January 25, 2013

Ian Boddy reviews Rob Papen’s Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis tutorial package

When it comes to synthesis and sound design, one person that immediately comes to mind is Ian Boddy. Having been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 – the electronic musician has also established a strong reputation as a sound designer having produced several sample libraries for Zero-G (Odyssey, Outer Limits, Ambiosis, Morphology, to name a few). More recently, Ian launched his own sample label ‘Waveforms‘…

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December 7, 2012

Rob Papen’s Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis are revealed as new tutorial package finally arrives

It was more than eight years ago that Rob Papen originally revealed to us that he was creating a synthesis tutorial DVD. Much buzz and excitement ensued and since then, the synth king, as he’s fondly regarded here at T+S, has released several critically acclaimed virtual synths including RG, SubBoomBass, Punch and Blade, plus a series of effects plugins. And each year we wondered if the masterclass would be next……

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July 12, 2012

How to create runs, fast arpeggios and measured tremolo with Cinematic Strings 2

Cinematic Strings 2 has been taking the soundtrack and classical music production world by storm thanks to its extremely easy to use interface and the professional results it produces. If you’re already a user of this impressive virtual instrument, or are considering taking the plunge and buying it, developer Alex Wallbank has produced a second tutorial video demonstrating the easy ways to approach the normally tricky task of writing fast…

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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

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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 13, 2011

Free Ask Video tutorial on using the Time Warp feature in Cubase 6

Once again Ask Video have kindly delved into their Santa’s sack of tutorials and pulled out a special gift for the T+S blog crew. This tutorial is taken from the Ask Video Cubase 6 Level 3 tutorial package which features 37 videos and over 3 hours of professional instruction. Ask Video Cubase 6 Level 3 covers topics like offline processing, surround sound, transposing audio and pitch correction.

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