Time+Space presents Ian Boddy Dark Ambience for Omnisphere

image001Introducing Dark Ambience – patches for Omnisphere 2 designed exclusively for Time+Space by Ian Boddy

Raw analogue sounds reimagined with Spectrasonics powerful Omnisphere 2 sonic engine

Exclusive to Time+Space and created by renowned UK sound designer and electronic musician Ian Boddy, Dark Ambience contains 100 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 hand-crafted from an extensive collection of vintage and analogue modular synths. Take a journey into the deeper realms of ambience and electronic music with everything from soundscapes, textures, special FX, synth sounds and beyond.

Of the new collection, British electronic musician, composer and synthesis supremo Ian Boddy said, “Omnisphere is a wonderful sonic tool that I myself use in a lot of my film and library music work. I’m best known in sound design circles for my analogue modular patches and I was excited to see how tools such as Omnisphere’s Granular, Unison and Harmonia modes as well as its extensive synthesis and modulation capabilities would treat my raw analogue tones. The patches are like nothing I’ve heard in Omnisphere before, my signature analogue sound wrapped in a cocoon of expressive soundscapes.”

Key Features

  • 100 patches for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.2.0 or higher
  • Created by sound designer and electronic musician Ian Boddy
  • Based on vintage and analogue modular synths
  • Soundscapes, textures, special FX, synth sounds and much more 

Dark Ambience is available now, priced £22.95 / €25.95 / $29.95

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Spitfire Audio releases Albion V TUNDRA

albion-v-tundraLONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of ALBION V TUNDRA — the latest (fifth) entry in its widescreen range of compositional tools that provide everything needed to make modern film music out of the box, but this time by drawing inspiration from the minimalist work of Arvo Pärt and the burgeoning Nordic community, recording a 100-piece orchestra playing never- before-sampled instructions at the very edge of silence to cleverly capture the Scandinavian zeitgeist and bring it to bear upon Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform for all to see and hear — as of October 20…

“About 10 years ago I was listening to the radio and a work came on — Fratres by Arvo Pärt. It was one of the most profound and instantaneous connections I’ve ever had to a piece of music. Unlike a lot of orchestral works, which are steeped in the choral tradition, this didn’t sound like operatic angels from above. It was as if it seeped out of the moss in the ground. I could almost smell wet Estonian forests. I could feel the mists of Scottish lochs and Norwegian fjords. It was as if I was amongst the tundra and permafrost of Iceland.” So states Spitfire Audio Director and co-founder (and adept music-to-picture composer) Christian Henson himself while ‘starring’ in an ALBION V TUNDRA promotional video rich with wondrous widescreen aerial cinematography to accompany as an intrepid team travelled to Northern climes to research, discover, and unearth the most naked, honest, and glacial of samples the company has recorded to date. “Spitfire Audio over the years has been sampling all sorts of orchestras — different shapes and sizes, but, I guess, we’ve always been trying to unearth and discover more naked and honest performance styles,” its onscreen principal protagonist clarifies, while, thankfully, remaining fully clothed, before continuing: “We’ve also found that, where sampling is concerned, the real magic happens at the absolute quietest levels. With this in mind, and with the work of Pärt — an Estonian, and, I’d also say, a new sonic hinterland being created by emerging talent in Scandinavia and Iceland, we were inspired to create a whole new set of tools… whispering choruses of strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, bellows, all playing under instructions never sampled before — capturing instrumental groups playing at the very edge of silence.”

So, now knowing ALBION V TUNDRA’s raison d’être, time to explore exactly how Spitfire Audio set about capturing that Scandinavian zeitgeist, perhaps? Partnering with longterm collaborator, orchestrator, and contemporary composer Ben Foskett, the team tirelessly worked towards creating a full dynamic set of digitally-recorded 96K samples with the top level stunningly set to mp (mezzo-piano) — meaning: moderately soft — before moving on downwards through to the quietest recordings that they had ever dared (first) commit to (Studer two-inch) tape… captured quite literally at the edge of silence via a priceless selection of valve and ribbon mics partnered with Neve ‘AIR Montserrat’ preamps put through the world’s largest Neve 88R console at London’s legendary AIR Studios. Silence is, indeed, golden, it seems… well, almost! As such, the project engineer Jake Jackson opened up AIR’s Lyndhurst Hall to maximise its amazing early reflections and liquify the fibrous and finely textured instructions given to the 100-strong band of extraordinary London players tasked with creating the musical bedrock — permafrost, if you will — of those hitherto unheard samples.

So what, exactly, do those samples sound like, then? Icy, in the case of the HIGH STRINGS (with no fewer than 18 Long presets/articulations balanced by 13 Short ones, not forgetting Trems – Gypsy Harmonics) and LOW STRINGS (18 Long and 11 Shortpresets/articulations alongside Trems – Gypsy Harmonics). Taking a leap into the unknown, in this case, some of the lower mids were scooped out of the frequency map by boldly excluding violas from the orchestra and instead supporting a rich cello and bass offering of 12 and six players sat in the middle of the room with two tremendously enhanced violin sections of 20 and 18 players sat in antiphon — opposite sides of the room. Resulting articulations range from pimped classics, such as Spitfire Audio’s ever-popular flautando — producing a flute-like tone on violin or other stringed-instruments by playing nearer the fretboard — but with mutes added, and sections playing poly-divisi — the simultaneous use of opposing time signatures — so that, even with a band of this size, every player can be heard, right through to unorthodox approaches, such as using practice bows with no rosin on the hair to limit traction and actually bowing the strings with the back of a bow!

Bringing those “…whispering choruses of… woodwinds [and] brass…” to life involved booking four different bands — ending up in ALBION V TUNDRA as HIGH WOODS (with 15 Long presets/articulations alongside three Short ones), LOW WOODS (15 Longand three Short presets/articulations), HIGH BRASS (17 Long presets/ articulations alongside a solitary Short one), and LOW BRASS (16 Long presets/articulations alongside another solitary Short one) — very much with a choral mode in mind, resulting in very textural approaches to enliven the hall to create a very natural mossy patina. Put it this way: the end result is a deeply dynamic and timbral set of expressive instruments quite capable of acting as a standalone orchestral toolset in itself, albeit one with a unique-sounding quality.

Quality over quantity inadvertently led to ALBION V TUNDRA’s “VRAL” GRID EVO, effectively a very special Nordic-style Evo Grid — Spitfire Audio’s astoundingly innovative interface, based on the Sixties-vintage VCS 3 semi-modular synth by breakthrough British electronic musical instrument designers EMS, and allowing for instant gratification and customisation — when an aborted selection of harmonium and shruti box (bellowed single-chord Indian drone-maker) recordings resulted in some stuttering folk-like beds from prompting players to perform on the knife edge between the bellow hissing and the reeds actually sounding! 32 warped evolutions are spread over 12 regions, while the all-important dice function immediately randomises presets into a near-infinite number of possible outcomes!

Out there in the ALBION V TUNDRA those harmonium and shruti box recordings resulted in BELLOW PADS presets par excellence, thanks to the onboard STEPHENSON’S STEAM BAND — this time the result of deploying whirring Roland Space Echo units alongside classic Eventide outboard and more to offer up yet more unique- sounding Nordic-ness aplenty! Wondered what a studio entirely made up from an abandoned Sixties American early warning system sounds like? It sounds like this!

There’s more to ALBION V TUNDRA, too. Never a company to collectively shy away from all things epic-sounding, Spitfire Audio created some brooding combinations of very small drums played against massive Verdi bass drums and taikos designed for intermittent use to punctuate or mark time — think Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt — in readiness for being creatively served up as the DARWIN PERCUSSION ensemble. Add ARTIC COMBOS – 30 PRESETS of BRUNEL LOOPS, aneDNA-enhanced series of spring-out-of-the-box presets designed by the team of award winning composers and producers — this time based on dry stage recordings of legendary percussionist Paul Clarvis’ car-full of percussion that does not sound like percussion instruments — and what have you got? Clearly Christian Henson gets it when winding up that truly enlightening promo video with these parting words of wisdom: “We hope experts and newcomers to the world of sampling experience the same musical enlightenment we’ve had using these tools. I’m massively proud to announce: ALBION V TUNDRA.”

Watch the enlightening ALBION V TUNDRA promotional video ‘starring’ Spitfire Audio co-founder Christian Henson here: https://youtu.be/5oCxV6EoPJ4

ALBION V TUNDRA can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as 56.8 GB of uncompressed .WAV files, featuring 27,860 samples) from Spitfire Audio for a time-limited introductory promo price of £249.00 GBP/$299.00 USD/€319.00 EUR until 08:00 BST on November 1, 2016 — rising thereafter to £329.00 GBP/$449.00 USD/€419.00 EUR — from here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/albion-v-tundra/ (Note that ALBION V TUNDRA is also available as part of BUN018 – THE ALBIONS bundle — representing a serious saving of 40% on the full cost of all five libraries — from here: http://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bun018-the-albions/)

Note that Native Instruments’ free KONTAKT PLAYER is included with ALBION V TUNDRA, while Spitfire Audio’s free Download Manager application for Mac or PC allows anyone to buy now and download anytime.

For more in-depth information, including several superb-sounding audio demos, please visit the dedicated ALBION V TUNDRA webpage here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/albion-v-tundra/

Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s ALBION V TUNDRA quick overview video here: https://youtu.be/4yx2UJYtF-E

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MODO BASS unveiled – The first physically modeled electric bass

October 19, 2016IK Multimediathe pioneer in analog effects modeling, is pleased to announce MODO BASS®, a breakthrough physical modeling technology that brings a completely new level of realism and playability to the world of virtual bass instruments. MODO BASS is a completely customizable physically modeled virtual bass that recreates the electric bass and how it’s played – from the physical instrument and everything that makes it sound the way it does, to the human technique of how the instrument is played and its sonic performance, to the entire sound signal chain – no detail is left out.


This pioneering approach to virtual instrument technology recreates the dynamic interaction between the player, the bass, effects chain and amplifier that until now has never been realized nor recreated with traditional virtual instruments. This intense evaluation and modeling process gives players and producers access to a limitless universe of bass sound, an unmatched level of playability and the most realistic, lifelike sounding dynamic performance. No other bass virtual instrument can even come close to offering what MODO BASS provides.
Eight years in the making and developed in collaboration with one of Europe’s oldest universities, MODO BASS utilizes a breakthrough technology to breathe life into bass tracks. Unlike traditional sample-based virtual instruments, MODO BASS utilizes modal synthesis technology and an ultra-optimized sound engine to model each string as a nonlinear resonator where the string’s acoustic behavior is determined by its physical parameters as well as by the interaction of the string with fretboard, body and pick-ups of the instrument. The action of the player is then modeled as a nonlinear physical interaction with certain areas on the string surface. Then using IK’s cutting edge analog modeling expertise, the amp and effects rig of the electric bass is added to the sound chain.
All of this gives MODO BASS the ability to create sound in real time based on the construction and components of the bass combined with the player technique, finesse and the ever-changing dynamic interactions between the two. In short, MODO BASS brings – for the first time – ever-changing, hyper-realistic, living-breathing bass sound and performance to the world of virtual instruments. And since it doesn’t use samples, MODO BASS has an extremely small memory footprint.
Virtually every electric bass sound
The foundation of MODO BASS is a collection of 12 physically modeled iconic electric basses that span the history of bass sound in recorded music – more bass models than available in most other virtual instruments. Bass models include “60s P-Bass” based on an Alder body ’60s era Fender Precision Bass®, “70s P-Bass” based on an Ash body Fender Precision Bass®, “70s J-Bass” based on an Alder body Fender Jazz Bass®, “Modern J-Bass” based on an Ash body Fender Jazz Bass®, “Devil Bass” based on Gibson® EB-0, “Bass Man 5” based on Music Man® StingRay 5-string, “Rick n’ Bass” based on Rickenbacker® 4003, “Studio Bass” based on Yamaha® RB5, “Violin Bass” based on a Hofner® Violin Bass, “Thunder Bass” based on a Gibson® Thunderbird, “Japan Bass” based on an Ibanez® Soundgear, and “Flame Bass” based on Warwick® Streamer.
Every detail of each bass has been meticulously analyzed and modeled to capture the true sonic character of the original basses – the shape and type, the wood used for the body and neck construction, the hardware components like bridge and tuners, the original onboard electronics and controls – every aspect and detail has been modeled and recreated to provide the highest degree of sonic authenticity of the original. But the sounds available with MODO BASS extend far beyond the 12 modeled basses; with the available customization features, users can craft virtually every electric bass sound imaginable.
Customized, ever-changing sound
MODO BASS is able to produce an unlimited palette of bass sounds because everything can be customized. Unlike other bass instruments, users are able to adjust and personalize each aspect of the instrument that contributes to its tone profile – playing style, strings, pickups, pickup placement, electronics, tone settings, action, stomp box effects and amp settings. The combination of these customization options opens up a limitless universe of bass sound covering every imaginable and desirable tone. And just like a real bass player, every expression and interaction with the instrument will be unique.
Pluck, Slap or Pick – modeled playing styles
Once the bass instrument has been selected, players choose from 3 playing styles – pluck, slap or pick – and control how each playing style influences the tone of the instrument; the force applied to the strings, the position of the hand, the direction of the stroke, the fingers used to play the instrument and how the strings are approached, the impact of the thumb slap and the finger pull on the string and even the thickness of the pick and style of its attack. Every aspect of playing style has been studied and modeled to provide its unique impact on tone.
String Customization
The strings are one of the most important contributors to tone, so IK painstakingly studied and recreated all of the factors that affect it. Players can choose the number of strings to define the tonal range of the bass, the construction type and material of the strings (round or flat wound), the gauge and age of the strings, plus the physical action height of the strings above the fretboard. Each of these options contributes its own character to the output of the bass and introduces realism never before heard in a virtual instrument.
Custom pickup configuration
Players can also completely customize the onboard electronics of the bass. There are 20 iconic bass pickups from which to choose that can be freely interchanged and added to the instrument – up to 2 pickups per bass. Users can change the type of pickups used, neck or bridge single coil or humbuckers, and their physical location under the strings can be moved freely for unlimited playing and tonal variations – a feature virtually impossible in the physical world.  Each pickup has its own volume control and is also controlled by a global tone control. MODO BASS also gives players the ability to mix in the sound of an under-bridge piezo pickup for added resonance and top end. Switching from Passive to Active electronics option also enables a 3-band parametric EQ to fine-tune the pickup output tone.
FX and Amplifier choices
With MODO BASS, players have full control over the signal path and get 7 bass stomp boxes and two classic bass amplifiers derived from IK’s AmpliTube flagship software. Stomp box effects include an Octaver, Distortion, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Envelope Filter or Graphic EQ. Each stomp box gives players full control over the effect applied to the signal, parameter adjustment and overall output volume into the next effect.
Players can also choose from a classic all-tube amplifier and 1×15 cab, or a powerhouse solid-state model with a 4×10 cab. Each amp provides full control over gain structure, EQ (with mid-frequency adjustment on the tube amp), and additional fine-tuning options with a graphic EQ. There is also a global bypass feature that allows for bass signal routing from MODO BASS into another amp effects modeling suite like IK’s AmpliTube Custom Shop, opening up a whole new world of sonic options for bass tone shaping and effects.
Totally controllable in real time
MODO BASS also provides MIDI control of critical parameters that can be automated in real time. With the MIDI Control section, players control and adjust the application of vibrato, the playing style, the application of Mute technique and the amount of slide technique applied while playing.  The frequency of the vibrato, the amount of the bend, plus the amount of slide and detach noise while playing can all be controlled in real time on the fly.
Keyswitching in MODO BASS allows players to switch on the fly between chord mode and note mode, the type of stroke used for playing, the fingers used and the method of playing, which provides the ability to completely customize the sound in real time.
Pricing and availability
MODO BASS will be available in November, 2016 for $/€299.99 and $199.99 crossgrade* price. MODO BASS for Mac/PC is available now for pre-order from the IK Online store at a special introductory price of only $/€149.99**.
*Any previous purchase of an IK Multimedia software or hardware product with a value of $/€99.99 or more qualifies for crossgrade pricing.
**All prices listed are excluding taxes.
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MPC-Samples.com Releases ‘The Dirty Drummer 2’

dirty-drummer-2-xlMPC-Samples.com is proud to announce the release of ‘The Dirty Drummer 2’, featuring two complete multisampled drum kits dripping with crunchy, greasy vibes, set up for intuitive finger drumming and painstakingly optimised for each and every MPC model ever made as well as Maschine & Battery 4.

Each kit features a full spread of essential drum articulations to create your own thumping head-nodding breaks including kicks, snares, open and closed hats, snare rolls, ghost hits, cymbals and matched percussion, all recorded over multiple dynamic levels to nail that natural acoustic kit sound.

The default kit set up for all samplers is for ‘velocity switching’ where each pad plays back one of up to four dynamic levels depending on how hard the pad is hit. For more recent MPCs (MPC Software, MPC Essentials, MPC5000 and JJOSXL) we’ve also built ‘cycle kit’ versions that play back a different sample timbres each time the pad is hit (‘round robins’) for ultra-realistic playback even with FULL LEVEL turned on.

There’s also an ‘MPC Expansion Pack’ included for MPC Software users, legacy MPC editions for the MPC1000/2500/500/JJOS/4000, memory- optimised programs for the MPC2000/XL/3000/60 and dedicated versions for Native Instrument’s Maschine and Battery 4.

Thumping organic drum sounds, unparalleled compatibility and a second-to- none finger drumming experience. For more information on ‘The Dirty Drummer 2’ including a demo video, go to http://www.mpc- samples.com/product.php/258/the-dirty-drummer-2/

Technical Specifications

  • Samples: Two complete drum kits, 16 articulations per kit, 116 sounds in total including dynamic variations
  • Format: Contains SND and WAV versions of all sounds (24 bit & 16 bit) + PGM files
  • Compatibility: Works with all MPC ever made, plus Maschine & Battery 4
  • Publisher/Sound Design: Pad Pimps
  • Delivery: Download instantly after purchase.
  • Price: $29.99
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Dialog Audio pushes plug-in technology to synchronise and modulate hardware synth parameters

modulation_processorCOLOGNE, GERMANY: specialised performance tools developer Dialog Audio is proud to announce availability of Modulation Processor 3244 — an AAX (32-/64-bit), AU (32-/64-bit), VST (32-/64-bit) compatible audio software plug-in for Mac OS X (10.7 or higher) and Windows (XP or higher), designed to specifically synchronise and modulate hardware synthesizer parameters from within a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) host application — as its inaugural product on October 12…

As implied by name, the Modulation Processor 3244 plug-in provides three LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators), two slope generators, and four envelope generators, all of which can be synchronised to the host application with the creative convenience that modern-day music-makers have come to expect from plug-ins. Only Modulation Processor 3244 is quite unlike any other plug-in in existence, starting out as a novel way of fulfilling a very specific need. “Needing to get a filter to modulate synchronised via SysEx from a host application was the basic idea behind its development,” divulges company founder Julian McDole.

So what, exactly, makes Modulation Processor 3244 stand out from the sound of the (plug-in) crowd, to (partially) paraphrase the early-Eighties British breakthrough hit from synth-pop pioneers The Human League — no strangers themselves to the musical delights of analogue synthesizers, albeit vintage classics clearly lacking an ability to synchronise modulation movements to a host application? Any analogue synthesizer — classic or otherwise — can now do just that, thanks toModulation Processor 3244! The timing of this trailblazing product could not be better with analogue synthesizers proving popular as ever — more popular, perhaps, than ever even, thanks to the ever- expanding Eurorack universe of small-format modular system modules as well as numerous keyboards and desktop instruments on offer from current companies, both bigger and smaller.

Sympathetically, the modular structure of Modulation Processor 3244 allows adventurous users to tailor miscellaneous modulation signals to suit their hardware setup, so classic synthesizers and analogue modular systems can be flawlessly integrated into present-day production environments alongside more modern instruments via various connections. Synthesizers equipped with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) inputs can be modulated via MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) or SysEx (System Exclusive) messages. Moreover, modulate any analogue synth capable of receiving CV (Control Voltage) signals simply by patching spare outputs from an audio interface — if appropriate — to the synth’s CV inputs and generating high-resolution audio rate CV modulation. Alternatively, a MIDI-to-CV convertor can be used.

Ultimately, owners of software-only setups need not feel left out of the picture for Modulation Processor 3244 can also be pressed into service to modulate soft synths and audio plug-ins within the host DAW to provide extended modulation possibilities. Put it this way: whatever shape or form your preference for modulation may take, fortunately for everyone this trailblazing plug-in’s GUI (Graphical User Interface) is as easy on the eye as it is easy to use… make modulation, not frustration!

Modulation Processor 3244 can be bought directly from Dialog Audio for an introductory promo price of $50.00 USD (excluding VAT) — rising to an RRP of $65.00 USD (excluding VAT) — from here: http://www.dialogaudio.com/modulationprocessor/

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Arturia Announces the DrumBrute Analog Drum Machine & Sequencer

drumbrute_topArturia are excited to announce the arrival of DrumBrute – a 100% analog
drum machine & sequencer designed with performance and in-depth sound
editing at its heart.

The newest member of Arturia’s Brute family, DrumBrute is a powerful
beat-making instrument that carries the savage DNA of the MicroBrute,
MiniBrute, and MatrixBrute.

Key features of the Arturia DrumBrute include:

* Analog powerhouse: DrumBrute contains 17 fully analog drum &
percussion instruments, including two kicks, snare, clap, open & closed
hats, high & low toms and conga, maracas, rimshot, clave, tambourine,
zap, cymbal, and even a reverse cymbal.

* Exciting synth features: the main output contains a highly regarded
two-mode Steiner-Parker filter, allowing you to add dynamic frequency
sweeps and satisfying bass drops. Not only that, but every drum sound
has multiple parameters that can be tweaked to achieve your perfect kit.

* Easy to use, quick to learn: each one of DrumBrute’s 64 sequences can
contain up to 64 steps, and can be chained together in a song mode.
Despite this massive performance power, punching in your perfect beat is
simple and fast. Fans of vintage drum machines will feel right at home
with the familiar layout.

* No menus: every feature has its own dedicated button, knob, or pad, so
you’ll spend less time navigating endless sub-menus and more time making

* In-depth editing: get in the groove with the natural Swing feature,
inspire yourself by dialling in some Randomness, mix up your rhythm with
Step Repeat, Roller and Looper functions, accent particular drum hits to
add some punch to your beat… DrumBrute has a wealth of advanced features
that will satisfy even the most discerning musicians and producers.

* Plays well with others: DrumBrute has extensive connectivity and sync
options, including MIDI, Clock, 1PPS, 2PPQ, DIN24, and DIN48. This means
that DrumBrute will work seamlessly with all of your other modular,
synth, and sequencing gear.

* Amazing in the studio: DrumBrute boasts dedicated audio outputs for
each instrument channel giving almost limitless options for external
processing and multitrack recording; 3.5mm and ¼” headphone outputs so
you’ll never have to hunt out an adapter again; and it can act as a
fully-fledged MIDI interface to control your DAW. DrumBrute is an
essential tool for the modern producer.

* Reliable on stage: with rugged housing, chunky pads, and wiggle-free
knobs, DrumBrute can be relied upon to perform show after show. Always
striving to improve with every new release, Arturia have created a
strong, enduring instrument that’s ready for life on the road.

* Punches above its weight: DrumBrute stands toe-to-toe with the leading
drum synths on the market, but at a fraction of the price. No other
all-analog drum machine features such inspiring and dynamic features
while retaining a sense of intuitive, tactile fun.

DrumBrute is priced at 449€ / $499.

DrumBrute will shortly be shipping, and will be arriving at your local
music store in November. DrumBrute is available to order now from the
official Arturia web store, and from retailers worldwide.

For more information on features, specifications and dimensions, visit
the DrumBrute page on www.arturia.com/products/drumbrute

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iZotope release Neutron mixing plug-in

image001Your new mixing assistant has arrivedintroducing iZotope Neutron

Plus new Music Production Bundle 2 offers incredible value for money

Combining world-first features such as Track Assistant and Masking Meter, iZotope Neutron can listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer tailored starting points for creating powerful mixes with focus and clarity. Neutron acts like a virtual assistant, leaving all the creative control to you.

Meet your new assistant
An industry first, Neutron’s new Track Assistant lets you create a custom preset based on your audio to get you to a faster starting point so you can focus on what’s most important – your creativetake on the mix. It’s like having an assistant engineer at your disposal 24/7.

What makes Track Assistant so unique:


  • Automatically detects different instrument types like guitar, vocals, bass, and drums
  • Creates custom, optimal starting points based on your audio tracks
  • Offers three levels of power, from Subtle to Medium to Aggressive
  • Adds Neutrino’s Spectral Shaping sound for subtle focus and clarity
  • Intelligently places EQ nodes and creates an EQ curve
  • Sets optimal settings for signal flow, including single or multiband processing
  • Smartly places crossovers in multiband modes
  • Selects Compressor style (Digital or Vintage) and automatically sets settings (Threshold, Attack, Release, and Ratio)
  • Selects Exciter algorithm blend and dials in a custom amount tuned to the audio

Unmask your mix

Another industry first, Neutron’s Masking Meter allows you to visually identify perceptual frequency collisions, which can result in guitars masking lead vocals, bass covering up drums, and otherissues that can cause a “muddy” or overly crowded mix. Toggle seamlessly between any two tracks to carve out sonic space and ensure that each instrument has its own place to shine.
iZotopes best processing yet

Neutron features some of the best audio processing iZotope has ever created allowing you to achieve better sounding mixes inside your digital audio workstation. It includes five industry leadingmixing processors, all zero-latency capable, including a static/dynamic Equalizer, two multiband Compressors, a multiband Exciter, and a multiband Transient Shaper, as well as an ultra low-latencyBS.1770 True Peak Limiter – perfect for all your mixing needs.


iZotope Neutron is available now in both Standard and Advanced versions with introductory savings of up to 20% PLUS buy from timespace.com and you’ll receive ASKVideo’s Neutron video tutorialpackage absolutely free!

If you´re an existing iZotope product user, the variety of crossgrade options give you the chance to make even bigger savings with up to 60% off.





The Music Production Bundle 2 features over £1500-worth of iZotope mixing, mastering and vocal production tools for an introductory offer price of £369 (normally £519). If you already own a Standardor Advanced iZotope product, or the Music Production Bundle 1, you could get the whole bundle from as little as £149!*

The Music Production Bundle 2 includes:

  • Neutron Advanced
  • VocalSynth
  • RX Plug-in Pack
  • Ozone 7 Advanced
  • Insight
  • Nectar 2 Production Suite
  • Trash 2


For full details about Neutron, Music Production Bundle 2 and all crossgrades visit:


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