Toby Pitman

Toby Pitman

For the past 20 years Toby has worked as a professional guitarist, programmer and producer. Clients include Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael, Shirley Bassey, Yusuf Islam, Giles Martin as well as the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. He has also worked extensively in TV, Advertising and Film. As well as composing himself he has also worked alongside many composers like David Arnold, Clint Mansell and Simon Franglen on many major film releases. An expert in synthesis and sound design Toby has also lectured for Apple on their Logic Pro music software which he has used since its days on the Atari. He has also worked as an educator for the International Guitar Foundation and the Brighton Institute of Modern Music teaching guitar. In his spare time (of which there is very little) he moonlights as a motion graphics artist specialising in Cinema 4D and After Effects.

Articles by Toby Pitman

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Review: Toontrack: The Progressive Foundry SDX

During Metal Month 2015 Toontrack released a whopper! It comes in the form of a new SDX expansion for Superior Drummer called The Progressive Foundry. Toby Pitman checks it out.

Review: Soundiron Symphony Series Brass

Looking for a great-sounding orchestral brass library (Kontakt instrument format) with many useful performance articulations and features? Toby Pitman sees if Soundiron Symphony Brass fits the bill.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

IK Multimedia have a new member in the iRig family. This time it’s aimed at acoustic instruments. Let’s check out the iRig Acoustic Mic and App.

Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Menace

So you want to process your sounds through an aggressive metal-style software amp plug-in? Well, you're in luck. Toneforge Menace from Joey Sturgis Tones does just that. But how does it perform/

Processing Audio With NI Reaktor Blocks

Blocks in NI's Reaktor 6 features a tons of creative solutions and uses for synth-heads. But, did you know Blocks can also be used to process audio? It's mind blowing! Toby Pitman gets processing.

Review: NI Symphony Series String Ensemble

Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?

Review: Amazing Machines AM102 Wavetable Oscillator

Amazing Machines are amongst the first to support the new Reaktor Blocks format. Their AM102 is a programmable wavetable oscillator which Toby Pitman explains is pretty easy to like a lot.

Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Metal Ensemble Collection

The latest addition to the Master Sessions range from uber sample library makers Heavyocity is the Metal Ensemble Collection. So is it shiny and chrome or a rusty old piece of junk? Let’s find out!

Creating Super Sequenced Lead Patterns in Sugar Bytes Obscurium

Looking for unique ways to come up with new musical ideas? Sugar Bytes' Obsucrium is one plugin you shouldn't pass by. Toby Pitman demonstrates how easy it is to make arpeggiated lead lines with it.

Review: Spitfire Audio Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 3

Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.

Review: Soundtoys 5

Soundtoys 5 is officially available. Toby Pitman has done the upgrade and put the new features, including the new Effect Rack, to the test. Find out just how essential Soundtoys 5 really is.

Review: Positive Grid Bias FX Desktop

Positive Grid's BIAS FX guitar FX processor has been a hit on iPad, so we were happy to see it come over to Desktop too. Toby Pitman plugs in and finds out if BIAS FX is a worthy desktop equivalent.

Review: Toontrack Hip Hop EZX

You can now bring Hip Hop grooves into your EXDrummer 2 workflow with the latest expansion pack from Toontrack. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

FREE: AskAudio EZ Drummer MIDI Pack

Grab yourself a FREE MIDI pack for Toontrack's EZ Drummer, which includes 4/4 and 6/4 half time shuffles courtesy of Toby Pitman. Simply login or sign up with a free account and download them here.

Review: Glitchmachines Cataract

A world of sonic mayhem in another plug-in from the twisted minds at Glitchmachines? Toby Pitman puts Cataract to the test and finds that it comes up trumps.