Carly Paradis interview
December 1, 2017

We talk to award-winning composer Carly Paradis

Canadian born Carly Paradis, who is now based in the UK, is a film and TV composer, musician and pianist, whose credits include sole composer of RTS winning and BAFTA nominated series Line of Duty for BBC, Sky Atlantic’s Sick Note (Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson) and ITV’s Tennison (prequel to Prime Suspect). She wrote the original score for Jed Mercurio’s feature length BBC adaption of Lady Chatterly’s Lover,…

Virtual Pianos a Buyer's Guide
June 29, 2017

Virtual Pianos – A Buyers’ 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, six of our major brands – Garritan, Synthogy, Toontrack, Spectrasonics, Cinematic Strings & Cinesamples– all offer virtual pianos, each with their own individual user interfaces, and…

Which Synthogy piano for me?
June 20, 2017

Comparing the sounds of Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos

Synthogy’s range of Ivory II pianos are by far some of the most deeply sampled instruments ever; the team are entirely dedicated to delivering the world’s best and rarest pianos in virtual format, allowing any musician or producer to experience the stunning sounds of these world-class pianos without worrying about lack of realism & playability. With the release of Studio Grands just a few weeks ago, the range now consists…

May 23, 2017

Synthogy’s Joe Ierardi on new Ivory II Studio Grands and engine update

Over the years, Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos have been critically acclaimed for their incredible playability, expressiveness and realism, with Sound on Sound proclaiming “frankly, they don’t come better than this.” about the Boston-based developer’s last release – American Concert D.   This week we were thrilled to welcome the fifth collection to the Ivory II stable of virtual pianos with the release of Studio Grands – featuring a Steinway B…

December 10, 2015

Lifting the fallboard on Synthogy Ivory II

Synthogy’s Ivory II is the world’s most popular virtual grand piano software with artists, critics and customers all singing its praises and its easy to see why. Founded in 2003 Synthogy set out it achieve new standards of sound quality and realism. To achieve this goal, the instruments would need to be musical enough to satisfy the most discerning and accomplished professional musicians.

April 22, 2014

Synthogy’s Joe Ierardi stars on the BBC with Ivory II pianos

Having proudly been Synthogy‘s UK and European distributor for many years, we’re well aware of the painstaking efforts the developers go to in order to produce such stunningly realistic virtual pianos such as Ivory II Grand Pianos, Italian Grand, Upright Pianos and American Concert D. The tremendous level of patience required sampling every single note at different velocity levels, waiting mutely and motionless while it decays to silence has to…

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…

April 5, 2012

Piano maestro Robert Peeters reviews Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos

Watching and listening to the hugely talented Robert Peeters play the piano in his YouTube videos is simply awe inspiring so when he contacted us to ask if he could evaluate Synthogy‘s Ivory II Grand Pianos as part of a Steinway VST review series on his website we didn’t hesitate to say yes. So why Steinway VSTs? According to Robert, Steinways are the best pianos when it comes to both…