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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.

It’s Gear of the Year time and we have smashed the nominations once again

It’s that time of year again…awards season, and we are pleased to see that nominations are flooding in for our brands.

Music Tech’s prestigious Gear of the Year awards have had a bit of a shake up this year merging categories to make voting simpler for you.

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Getting to know Positive Grid – developers of guitar amp modelling & effects software

Positive GridThis week we’re excited to welcome Positive Grid to the Time+Space fold. Established in 2008, this forward thinking company research and develop digital audio software including Bias FX (the world’s first cross-platform, amp and effects processor) and Bias Amp (accurate, thorough and versatile guitar-amp modeler and designer). They also have a small range of hardware and all aspects of their product line integrate seamlessly.

Positive Grid is a fine example of a company who is successfully using the power of social media and online interaction to achieve a solid and loyal user base particularly through their ToneCloud sharing platform. We caught up with electric guitar player and Head of Marketing Jaime Ruchman to find out more… Continue reading

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What’s new in iZotope Ozone 7

iZotope has announced the imminent release of the latest incarnation of the last word in mastering software…Ozone 7 is coming.

If you are wondering how the software that Music Tech magazine called “the greatest software mastering system money can buy” can be improved upon, read on for just a taste of what’s to come. Continue reading

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The nominees are in for the Sound on Sound awards 2016

The nominees are in for this years Sound on Sound awards and our brands have done us proud yet again.

The SOS editorial team and writers, got together and reviewed hundreds of products, whittling them down to the very best and now its down to you to choose the outstanding product in each category.

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25th September – New sample library releases

Big Fish Audio Vintage Rhythm Section

Big Fish Audio are emulating the classic sounds of R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz, & Rock records from the 60s and 70s with Vintage Rhythm Section. Wherever possible, they used the same types of amps and mics that were used in the 60´s and 70´s, and with a special intro offer of 25% off until 6th October, this funky-sounding sample library can’t be missed.

Formats: Kontakt & Virtual Instrument

RRP: £103.58 / €178.80

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Get your hands on the ultimate Songwriter Bundle

We have teamed up with some of our critically acclaimed brands to bring you an exclusive competition with a huge prize. Enter now and you could win this ultimate songwriting package worth over £1200/€1600! The prize contains award winning software from  Toontrack, Garritan, Vir2 and iZotope and features drums, keys, guitars plus mixing and mastering software – in short it’s everything you need to start making music now!

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro this is a prize not to be missed. Continue reading

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Exploring video game audio at Game Music Connect 2015

For the third successive year, Time+Space were proud partners of Game Music Connect – an annual event dedicated to music, and indeed, all types of sound, in video games. Hosted by composers James Hannigan and John Broomhall, the event took place in London’s Southbank Centre and featured many high profile figures from the video games industry. Here’s how the day panned out…

The event kicked off with host John Broomhall’s introduction, thanking key sponsors and media partners including Sony, Spitfire Audio, Audiokinetic, BAFTA, Classic FM, to name a few, before moving on to the day’s keynote speech…. Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at Sample Magic’s BLOQ

Sample Magic have recently released their first Virtual Instrument; Bloq, so we thought we’d delve deeper in to this vintage synth and drum machine instrument to see what it’s all about and give you a chance to try it for yourself with a free taster demo.

A year of development and created from Sample Magic’s co-founder Sharooz Raoofi’s extensive collection of vintage drum machines and synths, Sample Magic developed a great-sounding virtual instrument for a wallet friendly price.

Recently awarded 9/10 in Computer Music, their reviewer said “Bloq sounds great, works well and hits just the right price point.” Continue reading

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