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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3 Essential Desert Island Synths

If you were trapped on a desert island (apparently with a laptop and electricity!) which would be your 3 must-have synth plug-ins? Toby Pitman narrows it down and shares his essential ones.

6 Cool Guitar Gadgets

Calling all guitarists... we've got a treat for you to help you make the most of your guitar tuning, setup & playing skills. Here's 6 cool gadgets for your guitar, recommended by Toby Pitman.

Review: Korg Gadget For iOS

Despite the fact we had already reviewing Korg Gadget when it was first released, Toby Pitman took such a nine to it, he insisted upon doing another review! Check it out!

Doubling Effects Using Flex Pitch In Logic Pro X

Flex Pitch in Logic Pro X can be used to correct imperfect melodic recordings, or help you transcribe recorded audio parts. You can also use it to double up an instrument and Toby Pitman shows how.

Review: Source Audio Soundblox 2 OFD Guitar microModeler

So, what exactly is the OFD Guitar microModeler? This baby has 12 classic tones in one box, is easy to use and supposedly sounds awesome! We put Toby Pitman on the case to find out more.

Logic Pro X: What’s Up With Articulation IDs And Drummer?

One of the less well documented features in Logic Pro X's Drummer is Articulation ID. In this tutorial-article, Toby Pitman explores it in depth, looking at its benefits and ways it can be improved.

Using Guitar Pedals With Your DAW

Got a bunch of guitar pedals laying around? Need some inspiration for getting new and exciting sounds? Why not try your pedals on other stuff instead of your guitar! Toby Pitman shows you how.

Review: Glitchmachines Polygon

Imagine having easy to use tools and content that could enable you to design your own sonic effects both easily and with a unique twist... stop imagining... Glitchmachines are here with Polygon.

Create Complex Synth Textures in Logic Pro X

When it comes to music production, some little tricks can go a long way. Toby Pitman shows how to use MIDI pressure to add complex textures and motion to your synth sounds in Logic Pro X.

5 Cool and Unique Music Making Apps For iPad

We all know the usual suspects for music making on iPad: GarageBand, Auria, etc. If you're looking for apps that bring something new to the table, Toby Pitman shares 5 of the coolest.

Review: Spitfire Audio Hans Zimmer Percussion

The name 'Hans Zimmer' is enough to get most producers interested, but has Spitfire Audio created an equally high-quality percussion library? Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

Create Bodyrox Style Synth Sound in Logic Pro X

In this in-depth sound design tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to re-create the incredibly cool buzzy synth sound from the Bodyrox tune, 'Yeah Yeah' using Retro Synth in Logic Pro X.

Review: Heavyocity DM-307: Modern Groove Designer

Billed as the next big "modern groove designer" for Kontakt, Heavyocity's DM-307 brings their much admired cinematic sculpted sonics into the world of EDM drums, rhythms and fat beats.

Review: Spitfire BML Horn Section Vol 1

BML Horns from Spitfire Audio gives you access to French Horn sections beautifully recorded at Air Studios, London. Toby Pitman takes a closer inside this impressive Kontakt instrument.

Review: 8Dio Claire Woodwind (Bundle 10)

Looking for an impressive set of expressive and playable instruments focusing on flute, clarinet and bassoon? You may have encountered 8Dio's Claire Woodwind bundle. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.