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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.

We sand through the concept behind Zero-G’s latest sample collection ‘Desert Tracks’

This week, Zero-G has released Desert Tracks – an interesting and inspiring collection of exotic, traditional and contemporary rhythm, instrument and full music tracks from Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Percussion loops and musical themes echo the court and folk music of ancient Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire and Persia whilst a contemporary selection presents a modern twist.

Desert Tracks also features melodic instruments including Accordion, Kanoun, Oud, Ney Flute and Eastern Violin as well as individual percussion loops of Darbuka, Doholla, Frame Drum, Riqq and Sagat. Continue reading

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2: The Critics’ Perspective

At Winter NAMM 2015, Spectrasonics made what was arguably the most exciting announcement of the show – the imminent release of Omnisphere 2. Vimeo crashed, it was trending on Twitter and audiophiles world wide were chomping at the bit to get their hands on it.

Among the many new features is audio import so you can use your own soundsources within the Omnisphere engine, lots of new waveforms, wavetable and granular synthesis, additional sounds and FX and enhanced browsing functionality. Now a few months have passed, Omnisphere 2 has, and continues to fly off the shelves and the critics have had their say… Continue reading

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We get the inside info on Output – the people behind REV and SIGNAL

Output SoundsSuch has been the success with their debut reverse instrument suite REV and the subsequent pulse engine SIGNAL in March this year, it’s difficult to believe that Output have only been around for less than two years. With a huge clutch of press awards, top rated reviews and user acclaim under their belts, the Output team have entered the ever-increasingly competitive world of audio production with a monumental bang and we can’t wait to see what else they’ve got up their sleeves.

We caught up with Brian Zarlenga, Output’s Director of Sales & Marketing, to get an insight into the company, its products and its ever growing loyal band of users. Continue reading

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In the studio with John B

DJ, Producer, owner of multiple record labels and the fiercest hair in the bizz John B invited us in to his studio. Continue reading

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Spotlight on: Rob Papen Predator

Predator is a phat sounding killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first class features to make this your ´go-to´ synth for contemporary music production. Continue reading

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Bring your audio to life with iZotope RX Final Mix

What is RX Final Mix?
iZotope’s RX Final Mix is a real­-time plug-­in for controlling peaks and giving your mixes and sub­-mixes a smooth sonic balance. The Dynamic EQ and True Peak limiter features are specifically designed for film, TV, and other multimedia post production.

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Heavyocity go full force with new virtual instrument GRAVITY

Heavyocity_Gravity_Box Heavyocity are back with a big bang with their latest virtual instrument – GRAVITY. The team, who are also behind the inspirational AEON collection and Master Sessions series, took eighteen months to develop this new music production tool and it promises to be their biggest venture to date. We got in touch with them to find out more…

So we hear that GRAVITY has been 18 months in development – why has it taken so long?

Well, it’s mostly because GRAVITY is hands-down our biggest endeavour to date. It’s a very deep instrument with four distinct “centres” (Pads, Hits, Risers, and Stings). And working out the details of each of the sections, from both the creative and technical fronts, took a lot of R&D. We also wanted to make sure that we didn’t just rush the product out before we were sure that it was right (i.e. an exciting product for us to use). Our standard is to always produce tools that reflect our vision – tools that are useful, productive, and FUN to use. Continue reading

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iZotope RX comes to the rescue at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios

RWS externalBased in the village of Box in Wiltshire, Real World Studios is one of the UK’s most impressive studio complexes, not just in terms of the superb facilities on offer to musicians and producers, but also the remarkably beautiful and inspirational setting of a 200-year old watermill. Originally conceived by world renowned singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, the studio has steadily increased its offering in recent years to also include facilities and services for post-production work.

We recently found out that iZotope’s RX 4 audio enhancement and repair software is now a staple toolkit in Real World Studio’s post-production set-up since the team saw the impressive results Peter Gabriel’s engineer Dickie Chappell had produced when he used RX to clean up some old recordings.

iZotope RX 4 at Real World StudiosThe award-winning software is frequently being utilised by the studios for a range of tasks and projects including foley recordings, restoration work and mixing. We got in touch with the guys to get the lowdown on the real-life scenarios in which RX has come to the rescue, what they particularly like about the software as well as a deeper insight into the studios themselves.

Head on over to the Time+Space website now to read the feature in full.

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