November 8, 2016

Spectrasonics Keyscape review by professional pianist Tony Cliff

Tony Cliff is a man gifted with musical talents that most of us could only dream of; an established piano player who also takes interest in guitar and voice, as well as having a developed skill in composition, arranging and songwriting. He has reviewed many of our products in the past and it is always great to get a perspective from someone with such a wealth of knowledge, especially in…

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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…

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April 22, 2014

Synthogy’s Joe Ierardi stars on the BBC with Ivory II pianos

Having proudly been Synthogy‘s UK and European distributor for many years, we’re well aware of the painstaking efforts the developers go to in order to produce such stunningly realistic virtual pianos such as Ivory II Grand Pianos, Italian Grand, Upright Pianos and American Concert D. The tremendous level of patience required sampling every single note at different velocity levels, waiting mutely and motionless while it decays to silence has to…

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March 28, 2013

Producer Steven Williams on using Synthogy and Spectrasonics instruments in his studio

Time+Space customer Steven Williams owns The Chapel Studios in Wimbledon, London offering a variety of services from production, recording, mixing and mastering commercial release hits to voice-overs and overdubbing as well as soundtrack composition for film and TV. Knowing that Spectrasonics and Synthogy software features amongst The Chapel Studios’ extensive equipment list, we got in touch with Steve to find out more…

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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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