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SIX OF THE BEST Scoring Software

We round up some of the best products recently reviewed at MusicTech. This month, get your tickets and grab your popcorn, because we’re off to the cinema for

six of the best film-scoring software titles…

ZERO-G Impact Designer £69


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Given that some companies specialise in cinematic software for film scoring, it’s inevitable that they might end up with a couple of titles in this roundup, so here’s the first of Zero-G’s offerings, which is specifically geared for creating attention-grabbing sonics.

As Mark Cousins said when he reviewed Impact Designer: “Try to imagine a film trailer nowadays without a variety of cinematic slams, booms, ‘braahms’ and drops being used to add dramatic impact, often at ear-splitting volume – it’s almost unthinkable.” So that’s what Impact Designer is. It works with Kontakt, and allows you to create that sonic drama in three stages – Hit, Boom and Decay – so you can create evolving, or perhaps not so evolving, impacts.

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About MusicTech

2017 has been an exciting, innovative year for new music-making technology, from machine-learning plug-ins to laser-guided microphones and from scientifically crafted, point-source monitors to boutique synthesisers, the past 12 months has offered up new variations on classic gear and inventive new creative tools for making and recording music. We pay tribute to the best gear of the year in our roundup, with our winners compiled by a fusion of reader votes and our expert panel. Elsewhere this issue, we have the second part of our new A-Z series with Gear4Music, chat to MPG Award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell and Grammy-winning producer and engineer Mark Rankin, and cast of our eye to the future with tutorial content in the latest iterations of Live and Reason. Additionally, you’ll find all the latest reviews from the likes of Toontrack, Dynaudio, Sonokinetic and more.It's been an excellent year for the music-technology industry, and MusicTech as a magazine. Here’s hoping 2018 will be equally as fruitful… enjoy the issue.