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    Toontrack Upright EBX

    EZbass Expansion

    Toontrack add a fine and upstanding acoustic expansion for EZbass.

    Reviews Feb 2022
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    Orchestral Tools Miroire

    Sample Library

    Orchestral Tools’ Baroque collection shines a modern light on a historic sound.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Sonixinema Hang Drum

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. As a type of tuned percussion, Hang Drum's roots in the steel drums of the Caribbean are obvious but, in the right hands, the sound can be both beautiful and hypnotic.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Zero-G Elements

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Zero G’s Elements is a Wavetable Hybrid Synth aimed at those working on creating contemporary soundtracks and sound design...

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Triple Spiral Audio Nova

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Nova is a sample‑based virtual instrument built around a collection of textures, pads and soundscapes.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Spitfire Audio Albion Solstice

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Looking for great layering options or want to create an orchestral mix using instruments which are different and folk‑like? Solstice delivers a surprising array of choices...

    Reviews Jan 2022
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    Toontrack Fields Of Rock SDX

    Expansion For Superior Drummer 3

    For their latest SD3 expansion, Toontrack made a pilgrimage to the hallowed ground of Rockfield Studios in Wales.

    Reviews Jan 2022
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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