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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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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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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September 3, 2010

Stepping back in sampling time with Ed Stratton

At a time when sample library companies are in abundance with more arriving on the scene every month, it’s important not to forget the original developers who paved the way for these new producers. Having been established since 1990, Zero-G are among the few original sample library developers who still enjoy great success with their products today and next year sees the company celebrating its twentieth anniversary. We caught up…

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