Tec awards
September 23, 2016

TEC Awards 2017 nominations announced

The nominees for the 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards have been selected and 3 of our brands have managed to score up a total of 6 different nominations this year. The TEC awards are an anually held ceremony that recognise the technical innovations and creative achievements of companies and individuals. The upcoming awards will be held on the 21st of January 2017 where there are 31 different categories of…

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Toontrack Dream Pop EZX
September 22, 2016

Toontrack release Dream Pop EZX – we see what’s inside…

This week Toontrack released the latest addition to their EZdrummer 2 line: Dream Pop EZX, an exciting new expansion pack that combines acoustic, electronic and natural sounding percussion to create a truly unique and real sound. Since the release of EZdrummer, there has been 30 additional libraries added to the line and this expansion is one of the most unique and impressive yet, raising the bar of modern pop production….

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Dronar Guitarscapes Main
September 6, 2016

We speak to Gothic Instruments’ Dan Graham about new DRONAR Guitarscapes

Since DRONAR Hybrid Module was released back in February, many users have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second module and today it’s here! Gothic Instruments DRONAR: Guitarscapes is based on live and processed recordings of mandolins, electric, acoustic and steel guitars which, when combined with DRONAR´s powerful controls, produce shimmering organic pads, otherworldy ambient soundscapes, natural strumming accompaniments and more. In true DRONAR style, it takes very little…

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Introducing Spectrasonics Keyscape
September 2, 2016

Introducing Spectrasonics Keyscape

Over the last several days, many of us have been teased to the edge of our seats, waiting for Spectrasonics to finally reveal what they are calling The Fourth Instrument. I saw one comment on Twitter yesterday which summed it all up for me. They said it felt like Christmas Eve, and they were full of excitement, waiting for Santa Spectrasonics to reveal the present! It is my pleasure to…

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Ethera meets Roli
August 25, 2016

We talk to Zero-G Ethera creator about using the vocal instrument with a ROLI Seaboard

There’s no doubt that Zero-G Ethera is a one-of-a-kind cinematic vocal instrument, boasting amazing vocal samples, incredible simplicity and a high degree of playability all packed into a beautiful Kontakt interface for total ease-of use. Ethera’s creator Stefano Maccarelli, who’s wife Clara Sorace is the voice of Ethera, recently released a video where he ‘played’ Ethera with a ROLI Seaboard, so we got in touch with him to find out more…

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August 11, 2016

Film, TV and game composers reveal their favourite string virtual instruments

Following the popularity of our round up of composers’ and artists’ Top plugins of 2015 on the T+S Blog at the end of last year with contributions from Time+Space friends including Nainita Desai, Andy Barlow, Ty Unwin and more, we decided to do another one! This time, we’ve been finding out what other virtual instruments and plug-ins the professionals are really rating right now and we’re kicking things off with…

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July 12, 2016

Gothic Instruments DRONAR – what do the critics think?

It’s safe to say the release of Gothic Instruments DRONAR: Hybrid Module caused a stir, not only for it’s incredible and revolutionary sounds, but also for its unique and astonishingly easy ability to create rich, dramatic, complex and evolving atmospheres using a simple set of controls. DRONAR: Hybrid Module is one of our biggest selling titles of the year so far and when we read the opinions of composers, music producers…

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June 9, 2016

Introducing Softube Audio Plugins – A Buyer’s Guide

  This week we were pleased to welcome Softube to Time+Space. I have been using their software in my own projects for some time now and with this Buyer’s Guide I aim to highlight some of the key plug-ins, and explain why you need them. Softube have succeeded in creating software which is both intuitive and simple to use, whilst providing a real sonic integrity, whether it is their own…

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