New library for Kontakt and Sampler X uses guitar samples as the basis of synth-style sounds.
The Vienna samplemeisters expand their Synchron orchestral range.
Rating **** 4/5 Stars. While Fractured Strings is a fully paid‑up product, Broken Strings is a freely available instrument, with samples drawn from a warped‑Nyckelharp and a broken Autoharp.
Cinematic Studio’s eagerly anticipated Woodwinds library does not disappoint.
We look at the Gospel according to Toontrack.
Rating **** 4/5 Stars. Auddict are back with a further library that uses the PercX engine: Raw Drum Kits, aimed more at songwriter/producer types.
Rating **** 4/5 Stars. As with its predecessor, this toolkit lacks any rhythmic material, but its astonishing sounds are well worth the entry price.
Rating ***** 5/5 Stars. DEEP’s drum sample content and collections of drum pattern style sets give it a distinct musical flavour within the UJAM drum line‑up.
Flagship orchestral library expanded, and now includes eight individual mic signals plus three mixes engineered by score mixer Jake Jackson.
New library comprises choir, chamber orchestra and organs, captured in the mediaeval Church of Niguliste, Estonia.
Slammer combines traditional drum-kit elements with the sound of household objects being abused.
Orchestral Tools beef up their Berlin orchestra with a full‑size symphonic string instrument.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Acousmatic Engine explores future retro and Gothic‑influenced sound design to conjure a world of dank cellars, flickering lightbulbs and leering spectral apparitions.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Soniccouture have given this musical treasure the five‑star treatment it deserves...
UJAM and Hans Zimmer attempt to make creating professional string parts possible for everyone with Striiiings.
Luftrum offer some found sounds as a cure for lost inspiration.
Rating: **** 4.5/5 Stars. Sudden Audio describe this package as ‘strings reimagined’, setting this sampled‑suite apart from the more usual orchestral or solo string bundles.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This is a very unusual expansion kit, steering well clear of the more familiar electronic drum sounds in favour of something rather more experimental.
Major update adds over 500 sounds created by legendary sound designer Eric Persing.
You can now play Abbey Road's 1905 Steinway, as used by the Beatles, in your DAW — for just £29.
New soundpack brand launches with five analogue-inspired sample collections.
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