Novation Impulse Review

by Danny Poit

If you are in the market for a quality MIDI controller without breaking the bank, this may be the one for you.

Novation’s Impulse line of MIDI keyboard controllers is a great option for composers and music producers who work heavily with virtual instruments and samples. It comes in three sizes: Continue reading

Vienna Special Editions and Vienna Instruments Pro

by Danny Poit

With all the choices for orchestral samples out there, it can be difficult deciding which tools might be appropriate for any given composer and any given usage. Some libraries try to closely match the Hollywood sound, whereas others try to mimic a more classical sound. Some are recorded in famous concert halls and sound stages with multiple mic positions, whereas others are recorded completely “dry” and leave the reverb completely up to the composer. Continue reading

Wavosaure – Review

Mastering with Wavosaure: an improvement to the music production workflow (for Propellerheads’ Reason users).

Author: Edouard Reny – August 12th, 2013

The standard music production process can be summarized in 4 steps: composition, arrangement, mixing and finally mastering. An effective workflow adapted to the power of the production set-up is essential to keep the music producer’s creativity sharp and flowing. Nothing gets more irritating when at a certain point, the load on the CPU becomes so heavy that the computer gets the hiccups or worse, crashes. Continue reading

Internet Traffic of Music Libraries

Author: Edouard Reny – August 19th, 2013

Defining in which music Library to place ones musical composition can become quite a headache for the composer new to this business area. Many factors are to be taken into account to ensure that uploaded tracks have a chance to get pitched and that the deal with the library is actually fair to the composer. Continue reading

Synthology Ivory II American Concert D Review

By David Christiansen

When it comes to high-class piano libraries Synthology has been on top for several years. I’ve loved the possibilities of Ivory but then changed to other pianos because, in my point of view, they had more realistic samples.

ANOTHER PIANO LIBRARY?
Like most composers I had virtual pianos and was quite happy. Mainly I was using Alicia Keys and the Steinway piano included in Native Instruments KOMPLETE. Continue reading