Orchestral Tools and Berklee College of Music Launch Free Educational Series on YouTube

Sample library developer Orchestral Tools and top music school Berklee College of Music are about to deepen their ongoing collaboration with a brand new Virtual Orchestration channel on YouTube.… Read More Orchestral Tools and Berklee College of Music Launch Free Educational Series on YouTube

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A modal filter that’s almost a synth: Polyverse Music’s Supermodal

Supermodal is a cutting edge filtering tool with a huge collection of presets. Supermodal uses hundreds of narrow filter bands working together to emulate the resonating qualities of acoustic bodies, both real and imagined. The results are astonishing, even if you only scratch the surface.… Read More A modal filter that’s almost a synth: Polyverse Music’s Supermodal

Moogerfoogers, the Moog effects for anything from delay to soundscape

Moog recently introduced its digital version of seven analogue Moogerfoogers “effect pedals” that are direct descendants of the original Moog synthesizers ($149 intro offer; $249 regular — 7-day free trial available). They can be used individually or combined to deliver maximum flexibility with an unparalleled number of controllable parameters.… Read More Moogerfoogers, the Moog effects for anything from delay to soundscape

Spacelab Interstellar reverb plug-in review

Fiedler Audio, the company behind Spacelab Ignition and Interstellar, was founded in 2013 and based its plug-in on scientific research. Much of Spacelab’s appeal is related to the interface and the Fraunhofer-based 3D-reverb technology. Spacelab combines reverb, 3D-panning, and spatialisation in one plug-in. Spacelab’s Interstellar reverb plug-in is like the movie: a grand scale on a scientific foundation. … Read More Spacelab Interstellar reverb plug-in review

SINE Player Time Macro and Micro bundle sounds review

The SINE Player sound system based on actual recordings in the famous Teldex Studios in Berlin, Germany, is constantly growing with new collections. The latest one is called TIME Macro and TIME Micro. Both collections are associated with “chronographic” or “chronometric” scenes. The Macro set uses a symphonic orchestra setup, while the Micro set uses a chamber orchestra. Orchestral Tools calls them “structures” and while that is a close description of these collections it might make people think they’re not suitable for music not related to scenic events like in a documentary or a movie. That would be a mistake.… Read More SINE Player Time Macro and Micro bundle sounds review

Luminar Neo uses AI for everything that you should be doing yourself

Luminar Neo introduces several AI technologies, including Relight AI, Powerline Removal and Dust Spot Removal. The key to understanding Neo is that your photo will significantly change when edited with Neo as Skylum defines photography in terms of not catching but “enhancing” the moment.… Read More Luminar Neo uses AI for everything that you should be doing yourself

Acrylic painting: Glazing Medium or Liquid

Glazing medium is used to create thin layers of transparent colour that sit on top of each other. It allows you, for instance, to create from red and yellow an orange that seems to glow in what we call an optical colour mix. Old masters like Rubens, Rembrandt, Da Vinci and others used glazing in their oil paintings extensively. With acrylic paint you can create glazes too, but it follows a different methodology.… Read More Acrylic painting: Glazing Medium or Liquid