April 9, 2015

We catch up with House music maestro and iZotope fan Steve Mac

Having launched his career as a scratch DJ at the tender age of 11, Steve Mac is now a renowned Studio Owner, DJ, Record Producer, Remixer, Label Owner and one half of the House duo Rhythm Masters. Steve is a fan of iZotope’s music production software and has been checking out the latest update to the critically acclaimed mastering suite Ozone 6.1. We caught up with him to find out…

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October 7, 2014

Roni Size talks to us about using Rob Papen synths, Spectrasonics and iZotope

Bristol based DJ and producer Roni Size has a long list of achievements under his belt, from collaborating with a vast list of big name artists to winning the Mercury prize. His career spans decades and recently he released his first studio album in six years, along with his ever growing record label ‘Mansion Sounds’ and a run of live dates its safe to say that Size is back. We…

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September 15, 2014

Delphic’s James Cook talks Spectrasonics

Manchester based James Cook is the lead singer of indie electro outfit Delphic and the composer of the official single for the 2012 Olympic Games. Currently in the studio working on material for various exciting projects, he took some time out to answer a few questions about using Spectrasonics virtual instruments.

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August 27, 2014

We talk to award winning songwriter Simon Aldred about Omnisphere

Ivor Novello and ‘Q’ award winning Simon Aldred is a songwriter and producer with an impressive list of credits, including collaborations with major label soul singer Sam Smith and million selling songstress Birdy. We caught up with Simon to talk about using Spectrasonics Omnisphere in his projects and his songwriting top tips.

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August 20, 2014

A quick catch-up with Omnisphere fan and guitarist Massimo Fiocco from ‘One Minute Silence’

London-based One Minute Silence are a four-piece band whose sound combines metal, hardcore punk and rap music. Over the course of their career together, the band have sold over half a million albums worldwide, won the ‘Best British Live Act Award’ from Kerrang Magazine and have had their music used on the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Catwoman’. When we heard that they were using Spectrasonics Omnisphere on their forthcoming album we got…

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July 4, 2014

We talk to the people behind Zero-G’s latest Kontakt instrument ‘Impact Designer’

This week, Zero-G and Xfonic have released ‘Impact Designer’ – a new Kontakt 5 instrument dubbed as a “futuristic mega-slam SFX creation machine”. Produced by Dan Graham, who was also responsible for Zero-G’s Animato, Spiritoso, Luminoso and Perpetuo collections, the live environmental sounds that were recorded for this collection were processed by Italian Professor of Sound Design Alessandro Camnasio whose trailer credits include THOR, Transformers: Age of Extinction and many…

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May 20, 2014

We talk to… The people behind the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand

Last September, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to visit Abbey Road Studios where Gary Garritan, Mirek Stiles and Fred Flowerday were spending time on the final touches for the upcoming virtual piano – the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand. Eight months later, after working tirelessly to perfect this virtual piano, Garritan/MakeMusic whose other software instruments include Personal Orchestra 4, Jazz & Big Band 3, Instant…

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May 15, 2014

Producer and composer Neil Davidge talks about his new album and video game scoring

Perhaps best known for his work with Massive Attack but with several film scores now under his belt plus the soundtrack to the highly popular video game Halo 4, and more recently, his first solo album, Neil Davidge continues to pursue a busy and varied music career. We caught up with him to find out how making music has changed for him since the early days of Massive Attack, how…

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