…

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,…

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…

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…

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…