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Exclusive Interview with Reverb Machine

Dan Carr, AKA Reverb Machine is known for his spot-on recreations of famous synth sounds found in popular music. Check out this exclusive interview where ILIO's Michael "MIDIhead" Babbitt and Reverb Machine's Dan Carr dive into synthesis.

Nolan Neal - As Seen on TV

Nolan Neal—You've seen him sing his heart out on America's Got Talent, and when he's not preparing for the show or responding to almost everyone of his new fans you can find him in his California studio using software plug-ins such as Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

Andrew Wells - At Home in the Studio

Los Angeles-based Andrew Wells is well known for transforming the raw, dynamic energy of such diverse acts as Fitz and the Tantrums, Meghan Trainor, Elle King, Jason Mraz and many others into snappy radio-ready tracks.

ILIO Artist Spotlight - Michael "MIDIhead" Babbitt

Michael (MIDIhead) Babbitt is an electronic music producer and songwriter who’s released an award-winning synthpop album and remixed songs from Kaskade and Late Night Alumni, has had original scores in movie trailers for The Matrix Reloaded, Silent Hill, and Mad Max-Fury Road, as well as a variety of television shows such as Dexter, CSI, Prison Break, MythBusters, Miami Ink, America’s Next Top Model (to name a few) and many remixes and original songs appearing in Konami’s Dance, Dance, Revolution video game series. He’s also produced all of ILIO’s Omnisphere patch libraries.

Michael was awarded “Best Album of 2001” for his debut solo album “Power Undiminished” at The American Synthpop Awards in Hollywood. It was front man Kurt Harland from the 80's band Information Society who presented him with the award. After moving to Los Angeles, Michael shifted his role in music production to focus on media. His first track was heard in Fox's “Dark Angel”, followed by landing a “Matrix Reloaded” movie trailer which opened up the floodgates for other placement in shows such as “Access Hollywood”, “Dexter”, “CSI” series, “America's Next Top Model”, and “Prison Break”, among others. His high energy remixes and original music have also been featured in Konami's popular “Dance Dance Revolution” video game series.

Michael has recorded with artists Shane Gibson (Korn), Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros), and worked with Kaskade and Late Night Alumni, and electronic pioneer BT on sound design projects.

Michael's latest endeavors have him designing patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere, in conjunction with ILIO. More info and audio demos can be found here: https://www.ilio.com/patches

What does it take to mastermind the experience of a Justin Bieber live show? As a producer, songwriter and both the bassist and musical director for Justin Bieber, Bernard “Harv” Harvey has traveled the globe with the best of the best. A big fan of Synthogy's Ivory II virtual pianos, we caught up with Harv at Blackstar Studios in Studio City, CA.

What does it take to mastermind the experience of a Justin Bieber live show? As a producer, songwriter and both the bassist and musical director for Justin Bieber, Bernard “Harv” Harvey has traveled the globe with the best of the best. A big fan of Synthogy's Ivory II virtual pianos, we caught up with Harv at Blackstar Studios in Studio City, CA.

Conversation with BT - The Making of BT-Modern Wave

Music producer and electronic music pioneer BT is no stranger to synthesizers. In fact, with one look at his studio you might say he knows a thing or two. We were curious how he was able to create some of the wonderfully nostalgic patches included in his patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, BT-Modern Wave, so we picked his brain about what inspires him.

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!

Carmine Giglio — Artist Spotlight

New York-based keyboardist and composer Carmine Giglio is an avid user of Synthogy Pianos and Vienna Symphonic Library. Recently, Keyboard Magazine showcased Carmine as their "Talent Scout - Artist of the Week". 

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