DRONAR Cinematic Atmospheres our verdict
October 3, 2017

DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres – our verdict

Gothic Instruments have just released their most terrifying instrument yet! If you thought that DARK SYNTHESIS was spooky, with its Stranger Things 80s synth vibe, then get ready to experience the nail biting dread of CINEMATIC ATMOSPHERES. Don’t worry though as it’s not just for the horror aficionados! I got inside the new DRONAR library to see what was going on under the hood – and it’s not all doom…

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March 18, 2014

Use ProjectSAM libraries? Why not enter their new contest?

ProjectSAM, the company behind top composing virtual instruments including Symphobia, True Strike, Lumina, Orchestral Essentials and others, have launched a contest especially for users of its libraries. So, if you’ve created a track using one or more ProjectSAM libraries, why not submit it to the contest? The closing date isn’t until 30th April so there’s also plenty of time to start a new track from scratch. There are three prizes…

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December 11, 2013

So what are these new Symphobia Colours from ProjectSAM?

Following the publication of some rather teasing interface shots last week, ProjectSAM, whose award winning instruments include True Strike, Symphobia and Lumina has released the first title of its brand new Symphobia Colours series ‘Animator‘. We got in touch with ProjectSAM’s Managing Director Vincent Beijer to find out more… Hi Vincent, congratulations on the new series! First up, what are Symphobia Colours? Symphobia Colours are Symphobia concepts in leaner packages:…

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May 16, 2012

Developer Alex Wallbank talks about the making of Cinematic Strings 2 and the enthusiastic reception as the string section takes a bow

We recently announced the arrival of Cinematic Strings to Time+Space – a virtual instrument that was created to meet the needs of working composers in today’s film, television and video game industries by focusing on maximising both efficiency and authenticity. Not only an inspiring instrument, Cinematic Strings provides a realistic mockup tool which saves composers from all the hassle and wasted time spent tweaking parameters, modifying CC data, or applying…

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January 26, 2012

Spectrasonics user Rob Manning talks about his studio set-up and his career as a composer

Rob Manning has been working in music for more than 10 years with his soundtracks perhaps more familiar to British television audiences having composed original music for numerous BBC, ITV and Channel 4 documentaries including Louis Theroux, Dispatches, Gordon’s Great Escape, Heston Blumenthal’s Feasts and Cutting Edge. His credits also include comedies and production music for the likes of Universal and MTV. Rob’s studio is based in North London with…

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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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