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Overloud Releases Rig Libraries of Steve Vai's & Randy Rhoads's Signature Amps

What do Steve Vai, Randy Rhoads, and Marco Fanton have in common? Other than being virtuosic guitarists, they all have signature amps that have now been modeled for use inside of Overloud's TH-U! Together with modeling experts Choptones, Overloud announces these three new rig libraries that expertly recreate the sound of these famous guitar amps.

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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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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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World Tours, Sonic Breakthroughs, and Laptop Based Live Performing

A world class programmer, technical director, writer and producer, Joe Wolfe has worked on tours with a Mount Rushmore of artists, including Whitney Houston, Prince, Madonna, Earth Wind & Fire, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys. Currently on the road with Pink for her Beautiful Trauma World Tour, we talked with the man himself about his live performance setup, love for ILIO products, and the freedoms along with challenges that come with running a live performance using 100% laptops.

 

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TH-U—Modeling Real Guitar Rigs in Software

TH-U is the evolution of the best-selling TH3 Guitar Amp and FX Software from Overloud. Newly added in TH-U is the Rig Player-allowing real studio and stage rigs to be brought into your DAW, or even on stage!

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Robert Frazza at FOH: Around the World with Gig Performer

Audio engineer Robert Frazza has been around the world a number of times with his live sound engineering client list stretching from Average White Band to Warren Zevon. His touring and recording history includes the King Crimson and Peter Gabriel musical families (including Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, and Jerry Marotta).

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