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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Welcome to the studio lounge of UJAM Instruments. A place to kick back, relax and explore some great articles and video content on all your favorite UJAM products including news, reviews, tutorials and behind the scenes stories to inspire and delight. The UJAM Instruments lounge features some of the finest talent in the music production industry sharing their stories, ideas and professional experience helping you to progress in your music creation journey and get the most out of your UJAM Virtual Instruments.
inside sound minds
Episode 2 – Sujin Nam
In the latest episode of Inside Sound Minds Sujin Nam discusses her musical upbringing and how she became a well-known film composer in Hollywood.
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behind the scenes
About the Making of the Virtual Bassist
Over the years, and particularly since we announced the Virtual Bassists series, we’ve been bombarded with questions from users, press, friends and social media, which the team has collected here and fired off at UJAM Founder Peter Gorges.
read more
tutorials
Making of the Song “Unconditionally” with MELLOW
In this video tutorial, Daniel Ruczko shows you how he composes a song using the new Virtual Bassist MELLOW. Daniel highlights the sonic versatility of UJAM’s instrument technology compared to common bass loops. This realism is achieved by intelligently added slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs – Virtual Bassist knows how to play them if you don’t.
read more
tutorials
An Introduction to Virtual Bassist ROYAL
In this quick introductory tutorial Julian Rodgers from Pro Tools Expert takes you on a tour through the first steps of creating a setup with our Virtual Bassist ROYAL accompanied by Virtual Drummer SOLID and the Virtual Guitarists SILK and AMBER.
read more
tutorials
Spice up Your Production with Beatmaker HUSTLE
Learn how to cook spicy beats by Martin Seyer, sound designer of UJAM’s specialist for massive pumping Trap, Grime, and Bass Music tracks: Beatmaker HUSTLE.
read more
behind the scenes
Making of Beatmaker DOPE
In this video, Daniel Ruczko, the sound designer behind Beatmaker Dope, will take you behind the scenes of creating a DOPE experience.
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behind the scenes
Simon Kujus - Audio Engineer & Human Support Interface
Meet Simon Kujus, our human support interface at UJAM and find out more about his work as an audio engineer and how he depends on the feedback the users give.
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behind the scenes
Virtual Bassist - New Product Line by UJAM Instruments
UJAM Instruments are announcing their new Virtual Bassist product line of plug-ins (VST, AU, AAX), with ROYAL, ROWDY and MELLOW available for pre-order.
read more
behind the scenes
MIND AWAKE feat. Kayohes prod. by Daniel Ruczko
The sounddesigner of Beatmaker DOPE himself, Daniel Ruczko aka. Rusher, jumped right back into his studio and produced this absolute banger with Kayohes: MIND AWAKE!
read more
behind the scenes
Youtube Video Reviews (DOPE & HUSTLE)
A collection of Youtube videos reviewing our Beatmakers DOPE and HUSTLE. Learn more about handling the plug-ins from an independent point of view.
read more
tutorials
Sounddesigner of Dope With an Exclusive Tutorial
The sounddesigner of our Beatmaker DOPE Daniel Ruczko shows you how its done in this exclusive tutorial. Plus rapper Kayohes vocals downloadable for free.
read more
tutorials
Using Virtual Guitarist Sparkle In Studio One
We asked Russ Hughes to make a short tutorial on how to use Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE with Presonus Studio One.
read more
behind the scenes
UJAM releases new Beatmaker plug-in series
Makers of Virtual Guitarist take the concept to electronic beats and make it their own. With three different Beatmakers DOPE, HUSTLE and EDEN all styles from EDM to trap and hip-hop are now available.
read more
tutorials
ujam Tutorial 6 - Combine VG IRON & VD HEAVY
In this Tutorial Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a Progressive Rock Ballad with Virtual Guitarist IRON & Virtual Drummer HEAVY.
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behind the scenes
Drum Roll, Please...!
Virtual Guitarist joins Virtual Drummer plug-ins PHAT, SOLID and HEAVY under the new name of UJAM Instruments! Also read about the re-launch of our website and social media appearances.
read more
tutorials
‘Down By The Lake’ - A Musical Walk-Through
In this Musical Walk-Through of the great music piece "Down By The Lake", Martin Seyer shows you how to use more instances of Virtual Guitarist SILK.
read more
tutorials
Stunning Guitar Tracks Without Playing Guitar
Virtual Guitarist co-inventor Peter Gorges shows you how to use IRON to lay down a convincing guitar track in 15 minutes. For your convenience, a downloadable Midi file is included.
read more
behind the scenes
The Virtual Guitarist Idea
Peter Gorges - Virtual Guitarist history, straight from the horse’s mouth Peter played an instrumental role in the inception of the legacy Virtual Guitarist in 2001, when his company Wizoo and Steinberg teamed up to launch the franchise. More than 10 years later, Peter and his new company UJAM re-launched the series. Peter talks about the Virtual Guitarist history with a lot of background stories and personal insights.
read more
tutorials
How to Create a Progressive Heavy Metal Riff
Composer and producer Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a progressive heavy metal riff with Virtual Guitarist IRON. Downloadable midi-file and the respective drum-loop for your individual experiments are included.
read more
tutorials
How to Create a Disco Funk Riff With Virtual Guitarist Sparkle
Time for Disco! Composer and producer Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a crispy funk riff with Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE. The downloadable MIDI-file and the respective accompaniment-loops for your music sessions are included. Get Lucky!
read more
tutorials
Realism – Using Bass Notes, Variance and Mod-Wheel
Become a Silk Black Belt - Martin Seyer demonstrates how to use some of the advanced functions of Virtual Guitarist SILK, like the Bass-Note function, the Variance feature and the Damping Function through the Mod-Wheel.
read more
inside sound minds
Episode 1 – Heitor Pereira
Meet Brazilian composer Heitor Pereira. The former guitarist of the British band Simply Red and composer responsible for the scores of movies such as Despicable Me 1 & 2, Angry Birds and Spanglish. Heitor talks to us in his studio, and shares his wisdom on Minions, how film scores are like fruit salad, and why today is probably the best era to be a musician.
read more
behind the scenes
Detlef Blanke – The Man Behind Virtual Guitarists Musicality and Realism
Get to know Detlef Blanke. He was very involved with how Virtual Guitarists play and behave, the choice and modification of guitars and recording setup, and the selection and creation of musical styles and phrases. Since 2004, he has been musical director and content producer from Virtual Guitarist 2 (Steinberg/Wizoo) to Virtual Guitarist SILK (UJAM).
read more
behind the scenes
About the Making of the Virtual Bassist
Over the years, and particularly since we announced the Virtual Bassists series, we’ve been bombarded with questions from users, press, friends and social media, which the team has collected here and fired off at UJAM Founder Peter Gorges.
read more
behind the scenes
Detlef Blanke – The Man Behind Virtual Guitarists Musicality and Realism
Get to know Detlef Blanke. He was very involved with how Virtual Guitarists play and behave, the choice and modification of guitars and recording setup, and the selection and creation of musical styles and phrases. Since 2004, he has been musical director and content producer from Virtual Guitarist 2 (Steinberg/Wizoo) to Virtual Guitarist SILK (UJAM).
read more
behind the scenes
Making of Beatmaker DOPE
In this video, Daniel Ruczko, the sound designer behind Beatmaker Dope, will take you behind the scenes of creating a DOPE experience.
read more
behind the scenes
Simon Kujus - Audio Engineer & Human Support Interface
Meet Simon Kujus, our human support interface at UJAM and find out more about his work as an audio engineer and how he depends on the feedback the users give.
read more
behind the scenes
MIND AWAKE feat. Kayohes prod. by Daniel Ruczko
The sounddesigner of Beatmaker DOPE himself, Daniel Ruczko aka. Rusher, jumped right back into his studio and produced this absolute banger with Kayohes: MIND AWAKE!
read more
behind the scenes
Virtual Bassist - New Product Line by UJAM Instruments
UJAM Instruments are announcing their new Virtual Bassist product line of plug-ins (VST, AU, AAX), with ROYAL, ROWDY and MELLOW available for pre-order.
read more
behind the scenes
Youtube Video Reviews (DOPE & HUSTLE)
A collection of Youtube videos reviewing our Beatmakers DOPE and HUSTLE. Learn more about handling the plug-ins from an independent point of view.
read more
behind the scenes
UJAM releases new Beatmaker plug-in series
Makers of Virtual Guitarist take the concept to electronic beats and make it their own. With three different Beatmakers DOPE, HUSTLE and EDEN all styles from EDM to trap and hip-hop are now available.
read more
behind the scenes
Drum Roll, Please...!
Virtual Guitarist joins Virtual Drummer plug-ins PHAT, SOLID and HEAVY under the new name of UJAM Instruments! Also read about the re-launch of our website and social media appearances.
read more
behind the scenes
The Virtual Guitarist Idea
Peter Gorges - Virtual Guitarist history, straight from the horse’s mouth Peter played an instrumental role in the inception of the legacy Virtual Guitarist in 2001, when his company Wizoo and Steinberg teamed up to launch the franchise. More than 10 years later, Peter and his new company UJAM re-launched the series. Peter talks about the Virtual Guitarist history with a lot of background stories and personal insights.
read more
inside sound minds
Episode 2 – Sujin Nam
In the latest episode of Inside Sound Minds Sujin Nam discusses her musical upbringing and how she became a well-known film composer in Hollywood.
read more
inside sound minds
Episode 1 – Heitor Pereira
Meet Brazilian composer Heitor Pereira. The former guitarist of the British band Simply Red and composer responsible for the scores of movies such as Despicable Me 1 & 2, Angry Birds and Spanglish. Heitor talks to us in his studio, and shares his wisdom on Minions, how film scores are like fruit salad, and why today is probably the best era to be a musician.
read more
tutorials
An Introduction to Virtual Bassist ROYAL
In this quick introductory tutorial Julian Rodgers from Pro Tools Expert takes you on a tour through the first steps of creating a setup with our Virtual Bassist ROYAL accompanied by Virtual Drummer SOLID and the Virtual Guitarists SILK and AMBER.
read more
tutorials
Stunning Guitar Tracks Without Playing Guitar
Virtual Guitarist co-inventor Peter Gorges shows you how to use IRON to lay down a convincing guitar track in 15 minutes. For your convenience, a downloadable Midi file is included.
read more
tutorials
How to Create a Disco Funk Riff With Virtual Guitarist Sparkle
Time for Disco! Composer and producer Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a crispy funk riff with Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE. The downloadable MIDI-file and the respective accompaniment-loops for your music sessions are included. Get Lucky!
read more
tutorials
How to Create a Progressive Heavy Metal Riff
Composer and producer Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a progressive heavy metal riff with Virtual Guitarist IRON. Downloadable midi-file and the respective drum-loop for your individual experiments are included.
read more
tutorials
Realism – Using Bass Notes, Variance and Mod-Wheel
Become a Silk Black Belt - Martin Seyer demonstrates how to use some of the advanced functions of Virtual Guitarist SILK, like the Bass-Note function, the Variance feature and the Damping Function through the Mod-Wheel.
read more
tutorials
Sounddesigner of Dope With an Exclusive Tutorial
The sounddesigner of our Beatmaker DOPE Daniel Ruczko shows you how its done in this exclusive tutorial. Plus rapper Kayohes vocals downloadable for free.
read more
tutorials
Using Virtual Guitarist Sparkle In Studio One
We asked Russ Hughes to make a short tutorial on how to use Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE with Presonus Studio One.
read more
tutorials
ujam Tutorial 6 - Combine VG IRON & VD HEAVY
In this Tutorial Martin Seyer demonstrates how to create a Progressive Rock Ballad with Virtual Guitarist IRON & Virtual Drummer HEAVY.
read more
tutorials
The Making of "Silence"
“Silence”, written by Mara Kim and produced by UJAMs Peter Gorges, is the first of a series of songs created with Virtual Musicians by UJAM. “Silence” is a beautiful, haunting ballad, not at least thanks to the new Virtual Bassist Mellow. For more info and pre-ordering, click here.
read more
tutorials
‘Down By The Lake’ - A Musical Walk-Through
In this Musical Walk-Through of the great music piece "Down By The Lake", Martin Seyer shows you how to use more instances of Virtual Guitarist SILK.
read more
tutorials
Making of the Song “Unconditionally” with MELLOW
In this video tutorial, Daniel Ruczko shows you how he composes a song using the new Virtual Bassist MELLOW. Daniel highlights the sonic versatility of UJAM’s instrument technology compared to common bass loops. This realism is achieved by intelligently added slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs – Virtual Bassist knows how to play them if you don’t.
read more
tutorials
Spice up Your Production with Beatmaker HUSTLE
Learn how to cook spicy beats by Martin Seyer, sound designer of UJAM’s specialist for massive pumping Trap, Grime, and Bass Music tracks: Beatmaker HUSTLE.
read more