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

/ 136 Articles

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 5

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. This final part 5 covers putting the finishing touches to your script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 4

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 4 covers interface basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Introduction to Scripting In Kontakt, Part 3

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 3 goes deeper into variables. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 2

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. In Part 2 you'll build a note trigger FX script!

Introduction To Scripting in Kontakt, Part 1

In this 5 Part MPVHub Series, Toby Pitman explores the wonderful world of scripting in Native Instruments' Kontakt sampler. Part 1 covers the basics. Read the next part on The Hub tomorrow!

Stem Production In Logic Pro

Logic's routing and bussing system is extremely flexible and lends itself to the creation of simple or complex sub mixes. Using his extensive experience and Logic mastery, Toby Pitman shows how.

Review: Xfer LFOTool

Imagine being able to create your own custom LFOs… in a plug-in… apply them to various effects and even integrate this with your DAW. Imagine no longer! Xfer LFO Tool does all this now!

The Art Of Sound-A-Likes And Re-Records

Toby Pitman reveals the process behind creating sound-a-likes and re-records of popular songs for TV, DVD, stage and … a huge event we can't talk about...

Creating Quick Riser FX In Massive

Are you a Native Instruments Massive user? Need some good transitional FX sounds? Got 2 minutes to spare? Follow this sound design tip by Toby Pitman...

Review: Scuffham Amps S-Gear

With a number of existing software amp simulation plug-ins already available, Toby Pitman plug-ins to Scuffham Amps S-Gear latest offering and discovers some very pleasing tones for just $75!

Get Creative With Containers in NI Guitar Rig 5

Toby Pitman explores NI Guitar Rig 5's new container modules. You can use them in all sorts of rack-based ways which, as he discovers, makes them versatile for studio and performance musicians.

MPV Free Stuff: Synths for Logic Pro

There's only one thing better than a free lunch... MPV Free Stuff!! This time we've got a delicious & edgy collection of Logic synth settings for you. Simply log in (or sign-up for free) to download!

Review: Twisted Tools S-Layer for Reaktor

Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...

Review: Native Instruments The Giant

Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.

Apple Buys Redmatica: What it Means for Musicians

Apple buys many companies… So why choose to purchase Redmatica, the developer of Keymap which brought powerful sampling features to digital musicians? Toby Pitman pieces together a curious puzzle.