March 28, 2013

Producer Steven Williams on using Synthogy and Spectrasonics instruments in his studio

Time+Space customer Steven Williams owns The Chapel Studios in Wimbledon, London offering a variety of services from production, recording, mixing and mastering commercial release hits to voice-overs and overdubbing as well as soundtrack composition for film and TV. Knowing that Spectrasonics and Synthogy software features amongst The Chapel Studios’ extensive equipment list, we got in touch with Steve to find out more…

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March 13, 2013

Guitar God Steve Vai talks to Spectrasonics about using their virtual instruments

Since first learning the guitar in 1974 with the legendary Joe Satriani as his teacher, Steve Vai has played with the likes of Frank Zappa, Whitesnake and Dave Lee Roth, to name a few, as well as being a solo artist in his own right with eight solo albums and three Grammy awards under his belt. Steve’s guitar work has also featured in various video games including Grand Theft Auto:…

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February 28, 2013

Grammy award winning iZotope user Skrillex shares his production secrets

Electronic music producer Skrillex has come a very long way since he posted his debut EP My Name Is Skrillex for free on his Myspace page in 2010. Three years and six Grammy awards later and Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex has become one of, if not the hottest property in dance music today. With remixes under his belt for Lady Gaga, La Roux and Bruno Mars to name but a…

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February 15, 2013

Composer Rod Abernethy on recording found objects for new album The Upward Turn

Back in February 2011, we interviewed Rod Abernethy about the virtual instruments he was using in his video game and TV soundtracks with Spectrasonics, Rob Papen, ProjectSAM and Zero-G being among his favoured brands. We recently heard that Rod had released an album – The Upward Turn – in which many of the ten tracks had been produced using his own recordings of found objects combined with virtual instruments. We…

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February 8, 2013

We talk to composer and VI Control forum founder Frederick Russ…

Here at Time+Space, we’re big fans of the VI Control community – the questions, advice and opinions expressed by its users about music software can sometimes prove invaluable and often the people behind the brands themselves and well known composers (Hans Zimmer included!) will contribute their own thoughts to the conversations. Frederick Russ, who is a composer in his own right, founded VI Control back in 2004 so we got…

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September 12, 2012

In Your Studio series continues with theatre composer Fernando Mota

We are pleased to welcome Portuguese composer, multi-instrumentalist and Time+Space customer, Fernando Mota, for the third instalment of our In Your Studio series. Fernando has composed music for the theatre since 1994 and in 2007 received a ‘Mention of Honour’ by the Portuguese Association of Theatre Critics. Fernando has also explored traditional Portuguese instruments and has built several experimental musical instruments himself, he has also worked with sound manipulation through…

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August 7, 2012

Introducing Arnaud ‘Arno’ Sicard from Acoustic Samples…

This week at Time+Space we are pleased to welcome Acoustic Samples – a company that samples authentic, real life instruments. Their sample libraries range from the smooth tones of ´Percussiv´, which samples a number of quality percussive instruments, ´Wurlie´, a sampler of the 64 key Wurlitzer 206A piano, as well as the powerful and bright tone of the Kawai-Ex concert grand piano. All Acoustic Samples libraries are designed to work…

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