How to make a bass patch with Rob Papen Go2
May 31, 2018

Making a bass patch with Rob Papen’s Go2 virtual synth

Following on from the popular Toontrack UK Pop EZX tutorial he compiled for us back in February, Computer Music writer and reviewer Ronan Macdonald is back, this time taking a look at Rob Papen Go2 – the newest virtual synth offering from a synthesis supremo. (Download the free demo from the Go2 product page here). Over to Ronan… “Packing the vast majority of its functionality and controls into a single…

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We talk to Sam Spacey
December 2, 2015

We talk to Sam Spacey about his new Kontakt instrument Epica Bass

“Epica absolutely shines – shimmering and beautiful, inspiring almost at every turn. […] The best collection for synth-heads currently out there.” (Music Tech). It’s been two years since Epica landed in the T+S office. The Kontakt instrument went on to achieve a clutch of awards and top scoring reviews from Sound on Sound, Music Tech, Computer Music and as well as T+S customers. For the last two years, Epica’s producer…

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July 18, 2014

Rob Papen Blue II – The UK reviewers give their verdict…

Back in March, nine years after the original was bestowed upon us, Rob Papen released the second version of his famous crossfusion virtual synth – Blue. Combining FM and subtractive synthesis, Phase Distortion and wave shaping synthesis, Blue II delivers numerous new features including the innovative and creatively inspiring XY pad, a new range of filter types, FX, sample waveforms and much more, including a whole new choice of presets…

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November 14, 2013

Epica producer Sam Spacey on the making of Zero-G’s new virtual synth

More famously known for producing sample libraries, this week saw Zero-G add a new virtual ‘sound module’ to their product portfolio in the form of the Kontakt-powered ‘EPICA‘. We got in contact with the instrument’s creator Sam Spacey, who was also responsible for Zero-G’s Phaedra synth a few years ago, to find out what Epica has to offer… Hi Sam, first up, could you tell us a little about your…

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October 7, 2013

Rob Papen Blue II – Sneak Preview

Rob Papen’s Blue ‘cross-fusion’ virtual synth has been appearing on blockbuster movie soundtracks and chart topping dance tunes alike for many years now. Why is Blue different? Well, it offers a unique combination of FM, Phase Distortion, Wave Shaping and Subtractive Synthesis all in one package, allowing sound design possibilities just not available with other plugins.

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July 9, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – in the words of the press

Back in April we asked our customers to give their verdict on Rob Papen’s newest virtual synth – Blade – and the positive response we received showed just how quickly the synth had found a firm place in producers’ sonic toolboxes. Now we’ve received the verdicts of the main UK music production press and it turns out they’ve been just as blown away by Rob Papen’s unique foray into additive…

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April 13, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – the people’s verdict

A few weeks ago Rob Papen unleashed his latest virtual synth onto the world in the form of BLADE. Blade is an additive synthesis engine that has an individual character and flexibility never seen before in a software synth. One of the most prominent features of this synth is the Harmolator – a set of global controls that get to the heart of the synthesis engine without the need to…

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