iZotope Ozone 10 review

Ozone, iZotope’s mastering plug-in, is available in its tenth reincarnation. Its Master Assistant takes a lot of work out of your hands. And yet, it doesn’t force you to accept its results, leaving all the room you need for a creative result. Oh, and the Assistant can match your music to a musical reference, including your own reference tracks. In short, iZotope has released a master plug-in that towers above everything else.… Read More iZotope Ozone 10 review

Subscription based software licences can make sense, but…

How long has it been now? Could it be about eight years that we see more and more subscription based software pop up? Is it worth the money, paying those yearly fees? Or has it been a rip-off as many people thought when the first developers (I remember Adobe, which do you?) switched to them with a nice marketing peptalk to go with them?… Read More Subscription based software licences can make sense, but…

Synchronising a GoPro HERO 9 and an audio interface with an iPad and a metronome app

If you shoot video with a camera and an audio recorder without either having a built-in timecode generator and/or genlock feature, you will know what a pain it is, because you always end up with synchronisation problems. The advice usually is that you need to spend your money on a timecode generator and preferably one which also has genlock (that’s the feature that ensures your devices stay in sync). What if you don’t have the money or want to spend it on a couple of Tentacle Syncs or Denecke Syncboxes? Here’s a solution for footage of under 20 minutes long.… Read More Synchronising a GoPro HERO 9 and an audio interface with an iPad and a metronome app

The Berlin Orchestra in all of its glory: Orchestral Tools Berlin Series Bundle

After having tried 23 sample collections including the free ones from Orchestral Tools, I am impressed and can wholeheartedly advise the company’s SINE Player plug-in and collections. The quality of sound, the articulations (or techniques), styles, modes, and customisability are all unsurpassed.
Orchestral Tools’s flagship collection bundle is The Berlin Series Main Collection, which I got a chance to review a few weeks ago.… Read More The Berlin Orchestra in all of its glory: Orchestral Tools Berlin Series Bundle

Short review of some good, long USB-C and Thunderbolt cables

My personal favourite for any cable is Sommer cable from Germany. I tested their EMC-Quad and Carbokab microphone cables a few years ago and since then I’m sold on the quality and robustness of their offerings. The standards they maintain should come as no surprise, though, as they supply cables and equipment to all major TV and radio stations in the world. Unfortunately, they don’t make Thunderbolt cables. Luckily, there’s Apple with its 3m Thunderbolt 4 cable, the best money can buy.… Read More Short review of some good, long USB-C and Thunderbolt cables

Orchestral Tools Berlin Con Sordino Strings for film composers and musicians who need emotion on the verge of exploding

Orchestral Tools’s SINE Player is the only music creation plug-in for DAWs I know of that allows you to achieve results so close to conducting a real-world instrument or orchestra you can’t hear the difference. Their Berlin Series has been expanded with the Berlin Con Sordino Strings collection. It’s a large set of string samples,… Read More Orchestral Tools Berlin Con Sordino Strings for film composers and musicians who need emotion on the verge of exploding