September 30, 2015

The nominees are in for the Sound on Sound awards 2016

The nominees are in for this years Sound on Sound awards and our brands have done us proud yet again. The SOS editorial team and writers, got together and reviewed hundreds of products, whittling them down to the very best and now its down to you to choose the outstanding product in each category.

September 18, 2015

Get your hands on the ultimate Songwriter Bundle

We have teamed up with some of our critically acclaimed brands to bring you an exclusive competition with a huge prize. Enter now and you could win this ultimate songwriting package worth over £1200/€1600! The prize contains award winning software from  Toontrack, Garritan, Vir2 and iZotope and features drums, keys, guitars plus mixing and mastering software – in short it’s everything you need to start making music now! Whether you…

November 14, 2014

We talk Toontrack with tech metallers Cambion

Following a busy summer of international festivals and a South West Music Award under their belts, progressive tech metal quartet Cambion have taken to the studio. We caught up with them to talk about their love for Toontrack exclusively for Metal Month

September 23, 2014

Meet one of our newest dealers… Giraffe Audio

Following the takeover of Digital Village (aka DV247) by German music retail giant, Music Store GmbH in May 2013, seven of its eight UK stores were closed resulting in the loss of many jobs. Over the past year, we’ve seen several of these ex-employees successfully join other music retailers or start their own ventures within the industry.

September 19, 2014

The Story of the Mellotron

Mellotron the brain child of inventor Harry Chamberlin, was born in Birmingham in 1963, hailed as a ‘band in a box’ the Mellotron was quickly picked up by The Beatles and other big name acts soon followed suit making the Mellotron the notable sound in progressive rock. The Mellotron, who name comes from a combination of ‘mellifluous electronics’ features on many iconic songs including David Bowie’s Space Oddity, The Beatles…

June 27, 2014

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – the press give their verdict

Last month, on the Time+Space blog, we shared some of the many reviews we had received from customers who have been using Toontrack‘s latest drum plug-in – EZdrummer 2 and it’s safe to say the verdict was extremely positive all round (read the reviews here). This time, we take a look at whether the press agree with Toontrack’s claim that EZdrummer 2 is indeed the “best sounding, most intuitive and…

June 25, 2014

Virtual Piano Software – A Buyer’s Guide

Anyone who has ever set out to purchase a virtual piano will know all too well that there are umpteen products to choose from covering everything from electric to acoustic instruments. So how do you know which is right for you? Here at Time+Space, three of our major brands – Garritan/Make Music, Synthogy and Toontrack – all offer virtual pianos, each with their own individual user interfaces, and in some…

June 4, 2014

Music Teacher John Gleadall and students test Toontrack’s EZdrummer 2

Having known for some time that my former school music teacher, John Gleadall, was a fan of EZdrummer, I couldn’t wait to see what he thought of EZdrummer 2 when Toontrack released the powerful new drum software on May 6th. John proposed to use it with one his Year 11 students who was struggling to realise a drum part in software and promised to send us a report to let…