November 12, 2010

Spectrasonics on The Gadget Show!

The Gadget Show is the UK’s most popular technology programme presenting reviews of new gadgets and the latest technology news. Each week, the presenters are challenged to complete a specific task using various gadgets and technology, and this week’s assignment required them to re-produce the show’s theme tune without using real instruments. Cue increased interest from Time+Space staff… As the presenters were shown researching their task, the video of Spectrasonics’…

October 22, 2010

Vir2 announce release date for Q, a virtual instrument for the big screen…

Announced earlier this year, Q is a new virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 4 from Vir2, the software development arm of US sample legends Big Fish Audio. In short, Q is a sound design and scoring instrument library designed to be used for television, film, game, and media. It is also a useful tool for music producers who want to add a unique and cutting edge angle to…

September 28, 2010

Simon Grey gets heavy with Beatstation at MusicLab in Amsterdam

Last week saw the 3rd ‘MusicLab’ event take place at the Pakhuis de Zwijger arts centre in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Pakhuis de Zwijger in cooperation with Interface magazine and several other partners, with the aim to show the audience the most innovative and cutting edge developments in music making. So not wanting to miss a party,  we headed over with renowned keyboard player and producer Simon Grey…

September 14, 2010

Cinematic Guitars – Behind the Scenes

Last month, Joel blogged about the impending Sample Logic release ‘Cinematic Guitars’. The guys have just delivered a brand new Behind the Scenes video straight from sunny Brooklyn as they prepare to officially release Cinematic Guitars tomorrow (15th September). Featuring Sample Logic founders Joe and Keith plus Steve Ouimette who recorded many of the guitars for the product, the video clarifies Sample Logic’s original goals for the instrument and demonstrates…

September 1, 2010

Propellerhead is back with Reason 5

Swedish software developers Propellerhead first launched themselves onto the scene 15 years ago with ReCycle, which introduced the REX file format to the world. Then followed Rebirth RB-338 in 1997 which emulated famous Roland hardware instruments from days gone by and built them into a step based software sequencer. The big step forward came in 2000 with the release of Reason which provided the user with an entire studio environment…

August 26, 2010

SubBoomBass 1.1 from Rob Papen is here with new copy protection

SubBoomBass from Rob Papen was released last year, giving users a no-nonsense synth bass virtual instrument for under £100. It secured a Future Music Platinum Award and is used by producers the world over to give their tracks that low end power needed to kill it on the dancefloor.

August 17, 2010

Incoming… Sample Logic Cinematic Guitars

Last year Sample Logic brought us Morphestra, an interesting blend of the organic and the synthetic which delivered interesting hybrid combinations. So next up from SL is Cinematic Guitars, which gives you exactly what it says on the tin and much, much more. As previous libraries have proved, with some processing and a lot of imagination, the guitar can be transformed into a wide variety of diverse soundscapes…

August 11, 2010

George Duke and Greg Phillinganes jamming with Trilian

The next installment of the Spectrasonics ‘Artist Videos’ series is now online, this time focusing on RnB Keyboard/Piano legends George Duke and Greg Phillinganes – “The Face”,  jamming along with the Trilian bass software instrument. You can also check out the other ‘Artist Videos’ here –