Gary Numan Spectrasonics Omnisphere
November 30, 2017

Gary Numan on why Spectrasonics Omnisphere is the king of music software

Omnisphere 2 is the flagship synthesiser of Spectrasonics – the company behind other incredible music production tools such as Trilian, Stylus RMX and Keyscape. Omnisphere 2 is an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. The award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that promises to inspire a lifetime of exploration. It’s arguably one of the greatest software instruments of all time, winning numerous awards…

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January 25, 2013

Ian Boddy reviews Rob Papen’s Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis tutorial package

When it comes to synthesis and sound design, one person that immediately comes to mind is Ian Boddy. Having been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 – the electronic musician has also established a strong reputation as a sound designer having produced several sample libraries for Zero-G (Odyssey, Outer Limits, Ambiosis, Morphology, to name a few). More recently, Ian launched his own sample label ‘Waveforms‘…

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June 28, 2012

iZotope Iris sample-based synthesizer takes the press by storm

When iZotope first revealed the concept of Iris to us last year we knew straight away that music producers were in for a real treat and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the first Beta version. To recap, Iris embraces iZotope’s award-winning visual selection technology within a groundbreaking sample-based synthesizer that requires the user to employ their eyes as well as their ears to create never-heard-before soundscapes, ambiences…

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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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April 3, 2012

Discover the secrets of the Harmolator with Rob Papen

Released by Rob Papen last month, the Blade additive software synth has many features that make creating your own sounds easier and more intuitive than ever before. Perhaps the most powerful new feature that Blade has to offer is the Harmolator, check out this video with Rob Papen to learn more… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlnvE386zTI

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December 15, 2011

Rob Papen releases new 1.6.2 update for his Predator synth with a new video

Rob Papen has just posted a new version of Predator which is now available for free to registered users. There are many enhancements including new filter types, new presets and an alternative GUI colour. Predator has become a industry standard virtual synth plug-in across many genres of music because of it’s easy to use interface, amazing presets and high quality engine. 

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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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