February 2, 2012

Diego Stocco proves yet again that you can find musical inspiration in the most ordinary of objects

Sick of the same old sounds? Can’t afford to splash out on a new sample collection? Why not take a leaf out of Diego Stocco’s book and get creative with everyday objects?! Diego is one of Spectrasonics‘ extraordinary sound designers who was responsible for many of the sounds found in the company’s flagship synth Omnisphere including the infamous burning piano. A man who sees music in the most ordinary of…

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May 26, 2011

Ian Boddy personally introduces ‘Odyssey’

Sound design legend and synthesist extraodinaire, Ian Boddy has been producing electronic music since 1979 with modular synthesizers consistently playing a huge role in his work. Ian has been involved in producing samples for a number of sound design sample libraries and recently, Zero-G released ‘Odyssey‘ – a huge compendium of eight libraries created by the man himself.

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December 17, 2010

We take a look at Vir2 Instruments Q – Sound Design Software For The Big Screen

In an earlier post we introduced you to Q (as in cue), a virtual instrument powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt Player . The library includes both playable melodic pitched instruments and multisampled one-shot percussion and effects. A large collection of epic percussion loops which automatically sync to tempo and are playable both whole and by the slice, are also included. In this video, I take a look at Q…

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November 23, 2010

Zero-G Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 Introduction and Presentation

For anyone that doesn’t know, Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 is a new product from Zero-G and the sequel to their worldwide bestselling sample library, Dark Skies. In this short video, I run through some of the sounds and patches within Kontakt and Logic to give you an idea of the type of sounds that are included.

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