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    Toontrack EZdrummer 3

    Virtual Drum Instrument

    Toontrack’s EZdrummer just gets better and better.

    Reviews Jun 2022
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    GForce M-Tron MkII

    Software Instrument

    Veteran software Mellotron specialists GForce have recreated the sounds of the earliest models with startling accuracy.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    Sampleson Reed106 Electric Piano

    Virtual Instrument

    Sampleson’s modelled Wurlitzer ticks all the right electric piano boxes.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Martinic AX73

    Software Synthesizer

    Martinic take Akai’s long‑neglected AX73 ball and run with it.

    Reviews Mar 2022
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    Expressive E Imagine

    Software Instrument

    Imagine uses physical modelling to let you create any acoustic instrument you can, er, imagine.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Roland Juno-60

    Software Synthesizer

    Does Roland’s software Juno 60 capture the magic of the original?

    Reviews May 2021
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    UJAM Virtual Guitarist Carbon

    VST, AU & AAX plug-in

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Built around a virtual eight-string guitar, Carbon offers a stylistic take on modern metal and rock.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Wave Alchemy Revolution

    Software Drum Instrument

    Wave Alchemy’s Revolution breathes new life into a pantheon of classic drum machines.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Siren Audio Lorelei Suite v2

    Formats: Mac & PC stand-alone

    Siren Audio launched the Lorelei suite of applications a few years ago but now two of them, Generative and Feedback 2 have received major tweaks and updates.

    Reviews Nov 2015
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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 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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    Plug-in Folder

    More hot plug-ins under evaluation

    •Rob Papen Albino 3 •SSL Drumstrip •Starplugs Admiral

    Reviews Jul 2007
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    Tascam GVI

    VST Instrument/Stand-alone Soft Sampler [PC]

    Giga Virtual Instrument gives you Tascam's Giga sampling engine as a plug-in for the first time.

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Modartt Pianoteq

    Physically Modelled Virtual Piano

    Can an 8 Megabyte plug-in really compete with the new generation of multi-Gigabyte sampled grand pianos?

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    MOTU Ethno

    World Music Software Instrument [Mac/PC]

    This new software instrument majors on lively and evocative loops and phrases that can be flexibly combined to create convincing world-music atmospheres.

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Terratec Komplexer VST

    Wavetable Soft Synth [Windows]

    Old synths never die, they get reproduced as virtual instruments. So it is with Waldorf's Micro Q, which forms the heart of Terratec's impressive wavetable-based soft synth.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Native Instruments Bandstand

    General MIDI Soft Synth [Mac OS X/Windows]

    General MIDI synths are rarely glamorous, but there's no reason why they should not sound as good as more professional alternatives — that, at least, is the thinking behind NI's Bandstand soft synth.

    Reviews May 2006
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    Applied Acoustics Lounge Lizard EP3

    Modelled Electric Piano Instrument [Mac/PC]

    Most recent electric piano virtual instruments have been sample-based, but in Lounge Lizard, AAS continue to fly the flag for their physical modelling technology; version 3 offers an improved fork model, plus modelled electromagnetic and electrostatic pickups...

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Native Instruments B4 II

    Modelled Drawbar Organ Software [PC/Mac]

    Since its launch in 2000, NI's B4 has been the software instrument of choice for those who want realistic tonewheel organ sounds from their computer. But NI are clearly convinced it can be better...

    Reviews Jan 2006
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    Steinberg Virtual Bassist

    Bass Player VST Instrument [PC/Mac]

    Looking for a new bass player? If you'd consider a software candidate, Steinberg's Virtual Bassist is now ready for audition...

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    AAS String Studio

    Modelled String Instrument

    String Studio uses Applied Acoustics' physical modelling expertise to (in theory) generate the sound of any string instrument. Good or bad vibrations? We find out...

    Reviews Aug 2005


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