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    Quiet Music Serenity 2

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5 Stars. Quiet Music may not be the biggest name in software instruments, but for those producing ambient, chillout or lo‑fi music, the company’s products are a real find.

    Reviews Dec 2023
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    Guillermo Guareschi Violonair

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 4/5 Stars. This new Kontakt instrument started life as a viola da gamba; a string instrument from the Baroque era, which is generally regarded as the precursor to the cello.

    Reviews Dec 2023
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    Toontrack Stories

    Superior Drummer Expansion

    Toontrack and Frank Filipetti span a vast array of musical genres with the latest Superior Drummer expansion.

    Reviews Dec 2023
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    Bunker Samples Bunker Perc

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Bunker Samples return with their new library Bunker Perc, recorded in the bomb shelter that gives the company their name.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Strezov Sampling Jade Evolutions

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Jade Evolutions can be regarded as a partner product to Strezov’s existing Jade Orchestra, but with all‑new content and a substantially different instrument construct.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Sam Thomas Music The Sound Of Love Lost

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Sam Thomas is a composer, producer and session musician who describes his debut solo plug‑in as being somewhere between a synth, guitar and organ.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Spitfire Audio Jupiter By Trevor Horn

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating 4.5/5 Stars. UK producer Trevor Horn was a dominant force in 1980s pop, and this collaboration with Spitfire Audio gives users instant access to the maestro’s sound world.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Sonuscore Fragments: Modern Percussion

    Sample Library

    Sonuscore combine organic percussion sounds with a creative sequencing engine.

    Reviews Nov 2023
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    Spitfire Audio Abbey Road Orchestra: Metal Percussion

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Spitfire’s flagship ARO series now features a third percussion collection around the theme of metals, with essentials such as piatti cymbals and tam‑tams making a welcome appearance.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    Sonuscore Trinity Drums 2

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Sonuscore are back with Trinity Drums 2 which includes all 100 themes from the original, but with considerably more content and a refreshed UI.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    FrozenPlain Lost Reveries

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The Lost Reveries library offers ambient drone sounds and were created by Hilyard, an artist well known in the genre and with some 25 album releases to his name.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    The Very Loud Indeed Co. Shift

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Shift is intended to provide modern sound design elements that film composers can blend into their projects to emphasise specific events and/or musical transitions.

    Reviews Oct 2023
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    Modartt Pianoteq 8

    Modelled Virtual Piano

    Modartt’s modelled piano goes from strength to strength and is now, remarkably, available for iOS.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    UJAM Beatmaker Cozy

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating ***** 5/5 Stars. The latest in UJAM’s Beatmaker collection is Cozy, released with the aim of tapping into the lo‑fi market that has become so popular in recent years.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Cinematique Instruments Rytmik II

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Rytmik II follows the same broad concept as the original version but promises to make something that was already very good even better.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Sample Logic Drum Fury Motion

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Sample Logic’s Drum Fury Motion combines a sample‑based drum and percussion library with a powerful step‑based pattern sequencing engine.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra Piano

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Currently retailing at a cool £156k, the nine‑foot Steinway Model D‑274 grand is the star in this Spitfire Audio piano sample library.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Toontrack Soul Roads EKX

    EZkeys Expansion

    Hot on the heels of EZkeys 2 comes its first sound expansion, Soul Roads EKX.

    Reviews Sep 2023
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    Cinematique Instruments Marble 2

    Virtual Instrument

    Cinematique Instruments’ inspirational virtual instrument receives a major reworking.

    Reviews Aug 2023
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    Zero‑G Ethera Gold Atlantis 2

    Zero‑G Ethera Gold Atlantis 2

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. As with the original Atlantis release, the style of the vocal samples for Atlantis 2 suits epic fantasy with a strong medieval/Celtic vibe.

    Reviews Aug 2023
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    Heavyocity Mosaic Neon

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Like its predecessors, Neon delivers a specific palette of sample‑based vintage and analogue synthesizer sounds alongside the impressively powerful Mosaic front end/engine.

    Reviews Aug 2023

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