July 19, 2013

Producer and Stutter Edit designer BT drops hints about forthcoming plugin

Brian Transeau, or BT as he is more commonly known, is a prolific composer and technologist who is renowned for pioneering the ‘stutter edit’ as a musical technique. When BT first conceived the idea, stutter edits required hours of meticulous labour: careful slicing of audio into impossibly small fragments before resynthesizing the result into modern fractured effects.

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June 27, 2013

We talk to FX supremo Frédéric Devanlay about his new Zero-G sample pack – Cyberstorm

This week sample library pioneers Zero-G have released Cyberstorm – a broad selection of audio FX with a distinctive sci-fi theme, designed for film and video game soundtrack composers. Created by film and games FX supremo, Frédéric Devanlay, who also produced Zero-G’s Deep Impact and Perception, Cyberstorm is all about future robotic warfare and comes packed with drones, impacts, weapons, voices, soundscapes, movements and more – we caught up with the…

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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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