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This blog is a resource for music producers supplying interviews, tutorials and information on the latest developments in the music and audio software industry.

Gothic Instruments’ Dan Graham introduces DRONAR: Hybrid Module

Dronar boxIf you’re a regular customer of Time+Space it’s likely that the name ‘Dan Graham’ will be familiar to you. Dan was the producer behind several popular Zero-G sound libraries including Animato, Luminoso and Spiritoso plus the epic sound design series – Rise, Impact and Whoosh Designer. He is also the CEO of Gothic Storm Music – a boutique British music company with a focus on premium Hollywood sounds, therefore when it comes to creating cinematic sounds, Dan is your man.

His latest venture sees him partnering with long-time co-producer Adam Hanley to release the first library for Kontakt under their new brand – Gothic Instruments. DRONAR: Hybrid Module is now exclusively available from Time+Space so we caught up with Dan to get the low down on this exciting and unique library… Continue reading

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Our SOS Award, Sonic Joy 2015 + NAMM TEC 2015 Awards

SOS Awards

First off, we’re thrilled to announce that Time+Space have been awarded with Sound on Sound‘s Outstanding Marketing Award for 2016.  We’re both proud, and thankful to be given this award, and hope that the following year can be just as outstanding!

It’s that time again, where the Sonic Joy Awards at Audio News Room announces the winners of their Best VST instruments for 2015. Below are the winners!

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 
“Way more than an update: a tool that any composer/producer should consider. Omnisphere 2 is simply amazing as it is - given the huge amount of work behind it, the unique sonic palette and the time you’ll save using it, it’s a tool that any musician/composer/producer should consider. Highly recommended!” – audionewsroom.net

View Omnisphere 2 here

 


Heavyocity Gravity

“This is a great sounding library for any hybrid scoring composer – regardless of what you are composing for.  Gravity is modern, imaginative, and extremely functional in many ways. I recommend it to anyone who’s looking for new, exciting and inspiring sounds for their hybrid scoring” – audionewroom.net

View Gravity here

 

OUTPUT Signal 
“I have to say, in terms of creativity and thought process, the guys at OUTPUT have outdone themselves. I was absolutely blown away by the ease of creating beautiful pulsing and evolving soundscapes of all atmospheres, with almost no effort. The ergonomics means that the movement of the sound is equally effortless.” – audionewroom.net 

View Signal here

NAMM also hosted their TEC Awards recently, which gave prizes to both RX4 and Iris 2.  The awards took place in Anaheim and we are delighted that iZotope beat some serious competition and took home two awards.

“This gathering of the music technology and pro audio world at NAMM helps to complete the full spectrum of music making tribes at the NAMM Show. The NAMM TEC Awards are the opportunity to recognize the inventors, creatives, musicians and brands who are fueling the next wave of innovation behind how the world experiences music and sound.”
Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM.

iZotope RX4

iZotope RX4 won the prize for Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities).

“iZotope´s RX 4 continues to lead the way as the most versatile audio restoration tool around, saving countless damaged audio files from a one-way trip to the bin!”MusicTech

View RX4 here

 

Iris 2

Iris 2 won the prize for Musical Instrument Software prize.

“Iris 2 is unsurpassed for ambient sound sculptures, textural synthesis and otherworldly effects” - Sound on Sound

View Iris 2 here

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We talk iZotope and Native Instruments with Flux Pavilion

Producer, singer-songwriter, DJ and label owner are just some of facets of Flux Pavilion, Flux caught the eye of Zane Lowe with the Radio 1 and Apple music DJ labeling his track ‘I Can’t Stop’ the ‘Hottest record in the world’ when he was only 21 and inevitable success followed in the form of 3 US tours, 2 UK tours, countless festival performances and collaborations with the likes of Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and Skrillex to his name.

Josh takes time out of his busy schedule to chat to us about iZotope, Native Instruments and his music production style.

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16th January – New sample library releases

 

Zero-G Cinematic Mutations & FX Zetamorph

Zetamorph delivers over 2.9Gb of extreme, modern cinematic sound design and mutating electronica created from the ground up for for the most demanding soundtrack, trailer and electronic music producers.

Formats: WAV, AIFF, EXS24, Kontakt, HALion, NNXT

 

RRP: £55.95 / €75.95

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Get Komplete Kontrol over your Time+Space instruments

NKS logoWhen that spark of musical inspiration strikes you you just want to jump right in to your toolbox and start creating. Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is Native Instruments‘ plug-in format that allows third party instruments to achieve the same deep integration with Komplete Kontrol and MASCHINE hardware previously only reserved for their own Komplete software instruments. This level of integration means that when inspiration strikes you can effortlessly start producing music straight away. Continue reading

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Computer Music name their top products of 2015

Throughout 2015 the team at Computer Music have had hundreds of plugins, DAWs, sample libraries, interfaces and everything in between put in their laps for review, and who knows better than the makers of the world’s best selling music software magazine.

The crack team of writers/reviewers/audio aficionados were given the challenging task of picking their favourites and singling out the software that impressed them the most this year. Continue reading

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To buy or not to buy? Audition virtual instruments and effects plugins for free!

We understand that you want to make sure your hard earned cash isn’t wasted and many of our brands do too. That’s why you’ll find quite a few effects plugins and instruments from the likes of Toontrack, iZotope, Rob Papen and more, offering free demo versions – some with a time constraint of 30 days or less and others with unlimited use but with cut down features. Here’s a few of our top picks!

 

To try them out and to read more, click on the links, and be sure to visit Time+Space’s software/effects page to see more!

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Artists and composers reveal their 2015 Top 5 plug-ins

As another year comes to an end we got in touch with some of our composer and artist friends including Nainita Desai, Andy Barlow, Ty Unwin and more to see which effects plugins and virtual instruments they have been regularly using for their music in 2015 and why they find them so inspiring and essential to their work.

Lamb’s Andy Barlow kicks things off with his Top 5…

 

 

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