COMPARES Bass Synths
October 6, 2016

T+S Compares: Synth Bass virtual instruments and plugins

In pretty much every piece of music you’ll ever hear or write, you will know that without a decent sounding bass, you won’t get very far, it’s like asking for a cup of tea and getting no cup; be it a thumping, wobbling dance bass or a deep, pulsating subby bass, the low end of any track is a very important factor. In the first of our new series: T+S…

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April 13, 2016

Rob Papen RP-EQ – what’s the verdict?

The virtual Rob Papen synthesisers are the cutting edge in what is possible in today’s contemporary music making. They are truly unique because of the concepts, sound quality and most of all, the musical and useable nature of the presets, and with titles such as  SubBoomBass, BlueII and Predator Rob Papen sets the bar high. In September 2015, the feature-packed EQ plugin RP-EQ was released, and with it brought a far from a basic bread-and-butter equalizer. In…

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December 22, 2015

To buy or not to buy? Audition virtual instruments and effects plugins for free!

We understand that you want to make sure your hard earned cash isn’t wasted and many of our brands do too. That’s why you’ll find quite a few effects plugins and instruments from the likes of Toontrack, iZotope, Rob Papen and more, offering free demo versions – some with a time constraint of 30 days or less and others with unlimited use but with cut down features. Here’s a few of…

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July 13, 2015

Spotlight on: Rob Papen Predator

Predator is a phat sounding killer synthesizer that combines inspiring presets and first class features to make this your ´go-to´ synth for contemporary music production.

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October 7, 2014

Roni Size talks to us about using Rob Papen synths, Spectrasonics and iZotope

Bristol based DJ and producer Roni Size has a long list of achievements under his belt, from collaborating with a vast list of big name artists to winning the Mercury prize. His career spans decades and recently he released his first studio album in six years, along with his ever growing record label ‘Mansion Sounds’ and a run of live dates its safe to say that Size is back. We…

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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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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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