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    Modartt Pianoteq 4

    Modelled Virtual Piano

    Now six years old, this physical modelling instrument has reached a new level of refinement and sophistication — and not just for piano sounds.

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    Uhe Diva

    Software Synthesizer

    Uhe’s painstakingly authentic analogue emulation is pretty demanding. Is she worth it?

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    FXpansion BFD Eco

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    The streamlined BFD Eco promises top-notch acoustic drum sounds at a budget price.

    Reviews Apr 2012
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    Rob Papen Punch

    Virtual Drum Synthesizer

    Can Rob Papen’s new virtual instrument deliver the knockout blow?

    Reviews Oct 2011
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    FXpansion Geist

    Sampling Drum Machine Software

    Put down your bells, books and candles — this a ghost you do want in your machine...

    Reviews Sep 2011
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    Scarbee Funk Guitarist

    Virtual Guitar Instrument

    If you’ve ever fantasised about playing guitar like Nile Rogers — and who hasn’t — Scarbee’s latest instrument could make all your dreams come true.

    Reviews Aug 2011
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    Soniccouture Ondes

    Virtual Ondes Martenot Instrument

    The Ondes Martenot is as rare as it is hard to sample, leaving its distinctive sounds beyond the reach of most of us — until Soniccouture decided to step in, that is...

    Reviews Jul 2011
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    Sample Logic Cinematic Guitars

    Virtual Guitar Instrument

    You might think that the guitar wouldn't lend itself to creating cinematic soundscapes, but Sample Logic show us it's time to think again.

    Reviews May 2011
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    Synthogy Ivory II Grand Pianos

    Virtual Instrument

    Synthogy's Ivory piano library was met with enormous acclaim on its release. Can its successor improve on that legacy?

    Reviews Feb 2011
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    Sugar Bytes Guitarist

    Virtual Guitar Software

    Electric guitar is one of the most difficult instruments to recreate in sample-based form. Sugar Bytes are the latest developers to brave the challenge.

    Reviews Dec 2010
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    Prominy SR5 Rock Bass

    Virtual Bass Guitar Instrument

    Virtual bassists are not short of options for looking after their low end. How does this new one fare?

    Reviews Dec 2010
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    Arturia Brass 2.0

    Modelled Brass Instrument

    The new version of Arturias Brass instrument attempts to create realistic-sounding trombones, trumpets and saxophones, so just how successful is it?

    Reviews Nov 2010
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    XILS Lab PolyKB

    Software Synthesizer

    Anyone with a passing interest in synthesizers, especially of the unfinished, unobtainable and commercially disastrous variety, knows of the RSF Polykobol II. Few have ever played one — but now theres PolyKB...

    Reviews Oct 2010
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    Vir2 Electri6ity

    Virtual Guitar Instrument

    Dont let Vir2s inexplicable 6 put you off: their new virtual guitar instrument is quite special...

    Reviews Sep 2010
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    Sonivox Eighty Eight

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    To create their piano samples for the Eighty Eight, Sonivox recorded a Steinway CD327 using an unspecified, high‑quality...

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    Steven Slate Trigger

    Drum Replacement Software [Mac & PC]

    Steven Slates drum samples are already a staple of rock and pop production. Their latest product makes it easy to use these to augment or replace live drum parts.

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    XILS Lab XILS 3

    Software Synthesizer

    XILS Labs XILS 3 is a recreation of the EMS VCS3, but there's more to it than that — much, much more.

    Reviews Aug 2010
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    Galaxy Vintage D

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    Galaxy's new star expands the sampled piano universe.

    Reviews Jul 2010
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    Music Lab Real LPC

    Virtual Guitar Instrument

    For the latest addition to the Real range, Music Lab have turned their expert attention to the classic Les Paul Custom.

    Reviews Jun 2010
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    Muse Research Receptor 2 Pro Max

    Virtual Instrument & Plug-in Hosting System

    The Receptor lets you use VST plug-ins without a computer. How does V2 improve on the original?

    Reviews Jun 2010
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    Vir2 Instruments Mojo Horn Section

    Virtual Brass Instrument

    Has your music lost its mojo? Maybe Vir2s new horn library can add some magic...

    Reviews Mar 2010

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