October 25, 2010

Blowing our own trumpet…

We’re not normally ones to brag but we hope you’ll forgive us on this occasion – after all, it’s not every day (or year even!) when a company can say they’ve got eight nominees for an industry award! Sound on Sound have published their shortlist of nominations for their inaugural annual awards – all of which are chosen by SOS editors, writers and reviewers. There are 15 categories in total…

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October 22, 2010

Vir2 announce release date for Q, a virtual instrument for the big screen…

Announced earlier this year, Q is a new virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 4 from Vir2, the software development arm of US sample legends Big Fish Audio. In short, Q is a sound design and scoring instrument library designed to be used for television, film, game, and media. It is also a useful tool for music producers who want to add a unique and cutting edge angle to…

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August 18, 2010

It’s all a question of timing…

This week has seen the announcement of Metric: Odd Meter Drumloops from Big Fish Audio in the US. This got me thinking as I believe it is the very first sample library that is completely dedicated to recorded drum performances that are not in the conventional 4/4 signature. There are loops included in 3/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, and 9/4, a timing which it’s fair to say is rarely used today…

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