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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.
tutorials
Beatmaker EDEN Walkthrough
Beatmaker EDEN is a dance music and EDM specialist, comfortable headlining any venue from small sweaty Berlin clubs to ginormous global festivals. Get to know EDEN’s special feature kick pump which adds dynamic side-chain compression for that characteristic pumping sound...
read more
news
UJAM presents: The Hitmaker Bundle
The Hitmaker Bundle is a perfect pop music combo that specializes in popular genres, ready-made for songwriting, composing and finishing tracks quickly in your DAW. No musical instrument skills are required to take advantage of the signature UJAM instruments frustration-free plugins – just your imagination.
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.
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
tutorials
How to build your next arena anthem with Beatmaker EDEN
In this short tutorial clip, Martin Seyer shows you how to use Beatmaker EDEN’s built-in styles and phrases to create a pumping EDM anthem. Be inspired by the stomping beats of the song “Rave or Die”, composed and produced by Martin himself.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Virtual Guitarist history, straight from the horse’s mouth. Peter Gorges 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
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
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
inside sound minds
Episode 2 – Sujin Nam
In this 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 3 – Boris Salchow
When you think of epic film and game music, you will inevitably have to think of Boris Salchow. This episode of Inside Sound Minds takes us to Laurel Canyon in LA, California. The German-born film and game composer opens the sacred halls of his studio and lets you experience how he masters his art and more importantly what tools he uses to take his creative processes to the next level.
read more
tutorials
Beatmaker HUSTLE Walkthrough
Beatmaker HUSTLE is your rhythmical fixer for bass music styles like Trap and Dirty South. Learn about HUSTLE’s special feature bass tune which lets you play fills, kicks and grooves with tonality. Trap wouldn’t be so braaaahhhhh without that singing bass...
read more
tutorials
Beatmaker DOPE Walkthrough
Introducing Beatmaker DOPE – your fast-track ticket to the underground world of slick Hip hop beat production. Did you know about DOPE’s special feature vinyl drive which simulates retro turntable noise and compression to add that retro dirt and punch we all love so much?
read more
tutorials
Virtual Drummer SOLID Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer SOLID is your personal gold-standard session drummer, the backline bandmate we all dream of having. Learn more about how to quickly customize SOLIDS’s drum kits by using one of our six tone-morphing character presets – here is where the sound of Virtual Drummer SOLID can quickly change from being smooth and retro to being smashed to pieces!
read more
tutorials
Virtual Drummer HEAVY Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer HEAVY is an authoritative, hard-hitting rock drummer, permanently set to beast mode! Get to know HEAVY’s special Slam control which adds, you guessed it, slam to your drum sound. Make your drums stick out in the mix and adjust their punchiness with just one knob.
read more
tutorials
Virtual Drummer PHAT Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer PHAT is your slick and funky Hip-Hop operator, ready at any time to quickly lay down entire beats and rhythms. Get to know PHAT’s special Humanize and Feel controls which add realism and subtle playing variety to have those random imperfections, just like a real drummer would.
read more
news
A Special Gift From Novation and UJAM
Great news for members of Novation’s Sound Collective: Get Beatmaker EDEN for free and save 30% on the Hip Hop Bundle with Beatmaker DOPE and HUSTLE.
read more
news
UJAM presents: The Headbanger Bundle
The Headbanger Bundle is what you get when you combine three of the heaviest hitters, riffers and rockers in the business. Make a statement and unleash a wanton turmoil of distortion and sonic attitude on your tracks.
read more
news
Pushing the Virtual Bassists to Their Limits
Together with ReasonTalk we challenged creators to build a song with the new Virtual Bassist Rack Extensions. With less than 3 weeks time to submit the songs, pressure was on but delivery was on point. Check out how the competition went down and listen to some amazing songs created with our Virtual Bassists.
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
The Virtual Guitarist Idea
Virtual Guitarist history, straight from the horse’s mouth. Peter Gorges 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
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
inside sound minds
Episode 3 – Boris Salchow
When you think of epic film and game music, you will inevitably have to think of Boris Salchow. This episode of Inside Sound Minds takes us to Laurel Canyon in LA, California. The German-born film and game composer opens the sacred halls of his studio and lets you experience how he masters his art and more importantly what tools he uses to take his creative processes to the next level.
read more
inside sound minds
Episode 2 – Sujin Nam
In this 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
news
A Special Gift From Novation and UJAM
Great news for members of Novation’s Sound Collective: Get Beatmaker EDEN for free and save 30% on the Hip Hop Bundle with Beatmaker DOPE and HUSTLE.
read more
news
UJAM presents: The Hitmaker Bundle
The Hitmaker Bundle is a perfect pop music combo that specializes in popular genres, ready-made for songwriting, composing and finishing tracks quickly in your DAW. No musical instrument skills are required to take advantage of the signature UJAM instruments frustration-free plugins – just your imagination.
read more
news
UJAM presents: The Headbanger Bundle
The Headbanger Bundle is what you get when you combine three of the heaviest hitters, riffers and rockers in the business. Make a statement and unleash a wanton turmoil of distortion and sonic attitude on your tracks.
read more
news
Pushing the Virtual Bassists to Their Limits
Together with ReasonTalk we challenged creators to build a song with the new Virtual Bassist Rack Extensions. With less than 3 weeks time to submit the songs, pressure was on but delivery was on point. Check out how the competition went down and listen to some amazing songs created with our Virtual Bassists.
read more
tutorials
Beatmaker EDEN Walkthrough
Beatmaker EDEN is a dance music and EDM specialist, comfortable headlining any venue from small sweaty Berlin clubs to ginormous global festivals. Get to know EDEN’s special feature kick pump which adds dynamic side-chain compression for that characteristic pumping sound...
read more
tutorials
Beatmaker DOPE Walkthrough
Introducing Beatmaker DOPE – your fast-track ticket to the underground world of slick Hip hop beat production. Did you know about DOPE’s special feature vinyl drive which simulates retro turntable noise and compression to add that retro dirt and punch we all love so much?
read more
tutorials
Beatmaker HUSTLE Walkthrough
Beatmaker HUSTLE is your rhythmical fixer for bass music styles like Trap and Dirty South. Learn about HUSTLE’s special feature bass tune which lets you play fills, kicks and grooves with tonality. Trap wouldn’t be so braaaahhhhh without that singing bass...
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
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
How to build your next arena anthem with Beatmaker EDEN
In this short tutorial clip, Martin Seyer shows you how to use Beatmaker EDEN’s built-in styles and phrases to create a pumping EDM anthem. Be inspired by the stomping beats of the song “Rave or Die”, composed and produced by Martin himself.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Virtual Drummer SOLID Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer SOLID is your personal gold-standard session drummer, the backline bandmate we all dream of having. Learn more about how to quickly customize SOLIDS’s drum kits by using one of our six tone-morphing character presets – here is where the sound of Virtual Drummer SOLID can quickly change from being smooth and retro to being smashed to pieces!
read more
tutorials
Virtual Drummer HEAVY Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer HEAVY is an authoritative, hard-hitting rock drummer, permanently set to beast mode! Get to know HEAVY’s special Slam control which adds, you guessed it, slam to your drum sound. Make your drums stick out in the mix and adjust their punchiness with just one knob.
read more
tutorials
Virtual Drummer PHAT Walkthrough
Virtual Drummer PHAT is your slick and funky Hip-Hop operator, ready at any time to quickly lay down entire beats and rhythms. Get to know PHAT’s special Humanize and Feel controls which add realism and subtle playing variety to have those random imperfections, just like a real drummer would.
read more