October 27, 2010

Sound Designer Ian Boddy releases ‘Pearl’ compilation album

As I right this post I am listening to ‘Pearl’, a collection of 28 tracks on 2 CDs produced over the last 30 years by UK synth guru and sound designer Ian Boddy. Since his first release in 1980 Ian has been impressively prolific releasing 23 solo and 24 collaborative albums. So, when you factor in all the sample libraries he has produced too, you get a sense that Ian…

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October 26, 2010

Guest blogger Dan Graham on producing Animato

Zero-G’s latest sample library release ‘Animato: String & Flute FX for Cinema‘ has jumped straight to the top of the Time+Space Top 10 products shipped list and going by the positive feedback from users in the forums, and the current demand for cinematic libraries, it’s set to stick around for some time. Recorded with instrumentalists from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Animato contains a whopping 3000 samples and 139 separate…

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October 25, 2010

Blowing our own trumpet…

We’re not normally ones to brag but we hope you’ll forgive us on this occasion – after all, it’s not every day (or year even!) when a company can say they’ve got eight nominees for an industry award! Sound on Sound have published their shortlist of nominations for their inaugural annual awards – all of which are chosen by SOS editors, writers and reviewers. There are 15 categories in total…

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October 21, 2010

Sample Magic release DemoGod – The A&R Database App

UK dance sample producers Sample Magic have just released the DemoGod App, which gives you contact details for a large collection of dance music A&R contacts via your iPhone and/or iPad. DemoGod contains over 700 labels who are actively seeking new artists, this includes some of the biggest labels in House, Techno, Dubstep, Trance, Chillout and Drum & Bass. This App will give you details of how to submit your…

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October 21, 2010

Can you spot the difference?

One of my favourite memories from school was performing in a production of West Side Story – I played the part of a Jet which luckily for the audience didn’t involve much singing on my part but instead plenty of dancing and prancing around to the likes of ‘America’, ‘The Rumble’ and, of course, ‘The Jet Song’. Purbrook Park secondary school had a great Performing Arts team including music teacher…

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October 15, 2010

Win a copy of the ‘The Music’, the new album from Blame…

Last week we ran a feature about acclaimed UK dance music producer Blame over on the main T+S website, if you missed it then head over and check it out. In the game for almost 20 years, Blame AKA Conrad Shafie has been devastating dancefloors all over the world with his unique brand of upfront drum and bass. In the the article Blame tells us about how he got started…

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September 28, 2010

Simon Grey gets heavy with Beatstation at MusicLab in Amsterdam

Last week saw the 3rd ‘MusicLab’ event take place at the Pakhuis de Zwijger arts centre in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Pakhuis de Zwijger in cooperation with Interface magazine and several other partners, with the aim to show the audience the most innovative and cutting edge developments in music making. So not wanting to miss a party,  we headed over with renowned keyboard player and producer Simon Grey…

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September 28, 2010

A weekend at Producer Sessions Live

This past weekend, we headed up to London’s School of Audio Engineering (SAE) for the first ever ‘Producer Sessions’. Hosted by Future Publishing, the event hosted intimate production tutorials and lecturers from top producers including Freemasons, Dave Spoon, Danny Byrd, Nu-Tone and Alex Blanco, among others. As well as the tutorials, top brands such as Roland, Korg, Steinberg and Akai were also at the event showing off all their latest…

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