September 10, 2015

Spotlight on: iZotope Stutter Edit

It´s an effect. It´s an instrument. It´s Stutter Edit—an innovative tool for both studio and stage, designed by BT and developed by iZotope it has stood the test of time, five years after it’s release Stutter Edit is still at the top of it’s game. With Stutter Edit you can tear up your tracks in real time, building thrilling fills, complex effects, shimmering sweeps, and staggering stutters that will leave…

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July 29, 2015

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2: The Critics’ Perspective

At Winter NAMM 2015, Spectrasonics made what was arguably the most exciting announcement of the show – the imminent release of Omnisphere 2. Vimeo crashed, it was trending on Twitter and audiophiles world wide were chomping at the bit to get their hands on it. Among the many new features is audio import so you can use your own soundsources within the Omnisphere engine, lots of new waveforms, wavetable and…

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July 13, 2015

Spotlight on: Rob Papen Predator

Predator is a phat sounding killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first class features to make this your ´go-to´ synth for contemporary music production.

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July 18, 2014

Using sounds from the great outdoors with iZotope BreakTweaker

iZotope’s BreakTweaker, in the simplest of terms, is described as a beat making software, although anyone that knows iZotope, who’s other products include Stutter Edit, Iris, Ozone 5, RX3 and more, will be well aware of the extent of possibilities that this plug-in will offer. Fusing sound design, sequencing and effects processing, BreakTweaker has been developed in conjunction with renowned producer BT, and is capable of some rather mind-bending feats…

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April 22, 2014

Synthogy’s Joe Ierardi stars on the BBC with Ivory II pianos

Having proudly been Synthogy‘s UK and European distributor for many years, we’re well aware of the painstaking efforts the developers go to in order to produce such stunningly realistic virtual pianos such as Ivory II Grand Pianos, Italian Grand, Upright Pianos and American Concert D. The tremendous level of patience required sampling every single note at different velocity levels, waiting mutely and motionless while it decays to silence has to…

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January 31, 2014

VIDEO: Spectrasonics Eric Persing on The State of 21st-Century Synthesis

Last week, at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, five award winning synthesists and synthesizer developers gathered to discuss the benefits of software vs. hardware instruments and vice versa, plus many other synthesis-related topics. Entitled ‘The State of 21st Century Synthesis’, the panelists which included Dave Smith, Gerry Bassermann, Drew Neumann, Edmund Eaganthe and Spectrasonics Co-Founder Eric Persing, also examined the astounding recovery and impact of the modular…

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January 28, 2014

Toontrack EZdrummer or Superior Drummer – which one is right for you?

If you’ve yet to experience either of Toontrack‘s award winning drum samplers it’s simple to make the judgement that EZdrummer is the easiest of the two to use. This new video from Toontrack delves deeper than that to give you a clear idea of what features and capabilities each instrument delivers and how they could fit into your own workflow. You may even decide that both could easily slot into…

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