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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 review – Presets and Sounds

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 review – Presets and Sounds

Big news for Electronic Music Producers: Omnisphere 2 from Spectrasonics is finally here!

Without a doubt Omnisphere was my favourite VST instrument. Omnisphere’s huge variety of high quality, versatile sounds constantly make an appearance in my own music productions. It has been my go-to sound source for several years.

So unsurprisingly, I’ve been anticipating this release for a long while.

At this moment in time, I haven’t had chance to make the upgrade to the new version. But, after kindly receiving my desperate request to hear good selection of the new sounds included, Skitzo Housecat listened to my pleading and has provided a great series of youtube videos to provide a Spectrasonics Omnisphere review of presets and sounds.

So, here is a link to the first Omnisphere 2 review video. Take a listen for yourself to this fantastic new virtual synthesizer.

Omnisphere 2 review – presets and sounds

 

Fiverr Music logo test

Fiverr Music Logo Test

Fiver Music Logo Test

Find out how my experience of creating a music logo went on Fiverr

Most likely you already know that a lot of the music I produce is available for movie, game and app designers to use in their products as royalty free music. To help market my music productions further, I carried out this Fiverr Music Logo test to see whether I could acquire a nice graphic to accompany my royalty free music for minimal cost.

My premium music productions are published via the website Audio Jungle, where prospective users of my music can purchase a license and download individual tracks as necessary.

I needed a logo to accompany my individual music submissions for use on the Audio Jungle website. Previously, I uploaded individual thumbnail images which depicted the content of the particular music item. However, I’ve noticed a trend for uploading a standard logo image on the website to provide a brand image for producers contributing their music to the site.

So, after first setting about trying to create my own logo, I quickly realised that the image processing tools available to me were inadequate and that my artistic skills were also lacking.

What to do?

Fortunately, I’d previously stumbled across the website Fiverr, which offers all kinds of services for prices starting at a standard price of $5.00.

And so, after an hour-or-two of frustration trying to create my own logo in MS paint, image creator and so on, I finally gave up and decided to give Fiverr a try.

I quickly located the Fiverr website and typed in logo design into their search form. Immediately I was overwhelmed with the number of people offering to provide a logo for a measly five dollars. My luck was in. I could save myself hours of trying to upskill my artistic talents, and simply just buy a logo instead.

So, I found someone with a good star rating, and who could deliver me a logo within 2 days (some of them say they take up to 2 weeks). So I made my decision, signed up and ordered this service for a Fiver.

While placing my order, I was asked to provide the answer to five questions so that the logo could be tailored to suit my requirements. Here is how I answered them:

1. Company Name:

Alien Atmospheres

2. My site:

http://www.alienatmospheres.co.uk

3. My clients:

Anyone who needs background music

4. Color scheme

Green

5. Describe the logo you want to create

Needs to be a square logo, and easily able to read the word ALIEN in a 80px by 80px avatar.
Preferably with some kind of picture of an alien embedded in the wording. If you can squeeze some kind of music production reference in, such as having the alien playing a keyboard or guitar even better, but I guess that is quite a challenge and might be difficult to integrate. Whatever works best in your experience is fine.

And that was that. My order was placed.

So, let’s see in a couple of days how things turn out.

Update: the results of my Fiverr Music Logo test are in

So here we are then. Two days have passed, and as promised, the company I found on Fiverr has met their end of the bargain and provided me with a .jpg and .png logo based on the requirements I gave them.

Here are the results?

What do you think? Worth the money? Or have I been conned?

Please leave a comment because I’m interested to hear whether you guys think this is a worthy investment of my $5.00 or whether my Fiverr music logo test has been a failure.

Fiverr Music logo test
Fiverr Music logo test

 

Update: How to find a reliable and high quality logo designer on Fiverr

Since writing my article, I received an correspondence from a fellow blogger: Lettering Lad. He pointed me in the direction of some tips for avoiding being scammed on Fiverr and choosing a decent designer from the myriad of services available.

To read his information, please visit his website here:

http://www.textlogodesign.com/p/find-logo-designers-fiverr-tips.html

 

 

Royalty Free Robots Music

Royalty Free Robots Music for atmospheric technology backgrounds

Royalty Free Robots Music

Be afraid, be very afraid – for the robots are coming.

Here is a high-tech, tension building piece of royalty free music, which would be suitable background music for any gadget, science fiction or technology related media project.

The track has a strong techno drum beat, with a mix of retro (yet futuristic) and modern dance synthesizer sounds providing the main theme.

120bpm, lively and creative. This is something a little bit different – give it a shot.

WAV and mp3 versions both provided for your convenience.

Click here to preview the track and download the full version

Free library music for youtube, apps, games, movies

Free music available right here on this website.

The easiest way to find the tracks that you can use for free in your youtube videos, movies, apps or games is to follow the link below. This will take you to the correct category of library music tracks for your productions.

Free music for youtube videos, apps, movies and games

Keep checking back because more tracks are added regularly.

Please post a comment and credit me if you use the music.

Alternatively if you are looking for something a little bit more special than free library music for youtube, you can jump to my paid for royalty free productions here on the audiojungle website:

http://audiojungle.net/user/benskia/portfolio

 

 

Thank you – Alien Atmospheres.