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    Toontrack EZkeys Cinematic Grand

    EZkeys Expansion

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. What Toontrack are presenting us with here is more a collection of atmospheric sound-design patches than a virtual Bösendorfer.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Best Service Emotional Violin

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This solo violin virtual instrument will easily compete with and even surpass products emerging from much larger competitors.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Sonic Zest Kora

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The source instrument for this library is a 21-string West African harp called a Kora.

    Reviews May 2019
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    In Session Audio Taiko Creator

    Sample Library

    If your thunderous cinematic percussion is getting out of control, you need Taiko Creator.

    Reviews May 2019
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    Soundiron Rhythmic Odyssey

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rhythmic Odyssey represents a collaboration between Soundiron and the highly regarded UK-based percussionist David Oliver to develop a virtual instrument built around live percussion performances.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Modwheel Bass Banjo

    Kontakt Instrument

    Bass Banjo is based on a bespoke instrument originally built by one of Modwheel's founders, David Donaldson, together with collaborator Stuart Porter, for performance duties with an outdoor marching band...

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    Unorthodox Audio St James The Great Organ

    Kontakt Instrument

    This Kontakt instrument has been built from samples of the 19th‑Century English pipe organ installed in the church of St James The Great in Snitterfield, Warwickshire...

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    The unusual venue for the recording of Spitfire Audio's unconventional new orchestral library, LCO Textures — a disused US Air Force jet engine testing hangar in rural Suffolk, England, with a natural 10-second reverb and built-in ultra-soundproofing!

    Spitfire on a roll with new orchestral releases

    Final parts of Studio Orchestra Library released, alongside groundbreaking LCO Textures library

    The final parts of Spitfire's Studio Orchestra Library are released, as well as the groundbreaking (and much less conventional) LCO Textures library.

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    Soniccouture Nyckelharpas

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: 4/5 Stars **** Resembling a cross between an elongated viola and a hurdy‑gurdy, the Nyckelharpa is a four-stringed instrument played with a bow.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Toontrack Custom Shop EZX

    EZdrummer Expansion

    Rating: 4/5 Stars **** Custom Shop features a range of rather exclusive hand-crafted drums and includes some very welcome brushed sounds for certain instruments.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Ueberschall Elastik Synthetic Soundtracks 1, 2 & 3

    Elastik Instruments

    Rating: 5/5 Stars ***** If you are a budding or busy composer looking for sonic inspiration in this style, then Ueberschall's Synthetic Soundtracks titles may well be of interest.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    Vir2 Mojo 2 Horn Section

    Sample Library

    Mojo 2 Horn Section is an ambitious instrument that aims to succeed where other virtual horn sections fail.

    Reviews Mar 2019
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    EastWest Voices Of Soul

    Sample Library

    Great vocalists are in short supply, but EastWest might have the answer...

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Spitfire Audio Eric Whitacre Choir

    Sample Library

    A chance meeting with a leading choral composer sparked a major new Spitfire library.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Toontrack Drums Of Destruction EZX

    ***** 5/5 stars. Produced by Grammy-winning engineer Josh Wilbur and Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler, this is a collection of hard-hitting drums that sound big in every sense of the word.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Unorthodox Audio Superfly Drums

    Kontakt Instrument / Sample Library

    **** 4/5 stars. Unorthodox Audio are a fledgling sample library company, set up by composers Richard Norris and Mike Gunn with the aim of trying to "capture something wonderfully peculiar within each virtual instrument".

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Get Good Drums Modern & Massive

    Kontakt Instrument

    **** 4/5 stars. This Matt Halpern signature pack sample library is designed for productions ranging from rock through to thrash metal...

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Heavyocity Novo Synthetic Strings

    Sample Library

    **** 4/5 stars. Synthetic Strings focuses not on string synthesizers per se, but on synthetic textures inspired by synthesizers and string machines.

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Red Room Audio Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion

    Kontakt Instrument Sample Library

    If action and thriller soundtracks are your thing, then Red Room Audio’s Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion might well appeal....

    Reviews Jan 2019
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    Sample Logic Xosphere 2

    Kontakt Instrument & Sample Library

    Xosphere 2 is based around four sound processors, complemented by an X/Y pad that allows the user to fluidly modulate between them in real time.

    Reviews Jan 2019

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