November 10, 2011

iZotope Ozone 5 – Is this the ultimate software mastering tool?

Recently unveiled at the 2011 AES show in New York, Ozone 5 is the latest incarnation of what iZotope call their ‘Complete Mastering System’. Many of you are probably already familiar with iZotope Ozone which has been an industry standard software mastering tool for many years now. Here is a video of Tedd from iZotope giving the lowdown on Ozone 5 at AES…. There are a many major developments in…

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November 4, 2011

Composer Emmett Cooke reviews Synthogy’s Ivory II Grand Pianos

Since it was released a year ago, Synthogy‘s Ivory II has received numerous first class reviews in the press with huge acclaim for the features that the new engine presented including the impressively realistic Sympathetic String Resonance. As great as these reviews have been, we wanted to get the opinions of a composer who regularly uses virtual pianos but hadn’t yet experienced Ivory… and that’s where Emmett Cooke comes in….

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September 29, 2011

Kasabian’s programmer Laurie Jenkins on why the band use Ivory II pianos

Laurie Jenkins recently got in touch with Time+Space about Ivory II Upright Pianos and when he mentioned he was working as a programmer for English Rock band Kasabian we obviously wanted to find out more about how they were using Synthogy’s highly acclaimed software… Hi Laurie, thanks for speaking with us, first up, could you tell us about your background? Hi – I first started out as a session drummer…

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September 21, 2011

Spectrasonics contest winner Waen Shepherd talks about his winning track…

Launched by Spectrasonics in May this year, the Moog Foundation contest invited Omnisphere users to purchase a special Bob Moog Tribute Library containing over 700 sounds created by well known composers and sound designers. Entrants had to submit a track created using the sounds in a bid to win the OMG-1 a custom built instrument combining a Moog Little Phatty, Omnisphere, Mac Mini, dual iPads, dual iPods and Omni TR….

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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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