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    Toontrack EZKeys.

    Toontrack EZKeys

    Virtual Piano Instrument

    Toontrack’s Superior Drummer has proved a big hit. Does their EZKeys virtual piano reach an equally high note?

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    Ultimate Sound Bank Plug Sound Pro

    Software Workstation [Mac/PC]

    Combining multitimbral sample playback, loop tempo matching, synthesis, multi-effects and an 8GB sound library, is Plug Sound Pro the only software sound source you need alongside your DAW?

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Sample CDs On Test

    Sample Libraries/Virtual Instruments

    Three more recently released libraries and virtual instruments get installed and tested to oblivion! • Muse • Chris Hein Guitars • Sample Lab Luscious Grooves: The Dark Side

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Ueberschall Liquid Instruments The Voice

    Virtual Vocal Instrument [Mac/PC]

    The latest offerings in Ueberschall's Liquid Instruments series focus on vocals, aiming to provide you with a flexible band of personal backing vocalists via a front-end based on Celemony's Melodyne.

    Reviews Apr 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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    Kong Audio Chinee

    Chinese VST Instruments [PC]

    Five new evocative sampled Chinese instruments in virtual instrument form at a seriously low price.

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Steinberg Halion Symphonic Orchestra

    Software Instrument [Mac/PC]

    We find out how well Steinberg's new take on the virtual orchestra conducts itself...

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    AMG One

    Software Loop Player [Mac/PC]

    Working with musical loops is now a well-established part of the musical mainstream. Could you do with One more tool to get the job done?

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    VSL Vienna Instruments

    Virtual Orchestral Instruments [Mac/PC]

    The Vienna Symphonic Library are well known for their amazingly detailed collections of orchestral sounds, and now they're providing them as virtual instruments. Will this take the VSL concept to a new audience, or is it a step too far?

    Reviews Jul 2006
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    IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik

    Virtual Orchestra [PC/Mac]

    Miroslav Vitous's orchestral library was the first of its kind, and more than 10 years after its launch, has been reinvented as a self-contained virtual instrument. Is the original still the best?

    Reviews Mar 2006
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    Ueberschall Liquid Instrument Saxophone

    Virtual Sax Instrument [Mac/PC]

    Sample libraries with virtual-instrument wrappers are nothing new, but Ueberschall's new Liquid Instruments have an extra twist — the front end is derived from Celemony's Melodyne, offering you complete freedom to change the pitch of the phrases in the library.

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    VSL Vienna Instruments

    VST/AU Orchestral Plug-ins [PC/Mac]

    VSL, makers of the world's largest orchestral library, have unveiled their next phase of development. SOS were at the launch...

    Reviews Feb 2006
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    East West / Quantum Leap Ra

    Kompakt Instrument [Mac / PC]

    Continuing the recent tradition for wedding software-instrument front ends to vast sample libraries, Ra is a 14Gigabyte collection of exotic and 'world' instruments with an NI Kompakt wrapper...

    Reviews Oct 2005
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    Yellow Tools MVI

    Virtual Instruments [PC/Mac]

    German company Yellow Tools started off as sample library developers, but like many others, they've moved into the world of virtual instruments with the lovingly crafted MVI range. We check out all three...

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    M-Audio Key Rig/Drum & Bass Rig

    Virtual Instruments [PC/Mac]

    Midiman/M Audio have come a long way since their days as a MIDI interface company. Now they sell everything from mics to laptop bags — and Key Rig and Drum ∓ Bass Rig are their first foray into software instruments...

    Reviews Jul 2005
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    Wizoo Darbuka & Latigo

    Flexgroove Software Percussion Instruments [Mac/PC]

    The humble sample CD-ROM is dying out, being replaced by sample collections with a virtual-instrument front-end. Wizoo's first forays into the field combine Latin and Arabic percussion loops with their own Flexgroove virtual-instrument engine...

    Reviews Jun 2005
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    Submersible Music Drumcore

    Groove Library/Audition Engine [Mac OS X]

    Featuring the performances of some of the world's best drummers, Drumcore is a software-based cross between a drum library and a custom loop-auditioning interface, allowing you to assemble rhythm tracks fast.

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Intakt & Kompakt Instruments

    East West/Zero-G Sample Libraries With NI Plug-in Front-end [Mac/PC]

    Sample and loop libraries have come a long way from being delivered on a humble audio CD — the most recent trend is to include a specific playback front-end for easy integration with your sequencer.

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    FXpansion BFD

    Virtual Drum Instrument [Mac/PC]

    When it comes to drum sounds, BFD and its XFL expansion pack offer unprecedented levels of detail and flexibility, totalling over 30GB of sample data. Is it overkill, or the rhythm programmer's ultimate weapon?

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Ultimate Sound Bank Ultra Focus

    Vintage Synth Library & Virtual Instrument

    Rather than using modelling technology to emulate classic synths, Ultimate Sound Bank have created an eight-Gigabyte sample library and packaged it with an accessible virtual instrument front end.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Steinberg/Wizoo Halion String Edition (Volume One)

    String Library / Virtual Instrument [Mac / PC]

    Steinberg and Wizoo's latest collaboration aims to provide high-quality string sounds at an affordable price, with a software interface to make string arranging so easy that even drummers can manage it. Have they succeeded?

    Reviews Mar 2003

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