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Ocean Way Studios Plug-in: Breakthrough?

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The Empire Strikes Back!

May 2, 2013

With all the DAW zealots out here in the tech universe proclaiming their DAW of choice as the best, there is simply no denying that in the professional world of film and TV composers, engineers, and post production houses, ProTools has always been the industry standard

TEControl USB MIDI Breath Controller

April 1, 2013

The first real journey into the world of synthesizers came when I bought a Yamaha DX7 in the early ‘80’s. To say it caused a sensation is an understatement. Among its revolutionary features was the BC1 breath controller that came with it

Who Rules, Man or Machine?

February 27, 2013

If you are a young composer who wants to make a career scoring films and television shows, the simple reality is that with the budgets that are prevalent today, you will have to use sample libraries and computers a lot

Moving Forward, and NAMM Thoughts by Jay Asher

January 28, 2013

It used to be so much easier conceptually to be a film composer

Looking Back, and Trending?

December 28, 2012

This is a technology column and therefore at the year’s end it should be a celebration of all came our way this last year, right?

Video Slave- A New and Affordable Alternative to Virtual VTR for Mac Users

December 3, 2012

With all the major DAWS for the Mac (Logic Pro, Cubase, Digital Performer, etc.) it is possible to host a QuickTime Movie inside the DAW and sync to it and it works just fine.

Is Traditional Notation for Film Composing Dying?

November 5, 2012

When I first arrived in Los Angeles in the early 70’s, most scores were still composed for real players and prepared for sessions the way they always had been

That Old School Feeling

October 3, 2012

Jay Asher discusses the analog and digital age

Thinking Small(er)

September 4, 2012

It has literally been one year now since I began my public ruminations in this magazine about my process of upgrading my composer’s rig