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.

June 14, 2013

Get cooking with iZotope Trash 2

Trash 2 is the latest version of iZotope‘s classic Trash distortion plugin which was originally released over a decade ago. Over the years, Trash has become a go-to audio processing tool for many top producers and artists including Skrillex, Noisia, Sigur Ros, Atticus Ross and many more.

April 19, 2013

iZotope Ozone 5 wins M.I.P.A. award for Best Audio Processing Software

At this year’s Musikmesse show we met up with the guys from iZotope and headed over to the annual M.I.P.A.  event where the Boston-based company’s Ozone 5 Advanced mastering software was up for an award. M.I.P.A stands for Musikmesse International Press Award and, each year, pro-audio magazines from around the world submit their votes for the best musical instruments and audio equipment across more than forty categories ranging from Bass…

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…

February 20, 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – the press give their verdict

Originally released ten years ago, iZotope’s Trash steadily became a cult favourite of many well-known artists such as Noisia, Garbage, Sigur Rós and Nine Inch Nails who loved the plugin’s ability to add plenty of dirt, grit, grime and character to their tracks. In November last year, iZotope released Trash 2 which saw the original version rewritten from the ground up incorporating new features, optimised performance, better sound quality and…

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…

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….