November 8, 2016

Spectrasonics Keyscape review by professional pianist Tony Cliff

Tony Cliff is a man gifted with musical talents that most of us could only dream of; an established piano player who also takes interest in guitar and voice, as well as having a developed skill in composition, arranging and songwriting. He has reviewed many of our products in the past and it is always great to get a perspective from someone with such a wealth of knowledge, especially in…

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October 25, 2016

We take a closer look at Gothic Instruments SCULPTOR Massive Whooshes

Today we were all very excited to see the release of the second epic sound library in the SCULPTOR series by Gothic Instruments: Massive Whooshes. After the very popular release of SCULPTOR Live Impacts Module, I was keen to see what more this series had to offer and within five minutes of exploring the features, I couldn’t keep my hands away from the keyboard! It is my pleasure to take…

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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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