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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Using Leap Motion As A MIDI Controller

Using Leap Motion as a MIDI Controller? Really? Oh yes, it can be done...

Create a Quick Rhythmic Synth Patch In Guitar Rig 5

We're suggesting using Guitar Rig 5 to create a rhythmic synth patch? Oh yes, we are indeed. Toby Pitman shows you how in this excellent quick tutorial.

Komplete 10 Ultimate: A World Of FX

When we think of Native Instruments' Komplete 10, we may lust after the numerous synths and instruments… but what about the effects? Toby Pitman reviews the effects that make this a complete suite.

5 Excellent Software Guitar Amp Simulators

Software amp simulators have come a long way in the past few years. And many recording guitarists are now open to the idea of going software. Toby Pitman highlights five of the very best.

Review: Toontrack EZMix Metal Guitar Gods 2

Are you ready to unleash the Metal Guitar God inside you? Toontrack's EZMix Metal Guitar Gods 2 threatens to do just that. And Toby Pitman rips his guitar to shreds in the process of the review.

FREE: Logic Pro Synth Presets: Mixed Bag, Vol.1

And we're half way through our Xmas Gift giveaway on Day #4. If you're a Logic user, then this one is for you. Download these free synth presets now. Simply login or sig up for free to do it.

5 Guitar Pedals You Should Buy Yourself For Xmas and Beyond

With such a vast range of guitar pedals available, how to narrow down your search to the ultimate few? Toby Pitman is here to lend a hand and his experience with his top 5.

Review: Fredric Effects Zombie Klone

Toby Pitman puts the Frederic Effects Zombie Kome overdrive. Boost guitar pedal to the test against the original, but rare, Klon Centaur pedal. Find out why he's pleased with himself.

Review: Glitchmachines Quadrant

Imagine an audio effects plug-in which uses the modular synth paradigm as its base... Glichmachines are one step ahead with Quadrant. Toby Pitman checks out whether it's as cool to use as it sounds.

Review: Toontrack Mellotoon

Mellotoon is the latest release in Toontrack's EZKeys range and brings you the sound of the original 1963 Mellotron in software format. Toby Pitman checks it out.

Review: Iconic Sound LightLead

Never before have we been excited by the arrival of a new music cable! Find out what makes Iconic Sound's LightLead a game changer and something musicians are going to love in our review.

Review: Sample Logic Arpology

We were impressed when Arpology was announced, but is Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument just another arpeggiator, or does it take arpeggiators to a whole new level? Toby Pitman investigates.

10 Scales You can Play Over A Dominant 7 Chord

Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!

Review: Toontrack EZdrummer 2

It's taken a while, but finally we've got Toontrack's EZdrummer 2 in our hands! Toby Pitman has put this through its paces to find out if the wait has been worth it.

Review: Spitfire Mural Vol 1

If you're looking for a high-quality large string section library then you might be tempted to explore Spitfire Audio's BML range. Toby Pitman puts Mural Vol 1 to the test.