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    Spitfire Audio Originals Intimate Grand Piano

    Spitfire Audio release Intimate Grand Piano

    Newest release in Originals series

    Spitfire’s latest sampled piano features a binaural signal captured with a Neumann K100 Dummy Head.

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    Heavyocity Symphonic Destruction

    Sample Library

    Heavyocity take a creative wrecking ball to the orchestra.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    Wrong Tools Torus

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This new library presents gongs in the format of a Kontakt instrument, laced with interesting colour and effects.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Zero-G Ethera Gold Atlantis

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Featuring the exceptional voice of Clara Sorace to offer both playable vocal notes and complete phrases, this library offers a haunted Celtic quality to the sounds.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Best Service Forest Kingdom 3

    Best Service Engine 2

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Forest Kingdom 3 offers top‑quality sound design from someone who has obvious passion and real expertise in his field.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Vienna Symphonic Library Big Bang Orchestra: Altair

    VSL Synchron Player

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. The library focuses on three essential playing styles: long and short notes, and an emphatic marcato delivery with a pronounced attack leading to a looped sustain, great for big histrionic stabs and dramatic final chords.

    Reviews May 2022
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    Sample Logic Empyreal Atmosphere Designer

    Software Instrument

    Sample Logic deliver a flexible pad, soundscape and atmosphere designer with a powerful DIY twist.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    UJAM Symphonic Elements Drums

    Virtual Instrument

    Hans Zimmer’s drum collection doesn’t disappoint.

    Reviews . May 2022
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    Toontrack Acoustic EBX sample library expansion

    Toontrack release Acoustic EBX

    Expansion for EZBass sample library

    Acoustic EBX is the ninth title in a quickly growing family of expansions for the EZBass virtual instrument.

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    Polaris BT from Spitfire Audio

    Polaris BT from Spitfire Audio

    Orchestras recreating classic synths

    Polaris is a new sound library featuring a modern string orchestra imitating classic synth sounds, from the mind of Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer & technologist Brian Transeau, aka BT.

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    Audio Imperia Solo

    Sample Library

    A new collection adds expressive solo instruments and voices to the company’s orchestral range.

    Reviews . Apr 2022
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    Fracture Sounds Box Factory

    Sample Library

    Fracture Sounds elevate the humble cardboard box to versatile percussion instrument.

    Reviews . Apr 2022
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    Heavyocity Mosaic Leads

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This library/virtual instrument focuses very much on analogue synth‑based sound sources.

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Sonora Cinematic Poiesis Cello

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. This first title in Sonora’s new solo string series expands the frontiers with a large set of atmospheric articulations beautifully performed by Alan Black, distinguished principal cellist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Klevgrand Borsta

    Brushed Percussion Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Borsta's audio engine is designed to simulate natural‑sounding brush playing and it offers 18 different percussion instrument sounds.

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Best Service Elysion 2 by Sonuscore

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars.

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Toontrack Americana EBX

    EZbass Expansion

    Toontrack’s latest EZbass expansion delivers a classic American sound.

    Reviews Apr 2022
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    Orchestral Revolution!

    Leader

    Ask anyone in the know about trends in music technology, and the reply will probably contain the word ‘democratised’. DAW...

    People . Mar 2022
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    Native Instruments Action Strings 2

    Sample Library

    NI and Sonuscore take assisted string arranging to another level with Action Strings 2.

    Reviews . Mar 2022
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    Orchestral Sounds - For Non-orchestral Music Genres

    Alternative Approaches, Techniques & Products

    We all know you can score a movie or compose a symphony from the comfort of your DAW, but what can orchestral sample libraries do for other genres of music?

    Techniques . Mar 2022
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    Orchestral Sample Libraries - Buyer’s Guide

    Find Your Way Through The Maze!

    With hundreds of products crowding the marketplace, choosing an orchestral library can be a daunting experience. Sound On Sound's Buyer’s Guide aims to help you find a way through the maze.

    Sound Advice Mar 2022

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