Welcome to the Time+Space Blog

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

Meet one of our newest dealers… Giraffe Audio

Following the takeover of Digital Village (aka DV247) by German music retail giant, Music Store GmbH in May 2013, seven of its eight UK stores were closed resulting in the loss of many jobs. Over the past year, we’ve seen several of these ex-employees successfully join other music retailers or start their own ventures within the industry. Continue reading

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The Story of the Mellotron

Mellotron the brain child of inventor Harry Chamberlin, was born in Birmingham in 1963, hailed as a ‘band in a box’ the Mellotron was quickly picked up by The Beatles and other big name acts soon followed suit making the Mellotron the notable sound in progressive rock. The Mellotron, who name comes from a combination of ‘mellifluous electronics’ features on many iconic songs including David Bowie’s Space Oddity, The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever and Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir Continue reading

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Delphic’s James Cook talks Spectrasonics

Manchester based James Cook is the lead singer of indie electro outfit Delphic and the composer of the official single for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Currently in the studio working on material for various exciting projects, he took some time out to answer a few questions about using Spectrasonics virtual instruments. Continue reading

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iZotope’s Senior Product Manager Rob D’Amico tells us what we can expect from RX 4

Just a year has passed since iZotope released RX 3, in that time it won an Emmy Award and received high praise from reviewers and many were left wondering what could possibly be added to RX 4, so ahead of its release on 11th September we caught up with iZotope Senior product manager Rob D’Amico to find out what we can expect. Continue reading

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4th September 2014 – This week’s new sample library releases

Boom Library Prairies

Boom Library are breaking new ground with this new nature recording library. Gordon Hempton ventured out into the wide fields of the American prairie to successfully return with this superb and fascinating sound material.

Formats: WAV

RRP: £149.99 / €179.00


Big Fish Audio Electro Club

Inspired by the musical genres of Martin Garrix, Zedd, Steve Aoki and deadmau5, Big Fish Audio´s Electro Club offers varied and high quality sounds that will both inspire new music ideas and fit into existing tracks seamlessly.

Formats: MIDI Files, Apple Loops, REX, WAV, RMX, Acid & Kontakt

RRP: £40.95 / €52.95


Soundiron Dhol Drums

5,147 samples and more than 110 distinct articulations, played with sticks, mallets, brushes, hands, fingers, palms and more. Each was recorded in extraordinary detail. Two professional Punjabi Dhol Drums were deep sampled for this library, each with distinct characteristics and tuning.

Formats: Kontakt

RRP: £33.95 / €48.95


Samplephonics Ghosting Season

This stunning sample library from electronic pioneers Ghosting Season is an absolute steal, bursting to the brims with absolutely essential loops and samples ranging from 90bpm right up to 155bpm.

Formats: Apple Loops, ACID, Rex2, WAV

RRP: £34.70 / €40.95




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We talk to award winning songwriter Simon Aldred about Omnisphere

Ivor Novello and ‘Q’ award winning Simon Aldred is a songwriter and producer with an impressive list of credits, including collaborations with major label soul singer Sam Smith and million selling songstress Birdy.

We caught up with Simon to talk about using Spectrasonics Omnisphere in his projects and his songwriting top tips. Continue reading

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A quick catch-up with Omnisphere fan and guitarist Massimo Fiocco from ‘One Minute Silence’

One Minute SilenceLondon-based One Minute Silence are a four-piece band whose sound combines metal, hardcore punk and rap music. Over the course of their career together, the band have sold over half a million albums worldwide, won the ‘Best British Live Act Award’ from Kerrang Magazine and have had their music used on the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Catwoman’.

When we heard that they were using Spectrasonics Omnisphere on their forthcoming album we got in touch with lead guitarist Massimo Fiocco, who has also released a number of solo tracks, to find out more… Continue reading

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iZotope announce powerful new RX 4 audio repair software

iZotope RX 4When Computer Music magazine reviewed iZotope’s RX 3 last year they concluded the review with a 10/10 score and this statement…

“…we’re honestly at a loss to imagine what more can be added for v4.”

Well, it seems they won’t be waiting long to find out as iZotope have just announced that RX 4 will be with us in September!

Initial product details are limited but there is clearly a focus on speeding up the user’s workflow, a deeper integration with your DAW and more editing functionality. Continue reading

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