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ILIO Artist Spotlight - Joe Barresi

What happens when you accidently drop a Dolby 301 unit? Producer/Engineer Joe Barresi has plenty of stories and techniques up his sleeve, one of which is being an avid user of Overloud products. We dropped by his California studio with our friend Sabino Cannone, founder of MoReVoX and designer of REmatrix to see how he uses Overloud's Dopamine and REmatrix in his sessions. He even shares great advice to aspiring engineers and producers!

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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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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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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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What's in Omnisphere 2.6?

The latest update to Spectrasonics' flagship synthesizer Omnisphere 2 greatly expands the already immensely powerful virtual instrument. In this blog, the ILIO team explains the major new enhancements to Omnisphere’s Arpeggiator and its vastly expanded Hardware Synth Integration feature found in the free 2.6 update.

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Why Use a Software Piano?

New to using virtual instruments? Wondering why on earth you would buy a software piano? This article on using Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos lays it out for you in black and white.

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