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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Creating Generative Music in FXpansion Tremor And Logic Pro

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.

Review: Heavyocity AEON Collection

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.

Review: Audio Damage Bitcom

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.

Create A Percussive Noise Patch With Logic Pro's ES1

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!

Create A Filtered Delay Effect With The Eventide H3000 Factory Native

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.

Review: EZ Mix 2 Metal Guitar Gods Expansion

We all love guitars! But where do you go to get heavy, full-on metal guitars? Toontrack of course! Toby Pitman gives the Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZ Mix a comprehensive workout.

Using A Session Horns Multi In Kontakt

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

Interview: Ben Foster (Orchestrator and conductor for BBC's Doctor Who)

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

Review: iZotope Trash 2

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.

Does Reading Music Make you a Better Musician?

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.

Review: UA Apollo Audio Interface

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!

Review: 8DIO Adagio Violins

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.

Creating Wavetables in U-he's Zebra 2

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.

Review: Cinematic Guitars 2

The original Cinematic Guitars by Sample Logic gained lots of fans, and rightly so... it's an excellent library. Toby Pitman delves deep into its successor and puts it to the test.

Kontakt 5: The New Bus Architecture

Get inside the routing and internal bus architecture of Kontakt 5 with Toby Pitman. Doesn't sound exciting? Think again. This tip may well change the way you sub mix and effect groups.