Si Begg music production interview
March 13, 2018

We talk to producer, composer, and DJ Si Begg

Si Begg has more than two decades’ experience working in the music industry. Widely respected for his genre-defying rule breaking, forward-thinking creativity, and his pioneering technical skill, he has carved a reputation for himself as both artist and DJ and has numerous TV, film and ad credits to his name. He has also collaborated on a number of cutting-edge design projects and has won several awards for his work. More…

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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,…

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Stephen Baystead
December 13, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Stephen Baysted

Born in London, award-winning composer Stephen Baysted is well known for his versatility and emotionally charged and expressively powerful music. Stephen’s acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by viewers and players worldwide in a succession of award-winning films, TV programmes and video games including the number one bestselling racing game Project Cars, Blink Film’s epic six-part documentary series Ancient Mysteries for Channel 5, and Graveyard of the Giant Beasts for…

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Alessandro Camnasio
December 12, 2017

Alessandro Camnasio – Creating the sounds for DRONAR Vintage Synth

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 sixth DRONAR module – Vintage Synth – so we thought we’d catch up with the man…

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Carly Paradis interview
December 1, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Carly Paradis

Canadian born Carly Paradis, who is now based in the UK, is a film and TV composer, musician and pianist, whose credits include sole composer of RTS winning and BAFTA nominated series Line of Duty for BBC, Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note (Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson) and ITV’s Tennison (prequel to Prime Suspect). She wrote the original score for Jed Mercurio’s feature length BBC adaption of Lady Chatterly’s Lover,…

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Gary Numan Spectrasonics Omnisphere
November 30, 2017

Gary Numan on why Spectrasonics Omnisphere is the king of music software

Omnisphere 2 is the flagship synthesiser of Spectrasonics – the company behind other incredible music production tools such as Trilian, Stylus RMX and Keyscape. Omnisphere 2 is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. The award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that promises to inspire a lifetime of exploration. It’s arguably one of the greatest software instruments of all time, winning numerous awards…

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SOUND DUST CLOUD BASS
November 9, 2017

A double bass and garden twine – the latest from Sound Dust

Sound Dust, aka composer Pendle Poucher, is renowned for not taking a traditional approach when it comes to sampling instruments and his latest Kontakt release – Cloud Bass – is no exception. We got in touch to find out more… Congratulations on the release of Cloud Bass, can you tell us about the set-up for the recordings of this library? 1. Take a double bass, a double bass stand, an…

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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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