April 21, 2011

Rob Papen gives us a sneak preview of the ‘Punch’ Virtual Drum Machine

Announced back at the NAMM show in January this year, Rob Papen Punch has already caused quite a stir with music producers all over the world and it’s not even out yet! With the release date getting closer and closer (May 2011), we thought it was time to get an up to date run through of some of the key features. Check out the video below to find out why…

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March 31, 2011

Michelle Moog-Koussa reveals how the Spectrasonics Tribute Library will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation

Last week saw the announcement of the OMG-1/Bob Moog Foundation contest from Spectrasonics. Entrants are invited to purchase and download a special Tribute library designed to work with Omnisphere and create a track to submit to the contest. The prize is the OMG-1 – a custom built one-of-a kind instrument featuring  a Moog Little Phatty, Omnisphere, Mac Mini, dual iPads, dual iPods and Omni TR all built into a beautiful,…

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March 29, 2011

Bristol dance music producer D Product shares his drum processing secrets

Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone at Time And Space for inviting me to get involved at the Analog To Digital Exhibition in Exeter last weekend, and thank you to all of you that came along to see my Dance Music Master class, for those of you that couldn’t make it here are a few tips and tricks from the day.

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March 18, 2011

52 Reason / Record Tips from Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard

Every now and again we come across something that we just have to blog about. If you are on the Propellerhead mailing list then you’ll already know about this so forgive us, but Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard is posting 52 free individual tutorial videos on the Propellerhead website. He’s currently on number 49 and each one is a well produced and provides a very useful insight into a specific…

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January 18, 2011

Free Tutorial on setting up Side Chain Compression in Logic 9

Over the years we have been frequently asked about this topic so we decided to make a tutorial video. Side Chain Compression is an important production technique in many forms of electronic music but it is probably most used in house music and most notably by Daft Punk and other french disco house producers.

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January 17, 2011

We take a look at Punch, the new virtual drum synth from Rob Papen

Officially announced at NAMM 2011, Punch is a virtual drum synthesizer which is the first foray into percussive based instruments from Dutch sofware developer Rob Papen. With a rich arsenal of software synths already in the Rob Papen product line, Punch will complement the likes of SubBoomBass and Predator to give producers and complete set of virtual instruments to create with.

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January 14, 2011

Spectrasonics deliver true innovation with ‘Omni TR’ iPad App, Omnisphere 1.5 update and OMG-1 synth

It’s that time of year again when the world’s leading pro-audio companies get together in Los Angeles to unveil their endeavors to a global audience, NAMM 2011 is here. Spectrasonics have a habit of keeping something special up their sleeves to present at NAMM, in 2010 they gave us 64-bit support for their entire range and the ‘Omni Live’ iPhone app. Well this year they have not disappointed…

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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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