May 3, 2011

Niklas Flyckt on producing the Number 1 Hits EZX

This week sees Toontrack kick off their Songwriter’s month with the release of a brand new and unique EZX expansion pack – Number 1 Hits. We caught up with the product’s producer Niklas Flyckt to find out more about his background and how he produced the EZX…

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April 8, 2011

DnB duo Total Science talk sample packs and studio toys…

The well respected duo of Paul Greenhalgh and Paul Smith, aka Total Science, are one of the UK’s most respected Drum & Bass acts having recorded for labels such as Good Looking, Basement, Digital, Metalheadz, Reinforced, and True Playaz amongst many others. They recently released a sample pack as part of Loopmasters’ Artist Series so we caught up with Jason (aka Quiff) to find out about their production techniques…

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March 24, 2011

Composer Daniel James on music production, making videos and working with Spectrasonics…

This week brought Spectrasonics’ announcement of their Bob Moog Foundation contest – the grand prize for which is the OMG-1, a custom built one-of-a-kind instrument designed by the company’s Founder Eric Persing. To enter the contest, Omnisphere users need to purchase and download the Bob Moog Tribute Library and create a track which utilises some of the sounds. The sounds within the library have been created by 40 different composers…

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March 15, 2011

Drum and Bass DJ and Producer icon John B on why he uses Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments…

John B has been a shining beacon in the world Drum and Bass scene for many years now. His first album – ‘Visions’ was released back in 1997 and launched his career as one of the most innovative producers at the cutting edge of the UK dance scene.  Subsequent releases on Metalheadz and his own label Beta have cemented his place and position as a true DnB pioneer. John’s sound…

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February 2, 2011

Composer Rod Abernethy talks video game scoring, virtual instruments and samples of yesteryear

Rod Abernethy is an award-winning composer and musician who creates memorable music scores for video games, advertising and television. His musical repertoire encompasses traditional acoustic and ethnic scores, unique hybrid soundtracks fusing electronic and organic elements, as well as dramatic music written for orchestra and choir. Rod’s dynamic music productions enhance numerous high profile video games such as Dead Space, Alpha Protocol and The Hobbit  and is currently working on…

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December 23, 2010

DnB artist A Sides on why he uses Spectrasonics

Jason Cambridge (aka A Sides) has been producing music since 1990 and has released well over 500 tracks to date across many of the scene’s biggest labels making him one of the most prolific and versatile artists in drum & bass. Over the course of his extensive career, A Sides has never limited himself to a single style and has proved to be a highly capable selector whether drawing for…

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December 7, 2010

Jack Untold talks plug-ins, sample packs and top tips

Jack Dunning aka Untold is a unique talent. His sound is more than a trademark snare or a catchy vocal snippet, it’s a sonic DNA that mutates beyond genre, transcends time barriers and will continue to defy categorization. Over the years, his tracks have integrated grime, classic house, ravey synths of later day hardcore, jungle, dark garage and more but it is his work within the Dubstep arena, and the…

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November 5, 2010

Composer Chris Haigh talks Animato, scoring movies and Spectrasonics

If you’re a regular T+S blog reader or a visitor to some of the most popular music production forums, the chances are you’ve heard about the sample library that is currently as much in demand as Take That tour tickets were last Friday. Ok, so maybe not quite that in demand, but Zero-G’s Animato is certainly one of, if not the best selling sample library of 2010 for Time+Space. Last…

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