iZotope RX stars in Game of Thrones
July 18, 2017

iZotope RX 6 plays a starring role in Game of Thrones

The seventh, hotly anticipated series of HBO’s Game of Thrones launched on our screens this week, continuing its famed epic storytelling on the grandest of scales. iZotope recently visited the beautiful new sound stages at Formosa in Los Angeles and got to talk with part of the talented audio crew who help bring the show to life each week. In this new video, the team (Re-recording Mixer Onnalee Blank, Supervising…

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Which Synthogy piano for me?
June 20, 2017

Comparing the sounds of Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos

Synthogy’s range of Ivory II pianos are by far some of the most deeply sampled instruments ever; the team are entirely dedicated to delivering the world’s best and rarest pianos in virtual format, allowing any musician or producer to experience the stunning sounds of these world-class pianos without worrying about lack of realism & playability. With the release of Studio Grands just a few weeks ago, the range now consists…

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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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Ethera meets Roli
August 25, 2016

We talk to Zero-G Ethera creator about using the vocal instrument with a ROLI Seaboard

There’s no doubt that Zero-G Ethera is a one-of-a-kind cinematic vocal instrument, boasting amazing vocal samples, incredible simplicity and a high degree of playability all packed into a beautiful Kontakt interface for total ease-of use. Ethera’s creator Stefano Maccarelli, who’s wife Clara Sorace is the voice of Ethera, recently released a video where he ‘played’ Ethera with a ROLI Seaboard, so we got in touch with him to find out more…

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June 1, 2016

Toontrack launch new Product Manager – we take a closer look

Toontrack launched their Product Manager this week so we took a closer look at what it does and how it makes life as a Toontrack user even more pleasing… What can you do in the Toontrack Product Manager? The Toontrack Product Manager has been designed to give you one easy location to access all of your Toontrack products. It also means the entire product line is now fully downloadable! From…

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Scoring Tutorials
June 1, 2016

ProjectSAM release scoring tutorial videos

The term ‘cinematic’ is synonymous with the work of ProjectSAM. Their libraries such as Symphobia, Orchestral Essentials and Swing! (to name just a few), are specifically created for film, tv and game composers and being composers themselves, they know how they want their mixes to sound and come across aspects still missing in the sample world. ProjectSAM  have released a host of scoring tutorial videos, there to help you create…

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March 21, 2016

Dronar Hybrid Module – Videos and Guides

DRONAR: Hybrid Module makes it astonishingly easy to create rich, dramatic, complex and evolving atmospheres with a set of controls designed to invite deep exploration, expression and discovery. Incredibly innovative and addictive, there is nothing quite like DRONAR for offering so much live expression control – it will change the way you create atmospheric sounds. This first module in the series – The Hybrid Module – creates deep, grainy cutting-edge,…

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