DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres our verdict
October 3, 2017

DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres – our verdict

Gothic Instruments have just released their most terrifying instrument yet! If you thought that DARK SYNTHESIS was spooky, with its Stranger Things 80s synth vibe, then get ready to experience the nail biting dread of CINEMATIC ATMOSPHERES. Don’t worry though as it’s not just for the horror aficionados! I got inside the new DRONAR library to see what was going on under the hood – and it’s not all doom…

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macOS High Sierra compatibility guide
October 3, 2017

MacOS 10.13 – Should you upgrade?

Apple have recently launched their latest macOS ‘10.13 High Sierra’. Although many of you who are Apple users may be keen to update your macs to the latest software, we strongly recommend that you hold off in doing so. That is at least until you have checked that all of your software and hardware will still work! Due to the changes that come with each update, some software/hardware will not…

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DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres
September 26, 2017

Alessandro Camnasio reveals how he created FX for DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres

Regular readers of our blog will already be familiar with Alessandro Camnasio for his incredible sound design work on Gothic Instruments‘ DRONAR and SCULPTOR Kontakt software. Outside of these instruments, his sound design has been used in countless Hollywood movie trailers including Transformers, Captain America, THOR and many others. This week, Gothic Instruments released their fifth DRONAR module – Cinematic Atmospheres – for which Alessandro really went to town in…

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September 5, 2017

SCULPTOR Epic Drops by Gothic Instruments – The Sounds

Drops (also known as falls, downers and power-downs) are an essential feature of dance music and trailer soundtracks and this latest release from Gothic Instruments gives you the means to create them in an instant. Developed for the full version of Kontakt, SCULPTOR Epic Drops is the fourth module in Gothic Instruments’ high quality series of FX tools, following on from the particularly perfect companion library – Epic Risers, and…

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DRONAR free Edition
July 12, 2017

Try Gothic Instruments’ DRONAR atmosphere creator for free

With the latest sound module for DRONAR being released just last month, Gothic Instruments have been riding another wave of rave reviews. If you’ve not checked DRONAR out yet, why not download the new Free Edition to get an idea of what all the fuss is about? Like all DRONAR modules, DRONAR FREE EDITION is designed for the full version of KONTAKT 5, however if you don’t have this, you…

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Making money from library music
June 28, 2017

How to succeed and make money from writing library music

Anyone who has picked up an issue of Sound on Sound magazine lately, may have read one of the new series of excellent articles all about the library music industry – from how to get started and how business models differ around the globe, to how to be a good library music writer and beyond. The writer behind these highly comprehensive (4,000-words!) features is Dan Graham – owner of music…

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DRONAR Dark Synthesis
June 13, 2017

Creating the sounds in DRONAR Dark Synthesis

This week, Gothic Instruments released DRONAR Dark Synthesis – the fourth instalment of the popular sound design series for Kontakt. Listen to the soundtracks for the 2011 movie Drive or Netflix’s Stranger Things, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of the dark and mysterious synthetic tones and textures that you can expect to find in this powerful atmospheric sound creator. We caught up with the sound designers behind this…

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Sculptor Epic Risers
May 9, 2017

Gothic Instruments SCULPTOR Epic Risers – designing the sounds

From alerting a movie audience to impending danger through to creating anticipation before an awesome drop in an EDM track, risers have a place in many musical scenarios and have one thing in common – they are key to initiating that kick of adrenaline among your listeners. ‘Epic Risers‘ is the latest instalment in Gothic Instruments‘ SCULPTOR series of sound design tools, following on from SCULPTOR Live Impacts and SCULPTOR…

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