Year in Review 2017
December 29, 2017

We look back at some of the biggest music production tools of 2017

2017 has seen a veritable plethora of releases, from quirky cool plugins, to huge hardware upgrades. It’s been a roller coaster year for the music industry, and especially the tech therein, so we’re taking a look back at some of the releases that made an impact throughout the past twelve months. January: Audiority Grainspace Grainspace is a cool plugin based on high quality, real-time, granular processing and reverberation. It’s a…

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Christmas gift ideas
December 22, 2017

Our pick of Christmas gift ideas – treat yourself!

2017 has been an amazing year for new music software products with some significant advancements made in the world of plug-ins and virtual instruments. iZotope‘s Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 have revolutionised the way we go about mixing and mastering. Synthogy have cemented their place as one of the finest virtual piano creators with Ivory II Studio Grands. And Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 has given us a truly superior virtual…

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October 19, 2016

Spectrasonics Omnisphere Expansions – A Buyer’s Guide

Spectrasonics Omnisphere is debatably one of the most advanced steps in virtual synthesis so far and has been referred to as ‘the king of software synths’. The instalment of Omnisphere 2 saw a vast range of new possibilities including over 400 new DSP waveforms, 3,000 new patches and soundscapes and an audio import option, allowing users to import their own audio to use it as a sound source, extending the…

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February 13, 2014

13th February 2014: This week’s sample library releases…

Samplephonics Acoustic Abstractions Overflowing with acoustic instrument loops, textures, organic rhythms and sampling gems, Acoustic Abstractions is like digging through a crate of rare vinyl, each groove a complete surprise and ready to be shaped into something new. RRP: £39.95 /€47.95 Formats: WAV   Zero-G Urban Symphony Orchestral Phrases This multiformat sample collection features hundreds of orchestral phrases plus solo piano and harp loops that have been specifically composed and…

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