January 7, 2016

Computer Music name their top products of 2015

Throughout 2015 the team at Computer Music have had hundreds of plugins, DAWs, sample libraries, interfaces and everything in between put in their laps for review, and who knows better than the makers of the world’s best selling music software magazine. The crack team of writers/reviewers/audio aficionados were given the challenging task of picking their favourites and singling out the software that impressed them the most this year.

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December 22, 2015

To buy or not to buy? Audition virtual instruments and effects plugins for free!

We understand that you want to make sure your hard earned cash isn’t wasted and many of our brands do too. That’s why you’ll find quite a few effects plugins and instruments from the likes of Toontrack, iZotope, Rob Papen and more, offering free demo versions – some with a time constraint of 30 days or less and others with unlimited use but with cut down features. Here’s a few of…

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Nick Harvey interview
October 14, 2015

We talk to Channel 4’s Hunted composer Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey is a UK composer who has worked on many major TV series including Channel 4’s groundbreaking new series Hunted, and all four seasons of Sky 1’s Ross Kemp: Extreme World. Nick has also composed for library albums, such as Keep It Simple Vol 1 and Vol 2; a double album for Imagem (the world’s largest independent music publisher), West One’s Human Drama and Emotion and Divided Worlds, and European Cinema for Extreme Music. As if…

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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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February 11, 2014

iZotope Masters Q&A Series Part 3: Dave Whitehead

For the third instalment in their interesting Masters Q&A series, iZotope talk to The Hobbit sound designer Dave Whitehead whose credits also include The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and Elysium as part of his role within the award-winning audio team at New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production. Amongst Dave’s essential arsenal of audio tools you’ll find iZotope’s RX 3 audio repair and restoration plugin, Ozone 5 Mastering Suite, Trash…

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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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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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