July 29, 2011

Taking a closer look at REX files with Nine Volt Audio’s Kyle Z

This week we’ve been taking a closer look at the REX file format which was originally developed by Swedish music software company Propellerheads. Most sample libraries released these days include REX among the formats on offer with Nine Volt Audio in particular designing their libraries first and foremost for REX/RMX users. We caught up with the company’s owner Kyle Z, to find out more about the format….

July 26, 2011

Emmett Cooke on creating music for media and building a new composer community

Irish composer Emmett Cooke writes minimal music, in particular, minimal piano music which has been used in many different projects from Spanish TV shows to Ralph Lauren adverts. His website sonicoctave.com showcases numerous tracks which can be licensed for film, tv or video game soundtracks and he is also responsible for filmandgamecomposers.com – an online resource for media composers which features interviews, advice, tutorials and a discussion forum. Emmett is…

April 27, 2011

Taking a closer look at Zero-G’s House Fabrik…

Here at Time+Space we’ve been really getting into Zero-G’s recent sample library release – House Fabrik, which is packed full of stunning drumloops, infectious bass and synth loops, atmospheres, melodies and FX as well as hundreds of unique one-shots, stabs and hits. In fact, we’ve liked it so much that two of our staff have already produced some tracks using the product.

April 8, 2011

DnB duo Total Science talk sample packs and studio toys…

The well respected duo of Paul Greenhalgh and Paul Smith, aka Total Science, are one of the UK’s most respected Drum & Bass acts having recorded for labels such as Good Looking, Basement, Digital, Metalheadz, Reinforced, and True Playaz amongst many others. They recently released a sample pack as part of Loopmasters’ Artist Series so we caught up with Jason (aka Quiff) to find out about their production techniques…

March 31, 2011

Michelle Moog-Koussa reveals how the Spectrasonics Tribute Library will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation

Last week saw the announcement of the OMG-1/Bob Moog Foundation contest from Spectrasonics. Entrants are invited to purchase and download a special Tribute library designed to work with Omnisphere and create a track to submit to the contest. The prize is the OMG-1 – a custom built one-of-a kind instrument featuring  a Moog Little Phatty, Omnisphere, Mac Mini, dual iPads, dual iPods and Omni TR all built into a beautiful,…

March 21, 2011

Time+Space at the Analog to Digital 2011 show in Exeter

Analog to Digital is a music making based exhibition at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, Devon organised by Sound Gallery Studios. The 2011 show took place at the weekend and it was bigger and better than ever with a variety of different companies giving demonstrations and tutorials throughout the day. Our fellow exhibitors included Native Instruments, Allen & Heath, Eigenlabs, Ohmforce, Sound on Sound and Yamaha UK to name…

March 15, 2011

Drum and Bass DJ and Producer icon John B on why he uses Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments…

John B has been a shining beacon in the world Drum and Bass scene for many years now. His first album – ‘Visions’ was released back in 1997 and launched his career as one of the most innovative producers at the cutting edge of the UK dance scene.  Subsequent releases on Metalheadz and his own label Beta have cemented his place and position as a true DnB pioneer. John’s sound…

January 14, 2011

Spectrasonics deliver true innovation with ‘Omni TR’ iPad App, Omnisphere 1.5 update and OMG-1 synth

It’s that time of year again when the world’s leading pro-audio companies get together in Los Angeles to unveil their endeavors to a global audience, NAMM 2011 is here. Spectrasonics have a habit of keeping something special up their sleeves to present at NAMM, in 2010 they gave us 64-bit support for their entire range and the ‘Omni Live’ iPhone app. Well this year they have not disappointed…