EastWest – String Machine (Review)
Today we‘re checking out String Machine by EastWest. String Machine combines the force of a multi-sampled string machine and a full orchestra. These samples come from the Oberheim OBX, the ARP Solina, the Roland RS-505 and Jupiter 6. It also includes samples of modern orchestral strings, brass, woodwinds and choir/vocals.
Spitfire Audio – Albion Colossus (Review)
Spitfire Audio just launched a brand-new addition to their popular Albion product line: Albion Colossus. Designed as the ultimate cinematic scoring toolkit, Colossus seeks to unlock the primal power of blockbuster scoring.
Spitfire Audio – Abbey Road Orchestra: Low Percussion (Review)
Today we will be checking out Spitfire Audio’s first chapter in their new Abbey Road Orchestra line: Low Percussion. The Low Percussion extension features the expressive sound of 20 different drums from across the orchestral and world music range. All instruments were performed by master percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission: Impossible) in the famous Abbey Road Studio One.
EastWest – Forbidden Planet (Review)
EastWest recently released a virtual instrument they’re calling Forbidden Planet, and we have been given the opportunity to try it out. This impressive new hybrid library of synthesized and acoustic samples not only promises a high-quality sound, but also a powerful set of tools to help you create unique compositions that stand out from the crowd.
Heavyocity – Fury (Review)
Heavyocity has released Fury, a flexible and versatile distortion effects plugin. Besides being great for cinematic sound design, if you’re a guitarist, it might even replace your favorite stomp boxes!
Holiday List 2022
It’s the end of the year and a lot of music production and sample library companies start offering amazing Holiday discounts on their products. As a source of easy reference during this year’s Holiday season, we decided to collect all the deals that might be interesting for media composers into one list.
Spitfire Audio – Mercury (Review)
Today we will be reviewing Mercury, the latest synthesizer addition to Spitfire Audio’s catalog. Released a few weeks ago, the aim of this library is to provide otherwordly sounds and textures based on really unique instruments, at a very affordable price.
Creating the Intriguing Soundtrack of ‘Deliver Us Mars’ – with Sander Van Zanten
We got together with Sander Van Zanten, lead composer and sound designer for the eagerly awaited video game Deliver Us Mars. Sander was willing to let us take a peek under the hood of creating music and sound for both the game soundtrack and its trailer and was kind enough to share some of his techniques, workflows and secret tools with us.
The Sound of ‘Deliver Us Mars’ – with Paul Deetman (Interview)
Join us in our interview with Hunchback Music / KeoKen Interactive co-founder Paul Deetman and learn about the sound and music creation for the upcoming sci-fi thriller game ‘Deliver Us Mars’.
Heavyocity – Mosaic Pads (Review)
avyocity has released “Mosaic Pads”, the latest addition to its popular Mosaic Series. Built around what the company finds inspiring about a specific musical element, this product features a large collection of carefully created and curated pad sounds.