We talk to Killzone Mercenary composer Walter Mair
Friday, November 15, 2013
Classically trained in Vienna and now based in his personal state-of-art studio in Soho, London, Walter Mair has worked with commercial clients and film-makers worldwide. His former projects include feature films such as ‘Alone in the Dark’ and ‘The... more
Howard Jones and producer Robbie Bronnimann share their love for Ivory II pianos
Friday, October 25, 2013
Howard Jones needs little introduction having been one of the defining figures of 80s synthpop with a string of hits that included What is Love , New Song and Like to Get to Know You Well . He went on to be a successful songwriter for other artists in the early... more
Nainita Desai talks plug-ins, samples vs musicians & composing for media
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Nainita Desai is one of many established composers that we are very proud to have as a longstanding customer of Time+Space. With a career that spans over twenty years, Nainita has written the scores to hundreds of award winning films as well as TV documentaries and... more
James Hannigan on composing for video games and creating Games Music Connect
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
British composer James Hannigan has been responsible for the soundtracks of many high profile video games including Harry Potter, Command and Conquer, Lord of the Rings, Warhammer and the more recent Dead Space 3 and Transformers Universe. His latest work is launched... more
Composer and Ivor Novello winner Ian Livingstone talks to Time+Space
Thursday, July 4, 2013
As one of the UK´s most productive and in-demand composers, we are proud to have Ian Livingstone as a long-term customer of Time+Space. The Ivor Novello award winner has numerous film and TV credits under his belt from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to... more
David Kates and Joshua Mosley on using Omnisphere for Mass Effect score
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is an animated film adaptation of the blockbuster sci-fi video game series that features an original score by award-winning transmedia composers Joshua R. Mosley and David Kates. The score reflects the compelling story of Paragon Lost with a... more
Freshtone talk to us about scoring with Omnisphere and what's coming up next
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Back in May 2011 we introduced the world to Freshtone , a new UK-based sample company that specialised in the sampling and production of old skool loops and sounds. Their two releases – Lost Tapes Vol 1 and Vintage Drums – ranked among our best selling... more
Sascha Dikiciyan on creating video game soundtracks and using iZotope Iris
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sascha Dikiciyan, also known under the professional name Sonic Mayhem with collaborator Cris Velasco, is responsible for numerous high profile projects including the soundtracks for video games such as Quake II and Tomorrow Never Dies . His music ranges from huge... more
TV and film composer Chris Egan talks techniques and using Spectrasonics
Friday, July 27, 2012
Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Musical Director. Chris Egan is a man with many musical hats with numerous credits that span a whole spectrum of projects. His theatre work includes Crazy for You, Grease , Footloose , and End of the Rainbow , he´s worked on... more
Music Producer, Radio 1 DJ and Label Owner Friction talks inspiration and iZotope
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
UK based Friction is a man of many talents, not only is he a hugely successful DJ with a show on BBC Radio 1, but he also has a record label - Shogun Audio and is an established music producer in his own right.
Following his first commercial output in 1999,... more
Creating libraries, winning awards, and the future of Soundiron in the words of co-founder Mike Peaslee
Friday, June 15, 2012
Earlier this month we were pleased to announce the arrival of Soundiron to Time+Space. Since launching in the Summer of 2011, these cinematic sound experts have steadily and deservedly earned themselves a first class reputation and a loyal following amongst the... more
Leading television composer Ty Unwin talks about hardware, software and staying ahead of the game
Thursday, February 9, 2012
UK based composer Ty Unwin has been behind the music for several high profile television shows over the last decade, including the recent ´A History of Ancient Britain´ on the BBC.
Ty´s IMDb page reads like a hall of fame for historical and... more
Hospital Records and general drum and bass legend Danny Byrd gives us the lowdown
Thursday, February 2, 2012
One of the very first signings to the now absolutely massive Hospital Records label, Danny Byrd has been making cutting edge drum and bass for over a decade.
Danny´s unique style of using vocals and elements from other genres like house and rnb are among the... more
Emmy award winning composer Trevor Morris talks to Time+Space
Sunday, November 20, 2011
When you spend the early days of your composing career working with the likes of Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, a future as a successful film composer is a certainty. That’s how Trevor Morris’ career began and today he has many a feature film soundtrack... more
Boris Salchow on composing for Resistance 3
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Earlier this month, Playstation fans welcomed the release of Resistance 3 – a heroic yet savage first-person shooter video game that takes a dark swerve into post-apocalyptic horror. Boris Salchow, who wrote the score for the game, is known for his impressive... more
We talk to... Tony Colman aka London Elektricity
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tony Colman aka London Elektricity has been involved in the DnB scene since the mid-90s and is one of the co-founders of DnB label Hospital Records which boasts an impressive stable of artists including Danny Byrd, High Contrast, Netsky and Nu:tone, to name a few.... more
Tom Salta on scoring for video games and using Spectrasonics instruments
Monday, August 22, 2011
Tom Salta´s soundtrack credits cover films, TV shows and advertising but it is his work on video game scores for which he is most recognised. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Red Steel 1 & 2, Tom Clancy´s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 & 2... more
Synthogy founder and Ivory II developer Joe Ierardi talks to Time+Space
Friday, June 24, 2011
" I think it’s safe to say that this is the best piano plug-in on the market ,”
“… sampled pianos so realistic they’re indistinguishable from the real thing .”
" Superb. Stellar. Excellent. Outstanding. Best in class... more
Jon Dasilva on using Rob Papen synths...
Friday, June 3, 2011
" I don´t think there´s another more influential person on my Djing career really " – high praise indeed from the world renowned DJ Sasha who was taught to mix by Jon Dasilva. Jon´s story begins with his long career at Manchester´s... more
Above & Beyond on global success, production toys and Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
With a successive ranking in the upper heights of DJ Mag’s revered Top 100 DJs list (currently residing at number 5), a steady stream of gigs around the world and a brand new artist album about to drop, it’s safe to say Above & Beyond are enjoying immense... more
Julian Lloyd Webber on using Sontronics SIGMA mic
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
World-famous cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber is as well known for his beautiful ‘Barjansky’ Stradivarius cello as he is for his virtuoso playing, and now he’s found the perfect microphone to capture the sound of his beloved instrument. British microphone... more
Assassins Creed composer Jesper Kyd talks soundtracks and Symphobia
Friday, January 28, 2011
Probably best known for composing the music for the massively successful Hitman and Assassin´s Creed series of video games, Jesper Kyd is a prolific Danish born musician and composer. His dark and moody soundtracks combine electronic, ambient and symphonic... more
Magnus Birgersson AKA Solar Fields talks creativity, computer games and Omnisphere
Monday, January 17, 2011
Swedish based electronic music producer Magnus Birgersson is best known for his work under the moniker ´Solar Fields´. He has released a total of 9 solo albums which all combine different elements to create evolving, dreamlike music that many describe as... more
Lamb's Andy Barlow talks Spectrasonics, studio set-ups and top tips...
Friday, December 17, 2010
One half of trip hop duo Lamb as well as a solo artist in his own right, Andy Barlow has had a busy 2010 months with his solo album ´Leap and the Net will Appear´ due for release in February and Lamb´s album ´Five´ due for release in May.... more
Hollywood composer Mark Isham talks film scores and virtual instruments
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Best known for his uniquely innovative sounds and hauntingly beautiful melodies, Mark Isham’s scores have featured in numerous Academy Award winning films. His lengthy filmography features an abundance of box office successes including Point Blank, Crash,... more
DnB pioneer Blame talks Spectrasonics and Synthogy
Friday, October 8, 2010
UK based producer Blame, AKA Conrad Shafie has been at the cutting edge of dance music for almost 20 years. It all started back in 1991 with the release of ´Music Takes You´ on Moving Shadow Records, which is regarded today as a key track in the early... more
We reel in the Big Fish Audio guys for a chat...
Thursday, September 2, 2010
California-based Big Fish Audio are one of the most reputable and long standing sample library development companies in the world today having been established since 1986. Their sample collections span all manner of musical styles meeting the needs of producers and... more
Forking through the memories with Dave Spoon
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Dave Spoon is the alter ego of multi-talented Portsmouth born Producer and DJ Simon Neale who set sail on his musical voyage at the tender age of 3 with his first mixtape. Forced to play the school trumpet at the age of 10, the young enthusiast developed a fascination... more
Exclusive! Chase & Status on using Spectrasonics in the studio
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Unless you´re not a radio listener, tv viewer and a newspaper reader, it would have been a mean feat not to have heard mention of Chase & Status in recent months, particularly here in the UK.
For the past few months, the producer/song writing duo from... more
Exclusive! Beatstation according to Brad Bowden...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This week we are excited to begin shipping the eagerly anticipated ´ Beatstation ´ from Toontrack Music. Beatstation is the complete workstation for recording, creating and editing instruments and is Toontrack´s first foray into tonal sampling. To find... more
A few minutes with A Guy Called Gerald..
Monday, June 7, 2010
Since the 80’s, Manchester UK native, A GUY CALLED GERALD, born Gerald Simpson, has proven to be among the most innovative modern music figures. His influence is international and has spawned new genres of music culture. From his early experimentation with... more
Composer Dick Walter on his role behind the nation's TV classics...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Television commercials and programs can produce some of the nation’s most recognised soundtracks and themes and yet it’s often the case that little is known about the person behind the music. Dick Walter is one of the UK’s most talented arrangers... more
The Apprentice composer Dru Masters reveals his tools of the trade
Monday, January 4, 2010
Dru Masters is the composer behind some of the UK´s most successful TV shows, including Jamie´s American Road Trip and BAFTA and RTS winning The Apprentice and The Restaurant . His scores can be heard on numerous documentaries, drama, films and comedies... more
Sound designer Oliver Schmitt reveals his sampling secrets!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
" Oliver clearly understands exactly what kinds of sounds make up a complete dance track and has covered every single base with staggering variety. " - Music Tech
" Oliver Schmitt delivers a great sample cd: "Club Revolution Vol.1" ! Not... more
Exclusive! Jordan Rudess answers your questions!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Back in October, we invited you to send in your questions for world renowned keyboardist and Ivory pianos fan Jordan Rudess. We were overwhelmed by the number of questions that flooded in which made it very difficult to shortlist the ten finalists! After much... more
VSLís founder Herb Tucmandl talks to Time+Space!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A former cellist in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herb Tucmandl founded VSL in 2000 after his sideline scoring films gave him first hand experience of the frustrations faced by almost every composer in history: how to get your music performed quickly and cheaply.... more
Sander van Doorn discusses the T+S products behind his tracks!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Dutch Techno/Trance DJ and Producer Sander van Doorn (born Sander Ketelaars) has had a storming 12 months with a position just short of the Top 10 in the annual Top 100 DJs list, a massive world tour, not to mention the fact that he hit the big ´three-0´ in... more
Exclusive - Rob Papen fan Bushwacka! talks to Time+Space!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Matthew Benjamin otherwise known as Bushwacka!, is a DJ and producer who has been very much at the forefront of the UK dance music scene since the mid-90s. Most of his output is either house or breaks based and he has released on labels such as Plank, Oblong and... more
Exclusive interview: Rob Tissera raves about Rob Papen!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Rob Tissera is one of dance music’s most top selling producers and prolific stars, famed for his hi-energy hard trance and hard house sets, he’s also rocked audiences playing dirty funk, uplifting house or big room trance.
However, it wasn’t all... more
Way Out West's Nick Warren talks exclusively to Time+Space!
Friday, July 10, 2009
For the latest of our exclusive online features, Time+Space Sales Executive Iain McKenzie caught up with Nick Warren – pioneering DJ, Producer and one half of Progressive House and Trance duo, Way Out West. Here, Nick talks to us about his career, the software and... more