Orchestral Tools Habitat, nature’s soundscape design collection for SINE Player

If you are a documentary maker or create video clips that are designed to recall a specific mood, then Habitat might be something for you. It’s a collection of sounds created with synthesisers as well as with traditional instruments and natural sounds, created by Dominik Eulberg.… Read More Orchestral Tools Habitat, nature’s soundscape design collection for SINE Player

Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

As you may have discovered already I have been reviewing some of Orchestral Tools’s music sound collections and so far I’ve been impressed, but I just minutes ago stumbled into a video that made me realise I’m not even scratching the surface yet. Shame on me, as I did read the user guide, but what the guy in this video is talking about never made it to a useful level of consciousness, apparently. By the way, Orchestral Tools has a bunch of videos they made themselves. In one of them, their founder Hendrik Schwarzer guides you through the plug-in and points out that you can download some free collections as well — all recorded in those same famous Teldex studios!… Read More Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection

Orchestral Tools recently released Andea, a huge collection of instruments played by people of the Andes and the rest of South-America. This type of music is a genre that appeals to many composers, be it for film, TV, music or other. It’s a collection based on Richard Harvey’s unique collection of Andean music instruments. Mr. Harvey is a BAFTA Award-winning English musician and composer. Many of us will know his music from the days of The Da Vinci Code, The Lion King and many others.… Read More Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection

Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Recorded on the Teldex Scoring Stage, Orchestral Tools’s collections of sampled instruments and orchestras are unparalleled for two reasons: the instruments are recorded with multiple microphones that you can select in the plug-in and the people playing the music scores are a selection of musicians from the Berlin Philharmonics, Radio Symphony Orchestra or DSO for your production. The company’s sample collections have been used in movies, TV series and even games (e.g. “It Takes Two”). I was given the opportunity to review one of their latest collections, Miroire, which is a collection of baroque instrumental and choir sounds.… Read More Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water

Paragon is a true convolution reverb with some algorithmic reverb control thrown in the mix. It offers the best of both worlds: the sound of real spaces and adjustments beyond your wildest imagination. Paragon offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness of the reverbs modelled on 3D recordings of real spaces, driven by re-synthesis. Paragon is conceived to do all that without time-stretching or artefacts, and support for Dolby Atmos as well as stereo tracks.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water

NUGEN Audio SEQ-S, the high-res, linear phase spline and match Equaliser

SEQ-S is a high-resolution, linear phase spline and match EQ that allows for sonic sculpting and EQ matching in up to 7.1 channels. There’s an SEQ-ST as well, which is stereo only. This article covers SEQ-S and its power features. Except for its sonic sculpting capabilities, SEQ-S sets itself apart by offering a direct-draw interface and its computational algorithm being based upon FFT (Fast Fourier Transform).… Read More NUGEN Audio SEQ-S, the high-res, linear phase spline and match Equaliser

iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Audio processing has fallen victim to the idea that AI is always going to be better than the human touch. Yet, many AI-based solutions spit out results that are worse than a human expert is capable of achieving. Some aspects of AI combine well with human expertise, though, especially in the audio processing field. Using machine learning algorithms in audio, video and photo processing applications is a good thing, mainly because they leave the editor in charge and increase efficiency. Since a good few versions back, iZotope has relied on machine learning excellence for their RX Audio Editor and the newest version takes it to the next level. I tested RX 9 Advanced to see if it lives up to its promise.… Read More iZotope RX 9 Advanced review