July 25, 2014

iZotope BreakTweaker – The press give their verdict…

Back in January, at the annual Winter NAMM show, iZotope revealed the fruits of their second collaboration with producer BT (the first being Stutter Edit) in the form of BreakTweaker. Dubbed a ‘futuristic beat machine’, BreakTweaker is a wildly creative rhythmic instrument that is powered by three distinct modules – the Sequencer, the Generator and the MicroEdit engine – which make it possible to create beats you’ve never heard before,…

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July 18, 2014

Rob Papen Blue II – The UK reviewers give their verdict…

Back in March, nine years after the original was bestowed upon us, Rob Papen released the second version of his famous crossfusion virtual synth – Blue. Combining FM and subtractive synthesis, Phase Distortion and wave shaping synthesis, Blue II delivers numerous new features including the innovative and creatively inspiring XY pad, a new range of filter types, FX, sample waveforms and much more, including a whole new choice of presets…

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June 27, 2014

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – the press give their verdict

Last month, on the Time+Space blog, we shared some of the many reviews we had received from customers who have been using Toontrack‘s latest drum plug-in – EZdrummer 2 and it’s safe to say the verdict was extremely positive all round (read the reviews here). This time, we take a look at whether the press agree with Toontrack’s claim that EZdrummer 2 is indeed the “best sounding, most intuitive and…

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May 27, 2014

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – the customer verdict…

It’s been three weeks since Toontrack unleashed the highly anticipated EZdrummer 2 virtual drum instrument unto the world so we got in touch with our customers to find out how they’ve been getting on with the new features including Tap2Find, the PowerHand and Song Creator plus, of course, the new drum sounds. To say we received many reviews would be an understatement – we were positively swamped with enthusiastic words…

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May 21, 2014

Zero-G Epica – customers and press give their verdict

Last November, we were treated to a new virtual instrument from Zero-G and producer Sam Spacey – EPICA. Powered by the free Kontakt Player, this ‘sound module’ features thousands of samples recorded from analogue and digital synths all painstakingly hand-edited, looped and multi-layered by Sam himself. Sculpting the in-built sounds is so easy, thanks to the intuitive user interface that allows you to create something completely unique without having to…

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April 24, 2014

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – the story so far…

Back in early February, we at Time+Space along with selected members of the press from around the world were invited to Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios for an announcement that Toontrack promised would be their most exciting product unveiling to date. There were plenty of expectations in the T+S office about what it could be and whilst our inklings were on the ball we were certainly not prepared to be…

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November 22, 2013

iZotope RX 3 – The press give their verdict…

Back in September, audio specialists iZotope whose other products include the powerful Ozone, Alloy, Iris and Nectar software, released the third reincarnation of their audio repair and restoration plugin – RX. RX transforms troubled recordings (noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, unwanted reverb etc) into professional-grade material. Furthermore, the Advanced version of RX 3 delivers even more specialised features  including the ability to remove or reduce reverb from instruments, vocals and…

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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…

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