Category: Technology (Archive)

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Free The Slaves?

Jay Asher discusses how in the beginning, there was Audio and there was MIDI, and it was good…

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Everything Old Is New Again

Jay Asher discusses the recent software solutions introduced that attempt to replicate the “warmth” of analog in this digital age

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LEARNING TO SPEAK “ENGINEER”

Jay Asher shares an introduction into the world of “engineer speak”

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Demystifying Compressors

Jay Asher discusses software and hardware compressors

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On Being Both The Carpenter And The Toolsmith

Jay Asher has a discussion with composer/developer Nick Phoenix

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Take A Walk On The Soft Side

Jay Asher has a discussion with composer/synthesist Steve Porcaro

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A Breath Of Fresh Air

Jay Asher has a discussion with EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) specialist Judd Miller.

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Things That Go Boom In The Night

Jay Asher discusses working with electronic drums, percussion and effects with drummer-percussionist-sound designer, Ron Aston

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DEMO-GRAPHY: Discussing library demos with Colin O’Malley

Jay Asher interviews Emmy nominated composer for film and television, Colin O’Malley

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There’s A Place For Us

Two great engineers discuss creating a sense of placement with sampled orchestral instruments with composer Jay Asher

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The Tools We Use And Potentially Abuse

Jay Asher talks about orchestral composing “tools” and how they can be used and abused

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The Mojo of Universal Audio Plugins: An Interview with UA’s Will Shanks

Jay Asher interviews UA’s Software Product Manager and Marketing guru, Will Shanks

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Are Composers Properly Mixed Up?

Jay Asher interviews freelance recording engineer/ scoring mixer/ mastering engineer, John Rodd

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L.A. Scoring Strings: An Orchestration Review

Peter Alexander reviews L.A. Scoring Strings

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To Buy Or Not To Buy: That Is The Question

Jay Asher talks the decision process when composers consider purchasing sample libraries and software instruments

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Composing With Sample Libraries: Make it “Real” or Make it “Good”?

Jay Asher talks with some top composers about their approach to composing with sample libraries

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Tech Talk With Composer Bruce Miller

FMM’s new Technology columnist Jay Asher presents an interview with composer Bruce Miller about music, tech and more

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It’s a Wrap!

Peter Alexander shares his personal views on technology, life and composing as he moves on from Film Music Magazine after three and a half years of tech columns

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With the Release of Kontakt 4.1, The Game Has Changed

Peter Alexander looks at new 64-bit system opportunities created by the release of Kontakt 4.1

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The Two “Mikes” of Cinesamples on VOXOS (and more!)

Peter Alexander interviews Michael Barry and Michael Patti about the VOXOS vocal sample library, being bi-coastal and more.

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LASS 1.5 Update and Revised Specs Announced

Peter Alexander’s exclusive interview with Andrew Keresztes of L.A. Scoring Strings (LASS)

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Hollywood Strings Arrives

Peter Alexander looks at EastWest’s exciting new Hollywood Strings sample library, now shipping.

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Straight Talk on System Specs

Peter Alexander shares his expert knowledge on system specs for those looking to upgrade to new systems for the 2010 Spring and the Fall TV production season

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EastWest Updates Release Schedule

Peter Alexander reports on some late breaking news from EastWest’s Doug Rogers

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Hollywood Strings: A First Consideration

Peter Alexander takes a look at new details about the Hollywood Strings library

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Final Tech Thoughts on the Cranky Year of 2009

Peter Alexander expresses his year end round-up for 2009 and offers up his insight for the new year

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AcousticsampleS’ Arnaud Sicard

Peter Alexander interviews Arnaud Sicard of AcoustisampleS

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2nd Annual Music Technology Christmas Must-Have List

Peter Alexander lists his “must-haves” to help create one killer orchestral template on a single computer

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Review: Evolve from Heavyocity

Peter Alexander looks at Evolve, a software instrument program for electronic scoring

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Trend Lines: The Changing Face of Sample Library Sales

Peter Alexander explores emerging business models in sample library sales

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