Category Archives: Reviews

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 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 interesting. […]

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 […]

Review: Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit

I was pretty excited when I’ve read that Spitfire Audio was launching a new library based on Bernard Herrmann orchestration techniques and combinations. Why? Well, pretty easy, Spitfire is one of the world’s best and most creative samples and virtual instruments companies out there and Bernard Herrmann is definitely one of the most important and […]

Review: Thrill Cinematic Virtual Instrument by NI

This time let’s have a look at Thrill recently published by Native Instruments. This amazing library got created by a long time collaborator of NI, Galaxy Instruments, who also brought us gems like „Una Corda“, „the Giant“ and „Rise and Hit“. From that we know already we can set our expectations high and probably won’t […]

Review: Bontastic KONTAKT Instrument by Soundiron

Soundiron is a team of software producers and musicians on a mission to create unique and inspiring instruments for production and composition. A quick look around their website reveals an incredibly extensive catalog of some really interesting instruments, samples, and effects. Based on their products you get the feeling they’re not just programmers throwing out […]

Review: Kinetic Toys Kontakt Library by Native Instruments

Few companies in music software are as renowned as Native Instruments. Their samples of acoustic instruments or their digital synths are state of the art. Sometimes though, we don’t want to rely on presets and ready-made sounds. We want to create our own samples and instruments. So we get ourselves a field recorder and start […]