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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to sit back and let the music happen automatically? Well then, you'll love this tutorial on creating generative music using FXpansion's Tremor and Apple's Logic Pro 9.
Heavyocity are back and this time with something bigger than before: The AEON Collection. In this exclusive FIRST online review, Toby Pitman puts it through its paces.
Audio Damage has built up a reputation of producing audio plug-ins that live up their name (in a good way!) Toby Pitman discovers their latest offering, Bitcom, provides many levels of destruction.
What to do when you've already raided your existing sample libraries and synth presets when looking for noise-based percussive sounds? Turn to Logic Pro's ES1 and create your own!
Jump straight in to this tutorial by Toby Pitman on using Eventide's H3000 to create lush filtered delay effects on guitars and other sounds.
If you want to get the most out of your Native Instruments Session Horns Library... then this article deserves your attention! Toby Pitman shares his real-world experience on performance mode and more
Ben Foster is one of the UK's most in demand Orchestrators and a busy Composer and Conductor. Well known for his work on Doctor Who, Ben has conducted for the likes of Peter Gabriel and Paul McCartney
Lovers of Trash by iZotope take note... Trash 2, the celebrated multiband distortion plug-in is here. Toby Pitman puts this versatile plug-in through its paces.
Think musician, and you may picture sheet music reading. But, is the ability to read music important? How crucial is it for professionals relying on computer software? Toby Pitman explores.
It didn't ned much (read: any) convincing to get Toby Pitman to review the UAD Apollo audio interface. He was expecting big things from this lovely bit of kit... and he wasn't left wanting!
8DIO create professional sample libraries, and their latest incarnation focuses on an 11 piece violin section with very realistic legato patches. Toby Pitman discovers just how good this is.
If you're looking for a versatile, yet easy to use, soft synth... U-he's Zebra 2 deserves your attention. In this quick tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to use Zebra 2's wavetable feature.
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