Black Friday 2017
October 31, 2017

Music Production Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – what’s in store?

It’s almost that time of year again, where deals and offers on music software, sample packs, software instruments, and hardware are aplenty. That’s right, we’re talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every year there’s always a wide range of deals and cheap virtual instruments available from some of our most popular brands. So, we thought we’d take a look at last year’s deals, and try and predict some of…

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iZotope music production bundle 2
August 10, 2017

iZotope Music Production Bundle 2 – The Perfect All-Round Bundle?

In an ever expanding world of music software and plugins, it can be increasingly difficult to know what you really ‘need’ to take your music to that next level. We don’t all have the same size piggy bank as many professional music producers, and as a result, the price of a product can often become of more importance rather than how much it will actually benefit your production. The thought of…

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Nick Harvey interview
October 14, 2015

We talk to Channel 4’s Hunted composer Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey is a UK composer who has worked on many major TV series including Channel 4’s groundbreaking new series Hunted, and all four seasons of Sky 1’s Ross Kemp: Extreme World. Nick has also composed for library albums, such as Keep It Simple Vol 1 and Vol 2; a double album for Imagem (the world’s largest independent music publisher), West One’s Human Drama and Emotion and Divided Worlds, and European Cinema for Extreme Music. As if…

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February 11, 2014

iZotope Masters Q&A Series Part 3: Dave Whitehead

For the third instalment in their interesting Masters Q&A series, iZotope talk to The Hobbit sound designer Dave Whitehead whose credits also include The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and Elysium as part of his role within the award-winning audio team at New Zealand’s Park Road Post Production. Amongst Dave’s essential arsenal of audio tools you’ll find iZotope’s RX 3 audio repair and restoration plugin, Ozone 5 Mastering Suite, Trash…

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June 14, 2013

Get cooking with iZotope Trash 2

Trash 2 is the latest version of iZotope‘s classic Trash distortion plugin which was originally released over a decade ago. Over the years, Trash has become a go-to audio processing tool for many top producers and artists including Skrillex, Noisia, Sigur Ros, Atticus Ross and many more.

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February 28, 2013

Grammy award winning iZotope user Skrillex shares his production secrets

Electronic music producer Skrillex has come a very long way since he posted his debut EP My Name Is Skrillex for free on his Myspace page in 2010. Three years and six Grammy awards later and Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex has become one of, if not the hottest property in dance music today. With remixes under his belt for Lady Gaga, La Roux and Bruno Mars to name but a…

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February 20, 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – the press give their verdict

Originally released ten years ago, iZotope’s Trash steadily became a cult favourite of many well-known artists such as Noisia, Garbage, Sigur Rós and Nine Inch Nails who loved the plugin’s ability to add plenty of dirt, grit, grime and character to their tracks. In November last year, iZotope released Trash 2 which saw the original version rewritten from the ground up incorporating new features, optimised performance, better sound quality and…

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February 15, 2013

Composer Rod Abernethy on recording found objects for new album The Upward Turn

Back in February 2011, we interviewed Rod Abernethy about the virtual instruments he was using in his video game and TV soundtracks with Spectrasonics, Rob Papen, ProjectSAM and Zero-G being among his favoured brands. We recently heard that Rod had released an album – The Upward Turn – in which many of the ten tracks had been produced using his own recordings of found objects combined with virtual instruments. We…

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