Artists and Composers Top 5 plug-ins of 2017
December 26, 2017

Artists and Composers reveal their favourite instruments and plugins of 2017

As another year is nearly over we thought we’d get in touch with some of our composer and artist friends to find out which virtual instruments and effects plug-ins they have been using the most in 2017 and what they love about them. To start us off, Andy Barlow reveals his top picks (it was obviously a great year as 9 products made his list!) Andy Barlow Andy is a producer and musician who…

Rob Papen SubBoomBass 2
November 24, 2017

SubBoomBass II from Rob Papen – A Preview

Rob Papen SubBoomBass has been providing low end ammunition and earthshaking basses to musicians everywhere for almost a decade. It was about time one of the hardest working synth developers in the industry gave it some TLC right? Whilst SubBoomBass is still amazing, V2.0 is definitely going to be turning heads (and rattling floors) with it’s new GUI, presets and toys. If it ain’t broke… Don’t fix it. SubBoomBass II…

We talk to Rob Papen
August 3, 2017

Rob Papen – Celebrating 20 years of creating virtual synths

Rob Papen is a long time friend and partner of T+S, having worked with us to release several award-winning virtual synths including Predator 2, Blue II and SubBoomBass as well as a range of popular effects plug-ins including the RP-Verb and the feature-packed RP-EQ. We caught up with him recently in celebration of his 20th Anniversary producing critically acclaimed software synthesisers and creative FX to get his thoughts on how…

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…

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…

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…

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.

March 24, 2011

Learn to wobble your bass lines with video tutorial from Rob Papen

In case any of you missed it, SubBoomBass is a virtual synth from dutch sound-design guru Rob Papen which is dedicated to body shaking, chest rattling sub bass sounds. If you want instant low-end supremacy then this software gives you an arsenal that even N.A.T.O. would be happy with. The best bit is that it is nice and easy to use and comes with loads of great presets to get…