Review: London Contemporary Orchestra Strings by Spitfire Audio

Let’s have look at LCO Strings, the latest Kontakt string library by the guys from Spitfire Audio. Maybe you were also among those wondering why you’d need “another” string library at this point when LCO Strings was announced. Did you also often wonder how to get some really commonly used but rarely sampled articulations in […]

Review: TRAILER XPRESSIONS by Sample Logic

Heads up to the game and cinematic producers out there, here’s a new Kontakt instrument from Sample Logic. It’s called Trailer Xpressions and it’s a library of atmospheric hits, impacts, zaps, sweeps, drones, whooshes and all that good stuff. Overview The library offers 2 different categories „Ambience“ and „Percussive“. Each of these folders offers different […]

Review: Blue3 Software Synth Plugin by GG Audio

GG Audio has released a first great product called Blue3. This is a complete optimized synthesizer for organ simulation, and GG Audio has added a second effect plugin called Blue3Rotary. This effect is giving Tube Overdrive and Cabinet simulations in a second installed plugin. These two plugins Blue3 and Blue3Rotary were tested without any problems […]

Review: SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 by MAGIX

New look, new features, new plug-ins, new metering displays and much more. MAGIX announces the release of the new SOUNDFORGE AudioStudio 12. Version 12 sets new standards in recording, audio editing and publishing of high-resolution audio material. The numerous new features make the audio studio an efficient tool for the digitization and restoration of old […]

Review: Trailer Guitars II Kontakt Instrument by Audio Imperia

Trailer Guitars II is a guitar sample library and virtual instrument for NI Kontakt from Audio Imperia. With the word „Trailer“ in the title, it’s obviously directed toward the game and cinematic producers. Really workable guitars samples are rare though and perhaps music producers of all genres who don’t play guitar might find this library […]

Review: GRANADA 49 Kontakt Synthesizer by Soundiron

Soundiron back with a new “classic analog synthesizer modernized for Kontakt” called Granada 49. We previously reviewed the Bontastic vintage synth and The Granada 49 follows suit with a similar GUI design and superior sound quality. Inspired by a legendary vintage 70’s synth, the Granada 49 was a portable wooden Organ and has an entirely […]

Review: UVX80 Vintage Virtual Synthesizer by UVI

In this review, we are going to be going over another UVI‘s recreation of a classic synth from the 80’s the UVX-80. Uvi won’t say which synth it is exactly – “Inspired by a rare Japanese 8-voice analog synth”, but judging from the design you can probably already guess it’s the Akai AX-80. [box type=”info” […]

Review: ElectroCity Kontakt Instrument by Sample Logic

Electro City is a Kontakt sequencer, effects engine and loop library from the award winning American company Sample Logic. For those of you who know Sample Logic’s Rhythmology, this is a huge step in the right direction with endless new options for creating music. Overview Let’s begin with what Electro City virtual instrument can do. […]

Review: ATOM Kontakt Instrument by Audiomodern

In this review, we are going to be going over a new Kontakt virtual instrument made by Audiomodern called Atom, which is a hybrid library targeted mainly at film and video game producers. Atom’s unique and somewhat unusual sound sources produce tones, timbres, and atmospheres that are really one of a kind and can be […]