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Composer Interview: Marc Canham

Composer Marc Canham: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Marc. You’ve scored the music to a number of games including Far Cry 2, The Secret World and InFamous: Second Son. Overall, what do you find is the most difficult aspect of scoring for video games? It’s a

Music Software Review: 8Dio ZEUS Drum Library

This week Meena Shamaly had an in-depth look at 8Dio‘s latest percussion library “ZEUS” – a seriously comprehensive drum kit library (38,000 samples) for Kontakt 4.2 and higher which uses “Flow Note” technology. From the 8Dio website: ZEUS is the first library to utilize our new flow-note technology. One of

Music Software Review: Steinberg "Dark Planet"

As you probably know, I LOVE horror music. I have a great collection of VST’s, sample libraries and sound effects all related to Horror, Thriller, and scary genres. So when the opportunity came along to review Steinberg’s ‘Dark Planet’ I grabbed it with both hands! “Dark Planet is loaded with

Template Walkthrough – SkyPassage

This is a great video by “Blakus” (aka Blake “Blakus” Robinson) in which he gives a really in-depth look at how he created the template for his track “Sky Passage“. The string library he used for the track was Berlin Strings by Orchestral Tools. Its an incredible video, and well worth spending

Music Software Review: SonicCouture Konkrete 3

Konkrete 3 is the third and, by far, the most complete incarnation of the series. What started out as some clever and experimental, but simply presented, electronic drum kits has developed into a truly remarkable drum machine sample library. It’s a ‘Powered by Kontakt‘ library, so you don’t need the

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