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    Rhythmic Robot Shortwave

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rhythmic Robot’s Shortwave is a Kontakt instrument crammed with ghostly voices, radio tuning sweeps, morse code bleeps and an assortment of hisses, crackles and pulses.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Crypton Hatsune Miku English

    Vocaloid Instrument

    Hatsune Miku is the name of a fictional 16-year old girl, who can be made to sing using Yamaha’s Vocaloid 3 synthesizer engine.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Appworks

    Making Music On The Move

    Apple iPad Air • Mellotronics M3000

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    FXpansion BFD3

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    BFD2 was always going to be a hard one to top, but that hasn’t stopped FXpansion from trying. Have they succeeded?

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    iZotope RX3

    Audio Restoration Software For Mac OS & Windows

    The latest version of iZotope’s RX restoration suite does more than before — and does it faster!

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    Nu Desine AlphaSphere

    Software Instrument & Controller

    If you fancy a break from traditional musical interfaces, or merely want a fetching accessory for the dashboard of your spaceship, the AlphaSphere could be just the thing.

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Zero-G Vocal Lix

    Sample Library

    Vocal Lix's samples are designed to be used in dance tracks and lean towards R&B in style.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Soniccouture Geosonics

    Sample Library

    Taking the idea of 'found sounds' to another level, Soniccouture's Geosonics plunders the natural world for its most unnatural sounds.

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Quantum Leap Stormdrum 3

    Percussion Sample Library

    The third instalment in Quantum Leap's Stormdrum series explores the private percussion collection of a legendary American drummer.

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    Sample Library Reviews | Media

    Big Fish, Vienna Symphonic, Ueberschall and GForce

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    MOTU MachFive 3

    Software Sampler

    Competition for the accolade of best software sampler is fierce, despite some contenders having fallen away in recent years. Has MOTU's MachFive 3 got what it takes to come out on top?

    Reviews Sep 2013
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    Precious Sound PreSid

    Software Synthesizer

    The celebrated SID chip enjoys a virtual outing, courtesy of Precious Sound's lovingly sampled software instrument.

    Reviews Aug 2013
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    VI Labs True Keys Pianos

    Sample Library

    Three grand pianos jostle for supremacy in VI Labs' deep-sampled, secrecy-shrouded True Keys Pianos package.

    Reviews Aug 2013
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    EWQL Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

    Sample Library

    The third instalment of EastWest’s grand orchestral master plan sees the project nearing the finishing line.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Soniccouture Konkrete 3

    Sample Library

    Konkrete 3’s barely contained weirdness sets it apart from other drum libraries, as does its unusually tweakable interface.

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Synthogy Ivory II Concert D

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    Synthogy capture one of legendary pianist Glenn Gould’s favourite instruments.

    Reviews Jun 2013
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    Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass

    Virtual Bass Instrument

    The ‘Ricky’ bass sound graces many a classic track. Have Scarbee nailed its distinctive qualities?

    Reviews May 2013
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    Muse Research Receptor VIP.

    Muse Research Receptor VIP

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Host

    Muse Research continue to refine their Receptor virtual instrument player.

    Reviews Apr 2013
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    Spitfire Audio Albion 2 Loegria

    Orchestral Sample Library

    Rising from the mist of old England comes the successor to Spitfire’s flagship orchestral library.

    Reviews Feb 2013
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    Drumasonic 2

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    Drumasonic’s eponymous software instrument offers detailed editing control over its generous library of drum and percussion sounds.

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    Toontrack EZKeys.

    Toontrack EZKeys

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    Toontrack’s Superior Drummer has proved a big hit. Does their EZKeys virtual piano reach an equally high note?

    Reviews Jan 2013

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