iZotope RX stars in Game of Thrones
July 18, 2017

iZotope RX 6 plays a starring role in Game of Thrones

The seventh, hotly anticipated series of HBO’s Game of Thrones launched on our screens this week, continuing its famed epic storytelling on the grandest of scales. iZotope recently visited the beautiful new sound stages at Formosa in Los Angeles and got to talk with part of the talented audio crew who help bring the show to life each week. In this new video, the team (Re-recording Mixer Onnalee Blank, Supervising…

Read More >>
DRONAR free Edition
July 12, 2017

Try Gothic Instruments’ DRONAR atmosphere creator for free

With the latest sound module for DRONAR being released just last month, Gothic Instruments have been riding another wave of rave reviews. If you’ve not checked DRONAR out yet, why not download the new Free Edition to get an idea of what all the fuss is about? Like all DRONAR modules, DRONAR FREE EDITION is designed for the full version of KONTAKT 5, however if you don’t have this, you…

Read More >>
Synthogy guest review
July 5, 2017

Guest Review: Synthogy Ivory II Studio Grands

Those of you who are regulars readers of the Time+Space blog will be familiar with our guest blogger Tony Cliff – an accomplished pianist who reviewed several virtual pianos for us over the years including Garritan Personal Orchestra 5, Spectrasonics Keyscape, iZotope RX 6, Toontrack EZkeys, Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand as well as a number of Synthogy’s Ivory pianos. This time, Tony has been putting Synthogy’s new Ivory…

Read More >>
Making money from library music
June 28, 2017

How to succeed and make money from writing library music

Anyone who has picked up an issue of Sound on Sound magazine lately, may have read one of the new series of excellent articles all about the library music industry – from how to get started and how business models differ around the globe, to how to be a good library music writer and beyond. The writer behind these highly comprehensive (4,000-words!) features is Dan Graham – owner of music…

Read More >>
Keyscape press verdict
June 19, 2017

Spectrasonics Keyscape – The Press Opinion

Autumn 2016 brought a whole host of great plugins, libraries, and virtual instruments to our doorsteps – and we would dare anyone to disagree that Spectrasonics Keyscape wouldn’t be in the top 5! After ten years of research and development Spectrasonics might well have produced the Holy Grail of keyboard samples. With a depth of content taking you from the most sought after Grand Piano models, through uprights and electronic…

Read More >>
DRONAR Dark Synthesis
June 13, 2017

Creating the sounds in DRONAR Dark Synthesis

This week, Gothic Instruments released DRONAR Dark Synthesis – the fourth instalment of the popular sound design series for Kontakt. Listen to the soundtracks for the 2011 movie Drive or Netflix’s Stranger Things, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of the dark and mysterious synthetic tones and textures that you can expect to find in this powerful atmospheric sound creator. We caught up with the sound designers behind this…

Read More >>
iZotope RX 6 review
June 7, 2017

REVIEW: iZotope RX 6 audio repair and restoration software

iZotope RX is the industry standard audio repair tool that’s been used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition. In April, iZotope released version 6 which brought the biggest ever update to the software with a new slant towards helping musicians with their audio issues, as well as plenty of improvements that continue to make the lives of post-production professionals all the…

Read More >>
May 23, 2017

Synthogy’s Joe Ierardi on new Ivory II Studio Grands and engine update

Over the years, Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos have been critically acclaimed for their incredible playability, expressiveness and realism, with Sound on Sound proclaiming “frankly, they don’t come better than this.” about the Boston-based developer’s last release – American Concert D.   This week we were thrilled to welcome the fifth collection to the Ivory II stable of virtual pianos with the release of Studio Grands – featuring a Steinway B…

Read More >>