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    Linplug RMIV

    Software Drum Machine [PC/Mac OS X]

    With their new VST Instrument, Linplug are aiming to combine the flexibility of a software synth and sampler with the simplicity of a hardware drum machine.

    Reviews Feb 2004
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    Steinberg Hypersonic

    Virtual Workstation Synth [PC/Mac]

    If you could have one VST Instrument that emulated a hardware workstation, giving you enough polyphony to produce a complete arrangement with a fairly standard computer, would you be interested? Steinberg and Wizoo think you would...

    Reviews Feb 2004
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    Novation V-Station

    Software Synth [Mac/PC]

    Widely admired for their hardware synths, Novation have now taken the bold step of releasing a software plug-in synth. But is it the wave of the future, or a software pirate's delight?

    Reviews Oct 2003
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    Arturia Moog Modular V

    Virtual Modular Synth [Mac/PC]

    For their latest software instrument, Arturia have taken on the tough job of modelling a modular synth — and it's the granddaddy of them all, a Moog modular... Switched-on software or spaghetti junction? We find out.

    Reviews Jul 2003
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    Steinberg Groove Agent

    Virtual Drummer [Mac / PC]

    If you don't fancy programming drums from scratch, but you find pre-recorded drum loops too inflexible, perhaps what you need is Steinberg's virtual drummer...

    Reviews Jul 2003
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    Zarg Music Prophet & Prophet Plus 3.1

    Virtual Instrument Plug-in

    Formats: Creamware SFP

    Reviews Jun 2003
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    Spectrasonics Trilogy

    Sample-based Virtual Bass Module

    Trilogy is big on bass — its supplied library has 3GB of sounds! Is it sweet and low, or does it plumb new depths? We find out...

    Reviews Apr 2003
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    Steinberg/Wizoo Halion String Edition (Volume One)

    String Library / Virtual Instrument [Mac / PC]

    Steinberg and Wizoo's latest collaboration aims to provide high-quality string sounds at an affordable price, with a software interface to make string arranging so easy that even drummers can manage it. Have they succeeded?

    Reviews Mar 2003
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    Emagic EVB3 & EVD6

    Virtual Tonewheel Organ & Clavinet For Logic

    Emagic have launched two new classic keyboard emulations for Logic. We test them out.

    Reviews Feb 2003
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    Spectrasonics Atmosphere soft synth.

    Spectrasonics Atmosphere

    Software Synthesizer [Mac/PC]

    Spectrasonics' massive sample-based soft synth promises to be the ultimate source for pads, atmospheres and textures.

    Reviews Feb 2003
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    Software Technology VAZ 2010

    Software Synth [PC]

    The latest version of the popular VAZ software synth combines the simplicity and low cost of a preset design with some advanced options from the full-fat VAZ Modular.

    Reviews Jan 2003
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    DUY SynthSpider

    Virtual Modular Synth

    Host-based programs allowing you to build your own synthesizers from virtual modules have been around for a while. Thanks to DUY, Pro Tools TDM and HD owners can now join in the fun.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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    Steinberg Virtual Guitarist

    Plug-in Guitar Emulator [Mac/PC]

    This innovative VST Instrument from Steinberg and Wizoo aims to take the donkey work out of producing realistic sequenced guitar parts.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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    AAS Lounge Lizard EP1

    Modelled Electric Piano Plug-in [PC/Mac]

    Applied Acoustic Systems, known best for their Tassman software synth, have now used their modelling technology to create an electric piano plug-in. But of course, theirs isn't the only one around...

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    Spectrasonics Stylus

    Plug-in Groove Instrument

    Spectrasonics' new software instruments are based around a vast library of sampled material, but also contain enough processing options to make them more like virtual synths. We check out the rhythm-oriented Stylus...

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    An operator editing window, with the graphic envelope display showing on the right. At the bottom left of all operator windows is an Amplitude Modulation grid. Many modulation sources are assignable in the main Modulation Matrix, but to save you from cons

    Native Instruments FM7

    Virtual FM Synth [Mac / PC]

    Virtual analogue plug‑in synths are now common, and as DX‑style FM was the next great leap forward for real synths, a virtual FM synth was only a matter of time. So how does FM7 measure up to the original DX?

    Reviews Jul 2002

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