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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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    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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    Orchestral Tools Tallinn

    Sample Library

    Sounds of voices and strings rise from the chilly shores of the Baltic.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Heavyocity Scoring Acoustic Guitars

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Scoring Acoustic Guitars is most likely to appeal to media composers or more experimental musicians. The quality of the sounds is most certainly big budget, but the price of access is not.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Sonixinema Monsta

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4.5/5 Stars. A mouthwatering library of samples from reputedly the largest modular setup in Europe, owned by media composer Lester Barnes.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Native Instruments Session Guitarist Electric Vintage

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Electric Vintage has been created around samples and performances from a vintage ’50s Fender Telecaster.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Vienna Symphonic Library Synchron Elite Strings

    VSL Synchron Player

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. A new strings library from Vienna Symphonic Library comes as no great surprise, but this one’s a bit special.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Toontrack Fretless EBX

    EZbass Expansion

    Toontrack go fretless with a new EZbass expansion.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Performance Samples Vista

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Performance Samples’ description of Vista as a ‘larger‑than‑life’ chamber ensemble aptly describes this beautiful‑sounding string library.

    Reviews Jul 2021

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