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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

Music Software Review: Cubase 7.5 Update

I have been using Cubase for quite some time now, all the way back to the old Cubase 2.0! The software has certainly seen plenty of changes, including the big crossover to SX back in 2002. Today I’m going to be looking at the latest upgrade you can make which

Game Music Connect 2014 Announcement

International Video Game Music Conference returns to Southbank Centre, London on September 24.  Electronic Arts’ Worldwide Executive of Music Steve Schnur to Keynote UK’s Premier Event Celebrating the Art of Composing Music for Video Games, Speakers include composers Garry Schyman, Jessica Curry, Olivier Derivière. LONDON, United Kingdom (March 12, 2014) –

Sample Library Review: Heavyocity DM-307

Heavyocity are well known amongst underscore composers with their sample libraries Damage, Evolve and AEON. Well known for producing incredible percussion libraries for Kontakt, each release has provided something fresh and highly usable – whether it’s the destructive sounds of Damage, weird and unusual sounds of Evolve or the craziness

Sample Library Review: 8Dio Bazantar

It’s been quite some time since I last played with an 8Dio sample library. Their output and my writing style seem to have diverged somewhat recently. However, being something of a strings addict and a lover of quirky instruments, their Bazantar library seemed very much up my street. The Bazantar

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