July 29, 2015

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2: The Critics’ Perspective

At Winter NAMM 2015, Spectrasonics made what was arguably the most exciting announcement of the show – the imminent release of Omnisphere 2. Vimeo crashed, it was trending on Twitter and audiophiles world wide were chomping at the bit to get their hands on it. Among the many new features is audio import so you can use your own soundsources within the Omnisphere engine, lots of new waveforms, wavetable and…

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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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November 22, 2013

iZotope RX 3 – The press give their verdict…

Back in September, audio specialists iZotope whose other products include the powerful Ozone, Alloy, Iris and Nectar software, released the third reincarnation of their audio repair and restoration plugin – RX. RX transforms troubled recordings (noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, unwanted reverb etc) into professional-grade material. Furthermore, the Advanced version of RX 3 delivers even more specialised features  including the ability to remove or reduce reverb from instruments, vocals and…

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February 20, 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – the press give their verdict

Originally released ten years ago, iZotope’s Trash steadily became a cult favourite of many well-known artists such as Noisia, Garbage, Sigur Rós and Nine Inch Nails who loved the plugin’s ability to add plenty of dirt, grit, grime and character to their tracks. In November last year, iZotope released Trash 2 which saw the original version rewritten from the ground up incorporating new features, optimised performance, better sound quality and…

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November 27, 2012

iZotope Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools – the press give their verdict

Back in August, iZotope released Alloy 2 – a complete mixing software featuring six powerful mixing tools including Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter. Version 2 brought a completely updated interface, more efficient control, a new transient shaper, a redesigned Exciter module, new EQ filters and more making it one of the most advanced mixing plugins on the market. Since then, the UK press have been trying out…

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August 21, 2012

Spectrasonics Omnisphere powers into Computer Music’s Top 10 must-own synths list

“Omnisphere has become something of a standard by which other sample-based instruments are judged, even those to which it bears little resemblance.” Computer Music’s definitive guide to the Top 10 software synths you should own in 2012 has been released with Spectrasonics Omnisphere Power Synth deservedly featuring in the rundown. Omnisphere presents an unlimited number of creative options and Computer Music’s 7-page feature on the instrument helps to unlock its…

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July 10, 2012

Toontrack EZdrummer expansion packs – what’s your sound?

Unbelievably, it’s been over six and a half years since Toontrack first unleashed EZdrummer onto the world! Despite these times of ever-advancing technologies, particularly within music production software, this virtual instrument remains an extremely popular drum sampler for musicians and producers looking for a quick, easy and affordable tool for creating realistic drumtracks. Since, its release, Toontrack have given users the opportunity to grow their EZdrummer kit collection with a…

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July 9, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – in the words of the press

Back in April we asked our customers to give their verdict on Rob Papen’s newest virtual synth – Blade – and the positive response we received showed just how quickly the synth had found a firm place in producers’ sonic toolboxes. Now we’ve received the verdicts of the main UK music production press and it turns out they’ve been just as blown away by Rob Papen’s unique foray into additive…

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