December 9, 2011

Underworld announced as Musical Directors for Olympics 2012

With the Olympics heading to our shores next year, there’s been much talk about the opening ceremony and whether the UK can outshine the spectacular show delivered by Beijing in 2008. This week Electronic duo Underworld, who are perhaps most commercially famous for their track ‘Born Slippy’ from the 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’, were announced as Musical Directors for the opening ceremony.

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November 4, 2011

Composer Emmett Cooke reviews Synthogy’s Ivory II Grand Pianos

Since it was released a year ago, Synthogy‘s Ivory II has received numerous first class reviews in the press with huge acclaim for the features that the new engine presented including the impressively realistic Sympathetic String Resonance. As great as these reviews have been, we wanted to get the opinions of a composer who regularly uses virtual pianos but hadn’t yet experienced Ivory… and that’s where Emmett Cooke comes in….

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September 29, 2011

Kasabian’s programmer Laurie Jenkins on why the band use Ivory II pianos

Laurie Jenkins recently got in touch with Time+Space about Ivory II Upright Pianos and when he mentioned he was working as a programmer for English Rock band Kasabian we obviously wanted to find out more about how they were using Synthogy’s highly acclaimed software… Hi Laurie, thanks for speaking with us, first up, could you tell us about your background? Hi – I first started out as a session drummer…

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September 8, 2011

Professional pianist Tony Cliff reviews Synthogy Ivory II pianos…

Tony Cliff has been a friend of Time+Space for many years having reviewed many of our virtual instruments for magazines such as Keyboard Player and Classroom Music. After graduating from the Royal Holloway College, his early career combined teaching, lecturing and performing and he has had numerous musical works published from solo instrument and piano works to wind band and jazz orchestras. As an accomplished classical and jazz pianist with…

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October 21, 2010

Can you spot the difference?

One of my favourite memories from school was performing in a production of West Side Story – I played the part of a Jet which luckily for the audience didn’t involve much singing on my part but instead plenty of dancing and prancing around to the likes of ‘America’, ‘The Rumble’ and, of course, ‘The Jet Song’. Purbrook Park secondary school had a great Performing Arts team including music teacher…

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