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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 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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Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand – A Pianist’s Perspective

Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert GrandOver the last couple of years, professional pianist and long-time friend of Time+Space, Tony Cliff, has been generous in spending some time sharing his thoughts and opinions on the virtual pianos that we sell, with Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos and Toontrack’s EZkeys both reviewed by him for the Time+Space blog.

Following the release of the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand a few months ago, we approached Tony to ask for his verdict on this latest virtual piano and he has kindly obliged with the following review.

Over to Tony… Continue reading

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Getting to know Soniccouture…

SoniccoutureEstablished UK virtual instrument developers Soniccouture have arrived at Time+Space this week and we are pleased to now be able to offer a selection of their Kontakt Player instruments including The Attic, Glass Works, Konkrete 3, Xtended Piano and the incredibly popular and unique Geosonics.

We wanted to find out more about the company and the people behind it so got in touch with co-founder James Thompson for a quick chat to find out more… Continue reading

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iZotope BreakTweaker – The press give their verdict…

BreakTweaker press verdictBack in January, at the annual Winter NAMM show, iZotope revealed the fruits of their second collaboration with producer BT (the first being Stutter Edit) in the form of BreakTweaker.

Dubbed a ‘futuristic beat machine’, BreakTweaker is a wildly creative rhythmic instrument that is powered by three distinct modules – the Sequencer, the Generator and the MicroEdit engine – which make it possible to create beats you’ve never heard before, or even imagined!

We sent copies of BreakTweaker to the UK press and waited with interest to hear what they thought of it. Here’s a summary of their thoughts and verdicts… Continue reading

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24th July 2014: This week’s new sample library releases

ZERO-G ELECTRO CINEMATICZero-G Electro Cinematic

Mangled beats, morphing basslines, pulsing sequences, ethereal pads, plucks, keys and arps, eerie drones, synthetic textures and action-packed electronic percussion are all covered in this collection. Perfect for futuristic and sci-fi cinematic projects but also for dance producers looking for that unique edge.

Formats: Acid wav, Apple Loops, Rex2, Kontakt, EXS24, Halion, NNXT

RRP: £59.95 / €74.95

BIG FISH AUDIO TENSIONBig Fish Audio Tension Orchestral FX and Elements

A large collection of short ensemble and section phrases and percussion one-shots composed, orchestrated and conducted by Kostas Varotsis. Recorded with a large 76-piece orchestra, Tension is jam-packed with orchestral gems like runs, stabs, rips, bends, flutters, risers, clusters, and a whole lot more.

Formats: NNXT, EXS24, Kontakt 5, MachFive 3

RRP: £89.95 / €107.95

PRODUCER LOOPS SS8_MEDIEVAL_CRUSADEProducer Loops  – Symphonic Series 8: Medieval Crusades

Infuse your orchestral productions with a sense of trial, tribulation and the spirit of noble adventure. This collection is a musical adaptation of the story of the Crusade King “Sigur” of Norway, and includes 5 original compositions each displaying an extensive range of orchestral and symphonic orchestration.

Formats: Acid, Wav, MIDI, OMF

RRP: £49.95 / €58.95

BIG FISH AUDIO PURE-ROCK-HITS-2Big Fish Audio – Pure Rock Hits 2

Driving guitars, punchy drums and hit-making melodies covering the musical styles of Coldplay, U2, The Fray, Train and others. There are guitars to fit almost every situation – soaring leads, ambient strums and FX laden sounds, as well as clean and distorted rhythm and picking guitars. You’ll also find a folder of Drum Tracks allowing for custom drum mixes tailored to your music.

Formats: Apple Loops, Rex, Wav, RMX, Acid. Also available formatted for Kontakt 4.2 or higher

RRP: £58.95 / €71.95

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Using sounds from the great outdoors with iZotope BreakTweaker

iZotope BreakTweaker - Future Beat MachineiZotope’s BreakTweaker, in the simplest of terms, is described as a beat making software, although anyone that knows iZotope, who’s other products include Stutter Edit, Iris, Ozone 5, RX3 and more, will be well aware of the extent of possibilities that this plug-in will offer.

Fusing sound design, sequencing and effects processing, BreakTweaker has been developed in conjunction with renowned producer BT, and is capable of some rather mind-bending feats of sonic wizardry.

iZotope-BreakTweaker-Future-Beat-Machine-MicroEditThis week, iZotope has explored its potential even further by looking at how field recordings for example sirens, birds, and a car engine, can be combined and treated within BreakTweaker to make them musical.

Watch the video and then why not try it out for yourself with the free BreakTweaker 10-day demo?

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