Christmas has come early for the team at Soundtrack Creation as we get our teeth stuck into some new cool toys here. Keeping up-to-date with the latest hardware and software is something that we take very seriously here at Soundtrack Creation and we have always got our eye out for what plug-in or bit of kit is hot at the moment.
To start with, we are very happy with our brand new Komplete Kontrol S88 from Native Instruments which is jam-packed with features that makes composing and producing all the more creative and intuitive. Simply it’s ability to display exactly where various key switches are on the keyboard is something that we absolutely love here at Soundtrack Creation.
Another product that we are very happy with is Spitfire Audio’s latest part in the Albion series ‘Tundra’, which features a 100 piece orchestra played ‘on the edge of silence’. We took advantage of Spitfire Audio’s ‘complete my bundle’ offer to get Tundra and completing the Albion Collection which includes Albion ONE, Loegria, Iceni, Uist and Tundra, giving us access to a massive palette of sounds and textures. We have always enjoyed Spitfire Audio’s unique approach to producing sample instruments and Tundra pushes those boundaries by delivering a remarkable set of sounds that keep us inspired and ready to create.
Another recent addition to the studio’s enormous collection of plug-ins is Audio Ease’s Altiverb 7, a convolution reverb plug-in like no other. Altiverb has an astonishingly huge collection of impulse responses captured from all over the world from Wembly Stadium to the ancient caves of Malta. The IR browser is something that the team here are very happy with as it visually displays each space that the IR came from, making for a much easier process when choosing a impulse response!
Last but not least is Nicky Romero’s ‘Kickstart’, a plug-in that makes messing around with kick trigger tracks and compressors a thing of the past. It’s a plug-in that automatically sidechains a signal and allows you to select different envelopes very quickly. All this adds up to a very useful plug-in that is a great timesaver!