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

Umlaut Audio Motors Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Katie Tarrant Price: $99 US Developer:  Umlaut Audio Reviewed on: Mac Pro 5.1 Back in June 2017, I reviewed Umlaut Audio's uBeat bundle. I liked its customisable features and how it encouraged you to make the supplied pads and loops your own through use of FX. Now Umlaut Audio

Develop 2017: Expo Highlights

Article by Katie Tarrant Edited by Sam Hughes Recently, some of The Sound Architect team attended the renowned Develop conference in Brighton. Throughout the 3 day event, thousands of people attend and scatter to all number of talks in the conference's 7 tracks. We gave a post-conference summary of the Audio track

Umlaut Audio uBeat Bundle Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Katie Tarrant Price: $199 US Developer:  Umlaut Audio Reviewed on: Mac Los Angeles based Umlaut Audio originally began creating custom Kontakt libraries for composers such as Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams and John Debney, but soon they started to offer commercial libraries to the masses. Their first commercial libraries Pads and Arps were very

My First Experience at GDC: 2017

Article by Katie Tarrant Edited by Alyx Jones This year I had the shock but absolute pleasure of being at GDC 2017. In December 2016, I applied for the King and Diversi scholarship which aims to take 10 women on an all-expenses and all-access trip to GDC and after a nerve-wracking application

Final Fantasy XV – A Game Audio Review

Final Fantasy XV – A Game Audio Review Review by Andrew Overfield Edited by Sam Hughes Developer/Publisher: Square Enix Composer: Yoko Shimomura Sound Management: Kazuki Hamamoto, Shihoko Karube, Yuko Sakae, Ayako Tsuchlya Reviewed on: PS4   For 20 of the last near-on 30 years of it’s franchise’s life I’ve been a huge Final Fantasy fan. From spending a large portion of

The Drop That Contained The Sea: A Christopher Tin Performance Review

The Drop That Contained The Sea: A Christopher Tin Review Review by Andrew Overfield Edited by Sam Hughes Composer: Christopher Tin Performance: The Drop That Contained The Sea Venue: Barbican Centre, York Date: 16th July 2016 Andrew Overfield reviews his recent adventure at York Barbican last night, seeing Christopher Tin live.  I’d like to start off by introducing Christopher Tin. A

BAFTA Games Awards 2016 Highlights!

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Sam Hughes reports from the red carpet and the winners lounge at this years BAFTA Games Awards 2016. Here is just a sample of the interviews coming soon! Featuring: Merle Dandridge (Winner, Performer 2016) Jessica Curry (Winner, Music, Audio Achievement, 2016) Troy Baker (2014.15 Performer Nominee) David Braben (BAFTA Fellowship 2015) David Bateson

Firewatch Game Audio Review

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Developer: Campo Santo Composer/Sound Designer: Chris Remo Sound Provided by: Bay Area Sound Inc., Jared Emerson-Johnson, Julian Kwasneski, Connor Stock & Chris Remo Voice Artists: Rich Sommer, Cissy Jones Review by Katie Tarrant Edited by Sam Hughes Back in February, San Francisco developers Campo Santo brought us Firewatch. Featuring members who have worked on the likes of Bioshock