February 6, 2015

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 FAQ

Since the announcement of Omnisphere 2 at this years’ NAMM 2015, we have had a lot of enquiries into what users are to expect with Omnisphere 2. This article includes a list of answers to these questions which keep popping up.

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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 23, 2014

Meet one of our newest dealers… Giraffe Audio

Following the takeover of Digital Village (aka DV247) by German music retail giant, Music Store GmbH in May 2013, seven of its eight UK stores were closed resulting in the loss of many jobs. Over the past year, we’ve seen several of these ex-employees successfully join other music retailers or start their own ventures within the industry.

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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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January 31, 2014

VIDEO: Spectrasonics Eric Persing on The State of 21st-Century Synthesis

Last week, at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, five award winning synthesists and synthesizer developers gathered to discuss the benefits of software vs. hardware instruments and vice versa, plus many other synthesis-related topics. Entitled ‘The State of 21st Century Synthesis’, the panelists which included Dave Smith, Gerry Bassermann, Drew Neumann, Edmund Eaganthe and Spectrasonics Co-Founder Eric Persing, also examined the astounding recovery and impact of the modular…

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January 30, 2014

Video Games – Sound FX License Agreement – Where Do I Stand?

Do you, as a sound designer, need to be signing an additional User License Agreement for using sounds in isolation for Foley and Sound FX work? Over the last year we have been asked by several different customers as to where they stand within their license agreement when designing sounds for use in video games and general Sound FX. Most sample license agreements state that the samples must be embedded…

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