August 8, 2014

Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand – A Pianist’s Perspective

Over the last couple of years, professional pianist and long-time friend of Time+Space, Tony Cliff, has been generous in spending some time sharing his thoughts and opinions on the virtual pianos that we sell, with Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos and Toontrack’s EZkeys both reviewed by him for the Time+Space blog. Following the release of the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand a few months ago, we approached Tony to…

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June 25, 2014

Virtual Piano Software – A Buyer’s Guide

Anyone who has ever set out to purchase a virtual piano will know all too well that there are umpteen products to choose from covering everything from electric to acoustic instruments. So how do you know which is right for you? Here at Time+Space, three of our major brands – Garritan/Make Music, Synthogy and Toontrack – all offer virtual pianos, each with their own individual user interfaces, and in some…

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May 20, 2014

We talk to… The people behind the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand

Last September, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to visit Abbey Road Studios where Gary Garritan, Mirek Stiles and Fred Flowerday were spending time on the final touches for the upcoming virtual piano – the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand. Eight months later, after working tirelessly to perfect this virtual piano, Garritan/MakeMusic whose other software instruments include Personal Orchestra 4, Jazz & Big Band 3, Instant…

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January 21, 2014

What to expect from the 2014 NAMM show in LA

Every year, manufacturers of musical instruments and related gear get together in LA and show off their new goodies at the annual NAMM Show. With this in mind, we’ve put together a preview of which new releases will be previewed by our brands at the show so you know what to look out for….

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January 24, 2013

Don’t miss the latest Namm news from our top brands

Today, the Anaheim convention centre opens its doors for the 112th (no, that’s not a typo!) annual Winter NAMM show and we wait with much excitement to hear what the world’s music software brands have got up their sleeves for the year ahead. We’ve had the heads up on some of the products to be unveiled and you can read all about them on the Time+Space NAMM news page now….

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August 16, 2012

Garritan Classic Pipe Organs – the people’s verdict…

In July, renowned orchestral software developer Garritan released Classic Pipe Organ Collection – a virtual instrument powered by the ARIA engine that offers six different historic pipe organs and 75 different stops. It is the first collection of its kind to offer a variety of different pipe organs, each unique and representative of a specific school of organ building – from early Baroque to Classical, Renaissance, Romantic, and the Modern…

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July 5, 2012

Our new ‘In Your Studio’ series kicks off with composer Kev Curtis…

It’s always interesting to hear how our customers are using our brands’ virtual instruments and sample libraries in their projects so we invited you to share your music and tell us all about your set-up, your favourite products and your musical ambitions. If you’d like to take part in the ‘In Your Studio’ series, find out how at the end of the interview. With a set list of six questions,…

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July 3, 2012

Squeeze 6 classic pipe organs into your studio thanks to Garritan’s new virtual instrument

There are few sounds as majestic and powerful as those that emanate from a pipe organ and Garritan has managed to exquisitely capture that magnificence in the form of the company’s latest virtual instrument – Classic Pipe Organ Collection. You’ll no doubt be familiar with other Garritan titles, in particular the hugely successful Personal Orchestra and the more recent Instant Orchestra. The ARIA Engine-powered titles are renowned for being a…

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