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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October 17, 2013

Treat your vocals with Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite

iZotope’s Nectar software has been soothing and caressing vocal tracks all over the world for many years now. Today sees the release of Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite, the next generation of iZotope’s Nectar software which adds a formidable list of new features and functions, let’s take a quick look…

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October 7, 2013

Rob Papen Blue II – Sneak Preview

Rob Papen’s Blue ‘cross-fusion’ virtual synth has been appearing on blockbuster movie soundtracks and chart topping dance tunes alike for many years now. Why is Blue different? Well, it offers a unique combination of FM, Phase Distortion, Wave Shaping and Subtractive Synthesis all in one package, allowing sound design possibilities just not available with other plugins.

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August 6, 2013

What’s new in iZotope RX 3

iZotope’s RX 2 software has become the industry standard audio repair and restore solution, offering a range of high quality tools enabling you to fix audio that would have previously been  untreatable.

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June 27, 2013

We talk to FX supremo Frédéric Devanlay about his new Zero-G sample pack – Cyberstorm

This week sample library pioneers Zero-G have released Cyberstorm – a broad selection of audio FX with a distinctive sci-fi theme, designed for film and video game soundtrack composers. Created by film and games FX supremo, Frédéric Devanlay, who also produced Zero-G’s Deep Impact and Perception, Cyberstorm is all about future robotic warfare and comes packed with drones, impacts, weapons, voices, soundscapes, movements and more – we caught up with the…

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