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    Ueberschall Jazz Works Vols 1, 2 & 3

    Elastik Player

    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.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Shout Audio Bold

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Bold is a sound library with a colourful user interface that features sampled drums, effects/Foley, keys and bass sounds.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Green Light District Electronic Textures Volumes 1 & 2

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. These cinematic libraries focus on bowed guitar and bowed piano textures.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Zero-G Mobeus

    Kontakt Instrument

    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.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Spitfire Audio Hammers

    Drum & Percussion Sample Library

    Spitfire’s blockbuster percussion library makes a big impact.

    Reviews . Dec 2021
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    Soniccouture Orchestral Chimes Collection

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: 5/5 Stars. This deep-sampled, pristine sound library focuses on more traditional tuned percussion: tubular bells, crotales and glockenspiel.

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Sonixinema Saxophone Explorations

    Kontakt Instrument

    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.

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Slate + Ash Landforms

    Sample Library

    Slate + Ash take a different approach to the orchestral sample library.

    Reviews . Nov 2021
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    Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Brass

    Sample Library

    VSL’s new hall‑recorded brass collection aims for maximum grandeur.

    Reviews . Nov 2021
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    In Session Audio World Percussion Creator

    Kontakt Instrument

    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.

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Sonic Atoms Zaria

    Halion Instrument

    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.

    Reviews Nov 2021
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    Orchestral Tools Rimba

    Sine Player

    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.

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    Toontrack EZkeys Cinematic Pads

    EZkeys Expansion

    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.

    Reviews . Oct 2021
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    Minimal Audio Emerge

    WAV

    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.

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    Soniccouture Threnody Strings

    Sample Library

    Soniccouture’s new library steps into a strange new world of sci‑fi and horror.

    Reviews . Oct 2021
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    Orchestral Tools Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion

    Sample Library

    A top‑tier film composer shares his coveted percussion collection. Is this the best cinematic drums library ever?

    Reviews . Sep 2021
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    Cinesamples Continuum Guitars

    Kontakt Instrument

    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.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Zero-G Ethera Gold Sahara Voices

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This Stefano Maccarelli production with vocals provided by the hugely versatile Clara Sorace, includes five multisampled Kontakt instruments, all with a Middle Eastern flavour.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Vienna Symphonic Library YMIR Children’s Choir

    VSL Synchron Player

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars.  This lovely little library blends beautifully with the rest of the Big Bang Orchestra range.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Frozen Plain Cinematic Atmosphere Toolkit

    VST/AU Plug-in

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. CAT's suite of six libraries is designed to provide sounds that fit in with cinematic soundtrack compositions, though there are applications in other musical genres such as chill, EDM and ambient.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Orange Tree Samples The Famous E Electric Piano

    Sample Library

    Orange Tree Sample’s Famous E may be the best virtual Rhodes you can buy.

    Reviews . Aug 2021

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