February 12, 2013

The Blues EZX drummer Hans Lindbäck talks about recording Toontrack’s latest EZX

This week sees the release of Toontrack’s seventeenth expansion pack for their EZdrummer and Superior Drummer software. The Blues EZX comes complete with two full drum kits plus vintage Zildjan cymbals and extras including a suitcase and calfskinned tambourines to deliver a warm and characteristic sound to your tracks. We got in touch with the drummer behind the recordings, Hans Lindbäck, who has over half a century’s experience of playing…

December 6, 2012

Producer/Engineer Andy Sneap on using Ozone 5 and recording with Toontrack

Until recently, I only really knew Andy Sneap as the crazed-looking bloke on the cover of the Toontrack Metal Machine EZX. Then, during a visit to Sweden for Toontrack’s Metal Month launch a few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to meet the man himself. We got talking during an epic game of bowling with the Toontrack team (Andy came last by the way (sorry Andy, couldn’t resist)) – and…

November 6, 2012

Toontrack Metal Month gets big with Randy Staub Rock Solid EZX

For the third year running, November has been nominated as Toontrack’s Metal Month celebrating the heavier side of rock music. This year has already seen an epic launch party in Toontrack’s home city of Umeå, with live performances from Swedish heavy metal legends Meshuggah and American progressive metal band Periphery.

October 31, 2012

As Metal Month begins, ultimate Metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks to Time+Space

Here at Time+Space, we’ve had the privilege of meeting renowned metal drummer Dirk Verbeuren several times when he’s been showing off his incredible drum skills to demonstrate Toontrack drum software at various music shows. A drummer for numerous bands including Soilwork, Scarve, Bent Sea and others, Dirk’s playing is stunning, hypnotic in fact, and as Toontrack’s infamous Metal Month gets underway, we caught up with him to find out what…

October 19, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a professional pianist’s perspective

A few weeks ago we posted a great review of Toontrack’s EZkeys that had been written by guitar player Mark Cohen and gave us an excellent view of the virtual piano instrument from a non-pianist’s perspective. This week, we asked professional pianist and educator Tony Cliff to give us his view on the revolutionary songwriting software. Over to Tony…

October 11, 2012

In Your Studio… with musician Chris Ilett

We’ve loved receiving your responses to our In Your Studio questions and hearing more about the music you make and the products you’re using. You can find out more about how you can get involved by clicking here. But first, why not read our next installment which comes courtesy of musician and Toontrack EZdrummer fan Chris Ilett. Over to Chris…

September 27, 2012

Toontrack EZkeys – a review by non-pianist Mark Cohen

Toontrack EZkeys is a revolutionary plugin that offers innovative features and tools that mean even the most unskilled ivory tinklers can create impressive piano parts in no time at all. That’s what the marketing tells us anyway, and, having tried it ourselves we heartily agree, however, don’t just take our word for it, here’s a great review from Mark Cohen, a guitar playing Time+Space customer who professes his piano skills…

September 18, 2012

Toontrack update EZkeys player and release EZkeys Upright Piano sound library

Back in March, Toontrack released EZkeys Grand Piano, a software instrument which combines a high quality sampled Steinway D piano with a midi browser and editor together to become a unique and powerful songwriting tool. Following release, EZkeys Grand Piano quickly became a big hit, with Music Tech Magazine UK stating that “This is an amazing tool for both songwriters and composers that will not only speed up the writing…