January 21, 2014

What to expect from the 2014 NAMM show in LA

Every year, manufacturers of musical instruments and related gear get together in LA and show off their new goodies at the annual NAMM Show. With this in mind, we’ve put together a preview of which new releases will be previewed by our brands at the show so you know what to look out for….

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October 7, 2013

Rob Papen Blue II – Sneak Preview

Rob Papen’s Blue ‘cross-fusion’ virtual synth has been appearing on blockbuster movie soundtracks and chart topping dance tunes alike for many years now. Why is Blue different? Well, it offers a unique combination of FM, Phase Distortion, Wave Shaping and Subtractive Synthesis all in one package, allowing sound design possibilities just not available with other plugins.

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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…

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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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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….

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December 7, 2012

Rob Papen’s Secrets of Subtractive Synthesis are revealed as new tutorial package finally arrives

It was more than eight years ago that Rob Papen originally revealed to us that he was creating a synthesis tutorial DVD. Much buzz and excitement ensued and since then, the synth king, as he’s fondly regarded here at T+S, has released several critically acclaimed virtual synths including RG, SubBoomBass, Punch and Blade, plus a series of effects plugins. And each year we wondered if the masterclass would be next……

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April 13, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – the people’s verdict

A few weeks ago Rob Papen unleashed his latest virtual synth onto the world in the form of BLADE. Blade is an additive synthesis engine that has an individual character and flexibility never seen before in a software synth. One of the most prominent features of this synth is the Harmolator – a set of global controls that get to the heart of the synthesis engine without the need to…

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