Introducing Rob Papen Raw

rawRaw is the brainchild of Rob Papen and Dutch dance producers DJ Promo and DJ Free-K after getting together at Dancefair 2014 in the Netherlands. After their initial meeting they soon forged plans to create a synthesiser which primarily focused on ‘distorted’ sounds with a user friendly interface. Several brainstorming sessions later and Raw was born.

Featuring two oscillators each with and X/Y field to distort the waveform using Phase Distortion and you can also draw two of your own ‘waveforms’ and use them as LFO waveforms enabling the creation of unique ‘wobble’ movements that are perfect for dubstep and other electronic music styles.

Presets have been contributed by the likes of Promo, Ophidian, Mad dog, Deathmachine, D-Passion, Rob Fabrie, DJ Thera, N-Vitral, Tha Playah, DJ Hidden and The Viper to name a few and FX such as chorus, phaser, flanger, stereo delay and the amazing Rob Papen high quality premium reverb can all be added to your sound and of course, the cool arpeggiator/ sequencer, easypage and preset bank manager have all been included as standard.

Raw is available to buy now with a special 20% off introductory discount until 5th January £89.95 / €114.55.

About Rob Papen: Rob started playing synthesizer and composing music when he was 15 years old.  At the age of 18 he had a number one hit called ´Aurora´ in Benelux together with the Dutch synthesizer group ´Nova´

The virtual Rob Papen synthesizers are the cutting edge in what is possible in today´s contemporary music making. They are truly unique because of the concepts, sound quality and most of all, the musical and useable nature of the presets.

Rob Papen´s slogan is ´Inspiration Soundware´. This slogan was brought to him by his own customers telling him that the instruments and presets inspired them to make music and have fun.

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Native Instruments says HAPPY HOLIDAYS with free gifts

NI_Happy_Holidays_2014Berlin, December 18, 2014 – Native Instruments today announced a limited-time holiday giveaway as a thank you to all users. This year, producers get REPLIKA – a high-fidelity delay effect. DJs get a total of ten free TRAKTOR Remix Sets selected from some of the year’s top releases. Native Instruments are also giving away a $25 / 25 € / ¥ 2,500 / £22 / AU$ 39 e-voucher for the NI Online Shop, plus the chance to win more free gifts in a prize draw. Users are recommended to act quickly – as of January 2014, REPLIKA will cost $49 / 49 € / ¥ 5,680 / £44 / AU$ 79 and the e-voucher expires on December 31, 2013.

REPLIKA is a simple to use delay effect for a wide range of spatial sounds. Three effect modes – two delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm – are built into a streamlined and easy-to-use interface. The ‘Modern’ mode is a digital delay that delivers the crystal-clear repeats of contemporary delay devices. ‘Vintage Digital’ mode reproduces the charismatic grit of early studio delays. The ‘Diffusion’ mode delivers a fresh sound that rides the line between delay and reverb. REPLIKA also integrates a high-class resonant filter and classic phaser. Adding modulation is easy with simple combinations of three intuitive knobs and two buttons to choose between phaser and filter – lowpass, highpass or notch.

DJs benefit from ten free TRAKTOR Remix Sets selected from the year’s most sought after Remix Set releases. The selection includes Pezzner, Tom Trago, Wellenrausch, My Digital Enemy, and more. TRAKTOR Remix Sets are premium-grade loop and one-shot sample packs, configured for use in the Remix Decks in NI’s flagship TRAKTOR PRO 2 DJ software. Using Remix Decks, DJs can explore new expressive possibilities and live remixing. All ten TRAKTOR Remix Sets are available together or separately as a free download.

As an added bonus, everyone is encouraged to participate in a prize draw for the chance to win one of Native Instruments flagship products – a KOMPLETE KONTROL S49 with KOMPLETE 10 ULTIMATE, a TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, or a MASCHINE STUDIO. Until December 31, anyone can enter to win one of these prizes at Three winners will be announced after contest closure – one for each prize.

The free gifts are available from the NI website until December 31, 2014. From January 2014, REPLIKA will cost $49 / 49 € / ¥ 5,680 / £44 / AU$ 79.

The e-voucher expires on December 31, 2014.

Additional information on the limited-time holiday giveaway is available at:

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Make Music Together Using New Service from Propellerhead

Stockholm, Sweden, December 18, 2014 (ictw) – Create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians using the new Propellerhead music-making service. This free music service connects the Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, to make it easy to exchange music pieces.

Propellerhead is also introducing Discover—feeds of inspiring community-made music ready for you to use, build on, remix and sample in your own creations.

“Our mission has always been about realizing musical dreams, and this is the next step,” said Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO. “Unlike other music-making services we’re not building this exclusively for producers. If you love to sing or play guitar, the Propellerhead community creates inspiring music pieces for you to record on. If producing is your passion, there are amazing pieces out there to pick up and build on, sample or remix. We’re launching in beta so you can try it out today and tell us how we can make it perfect for you.” More thoughts from Ernst you find at his blog:

The new Propellerhead music-making service brings together Figure and Take apps with the award-winning Reason music production platform to bridge the gap between mobile and studio workflows:

  • Move musical ideas between mobile apps and Reason—invite Take users to sing on a Figure beat, or finish a Take song with Reason’s full suite of instruments and effects
  • Share music publicly, unlisted to your friends, or to your social network of choice
  • Find inspiration in Discover—Propellerhead-curated, community made music pieces, all ready and available for use in your creations

Updated versions of Reason, Take and Figure that connect to the service are available today.

Pricing and availability
Discover is available today at

Download Take for free on the Apple App Store

Download Figure on the Apple App Store                       EUR €0.79 / USD $0.99

Reason 8.1 is available as a free update for Propellerhead Reason 8 owners.
Reason 8.1 is available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website or from an authorized dealer.

Reason                                                                                  EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason Essentials                                                                EUR €120 / USD $129
Reason Upgrade (from any previous Reason version)  EUR €129 / USD $129

For more information, visit

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Win a copy of Garritan CFX Concert Grand and an Abbey Road T Shirt

timespacegarritanabbeyTime+Space have teamed up with Garritan and Abbey Road to give you the chance to win one of three copies of CFX Concert Grand and an Abbey Road T shirt.

CFX Concert Grand was recorded in Abbey Road Studios by award-winning engineers using the world´s finest microphones and equipment, the nine foot Yamaha CFX Concert Grand is one of the newest pianos at Abbey Road Studios and is characterised by a wide palette of tonal colours and the ability to create the most subtle expressive nuances.

Entering is easy, all you have to do is complete the short entry form and answer this question

“In which studio at Abbey Road was the Garritan piano recorded in”

Hint! Click here for a clue.


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Massive festive deals from Time+Space

timespacefestiveMassive festive deals from Time+Space

This December you can save up to 60% off on over 100 award-winning virtual instruments, effects plugins and samples libraries from top brands like Toontrack, iZotope, Big Fish Audio, Synthogy, Zero-G and many more.

Promotions already launched include 50% off all Impact Soundworks sample libraries, 40% off Zero-G Epica Virtual Synth plus 75 extra presets and 50% off all plugins from innovative digital audio tool creators Overloud.

Many new special deals are being published over the holidays so keep an eye on our festive deals page or more info!

More information and all products on offer can be found at 

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Sample Logic releases CYCLONE RETWISTED


Sampling Meets Synthesis

Screen-Shot-2014-12-13-at-8.58.23-PMCompletely re-engineered and re-imagined, CYCLONE RETWISTED is the next generation of Sample Logic’s CYCLONE.  Now equipped with Sample Logic’s proprietary Step and FX Animator technology along with a  new dual-voice additive synthesizer, CYCLONE RETWISTED is truly a one-stop shop for astounding, inspiring electronic sounds, and the ultimate sample synth solution for Kontakt. This powerhouse virtual instrument contains over 475 brand new instruments and multis ranging from multi-layer motion pads and cinematic harmonic instruments to dubstep inspired basses, electronic hybrid leads, and experimental drum kits. CYCLONE RETWISTED also includes the original award-winning CYCLONE 1.0 in its entirety, as well as the Glow Multi expansion pack, providing a grand total of 850+ instruments and multis. So whether you’re on a tight deadline, in need of inspirational presets and production tools, or looking to dig deep and create your own twisted instruments, CYCLONE RETWISTED delivers amazing multi presets and instruments that are production ready and can be quickly customized for instant transformation. 

How It’s Organized

CYCLONE RETWISTED is intuitively organized and divided into specific useful categories:


  • Arpeggiated
  • Basses
  • Harmonic Soundscapes
  • Kits
  • Leads
  • Pads
  • Wave Synths


  • Construction Kits
  • Instrument Stacks
  • One Note Glory


Sickly Retwisted

Sample Logic has reinvented the user interface from the ground up! The core of CYCLONE RETWISTED is focused around the user interface and experience, providing the freedom to infinitely transform samples into awesome twisted evolving synths with enormous power. The interface still includes Sample Logic’s signature Triggers, Wave, and LFOs, and now rises to new heights with several added features such as:

  • An expanded, dual-voice additive synthesis engine called “Wave”
  • An easy to modulate and sequence multi-voice “Pitch” section
  • A “Dual Filter Oscillator” for unprecedented rhythmic effects
  • Sample Logic’s proprietary Step Animator and FX Animator sequencers


CYCLONE 1.0 introduced Sample Logic’s additive synthesis engine, “Wave,” and now CYCLONE RETWISTED takes it to the next level with 41 wave shapes to choose from, and a dual-voice engine with independently-controllable volume envelopes, hi-cut filters, and FX animator engines. With this newly expanded, transposable wave section, waveforms can be added to the instrument’s overall sound, leading to endless customization and massive synths. In addition, each waveform volume can be sequenced via a Animators. Wave can be used in many ways, here are just a few examples:

Add a sine wave transposed down a few octaves to add sub and thicken up a bass

  • Animate a wavetable volume to add a motion layer on top of a static pad
  • Transpose a wave up a few octaves to add harmonics and make the overall instrument brighter
  • Transpose a wave down a 5th to create harmonic instruments


One of the most powerful features in CYCLONE RETWISTED are the powerful “Multi Script Macros”, first introduced in Cinematic Guitars 2. Now more twisted than ever, Multi Script Macros can be automated by using the new macro knob step sequencers, resulting in real-time macro sequencing and instrument parameter control. On top of that, each of the 6 macro knobs can be assigned to any combination of instrument parameters within a multi. Multi script macros are completely customizable and can be easily created and saved. By design, any combination of instrument interface parameters can be assigned to a single macro. Whether performing live or automating a multi in a DAW, Multi Script Macros are the perfect production solution.

Tech Specs

CYCLONE Retwisted includes over 850 instruments & multis including CYCLONE Retwisted, CYCLONE 1.0, and the Glow Multi Pack, and a 2.89 GB compressed sample library using Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression. All samples are delivered at 44.1kHz/24-bit.

System Requirements

  • Requires Kontakt 5 Player (Free) or Retail version (sold separately) Version 5.4.1 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 (latest update), Intel Core Duo, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
  • Windows 7/8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
  • 3 GB free disk space for CYCLONE Retwisted sample content
  • 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player


  • Stand-alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS (Pro Tools 9 + 10); 64-bit AAX plugins (Pro Tools 11)
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)
  • CoreAudio
  • ASIO

Kontakt is continuously being updated. For the latest system compatibilities visit the Native Instruments website.

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MSRP: $349.99

Upgrade for original CYCLONE customers: $49.99

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ThaLoops release “Electric Guitar” instrument for Kontakt

ThaLoops has released “Electric Guitar” multi-sample instrument for Kontakt – universal tool to express a palette of musical emotions.

ThaLoops team have sampled a legendary Gibson ES-335 guitar by chaining it right through the Marshall JVM 410H Valve AMP and Marshall 1960A 4×12 Guitar Cabinet. Five velocity layers per note for the clean pick sound preset, three velocity layers per note for a solo drive preset, clean chug sound and amplified drive power chords are included in the sound-set. “Solo switch” button is available to play in polyphonic or solo monophonic mode.

The multi-sample instrument is offered as a download, priced at $14.99. For more information, please visit

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