Native Instruments announces give-away of a trip to Sónar festival to meet Mostly Robot

Mostly Robot

Native Instruments has announced it is offering a chance to win a trip for two people to witness the debut performance of Mostly Robot on June 14th at Sónar Barcelona.

Mostly Robot is a band conceived by Native Instruments, featuring five exceptional musicians who each represent a different area of the company’s musical expertise. The artists – Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee – will perform in a truly ‘live’ format, with each musician playing independently of the other, synced only by the human element. The music will be accompanied by an inventive visual concept from Berlin’s design collective Pfadfinderei.

The lottery is open to everyone, and the winners will enjoy a four day break in Barcelona – featuring flights, accommodation, two full festival passes and a tapas meal with the band.

More information: Native Instruments / Mostly Robot give-away


Time+Space sponsors Exeter Classical Music Event

Time+Space has partnered with composer Ondrej Pochyly for the Exeter Classical Music Event, a classical music performance with a very modern twist.

Time+Space Exeter Classical Music Event with Ondrej Pochyly

Devon-based composer Ondrej Pochyly will be breaking technological and musical ground this Saturday at the Exeter Classical Music Event with a special orchestral display that is set to have audiences captivated.

Following the loss of his mother to pancreatic cancer two years ago, Ondrej began working on ‘Requiem for the Lost’ an hour-long piece of classical music which relays the tragic story of a cancer victim and their family – from the diagnosis, through to treatment, re-diagnosis, death and the aftermath.

But what makes this different to any other orchestral composition is that the piece has been created entirely with music software and will be performed live with Ondrej controlling the tempo and dynamics of the virtual instruments with Nintendo Wii remotes.

UK soundware distributor, Time+Space, who are official partners of the event and will be exhibiting on the day, provided most of the virtual instruments and software for the Logic-based set-up which includes Cinesamples VOXOS Epic Virtual Choir, Audio Bro’s LA Scoring Strings and Vienna Symphonic Library’s Vienna Suite, Ensemble Pro and Vienna Brass.

Speaking about the event, Ondrej said, “I believe that this project shows that technology and art can work together on creating new and exciting performances. This is not meant to replace orchestras but rather compliment them and I hope the public will enjoy this act for what it is. An emotional piece of art.”

The Requiem is just one of a series of performances organised by Ondrej as part of the Exeter Classical Music Event which is funded by both the National Lottery Arts Council and Exeter City Council. In addition to live performances from a variety of orchestras and musical projects, the event will also see the launch of a competition that invites young composers between the ages of 16 and 25 to create their own composition. The winner, to be announced in January next year, will win £500 and will get the chance to work alongside Ondrej to have their piece produced with virtual instruments and performed at next year’s event.

The Exeter Classical Music Event takes place this Saturday 2nd July between 11:00am and 11:00pm in the courtyard of Exeter Castle. Entry is free but donations are gratefully received with a percentage of the proceeds going towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A video presentation about the set-up for the Requiem plus a full schedule of the day’s events can be found at

More information: Time+Space


Brainworx announces BX Survey 2011, get reward and chance to win BX_ALL Bundle

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Brainworx BX Survey 2011

Brainworx has announced its BX Survey 2011.

We have prepared a little survey for you. Please let us know a little bit about you, and we´ll turn your answers into bx_C@$H!

Submit your info now. Earn a 30$ voucher in 2 minutes! Valid until August 30, 2011.

Besides awarding participants a $30 USD voucher, brainworx is also giving away 3 bx_ALL bundles (worth 766.50 EUR / $1,120 USD eachn) in a lottery.

More information: Brainworx


Vienna Symphonic Library announces Free Download Instruments Lottery

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Vienna Symphonic Library Lottery Promo

Vienna Symphonic Library has announced a lottery where you can win a free download instrument.

Play the Vienna Instruments Lottery! During the month of November, every third Single Instrument Download order in our web shop will earn you a free bonus Single Instrument!

Your chances to win a free additional Download Instrument are

  • 33% if you purchase 1 Single Instrument
  • 67% if you purchase 2 Single Instruments*
  • 100% if you purchase 3 Single Instruments*

* in one order

By submitting your order in our web shop, your purchase is entered into our list of purchased Single Instruments. If you have won a free Single Instrument Download, we’ll immediately send you an email asking you which additional instrument you’d like to receive for free.

More information: Vienna Symphonic Library