Estonian sound designer Ergo Kukke's new 12GB cinematic library aims to "blur the distinction between instruments and sound design".
Orchestral Tools releases a new brass library, the first to carry JXL's name.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The brainchild of Spitfire's Paul Thomson, Kepler Orchestra was inspired by the idea of contrasting rhythmic subdivisions that move in and out of sync like orbiting planets.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The latest expansion for EZ Drummer 2/Superior Drummer 3 recreates the drum sounds associated with swing-era big bands and jazz ensembles.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. For this library, Cinesamples recorded the sound of every tool and material they could find that's related to embroidery!
Recorded by Al Schmitt, Toontrack's Decades SDX is a tour de force.
A large strings collection from Eastern Europe heralds a breath of fresh air.
EastWest give new customers 45 percent off an annual sub for their ComposerCloud X subscription service — for a limited time only...
Pandora, from ProjectSAM’s Symphobia series of orchestral sample libraries, is aimed at composers of music for sci-fi and horror films.
Spitfire's new Aperture strings library layers intimate Solo and Symphonic sample layers to highly creative effect — but you'll have to move fast...
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Ostinato Woodwinds delivers a much more focused vocabulary of less than a dozen motifs, ideal for minimalist rhythmic beds and pads.
Rating: ***** 4/5 Stars. To create Randy's Prepared Piano, various objects and materials were used to alter the sound of the source instrument before it was recorded.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. It's perhaps not surprising that electronic keyboard sounds are a big part of the underlying sound set. However, these also include synths, ambient noises, attack sounds and various drones.
Rating: ***** 4/5 Stars. Nearly 10,000 samples of a modern 10-string E9 pedal steel were taken for this appealing virtual instrument...
Is Terminus the final destination in your search for hits, slams, risers and falls?
EastWest's Hollywood Pop Brass does exactly what it says on the tin.
Spitfire Audio join forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the celebrated Maida Vale Studios. Is this the best of British?
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. World-renowned and Grammy-nominated cellist Tina Guo returns to Cinesamples to create a valuable update to her industry-defining virtual instrument.
Rating: ***** 4/5 Stars. This ROMpler-based instrument for Kontakt offers some fairly classic-sounding pianos and keyboards.
Rating: ***** 4/5 Stars. Lap Harp features a sampled Eastern European zither-like instrument called a Perepyolochka.
We explore some alien soundscapes, courtesy of Slate + Ash's Auras...
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