Today I’ve got the great pleasure of interviewing award-winning movie, TV and trailer music composer Jacob Yoffee on how he got started in…
With Espressivo, Sonokinetic expands their renowned range of phrase-based orchestral sample libraries and adds a cinematic toolkit inspired by the musical style of iconic film composers like Jerry Goldsmith (Alien, The Omen) and Bernard Herrmann (Psycho, Vertigo). Let’s jump right in and find out how this brand-new sample library gets on.
Today we will be checking out Tallinn – Baltic Voices and Strings, an exciting recent addition to Orchestral Tools’ catalog of sample libraries. Recorded in St. Nicholas church in Estonia’s capital, this library aims to provide inspiring samples that cover a minimalist and “Nordic” musical approach.
With Eternal Darkness, the cinematic sampling experts at 8Dio recently released a new virtual instrument and addition to their Hybrid Tools line of products. Eternal Darkness is all about gritty horror sound design and dark, creepy textures. We had the chance to check out Eternal Darkness for you and found out what the sample library can help you with scoring your next horror or thriller blockbuster.
Heavyocity just released another product in their range of modern orchestral virtual instruments: FORZO Modern Brass. Following the successful concept of their Modern Strings range NOVO, FORZO is in essence three libraries in one: a powerful 26-piece orchestral brass section sampled with over 100 articulations, a hybrid engine that masterfully merges traditional brass and sound design and a loop designer that puts over 400 tempo-synced brass loops at your fingertips.
In this review, we’ll have a look at the library’s features and find out together, if FORZO can hold up to its award-winning sibling NOVO.
After the success of their first two trailer sound effects libraries Evolution: Dragon and Evolution: Atlantica, Keepforest is back with another SFX pack, filled to the brim with cutting edge trailer sounds. With the Vikings Bundle, Keepforest explores the sonic world of Scandinavian mythology and delivers a tonal palette full of metal, grit and raw power.
As part of our review of Evenant’s Trailer Sound Design Course we had the chance of interviewing the course’s tutor, sound designer and composer Karél Psota. We had an enjoyable chat about inspiration, workflow, secret sound design tricks and…Pokémon.
Today we’re having a chat with composer, producer and online tutor Dirk Ehlert on concept and production of his brand-new solo album ‘Elements’ (published by Dos Brains).
DRONAR Live Strings is Gothic Instruments’ latest addition to the developer’s acclaimed DRONAR series of virtual instruments. Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Dronar’s Live Strings Module features a wealth of inspiring string-based textures ranging from natural string performances to orchestral effects and soundscapes. By providing a comprehensive source of expressive tonal beds and cinematic ambiences, Dronar Live Strings seeks to be a modern composer’s hybrid production toolkit that organically mingles traditional orchestral colors with contemporary sound design.