August 20, 2014

A quick catch-up with Omnisphere fan and guitarist Massimo Fiocco from ‘One Minute Silence’

London-based One Minute Silence are a four-piece band whose sound combines metal, hardcore punk and rap music. Over the course of their career together, the band have sold over half a million albums worldwide, won the ‘Best British Live Act Award’ from Kerrang Magazine and have had their music used on the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Catwoman’. When we heard that they were using Spectrasonics Omnisphere on their forthcoming album we got…

January 31, 2014

VIDEO: Spectrasonics Eric Persing on The State of 21st-Century Synthesis

Last week, at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, five award winning synthesists and synthesizer developers gathered to discuss the benefits of software vs. hardware instruments and vice versa, plus many other synthesis-related topics. Entitled ‘The State of 21st Century Synthesis’, the panelists which included Dave Smith, Gerry Bassermann, Drew Neumann, Edmund Eaganthe and Spectrasonics Co-Founder Eric Persing, also examined the astounding recovery and impact of the modular…

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…

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:…

January 31, 2013

We talk to Producer, Performer, Musical Director and Spectrasonics fan Richard Cardwell

Annie Lennox, James Morrison, Rod Stewart, Gary Barlow, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Overtones… just some of the renowned artists that Richard Cardwell has worked with in his capacity as a producer, performer or musical director. Knowing Richard is a fan of Spectrasonics instruments, we caught up with him to find out how he’s using the software in his music and to also find out more about his brainchild ‘How To…

January 3, 2013

Spectrasonics Omnisphere plays starring role in The Hobbit

It’s a well-known fact within our industry that Spectrasonics‘ Omnisphere can be heard in hundreds of movie soundtracks – a true testament to the powerful features, awe-inspiring sounds and  the inspiration that this software instrument provides. We were particularly excited to hear recently that this epic ‘Power Synth’ had been used within Howard Shore’s soundtrack for the eagerly awaited epic movie masterpiece that is The Hobbit. Though most of the…

November 16, 2012

Thomas Newman uses ‘tons’ of Omnisphere in James Bond Skyfall movie

After a succession of five stirring soundtracks by composer David Arnold, director Sam Mendes turned to Thomas Newman to write the original score for Skyfall, the 23rd movie of the popular 50-year-old franchise. American composer, Newman, whose movie credits include American Beauty, Road to Perdition and the more recent The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, wrote most of the Skyfall soundtrack in London’s Abbey Road Studios, embracing the true ‘Englishness’ of the…

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…