Review by Katie Tarrant Last week, I had the pleasure of being back in the Royal Albert Hall to see a recent instalment of their highly successful 'Films In Concert' series. The series is designed to allow viewers to revisit some of their all time favourite classics, with the added awe
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
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
Review by Andrew Overfield Edited by Jake Basten Developer: Team Ninja Publisher: Square Enix / Koei Temco Composer(s): Takeharu Ishimoto / Keiji Kawamori / Tsuyoshi Sekito Audio Lead & Design: Takashi Yoshida Reviewed on: PS4 (Beta & Release) For the best part of 20 years I've been a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise, and I mean
Review by Kyle Worrall Edited by Jake Basten Developer: Games Farm Publisher: Kalypso Media Music: Dynamedion (Mattias Wolf et al) Sound Designer: Jaroslav Matesz Reviewed on: Playstation 4 The last five years have seen a definite re-emergence and spike in popularity for television programs, films, and games that take inspiration from Norse culture. Notable examples of this
Review by Katie Tarrant Edited by Sam Hughes Introduction Fracture Sounds is a company founded and run by composer and programmer Will Bedford. His previous releases include Granulate 2, Singing Bowl, Dream Zither and Tiny Music Box. His latest release is ARCO. A year in the making, ARCO is a smooth four piano
Review by Andrew Overfield Edited by Katie Tarrant Publisher: Materia Collective Arranger(s): Wayne Strange, Tim Stoney Artwork: Walid Feghali Executive Producer: Sebastian Wolff Introduction I’m going to start by making it known I have never played a Castlevania game. There, I admitted it. I have, however been a huge fan of the music for some time now.
Review by Derek Brown Edited by Katie Tarrant Developer: Tribute Games Sound Design: Johan Vinet and Jean Chan Composer: Patrice Bourgeault Reviewed on: PS4 Flinthook; a swashbuckling, treasure finding, Metroid style platformer that is as beautiful as it is difficult. Developed by Tribute Games Inc., you play as 'Flinthook', a pint-sized pirate who raids ships in search of treasure. Flinthook