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Hyperfocus - Book Recommendation

Hello everyone, this blog post is something slightly different as we're going to talk about a book that I've been reading. It's called Hyperfocus - How to Work Less and Achieve More by Chris Bailey. This is a really good…

Setting Goals for 2021

Well, here we go with a whole new blank canvas to start with, Happy New Year. We've made it to the other side after 2020, which has been a terrible year for so many people in more ways than one…

Oblivion Patch Library for Omnisphere by Tom Wolfe

I had the privilege of playing with Oblivion, a patch library for Omnisphere made by Tom Wolfe. This particular Tom Wolfe is neither the author nor the music supervisor, but he does create some stonking patch libraries for Omnisphere. These…

Heavyocity: Ascend Modern Grand - Sample Library

Before I being, this is just not any ordinary piano sample library, this is a Heavyocity sample library. If you haven't come across Heavyocity before, they have created a whole stable of sample libraries that are great for those hybrid…

Spectrasonics Trilian Update

The other week Spectrasonics provided an update to their flagship bass synth, Trilian. This already was a great synth/rompler for creating deep earth-shaking bass sounds. The update brought with it 200 brand new sounds for us to play with, you…

News from the week 16th November 2020

If you missed this week's Twitter feed, here's the best news from the music front condensed into one post.

Developer Hagai Davidoff has released ZoneMatrix and turns Native Instruments Kontakt into ‘A Monstrous Performance Tool’ You can find out more…

News from the week - 2 November 2020

We have had another busy news week. To keep up to date follow me on Twitter and never miss a beat. 

First up we had Modal Electronics who announced a new virtual analogue waveform synth Cobalt. Head on over to…

Midi to Audio

This is something that I wish I had learned right at the beginning of my music-making career. Do you, or should you, bounce or convert your midi tracks to audio? It can be said that a project is not truly…

Influences

As a child, my parents were forever playing classical music alongside the classics from the 50s/60s and is probably why I never got into mainstream pop growing up. It wasn’t until around the early 80s that synthesizer music first crept…

The Art of Rebranding

Those that have been following my journey over the last couple of years have to come to know me as Biodiode. I rarely posted photographs of myself and, until recently, never appeared in my YouTube tutorial videos. Rebranding has, therefore…