Sound on Sound and Music Tech awards
October 10, 2017

Sound on Sound & Music Tech awards nominations announced!

The nominations for both the Sound on Sound Awards, and the Music Tech Awards for Gear of the Year have now been announced, and we’re delighted to reveal that fourteen of our brands’ products have been nominated for awards! Every year Sound on Sound gives it’s readers the chance to decide who will get the coveted top slot in each of the dozens of major product-group categories. Voting takes place through…

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New NI controllers
October 6, 2017

Komplete Kontrol MK2 and Maschine MK3

A New Level Of Kontrol Over The Maschine Native Instruments are upping the benchmark for audio production hardware. The Maschine family is the go-to groove production facilities for EDM, Urban, and DJ/ producers. NI is giving the Maschine a new lease of life with some long-awaited upgrades, cementing its powerhouse position. If you wished for more from the Komplete Kontrol line of MIDI keyboards, then hold on to your hats. They’re…

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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 and…

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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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