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…

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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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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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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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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.

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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…

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August 26, 2010

SubBoomBass 1.1 from Rob Papen is here with new copy protection

SubBoomBass from Rob Papen was released last year, giving users a no-nonsense synth bass virtual instrument for under £100. It secured a Future Music Platinum Award and is used by producers the world over to give their tracks that low end power needed to kill it on the dancefloor.

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