Interview: Jeff Rona and Nathan Rightnour on Wide Blue Sound and ORBIT [VIDEO]

Composers and now developers, Jeff Rona and Nathan Rightnour have teamed up to found Wide Blue Sound, and have recently unleashed their company’s first brainchild unto the world of music creation: ORBIT. Developed for Native Instruments’ KontaktORBIT is a new take on rich synthesised textures, pulses, pads, and atmospheric sounds, driven by its “orbital synthesis” engine. It’s been positively received since its release by composers and musicians at all levels of the field.

Jeff and Nathan kindly took the time to speak to us about creating Wide Blue Sound and developing ORBIT. They discuss their history of working together, why they created ORBIT, and the importance of innovation and inspiration in both its development and its use by composers. Check out the full interview in our video below.

Wide Blue Sound can be found on their websiteFacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Soundcloud.

Also, check out our previous interview with Jeff Rona if you’d like to learn more about his work as a composer.



Written by: Meena Shamaly

Meena Shamaly is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and performance poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His music covers a wide range of styles and sensibilities and often intersects with his poetry. He is part of international production house EON Sounds, working on various film, TV, video game, and production library projects.

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