Category Archives: Plugins

Scoring Central

I don’t know how many of you have noticed the “Forum” link up top. It’s been there for almost a couple of months now but I didn’t want to post about it officially unitl things were properly under way. Anyway, Scoring … Continue reading

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Netbook orchestra!

Being a sick and twisted person I actually enjoy some amount of limitations in my musical tools. Limitations can be frustrating, no doubt about it, but they can also be inspiring and, for me, strangely liberating. I’m a tinkerer if … Continue reading

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Orchestral template rundown

I have been asked so many times what DAW and sample libraries and other things I’m using so I decided to write a more or less complete rundown of my main orchestral template. I guess this is going to be … Continue reading

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Miroslav Philharmonik

It’s been something like three years since I added Miroslav Philharmonik to my arsenal, and to this day I have yet to find more than one-off uses for what surprisingly many people claim to be a “unique” and “musical” orchestral … Continue reading

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Freeware favorites page added

I have added a small sub-section to the Studio page: Freeware favorites. I use a lot of freeware VST plugins and this is a list of the ones I like best. The page will likely be updated from time to … Continue reading

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Embrace the dinosaurs

Most of us who use computers for music production are caught in an unending spiral of upgrades and migrations and searching high and low for new toys. But in this high-tech maze of almost endless possibilities it’s easy to forget … Continue reading

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Speak of the devil

In my previous post about VSS I mentioned that the same results can probably be had with other and more inexpensive tools — and looky here what turned up in the KVR Developer Challenge 2012: Proximity — This plug-in is an … Continue reading

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Parallax Audio VSS

I stumbled across this interesting virtual orchestration positioning tool called VirtualSoundStage. As it is designed for overcoming the challenges of using samples from many different libraries, i.e. making everything sound like a whole despite conflicting ambiences, micing techniques etc, it … Continue reading

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Synthesized cinematic percussion à la Zimmer

I watched a video of Hans Zimmer working on the soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises, and was fascinated by his use of U-He Zebra for some of the huge-sounding percussion stuff. This inspired me to experiment a bit with … Continue reading

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Freeverb3 Hibiki reverb

If there’s one area of freeware VST plugins that has long been very lacking compared to commercial offerings, it’s reverbs. Finding a really good reverb is nigh on impossible without parting with at least some money. Seems freeware is cathing … Continue reading

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