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Composer Interview: Marcelo Zarvos (Extant, The Affair)

Marcelo Zarvos is a composer with a very interesting career, beginning in Brazil and leading him to New York. He’s worked with directors such as Robert De Niro and Barry Levinson, and has scored a great array of character-driven and psychologically minded films such as The Words and The Face of Love, not to mention intimate

Music Software Review: Berlin Woodwinds EXP D – SFX by Orchestral Tools

German based sample library developer Orchestral Tools (OT) provides comprehensive orchestral compositional tools for professional composers and arrangers. Like nearly all things German, OT delivers sample libraries in ergonomic formats, with processor efficient loads and pristine quality sample recording. One of Orchestral Tools’ most successful lines is the Berlin Series, a

Music Software Review: Octamorph – Forge Edition by Epic SoundLab [VIDEO]

Octamorph – Forge Edition is the brainchild of sound designer Luca Capozzi, founder of EpicSoundLab and Audiority. It is a sound design instrument based on  a concept of morphing between 8 soundsources, with many more additional controls to shape the sonic results to your will. Below is a product description from the Epic SoundLab’s website: “Octamorph is

Music Software Review: Chang Erhu by Embertone [VIDEO]

Embertone have garnered quite the reputation for their low-cost, high-quality offerings since arriving onto the sampling scene a few years ago. Their libraries have been especially praised for their smooth legato, expressiveness, and the variety of control options offered to the end-user without complication. These qualities and design philosophies have carried

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