Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. If your next musical project needs to create the authentic sound of an old‑school, late‑night jazz club, Ueberschall’s Jazz Works series might make a great place to start.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Bold is a sound library with a colourful user interface that features sampled drums, effects/Foley, keys and bass sounds.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. These cinematic libraries focus on bowed guitar and bowed piano textures.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. This loop‑based instrument uses threerhythmic layers plus processing to create rhythm loops, sequencer‑like riffs, pulses, grooves and even shifting textures.
Spitfire’s blockbuster percussion library makes a big impact.
New library captures a huge collection of instruments played through a massive 56-amp 'wall of sound'.
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Rating: 5/5 Stars. This deep-sampled, pristine sound library focuses on more traditional tuned percussion: tubular bells, crotales and glockenspiel.
Rating: 5/5 Stars. Saxophone Explorations is not your traditional instrumental sample library, but an eclectic and diverse set of samples, which take the instrument to the outer edges of its technical and tonal capabilities.
Slate + Ash take a different approach to the orchestral sample library.
VSL’s new hall‑recorded brass collection aims for maximum grandeur.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This library leans more towards percussion but there are still plenty of drum sounds included to provide a complete sound palette for creating ethnic rhythms.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Based on evocative female vocal sounds performed by soprano Roksana Korban, this vocal library is more about texture and ambience than creating realistic lead melodies.
This varied sample library of pads, rhythms, drones, loops, effects, lead sounds and basses uses only sounds sampled from a bass guitar being played, hit or scraped.
New release is designed to complement NI's previous collaboration with Orchestral Tools, the Arkhis cinematic underscoring instrument.
Rating: 4/5 Stars. As the title suggests, the main instrument is a very decent Musser M250 concert marimba sampled at multiple dynamics over its full A2‑C7 range.
Rating: 4/5 Stars. If you need keyboard‑based parts but don’t have keyboard‑based skills (or a budget to hire them), EZkeys is a seriously good tool.
Rating: 4/5 Stars. Emerge is a huge collection of overtly processed sounds divided into categories and then subcategories for use in contemporary soundtrack composition.
Soniccouture’s new library steps into a strange new world of sci‑fi and horror.
A top‑tier film composer shares his coveted percussion collection. Is this the best cinematic drums library ever?
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Whether you are a busy media composer or producer of song‑based music, this library is great for designing complex evolving pad/drone‑type sounds.
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