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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October 30, 2015

UVI Falcon – Our Favourite Features

At Falcon’s heart is the UVI Engine XT™, a robust, reliable and CPU-efficient DSP powerhouse that’s been constantly refined over the last 10 years. Leaned on by some of the largest names in pro audio, Engine XT provides a host of features that make Falcon one of the most flexible and feature-rich instruments on the market. What’s happening under the hood has a significant effect on your experience. Amongst the…

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May 21, 2014

Zero-G Epica – customers and press give their verdict

Last November, we were treated to a new virtual instrument from Zero-G and producer Sam Spacey – EPICA. Powered by the free Kontakt Player, this ‘sound module’ features thousands of samples recorded from analogue and digital synths all painstakingly hand-edited, looped and multi-layered by Sam himself. Sculpting the in-built sounds is so easy, thanks to the intuitive user interface that allows you to create something completely unique without having to…

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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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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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May 16, 2012

Sound designer Roger Grønberg talks about Modular Beats and his love of all things analog

This week sample pioneers Zero-G released their latest sample collection – Modular Beats. Crammed with stand-out beats and kits, no samples or drum machines were used in the making of this library as the sounds and loops were all created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths. Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, reportedly put over 4000 hours of work into…

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May 15, 2012

Ian Boddy on creating his new Analogue Workshop sample library series

Earlier this month, synth sound design extraordinaire Ian Boddy kicked off the new Analogue Workshop series of sample packs under his Waveforms label with the release of Distortion & Feedback. This pack is crammed with 300 samples covering everything from earth shattering drones, twisted pads, piercing modulations, weird transmissions and more. We caught up with Ian to find out more about the new series, which pieces of his enviable collection…

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