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SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds Available Now + Autumn Deals from VSL

The all-new SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds Collection brings twelve of Vienna's acclaimed and widely used solo woodwind instruments to Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna. Crossgrade deals available from $86 for owners of VI Woodwinds Single Instruments or Collections. Also in October 2019, save up to 35% on select Synchron Libraries.

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"Secret Piano" - FREE Patch Collection for Ivory II - Upright Pianos

For the first time ever, ILIO is proud to introduce a patch collection for Ivory II accentuating the versatility of its engine. "Secret Piano" is a free pack of 21 presets specifically crafted for Ivory II-Upright Pianos and is available now for download. 

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$100 Off Ivory II - Upright Pianos in October 2019

A special October promotion from Synthogy! Save $100 off the acclaimed Ivory II - Upright Pianos collection until October 31, 2019. Upright Pianos is packed with four distinctive uprights that cover a broad tonal range. Inside you'll find a gorgeous Modern Upright, a charming Vintage Upright, plus authentic Barroom Upright and Tack Pianos, complete with creaks and clunks for loads of outlaw personality. Don't miss this opportunity to save $100 on a truly memorable piano collection!

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MacOS 10.15 Catalina Compatibility - What You Should Know as a Musician

Apple's new MacOS 10.15 is slated for release in early October, 2019. What does this mean for musicians? How will this affect your DAW and plug-ins? Inside we explain some of the new features of MacOS Catalina from a musician's perspective, what to be cautious about, and what to enjoy!

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Ad Astra Score - Recorded at Synchron Stage Vienna

Synchron Stage Vienna isn't just used to record VSL's world-class sample libraries—it's one of the world's best sounding scoring stages utilized on numerous productions including classical chamber music to international, large-scale orchestral film scores. In July 2019, Synchron Stage Vienna hosted one of their larger scoring sessions, with more than 100 members of the Synchron Stage Orchestra and Choir performing Lorne Balfe’s compositions for his part of the score to Ad Astra.

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Ultra Analog VA-3 by AAS Now Available

Ultra Analog VA-3 boasts fat, alias-free oscillators with hard sync, sub oscillators, integrated pitch envelopes with on-board effects and advanced editing options. A substantial upgrade from its predecessor, Ultra Analog VA-3 takes full advantage of its state-of-the-art components. You'll be astonished at how good it sounds!

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Big Bang Orchestra — FREE Vienna Library

Looking for a FREE Vienna library? Vienna's new Big Bang Orchestra, featuring samples from an entire orchestra playing all together (aka Tutti) in the famous Synchron Stage, is a completely free library for anyone who owns a Vienna Key. Don't have a Vienna Key? We got you covered—order any Vienna Key for just $16 through October 31, 2019!

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Spectrasonics Presents: RC & The Gritz

Can Omnisphere and Keyscape stand up to the rigorous rhythms from keyboardist RC Williams? Check out these new Spectrasonics videos with the supergroup behind singer Erykah Badu, RC & The Gritz. All keyboard sounds are coming from a laptop rig running Omnisphere and Keyscape!

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Omnisphere 2—Making a Track with Circuit Monosynth

Local Los Angeles musician and technologist Josh Munk shares his experience using Omnisphere 2's Hardware Synth Integration feature with Novation's Circuit Monostation. Hardware Synth Integration along with Omnisphere's Sound Match feature, Josh explains how he uses Omnisphere to improve his workflow and even shares a song he wrote! 

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How to Tour with a Laptop

One of ILIO's own swapped out a hardware synth for a laptop rig running virtual instruments on his band's tour to SXSW. This is his first-hand experience playing live with a virtual instrument rig.

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