Orchestral Tools Launch Composing Competition


Our friends at Orchestral Tools have launched an interesting composing competition to coincide with the recent launch of their new Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion library. The Full-Contact Competition is, we understand, free to enter and consists of a challenge to create an interesting and original piece of music based on a...

Part Two of our chat with Northern Film Orchestra and Dan Keen


We’re delighted to have published the second part of our chat with Jack Hughes, of Northern Film Orchestra, and Dan Keen, following the recent release of their free piano book library NFO:ORCHESTRAL SWELLS. In the second part of our conversation, we widened the scope of our chat and included issues...



We have a brand new episode on our podcast and it’s a cracker! Archie Jennings and Bryan Waters sat down, remotely of course, with Jack Hughes, founder of Northern Film Orchestra, and Dan Keen – composer, YouTuber and sample library producer – to discuss their new NFO:ORCHESTRAL SWELLS library that...

New free orchestra library!


Dan Keen and our friends at Northern Film Orchestra have released a free orchestral library for both Kontakt and Decent Sampler.  Details coming soon but you can find information on Dan Keen’s YouTube channel in the meantime!  

Announcing our new blog!


Welcome to the new blog from The Cue Tube! Stay tuned for interesting features.  We’ll be sharing interviews, new features from The Cue Tube, information about interesting projects and members…and much more. Good to have you with us!  Wishing you a successful and creative day! Bryan Waters

Announcing Archie’s Diary – Episode 1


What is Archie’s Diary? We have launched an exciting new feature for users of The Cue Tube, and for anyone interested in developing their career as a composer. Archie’s blog will be a regular feature – as time, resources and news-to-share dictate – providing an insight into the working life...