May 26, 2011

Ian Boddy personally introduces ‘Odyssey’

Sound design legend and synthesist extraodinaire, Ian Boddy has been producing electronic music since 1979 with modular synthesizers consistently playing a huge role in his work. Ian has been involved in producing samples for a number of sound design sample libraries and recently, Zero-G released ‘Odyssey‘ – a huge compendium of eight libraries created by the man himself.

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May 24, 2011

Introducing Freshtone Samples…

This week we’ve been excited to announce our new distribution partnership with Freshtone – a new sample company that features the works of Matthew Corbett and Mike Wilkie who are best known in the world of samples for their work with Zero-G, including Sounds of the Seventies, Vocal Forge and Vocal Foundry. We wanted to find out more about their new venture and what makes them different from other sample…

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April 27, 2011

Taking a closer look at Zero-G’s House Fabrik…

Here at Time+Space we’ve been really getting into Zero-G’s recent sample library release – House Fabrik, which is packed full of stunning drumloops, infectious bass and synth loops, atmospheres, melodies and FX as well as hundreds of unique one-shots, stabs and hits. In fact, we’ve liked it so much that two of our staff have already produced some tracks using the product.

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March 30, 2011

The making of Zero-G’s Spiritoso in the words of producer Dan Graham and cellist Ian Bracken

Today sees the release of a new sample collection from Zero-G – Spiritoso: Live Cello Phrases. Produced by Dan Graham, the man behind last year’s sample library smash Animato: String & Flute FX for Cinema, the library features thousands of live recorded cello phrases, rhythms, chords and arpeggios played by cellist Ian Bracken from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Dan produced the collection after failing to be impressed by the…

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February 2, 2011

Composer Rod Abernethy talks video game scoring, virtual instruments and samples of yesteryear

Rod Abernethy is an award-winning composer and musician who creates memorable music scores for video games, advertising and television. His musical repertoire encompasses traditional acoustic and ethnic scores, unique hybrid soundtracks fusing electronic and organic elements, as well as dramatic music written for orchestra and choir. Rod’s dynamic music productions enhance numerous high profile video games such as Dead Space, Alpha Protocol and The Hobbit  and is currently working on…

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December 20, 2010

DJing using sample libraries in Ableton Live Part 2

This is the next installment of a short series of tutorials that I have produced exclusively for the Time+Space blog which look at mixing loops from sample libraries using the Ableton Live software application. In this video I mix samples from different commercial libraries from developers like Philtre Labs, Zero-G, Sample Magic and Digital Redux. If you like this video then check out Part 1 which introduces many of the…

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November 26, 2010

Zero-G Animato – Orchestral String & Flute FX Sample Library Presentation

Animato is a 24-bit Orchestral String & Flute FX sample library from UK developers Zero-G which was released last month. It has a massive 3000 samples and a whopping 139 separate Kontakt instruments, each one having a custom GUI created just for this project. This is not just your average set of orchestral samples so I’ve put together a quick tour of what is included so you can hear it…

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November 23, 2010

Zero-G Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 Introduction and Presentation

For anyone that doesn’t know, Alien Skies – Cinematic Ambiences 2 is a new product from Zero-G and the sequel to their worldwide bestselling sample library, Dark Skies. In this short video, I run through some of the sounds and patches within Kontakt and Logic to give you an idea of the type of sounds that are included.

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