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: Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar

There’s not many products that make Toby Pitman swear out loud in sheer amazement when he first uses them, but Jam Origin’s MIDI Guitar software is definitely one of them!

Review: Sample Logic Impakt

Sample Logic's Impakt for Kontakt is a library with a difference. It contains clean-cut traditional concert percussion with a twisted, morphed version of the same library. Toby Pitman goes hybrid.

Creating a 4 Octave Guitar In Logic Pro X

In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to create a cool and rather enormous guitar tone that can be achieved in Logic Pro X thanks to a few new additions to the Pedalboard plugin.

Unraveling The Korg iMS-20 Patch Panel

The Korg iMS-20 (think Korg MS-20 and MS-20 mini) was one of the first serious synth iPad apps for musicians and is still going strong. Find out how to unleash the power behind its Patch Panel.

FREE: 20 x Logic Pro Guitar Presets

Thanksgiving just got even better! We've got a FREE selection of 20 expertly created guitar channel strip settings for Logic Pro users. Simply log in (to sign-up is free too) and download them now!

6 Essential Tips for NI Battery 4

Battery 4 has seen a major overhaul with a new refined interface and loads of new features. Get the most out of this drum sampler powerhouse with Toby Pitman's essential tips.

Review: Da Capo Orchestral Library

Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.

Review: Turn Your Table into a MIDI Instrument with Pulse Controller

So, you've got a drum pattern in your head that you want to get into your DAW, but are lacking a drum pad / MIDI keyboard. Enter Pulse controller which Toby Pitman discovers is a little known gem.

Review: Sample Logic Assault

Does the Sample Logic Assault library come up trumps? Toby Pitman sets out to discover whether it assaults your sonic senses in a positive way!

Review: Spitfire Audio Sable Vol 1 and 2

There's some good orchestral libraries... and then, there's some truly great ones! Toby Pitman discovers which category Spitfire Audio's Sable Volume 1 and 2 falls into in this review.

Review: The Blues EZX for EZ Drummer

Toontrack are back with a new Blues expansion pack featuring the veteran Swedish blues drummer Hans Lindbäck to sample two of his kits and perform the MIDI library. Toby Pitman plays the Blues!

Creating Quick And Dirty Drum Sounds

Every DAW worth its salt can help to create distorted, lo-fi drum sounds. In this tutorial, Toby Pitman shows his dirtying techniques that'll make your drums beg you for some soap and water.

Review: Komplete 9 Ultimate

Where do you start with a product like Komplete 9 Ultimate? It’s just so massive! Toby Pitman finally emerged from the gargantuan task of exploring all of NI’s flagship product and wrote this review.

Review: Transistor Revolution by Wave Alchemy

Want a top notch sample library? One place to start looking is Wave Alchemy, especially if you're after Kontakt instruments. Toby Pitman checks out the 909/808 based Transistor Revolution.

Review: Pianoteq 4, The Future of Virtual Pianos Has Arrived

What makes a piano software instrument stand out from the crowd? Pro user endorsees like Guy Sigsworth? An authentic sound? A realistic and natural response? Toby Pitman discovers all three apply.