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    Submersible Music Drumcore 2

    Groove Library / Audition Engine

    Is it a loop librarian? Is it a sample library? Is it a drum-sample playback engine? No - it's all of these, and it brings along its own roster of hyper-famous drummers too...

    Reviews Dec 2006
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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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    Sample Libraries

    Mini Reviews

    • Sample Magic Funky House Grooves

    • Sample Logic Ambience Impacts Rhythms

    • VSL Percussion & Harps

    • Soundlabel Piano Attack

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    Sample Libraries

    Mini Reviews

    • VSL Woodwinds II, Brass I & Brass II • Ilio Skippy's Big Bad Beats, Skippy's Noizbox, Stark Raving Beats & Ethno Techno • Ueberschall Urban Jointz

    Reviews Nov 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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    Sample Libraries

    Sample Shop

    Our monthly round-up and evaluation of what tickled our fancy from the newest Sample Library releases.

    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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    Sample Libraries

    Latest Sound Libraries On Test

    • Soniccouture Abstrakt: Konkrete • Tekniks Drumm EAR • AMG Kick-ass Brass • Bela D Media Lyrical Distortion: Volumes 1 & 2

    Reviews Sep 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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    New Sample CD/DVDs

    Sample Libraries

    Four hot Sample Collections get the SOS Sample Shop review treatment: • Big Fish Audio Chill • Best Service Chris Hein Horns Volume 1 • M-Audio Premium Electric Pianos • Loopmasters Soulful House Sessions

    Reviews Aug 2006
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    Hot New Sample CDs On Test

    Sample Shop

    Project SAM Organ Mystique • Best Service Peter Siedlaczek String Essentials • Big Fish Audio Roots Of South America Vol.2 • Big Fish Audio Soundscapes For Cinema

    Reviews Jul 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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    East West Symphonic Orchestra Pro XP

    Orchestral Expansion Library [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    East West and Quantum Leap's Symphonic Orchestra was one of the largest orchestral libraries ever released, at 19 DVDs for the full edition. However, it still wasn't enough for some people — so East West have released this 18-disc expander set...

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Sample Libraries: On Test

    Latest releases

    • Sony Sound Series: Trance NRG2 • Big Fish Elements: Traditional Jazz • Big Fish Raging Guitars

    Reviews Jun 2006
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    Sample Libraries: On Test

    Hot New Releases

    Zero G Nostalgia: Kompakt Instrument • Big Fish Audio Soul City: Multi-format • Zero G Vocal Forge: Intakt Instrument

    Reviews May 2006
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    HV Design Total Tassman

    Instrument Library for AAS Tassman

    Do you like AAS's Tassman but are a bit baffled when it comes to programming? Check out some of Harm Visser's ready-made instruments...

    Reviews Apr 2006
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    Sample Libraries: On Test

    Hot New Releases

    • Big Fish Audio Hip-Hop High: Multi-format • Garritan Jazz & Big Band: Kontakt Instrument • Sample Lab Broken Beats: WAV+REX+Apple Loops • Sonic Implants Symphonic Harp: Gigastudio

    Reviews Apr 2006
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    Sonic Implants Complete Symphonic Collection

    24-bit Orchestral Library

    The addition of woodwind and percussion libraries rounds out Sonic Implants' Complete Symphonic Collection, bringing their three-year symphonic project to a close.

    Reviews Apr 2006
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    Worsesounds Total Cacophony

    Sample Library

    While the sampling world has warmly embraced the drive towards superb sonics, Dagenham-based Worsesounds have made their mark with cheap-but-cheerless sound libraries aimed at the undiscerning...

    Reviews Apr 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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    Sample Libraries: On Test

    Hot New Releases

    Big Fish Audio First Call Horns • Best Service Galaxy Steinway 5.1• Big Fish Audio London Solo Strings • Tascam Larry Seyer Acoustic Drums

    Reviews Mar 2006

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