August 27, 2015

Heavyocity Gravity – what’s the verdict?

Back in June of 2015, Heavyocity, who’s previously acclaimed products include The Master Sessions, AEON Melodic, and DM-307 Modern Groove Designer, released the groundbreaking Gravity, which not only provides a dynamic sound, but is one of the most impressive collections of Modern Scoring Tools ever assembled. With over 12GB of production-ready instruments in an inspiring new interface, Gravity delivers a stunning sound with complex Pads, evocative Risers, other-worldly Stings, earth-shattering Hits…

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August 8, 2014

Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand – A Pianist’s Perspective

Over the last couple of years, professional pianist and long-time friend of Time+Space, Tony Cliff, has been generous in spending some time sharing his thoughts and opinions on the virtual pianos that we sell, with Synthogy’s Ivory II pianos and Toontrack’s EZkeys both reviewed by him for the Time+Space blog. Following the release of the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand a few months ago, we approached Tony to…

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June 4, 2014

Music Teacher John Gleadall and students test Toontrack’s EZdrummer 2

Having known for some time that my former school music teacher, John Gleadall, was a fan of EZdrummer, I couldn’t wait to see what he thought of EZdrummer 2 when Toontrack released the powerful new drum software on May 6th. John proposed to use it with one his Year 11 students who was struggling to realise a drum part in software and promised to send us a report to let…

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January 25, 2013

Ian Boddy reviews Rob Papen’s Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis tutorial package

When it comes to synthesis and sound design, one person that immediately comes to mind is Ian Boddy. Having been at the forefront of the UK electronic music scene since 1983 – the electronic musician has also established a strong reputation as a sound designer having produced several sample libraries for Zero-G (Odyssey, Outer Limits, Ambiosis, Morphology, to name a few). More recently, Ian launched his own sample label ‘Waveforms‘…

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November 29, 2012

Synthogy Ivory II American Concert D reviewed by pro-pianist Tony Cliff

We asked accomplished classical and jazz pianist Tony Cliff to review Synthogy‘s latest Ivory II offering American Concert D and here’s what he sent us… “Synthogy have already set the highest standards with their acclaimed Ivory II range of pianos and I was bowled over by their sheer quality when I tested them out recently. Bearing in mind they have released the original Ivory II (German Steinway Concert D, Yamaha…

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October 19, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a professional pianist’s perspective

A few weeks ago we posted a great review of Toontrack’s EZkeys that had been written by guitar player Mark Cohen and gave us an excellent view of the virtual piano instrument from a non-pianist’s perspective. This week, we asked professional pianist and educator Tony Cliff to give us his view on the revolutionary songwriting software. Over to Tony…

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September 27, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a review by non-pianist Mark Cohen

Toontrack EZkeys is a revolutionary plugin that offers innovative features and tools that mean even the most unskilled ivory tinklers can create impressive piano parts in no time at all. That’s what the marketing tells us anyway, and, having tried it ourselves we heartily agree, however, don’t just take our word for it, here’s a great review from Mark Cohen, a guitar playing Time+Space customer who professes his piano skills…

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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…

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