Red Room Audio Buyer's Guide
March 9, 2018

Red Room Audio Orchestral Instruments – Buyer’s Guide

Red Room Audio is a developer of passionately crafted virtual instruments for songwriters, composers and sound designers.  Based in Los Angeles with staff and contributors around the globe, their mission to create inspiring tools that make it easy for you to turn your musical ideas into art. They were founded just last year (2017) by Dickie Chapin, a musician and designer whose dream it was to create the most realistic and…

Marco di Stefano
March 8, 2018

Composer Marco Di Stefano – ‘Why I love Garritan CFX Grand’

We love to hear how much you’re enjoying using your new plug-ins! And one recent review that stood out to us was from Italian composer Marco Di Stefano. Marco is an eclectic Italian composer who has been living in Brussels since 2008. His composition portfolio ranges from electronic to classical and modern to contemporary compositions. Marco was full of praise for Garritan’s CFX Concert Grand plugin on the VI-Control forum recently,…

Time+Space Vocal Guide
October 24, 2013

The Time+Space Guide to Vocal Samples, Instruments and Effects Plugins

Whatever type of music you produce, the chances are you have, or will, incorporate vocals at some stage. From haunting operatic vocals that dramatically heighten a movie scene to the stirring hypnotic African tribal chants of a ceremonial spectacle. From that catchy vocal hook that firmly embeds itself in the minds and ears of listeners to mesmerising vocals without words in the style of Bjork or Sigur Ros. It can…

August 16, 2012

Garritan Classic Pipe Organs – the people’s verdict…

In July, renowned orchestral software developer Garritan released Classic Pipe Organ Collection – a virtual instrument powered by the ARIA engine that offers six different historic pipe organs and 75 different stops. It is the first collection of its kind to offer a variety of different pipe organs, each unique and representative of a specific school of organ building – from early Baroque to Classical, Renaissance, Romantic, and the Modern…

July 3, 2012

Squeeze 6 classic pipe organs into your studio thanks to Garritan’s new virtual instrument

There are few sounds as majestic and powerful as those that emanate from a pipe organ and Garritan has managed to exquisitely capture that magnificence in the form of the company’s latest virtual instrument – Classic Pipe Organ Collection. You’ll no doubt be familiar with other Garritan titles, in particular the hugely successful Personal Orchestra and the more recent Instant Orchestra. The ARIA Engine-powered titles are renowned for being a…

November 26, 2010

Zero-G Animato – Orchestral String & Flute FX Sample Library Presentation

Animato is a 24-bit Orchestral String & Flute FX sample library from UK developers Zero-G which was released last month. It has a massive 3000 samples and a whopping 139 separate Kontakt instruments, each one having a custom GUI created just for this project. This is not just your average set of orchestral samples so I’ve put together a quick tour of what is included so you can hear it…