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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January 7, 2011

Lewis from Stardelta Audio Mastering talks tape, loudness, vinyl and more…

As you may know, Time+Space is based in rural Devon so we were very happy to find out that one of the UK’s premier mastering facilities is just down the road. Stardelta Audio Mastering provide a variety of services including the delivery of vinyl, CD or mp3 masters using their stack of high quality analogue and digital equipment. We took the opportunity to ask Lewis Hopkin, the owner of Stardelta,…

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December 20, 2010

Pace unveil update to the iLok Key

The iLok USB Smart key, which is manufactured by Californian company PACE, is used as a tool to protect various music software applications including Synthogy Ivory II and Waves.

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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 12, 2010

Importing Akai CDROM’s into Logic Pro

At Time + Space we are often asked if there is a way to use some of the older Akai CDROM sound libraries within todays DAW’s. This tutorial explains how you can import Akai CDROM’s into Logic Pro using the EXS24 sampler.

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November 12, 2010

Spectrasonics on The Gadget Show!

The Gadget Show is the UK’s most popular technology programme presenting reviews of new gadgets and the latest technology news. Each week, the presenters are challenged to complete a specific task using various gadgets and technology, and this week’s assignment required them to re-produce the show’s theme tune without using real instruments. Cue increased interest from Time+Space staff… As the presenters were shown researching their task, the video of Spectrasonics’…

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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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November 2, 2010

Guest post: Scoring ‘How Much For My Brother’

Having won multiple awards and an appearance at Cannes with his animated short film ‘For the Love of God’ starring Steve Coogan and Ian McKellan, UK Director Joe Tucker is currently in the final stages of completing his next film ‘How Much For My Brother’.  The writer for the score, Miguel d’Oliveira, is a good friend of Time+Space (not to mention a frequent composer for the BBC and Channel 4)…

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