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 30, 2011

The making of Zero-G’s Spiritoso in the words of producer Dan Graham and cellist Ian Bracken

Today sees the release of a new sample collection from Zero-G – Spiritoso: Live Cello Phrases. Produced by Dan Graham, the man behind last year’s sample library smash Animato: String & Flute FX for Cinema, the library features thousands of live recorded cello phrases, rhythms, chords and arpeggios played by cellist Ian Bracken from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Dan produced the collection after failing to be impressed by the…

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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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December 20, 2010

DJing using sample libraries in Ableton Live Part 2

This is the next installment of a short series of tutorials that I have produced exclusively for the Time+Space blog which look at mixing loops from sample libraries using the Ableton Live software application. In this video I mix samples from different commercial libraries from developers like Philtre Labs, Zero-G, Sample Magic and Digital Redux. If you like this video then check out Part 1 which introduces many of the…

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December 2, 2010

Live Performance using sample libraries in Ableton Live Part 1

In the past few years Ableton Live has established itself as a popular software platform for DJs to be much more innovative when it comes to creating their sets. Dedicated hardware controllers allow easy and complete control over a wide variety of parameters that makes Ableton a very powerful tool for live performance. In this video, I’m going to show you that Ableton as a tool for performing using sample…

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November 26, 2010

Zero-G Animato – Orchestral String & Flute FX Sample Library Presentation

Animato is a 24-bit Orchestral String & Flute FX sample library from UK developers Zero-G which was released last month. It has a massive 3000 samples and a whopping 139 separate Kontakt instruments, each one having a custom GUI created just for this project. This is not just your average set of orchestral samples so I’ve put together a quick tour of what is included so you can hear it…

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November 23, 2010

Zero-G Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 Introduction and Presentation

For anyone that doesn’t know, Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 is a new product from Zero-G and the sequel to their worldwide bestselling sample library, Dark Skies. In this short video, I run through some of the sounds and patches within Kontakt and Logic to give you an idea of the type of sounds that are included.

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November 22, 2010

Time+Space at the Play and Produce show in Belgium with Rob Papen

Located in the old downtown of Ghent in Belgium, the Play & Produce took place on Saturday inside of the historical Vooruit building, a beautiful and unusual place for a DJ and producer show. When we heard about this unique event we did not miss the opportunity to show off our products, with the added pleasure of legendary sound designer Rob Papen joining us for the day.

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