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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?
The celebrated SID chip enjoys a virtual outing, courtesy of Precious Sound's lovingly sampled software instrument.
Three grand pianos jostle for supremacy in VI Labs' deep-sampled, secrecy-shrouded True Keys Pianos package.
Konkrete 3’s barely contained weirdness sets it apart from other drum libraries, as does its unusually tweakable interface.
The third instalment of EastWest’s grand orchestral master plan sees the project nearing the finishing line.
Synthogy capture one of legendary pianist Glenn Gould’s favourite instruments.
The ‘Ricky’ bass sound graces many a classic track. Have Scarbee nailed its distinctive qualities?
Muse Research continue to refine their Receptor virtual instrument player.
Rising from the mist of old England comes the successor to Spitfire’s flagship orchestral library.
Drumasonic’s eponymous software instrument offers detailed editing control over its generous library of drum and percussion sounds.
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