December 9, 2011

Underworld announced as Musical Directors for Olympics 2012

With the Olympics heading to our shores next year, there’s been much talk about the opening ceremony and whether the UK can outshine the spectacular show delivered by Beijing in 2008. This week Electronic duo Underworld, who are perhaps most commercially famous for their track ‘Born Slippy’ from the 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’, were announced as Musical Directors for the opening ceremony.

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December 7, 2011

DJ/Producer Glenn Morrison talks Late Nights, Early Beginnings

Glenn Morrison is a major rising player in the global dance music scene. Hitting number one on the Beatport sales chart, remixing the Pet Shop Boys and  New Order’s Bernard Sumner, signing tracks to EMI, Azuli, Positiva, Armada, Hope and Great Stuff, and receiving acclaim from the cream of the world’s top DJs (including Sasha, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Justice, Nick Warren, John Digweed, Laurent Garnier and Sven Vath). This…

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September 29, 2011

Kasabian’s programmer Laurie Jenkins on why the band use Ivory II pianos

Laurie Jenkins recently got in touch with Time+Space about Ivory II Upright Pianos and when he mentioned he was working as a programmer for English Rock band Kasabian we obviously wanted to find out more about how they were using Synthogy’s highly acclaimed software… Hi Laurie, thanks for speaking with us, first up, could you tell us about your background? Hi – I first started out as a session drummer…

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August 18, 2011

Composer Ondrej Pochyly reviews VOXOS

Last month composer Ondrej Pochyly performed an hour-long requiem at the Exeter Classical Music Event which had been composed entirely with virtual instruments. Cinesamples’ VOXOS Epic Virtual Choir was used extensively in the piece so we asked Ondrej to sum up his opinions of the software for our latest blog post. Ondrej’s setup for the review: Logic 9, Vienna Ensemble Pro (Decoupled), RME Baby Face, iMac i7Core, 12GB Ram, Vienna…

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July 26, 2011

Emmett Cooke on creating music for media and building a new composer community

Irish composer Emmett Cooke writes minimal music, in particular, minimal piano music which has been used in many different projects from Spanish TV shows to Ralph Lauren adverts. His website sonicoctave.com showcases numerous tracks which can be licensed for film, tv or video game soundtracks and he is also responsible for filmandgamecomposers.com – an online resource for media composers which features interviews, advice, tutorials and a discussion forum. Emmett is…

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July 15, 2011

When Lola became Ana – how Zero-G’s Vocaloid created a lead singer…

We always enjoy hearing customers’ examples of their projects where they’ve incorporated sample libraries or virtual instruments from our brands but earlier this year we received a particularly interesting parcel from the United States. Robert Hedin introduced us to Anarobik – the lead singer and ‘stage name’ of his electronic music projects who has been created using Zero-G’s Lola Vocaloid software. We caught up with Robert to find out why…

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July 6, 2011

Carl Cox’s producer Davide Carbone reviews Rob Papen Punch

Rob Papen’s new virtual drum machine Punch may have been receiving some fantastic first class reviews in the music production press over the past couple of weeks but we wanted to know what the seasoned producers and DJs make of it. Cue Davide Carbone, Drum and Bass master and Co-Director of S:amplify which is an extensive network of renowned artists, composers, sound designers and DJs. We were delighted when Davide…

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July 1, 2011

Si Begg gives us the lowdown on producing Zero-G’s Electro Glitch Essentials

Fans of Zero-G’s 2009 release Distorted Dancefloors are in for treat as producer Si Begg returns with another sample collection of experimental and cutting edge sounds in the form of Electro Glitch Essentials. We caught up with Si to find out more about the making of this library… First up, please could you tell us about your music background? The short version is this. Small boy who’s obsessed with Dr…

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