Time+Space has announced the release of Lost Tapes Vol 2, a new sample library by Freshtone Samples.
Fired by nostalgia, moving bass lines, funky horns, slinky guitars, retro keys and the gestures of soul, this brand new collection encapsulates all the wholesome goodness of an iconic era in music.
Recorded at Gizzard studios in London’s East End, using their rare Alice Stancoil early 1970′s AM series quadrophonic mixer, and put to tape on a Studer A80 2″ 16 track and a Studer A80 ¼” machine, Lost Tapes 2 presents a host of vintage instruments.
The Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, a rare early Hofner Violin Bass, a Burns Sonic Bass, vintage Gibson 335 and Fender Telecaster through an old 1968 Marshall 50 watt combination and WEM Dominator amps all feature, plus, for the first time, the Freshtone brass section makes its debut with trumpet, sax and flute adding sparkle and bite to each of the 40 compositions.
Immerse yourself somewhere between 1967 and 1973 and get creative!
Lost Tapes Vol 2 is available to purchase exclusively from Time+Space for the introductory price of £39.95 GBP / 47.95 EUR.
More information: Time+Space / Lost Tapes Vol 2
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on Feb 25, 2014
Time+Space has announced that iZotope is offering a discount on its Alloy 2 mixing tools for a limited time.
Far more than just a traditional channel strip, Alloy 2 is a modern twist on classic mixing that neatly packages the mixing essentials in a self-contained and completely configurable plug-in that puts everything you need at your fingertips.
Alloy 2 features
- Get six powerful tools in one integrated plug-in: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter.
- Achieve exceptional sound quality, balancing vintage emulation with digital precision.
- Hear results immediately with zero latency performance, whether you’re tracking in real-time or in the midst of a mix session.
- Visualize your mixing decisions with rich meter displays to guide the way.
- Start fast, then go deep with over 250 presets and a tweaker’s paradise of advanced controls.
Until 31st March, 2014, Alloy 2 is available to purchase for £84.95 GBP / 114 EUR (over 40% off RRP).
Existing Alloy users can upgrade to Alloy 2 for £36.95 GBP / 51.95 EUR, and existing users of other iZotope products can crossgrade for £65.95 GBP / 87.95 EUR.
More information: Time+Space / Alloy 2
Time+Space has announced a Blue II patch contest, a chance to share your dream patch for Blue II synthesizer and win Rob Papen’s upcoming synthesizer plug-in.
As the release of Rob Papen’s Blue II crossfusion virtual synth is almost upon us, we’re giving you the chance to have your dream patch created by the man himself!
Simply describe your ideal patch using as much detail as possible. Once the closing date of 3rd March has passed, three winners will be randomly selected and Rob Papen will design the three patches within Blue II. The patches will then be made publicly available for all Blue II users!
Rob Papen will select a Grand Prize winner who, in addition to the designer patch, will also receive a copy of eXplorer III plus the other two winners will receive a copy of Blue II.
The contest ends March 4th, 2014.
More information: Time+Space / Blue II patch contest
Time+Space has announced the release of Urban Symphony – Orchestral Phrases, a new sample library from Zero-G.
Zero-G and Xfonic have released Urban Symphony, a multiformat sample collection of orchestral phrases and solo piano and harp loops that have been composed and recorded for Hip Hop, R´n´B and Dance music producers but would work equally well for orchestral mock-ups.
These orchestral sessions were all recorded in flawless 24bit audio, mostly between 90 and 95bpm, and mastered using state of the art production techniques to provide a very contemporary sound which enables the samples to sit well in a modern musical setting.
Urban Symphony Orchestral Phrases features
- 727 Acidized WAV files.
- 727 AIFF Apple Loops.
- 727 Rex2 Recycle files.
- 56 Kontakt Instruments.
- 56 EXS24 Instruments.
- 56 HALion Instruments.
- 56 NN-XT Instruments.
The sample library costs £59.95 GBP. Until February 14th, 2014, Time+Space is offering an introductory 20% discount, plus a free copy of the Urban Life sample pack (3GB).
More information: Time+Space / Urban Symphony
Time+Space has announced a limited time promotion on Ozone 5 Advanced, the mastering system by iZotope.
Take your mastering to the next level with iZotope Ozone 5 January deals.
Whether you´re looking to upgrade from an older version of Ozone or are completely new to iZotope´s critically acclaimed mastering suite, there´s a special deal for you with lower pricing on Ozone 5 Advanced and Upgrades throughout January at Time+Space.
The process of mastering ranges from correcting mistakes made in the mix to preparing a recording for target listening environments. Like a final coat of polish, mastering makes the difference between a good-sounding mix and a professional-sounding master.
Ozone 5, with its eight essential mastering tools – Maximizer, Equalizer, Dynamics, Stereo Imaging, Post Equalizer, Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering – makes it easier than ever for anyone to master their audio simply and efficiently.
Ozone 5 Advanced is now available to purchase for £499 GBP / 551 EUR (30% off). Various upgrade offers for Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced are also available.
The promotion ends January 31st, 2014.
More information: Time+Space / Ozone 5 Advanced Sale
Time+Space has announced the Creative Christmas Challenge, a music production contest with prizes from Zero-G and Stardelta.
Planning on making some music over the Christmas holidays?
Time+Space have joined forces with sample library pioneers Zero-G and audio mastering specialists Stardelta, to launch this year’s Creative Christmas Challenge, giving you the chance to win some great prizes.
Zero-G have selected ten samples from their latest collection ‘Critical Mass’. Using a minimum of two of these samples (downloadable from Soundcloud), plus your own plugins, samples, live instruments or vocals, entrants need to create a track of at least three minutes in length and upload it to the Time+Space Soundcloud Contest page by 13th January 2014.
The track can be of any genre or style and after the closing date, Time+Space will shortlist at least 5 tracks and put them forward for the public vote.
The winner will have their track professionally mastered and cut to vinyl by the generous Stardelta Audio Mastering at their state of the art, world class facility in Devon, and receive a £50 gift voucher to spend on samples, plugins or virtual instruments at Time+Space. Two runners up will each win Zero-G’s Critical Mass sample library worth £60 and a £25 T+S gift voucher.
More information: Time+Space / Creative Christmas Challenge
Time+Space has announced the release of Critical Mass – Audioscapes by Zero-G and Xfonic, the latest addition to the impressive line-up of award winning cinematic sample libraries created by the same producer of Dark Skies and Alien Skies.
Critical Mass provides you with a vast expanse of new and experimental sound materials with themes ranging from chilling deep space horror all the way through to sumptuous heavenly atmospheres. It has been designed to suit all the needs of professional audio-video producers such as TV, cinema & game score composers and also EDM music producers who want to add a unique twist to their tracks.
In addition to hundreds of atmospheres, soundscapes, textures, hits, stingers, pads and FX there are 30 production kits which present the sounds within short, musical/sound design ‘cues’ to inspire your imagination – experiment by mixing and matching the sounds in the various Kits to create unique and interesting fusions!
Critical Mass Audioscapes features
- 700+ Acidized WAV files.
- 700+ AIFF Apple Loops.
- 750 Kontakt Instruments.
- 750 EXS24 Instruments.
- 750 NN-XT Instruments.
Critical Mass is available to purchase (download and 2-disc DVD set) for RRP £59.95 GBP/€74.95 EUR. A purchase of the library at Time+Space before December 16th will include Zero-G’s Ambiosis sample library download for free (£30.95 GBP value).
More information: Time+Space / Critical Mass
Time+Space has announced that Synthogy is offering a free copy of the American Concert D piano instrument library with a purchase of the Ivory II Italian Grand and Ivory II Upright Pianos bundle.
With well-known artists such as Howard Jones, Imogen Heap, Gary Barlow, Pete Townshend and many more using Ivory II pianos in their own set ups, plus the abundance of first class press reviews that follow each Ivory release, Synthogy have undoubtedly hit the right note when it comes to virtual pianos.
This year, the Boston-based developers are celebrating their 10 year anniversary and are marking it with a very special offer…
When you buy the Ivory II Italian Grand and Ivory II Upright Pianos bundle before 25th December 2013, you´ll be eligible to claim a free copy of the newest addition to the Ivory family – the multi-award winning American Concert D!
Plus, combined with Time+Space’s current Festive Deal, you’ll also receive a free iLok or a £25 Time+Space gift voucher with your order!
The offer ends December 25th, 2013.
More information: Time+Space / Italian Grand & Upright Pianos Bundle