Bloodborne Game Audio Review

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Review by Kyle Worrall Edited by Tom Garner Developer: From Software and JAPAN Studio Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Lead Composer: Ryan Amon et al. Sound Department: From Software & JAPAN Studio Reviewed on: Playstation 4 Introduction Originally released way back in early 2015, Bloodborne (From Software) has recently been made available for free (with a subscription) to console gamers all over the

Old Man’s Journey Game Audio Review

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  Reviewed by Willy McCarter. Edited by Sam Dudley Music & Sound Design: Andrew Rohrmann (aka scntfc) Developer: Broken Rules Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch   Introduction Released in May 2017 on Steam, Old Man’s Journey developed by Broken Rules finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch recently. I had the pleasure of playing this lovable, kindhearted and

A Quiet Place Film Sound Review

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  Article by Ryan Williams Edited by Alyx Jones Directed by: John Krasinski Composer: Marco Beltrami Sound Design: Brandon Jones Supervising Sound Editors: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn From the first moment of seeing the trailer to A Quiet Place, I suspected this film was going to be special. Its party trick is to focus upon

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Audio Review

Review by Thomas O’Boyle Edited by Katie Tarrant Directed by: Rian Johnson Composer: John Williams Sound Design: Ken Klyce w/Skywalker Sound Writing an introduction to a Star Wars film always feels odd. If ever there was a franchise that sat firmly within the pop culture zeitgeist of every single generation of its existence then

Spitfire Chamber Strings Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Sam Dudley Price: £599 inc. vat Developer: Spitfire Audio Spitfire Chamber Strings has risen out of the ashes of Spitfire’s original Sable series. Released back in 2013, Sable was a modular library beginning Spitfire’s British Modular Library (BML) series, released in five volumes, including specially created ensemble

ACID Pro 8.0 Review

Review by Katie Tarrant Edited by Sam Hughes Introduction ACID Pro 8.0 is a DAW targeted at music creators and producers that thrives on loop-based experimentation and production. In need of an upgrade since its initial creation, MAGIX have given ACID a much needed makeover, with a sleeker design, the addition of a

iCON iKeyboard 8x Review

Review by: Jordan Killiard Edited by Katie Tarrant Price: £200 Developer: iCON Pro Audio Distributor: Synthax Audio Reviewed on: Cubase 9.5, Windows 10   The iCON iKeyboard 8x is a new addition to the most under-looked of composer's tools - the 88 key semi-weighted keyboard. There's not a lot of them out there and none seem to

Sound Forge Pro 12 Review

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Review by Katie Tarrant Developer: MAGIX INTRODUCTION Sound Forge Pro 12 is an audio waveform editor originally developed by Sony, but was acquired by MAGIX in 2016. Since its acquisition, MAGIX have now released the biggest update to Sound Forge Pro in over 25 years ago. As suggested by the name, Sound Forge

Planet Earth II In Concert Review

Review by Katie Tarrant I have had the pleasure of attending the Royal Albert Hall on numerous occasions, and it is by far my favourite concert venue. This time I was here to see Planet Earth II in concert, and needless to say I was incredibly excited. Planet Earth II is