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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COMPARES Bass Synths
October 6, 2016

T+S Compares: Synth Bass virtual instruments and plugins

In pretty much every piece of music you’ll ever hear or write, you will know that without a decent sounding bass, you won’t get very far, it’s like asking for a cup of tea and getting no cup; be it a thumping, wobbling dance bass or a deep, pulsating subby bass, the low end of any track is a very important factor. In the first of our new series: T+S…

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iZotope Neutron
September 29, 2016

iZotope announce Neutron mixing console – your new assistant engineer

The release of iZotope‘s free Neutrino effects plug-in earlier this month caused a stir of excitement amongst musicians, producers, composers and engineers after being described  as “a glimpse into iZotope’s newest mixing technology” and today we finally get a look into this revolutionary new audio processing software, Neutron, released on October 5th. Lets take a quick look at some of the key features… Track Assistant: This feature is one of…

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Tec awards
September 23, 2016

TEC Awards 2017 nominations announced

The nominees for the 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards have been selected and 3 of our brands have managed to score up a total of 6 different nominations this year. The TEC awards are an anually held ceremony that recognise the technical innovations and creative achievements of companies and individuals. The upcoming awards will be held on the 21st of January 2017 where there are 31 different categories of…

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Toontrack Dream Pop EZX
September 22, 2016

Toontrack release Dream Pop EZX – we see what’s inside…

This week Toontrack released the latest addition to their EZdrummer 2 line: Dream Pop EZX, an exciting new expansion pack that combines acoustic, electronic and natural sounding percussion to create a truly unique and real sound. Since the release of EZdrummer, there has been 30 additional libraries added to the line and this expansion is one of the most unique and impressive yet, raising the bar of modern pop production….

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Dronar Guitarscapes Main
September 6, 2016

We speak to Gothic Instruments’ Dan Graham about new DRONAR Guitarscapes

Since DRONAR Hybrid Module was released back in February, many users have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second module and today it’s here! Gothic Instruments DRONAR: Guitarscapes is based on live and processed recordings of mandolins, electric, acoustic and steel guitars which, when combined with DRONAR´s powerful controls, produce shimmering organic pads, otherworldy ambient soundscapes, natural strumming accompaniments and more. In true DRONAR style, it takes very little…

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Introducing Spectrasonics Keyscape
September 2, 2016

Introducing Spectrasonics Keyscape

Over the last several days, many of us have been teased to the edge of our seats, waiting for Spectrasonics to finally reveal what they are calling The Fourth Instrument. I saw one comment on Twitter yesterday which summed it all up for me. They said it felt like Christmas Eve, and they were full of excitement, waiting for Santa Spectrasonics to reveal the present! It is my pleasure to…

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