September 13, 2012

iZotope deliver more organic sonic inspiration for Iris users

It’s a well-known fact that music can be created from sounds generated from any object you can think of – a concept that many sound designers such as Diego Stocco and Mick Gordon have famously proved. Today, we also have the tools to make this even easier and iZotope’s Iris sample-based synthesizer is no exception. Simply load a sound, isolate and extract the sonic elements that interest you and combine…

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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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June 8, 2012

Sample company Boom Library provides sounds for XBOX 360 Kinect Rush

As a sound library developer, Boom Library are a relatively young company having only been established since 2010. However, the brains and talent behind the outfit have a huge amount of experience in creating sound for game audio and films in the form of their sound design studio Dynamedion which has been involved in over 400 projects. We were excited to hear about Boom Library’s recent involvement in a particularly…

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May 17, 2012

Iris customers give their verdict on iZotope’s first foray into virtual instruments

Iris has been one of the most exciting music software releases of the year so far. Not only is it the first virtual instrument from acclaimed audio processing developers iZotope who brought us the multi award winning Ozone 5 last year, but also a groundbreaking tool that puts a completely new spin on sound design by not only harnessing the power of your ears, but your eyes too. You’ve probably…

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May 16, 2012

Sound designer Roger Grønberg talks about Modular Beats and his love of all things analog

This week sample pioneers Zero-G released their latest sample collection – Modular Beats. Crammed with stand-out beats and kits, no samples or drum machines were used in the making of this library as the sounds and loops were all created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths. Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, reportedly put over 4000 hours of work into…

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April 17, 2012

iZotope reveal the revolutionary Iris sample-based synthesizer

Well, we knew something special was coming from iZotope and yesterday all was revealed. Billed by iZotope as a ‘visual instrument’, Iris utilizes RX2 technology to give the user a variety of advanced ‘photoshop-esque’ tools to select regions of audio within sound to create patches in a truly ground-breaking way.

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March 9, 2012

Sound designer Mick Gordon uses iZotope’s Nectar and Ozone 5 to produce unique voices-only track

As Diego Stocco proved with a dinner plate a few weeks ago (and many other objects before that), you really can make music out of anything and this week Mick Gordon has taken the concept even further with a track made entirely with human voices. Mick is a composer and sound designer who has worked on many video game soundtracks for the likes of Electronic Arts, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros,…

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