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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June 14, 2013

Get cooking with iZotope Trash 2

Trash 2 is the latest version of iZotope‘s classic Trash distortion plugin which was originally released over a decade ago. Over the years, Trash has become a go-to audio processing tool for many top producers and artists including Skrillex, Noisia, Sigur Ros, Atticus Ross and many more.

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June 12, 2013

Toontrack EZkeys – the story so far…

Last year, Toontrack released their first non-drum software instrument, EZkeys – Grand Piano. Many of you will know Toontrack first and foremost for their virtual drumming plug-ins –  EZdrummer and Superior Drummer, so their foray into tonal keyed instruments has certainly caused a stir…

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February 20, 2013

Try out 6 vintage analogue synths for free with UVI

UVI, formerly known as Ultimate Sound Bank, have been producing sample libraries for over twenty years and designing their own software for more than twelve. In fact it was a UVI engine that powered the first generation of Spectrasonics software products. We were very excited then when we heard about UVI Vintage Legends, a collection of no less than six iconic analogue synths that have been restored and sampled to…

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February 15, 2013

Composer Rod Abernethy on recording found objects for new album The Upward Turn

Back in February 2011, we interviewed Rod Abernethy about the virtual instruments he was using in his video game and TV soundtracks with Spectrasonics, Rob Papen, ProjectSAM and Zero-G being among his favoured brands. We recently heard that Rod had released an album – The Upward Turn – in which many of the ten tracks had been produced using his own recordings of found objects combined with virtual instruments. We…

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