September 8, 2011

Professional pianist Tony Cliff reviews Synthogy Ivory II pianos…

Tony Cliff has been a friend of Time+Space for many years having reviewed many of our virtual instruments for magazines such as Keyboard Player and Classroom Music. After graduating from the Royal Holloway College, his early career combined teaching, lecturing and performing and he has had numerous musical works published from solo instrument and piano works to wind band and jazz orchestras. As an accomplished classical and jazz pianist with…

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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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August 12, 2011

Using Omnisphere to create Dubstep Bass

Omnisphere is renowned for providing and producing sounds that will slot into any type of music or soundtrack. This latest video from Spectrasonics demonstrates how the multi-award winning ‘Power Synth’ can be used to create Dubstep Bass and also shows off the inimitable Orb feature within the Omni TR ipad app.

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August 10, 2011

Behind the scenes – recording Sample Logic’s Rumble

This week has seen the release of Sample Logic‘s new cinematic virtual instrument ‘Rumble‘ which combines the finest in traditional marching drums with cutting-edge sound design. Rumble was recorded with the legendary DCI World Champion Blue Devils drum & bugle corps on the Scoring Stage and Skywalker Studios. This video gives us an insight into the recording process and the people that made it happen, as well as some behind…

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August 2, 2011

Native Instruments announce Kontakt 5

Recently announced by Native Instruments, Kontakt 5 is the latest version of what has become the industry standard software sampler. According to Native Instruments Kontakt 5 offers “profoundly enhanced sound shaping through new high quality filters and studio-grade effect algorithms” which seem to be the major new features amongst a host of other improvements and new functionality.

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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 22, 2011

Video tutorial on MIDI Editing in Cubase 6

This free tutorial is taken from the Cubase 6 Level 1 package from Ask Video which is available as a DVD or download and contains 35 individual movies on using the latest version of Steinberg’s flagship sequencer software…

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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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