Author: Cory Pelizzari

  • Plugin Spotlight – EAReverb 2

    Plugin Spotlight – EAReverb 2

    Whether you’re looking to add new layers of music to your work or create entire pieces from scratch, these powerful tools will give you the power and flexibility you need to get the job done. So why not give them a try today and see what they can do for your music? Start with a […]

  • Library Spotlight – Symphonic Destruction

    Library Spotlight – Symphonic Destruction

    Thrilling Traditional Combinations A Sonic Deconstruction Heavyocity Media has announced the release of Heavyocity Symphonic Destruction. Heavyocity’s Symphonic Destruction is Heavyocity’s sonic deconstruction of the…

  • The True Strike 2021 2.0 Update

    The True Strike 2021 2.0 Update

    The True Strike Update The True Strike 2.0 Update update contains All-in-one browser Positioning stage Extensive articulation & mapping control Adaptive Sync for rolls NKS

  • Library Spotlight – Threnody Strings

    Library Spotlight – Threnody Strings

    Threnody – Avant-Garde Strings by Soniccouture With Threnody Soniccouture released something a little different from the many string libraries already on the market. The focus in Threnody is an avant-garde string articulations, such as those you hear in late 20th century orchestral music or science fiction film soundtracks

  • Sound Pack – Cinematic World – Essential Cinematic Sound Effects

    Sound Pack – Cinematic World – Essential Cinematic Sound Effects

    Sound Pack – Cinematic World This library is designed with one thought in mind – to provide AAA quality and innovation. Our team consists of several award-winning sound designers, whose credits include titles such as Disney+, Diablo 3, The Outsider, Soul, Starcraft 2, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mortal Shell, and many […]

  • Library Spotlight – Midnight Grand & Woodchester Piano

    Library Spotlight – Midnight Grand & Woodchester Piano

    Library Spotlight – Midnight Grand & Woodchester Piano Woodchester Piano is the first in Fracture Sounds new series of collaborations with talented composers and artists, bringing you a range of finely crafted virtual instruments full of personality. This library was produced in close collaboration with film and TV composer James Everingham (Apollo: Missions to the […]

  • Library Spotlight – Damage 2

    Library Spotlight – Damage 2

    Library Spotlight – Damage 2 After nearly a decade, the epic sequel to the iconic original has finally arrived. Damage 2 is here too. It’s the epic ensembles recorded at Skywalker Sound. It’s all the things that made the original Damage great, except bigger, and better. Welcome to the next creation of percussion virtual instruments. […]

  • Library Spotlight – Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (pt.1 – The Sound & Value)

    Library Spotlight – Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (pt.1 – The Sound & Value)

    Library Spotlight – Cinematic Studio Woodwinds Cinematic Studio Series – Cinematic Studio Woodwinds is the latest addition to the Cinematic Studio Series collection. Whether you want to blow the roof off with the bright penetrating sound of the piccolo, express emotion with the beautiful lyrical oboe, or vibrate the floor with the deep and powerful […]

  • Library Spotlight – Glacier Keys

    Library Spotlight – Glacier Keys

    Library Spotlight – Glacier Keys continuation of Fracture Sounds sought-after ‘character pianos’ collection. Glistening piano harmonics, performed on a gorgeous Steinway D concert grand. Deep sampled in a concert hall with multiple microphone perspectives. Built for the free Kontakt Player with the modern film and TV composer in mind.

  • Library Spotlight – Alternative Solo Strings

    Library Spotlight – Alternative Solo Strings

    Alternative Solo Strings Alternative Solo Strings  is a relaunch of Spitfire Audio’s Artisan Cello and Artisan Violin plus additional instruments. Spitfire did take the existing Cello and Violin and added Double Bass and Viola and wrapped everything up in a new interface.

  • Library Spotlight – Djembes X3M

    Library Spotlight – Djembes X3M

    Library Spotlight – Djembes X3M Strezov Sampling’s DJEMBE X3M a collection of Djembes recorded in various sections and ensembles, suitable for all kinds of dynamic music and especially film/videogames.

  • Library Spotlight – LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA Strings

    Library Spotlight – LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA Strings

    Library Spotlight – LCO Strings London Contemporary Orchestra Strings gives you everything you need to make cutting-edge chamber strings music. Unique among our String libraries, it offers you tools that capture the unconventional techniques and stunning performances of an extremely exciting group of musicians. With over 100 never-before-sampled, dynamically controllable articulations, this library provides a […]

  • Library Spotlight – Vista Strings by Performance Samples

    Library Spotlight – Vista Strings by Performance Samples

    Performance Samples’ Vista Strings Vista is a legato strings library featuring a larger-than-life, romantic chamber sound, four dynamics (from a true PP all the way up to an intense FFF), slurred legato, same-note bow-change repetition samples, multiple attack types, and more. Just like Con Moto, the sustains, legato, and other assets were recorded “in motion.” The […]

  • Library Spotlight – The Orchestra Complete 2

    Library Spotlight – The Orchestra Complete 2

    Sonuscore’s The Orchestra Complete 2 THE ORCHESTRA COMPLETE 2 is the flagship of Sonuscore’s “The Orchestra” (see our The Orchestra by Best Service / Sonuscore Review) product family combining the force of the original 80-piece orchestra with new articulations and powerful new features. It includes Sonuscore new instrument HORNS OF HELL as well as STRINGS OF […]

  • Library Spotlight – Alive Underground Drums

    Library Spotlight – Alive Underground Drums

    Alive Underground Drums Alive Underground Drums is a huge collection of high-end drum kits recorded in a large underground carpark for epic drums. This is a massive instrument and a true labor of love (almost a year of Nicolas Signat’s work).

  • Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update Strings v1.3 Update All existing users can download Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings Version 1.3 for free now by logging into their Strezov Sampling account. The new content is an addition to the old one, you don’t have to re-download everything.

  • Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello

    Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello

    Library Spotlight – Ashen Scoring Cello Ashen Scoring Cello is a solo cello library with an intimate tone, born out of insomnia and the idea of minimal post-classical compositions, trailer music, and post-horror soundtracks with its woebegone atmosphere. It concentrates on a highly expressive and emotive playing style.

  • Infinite Woodwinds 2 0 Update

    Infinite Woodwinds 2 0 Update

    Infinite Woodwinds 2 0 Update Infinite Woodwinds is the second release in my line of next-gen virtual orchestral instruments. As with Infinite Brass, the goal was to create a collection of expressive virtual instruments that are easy to use and fun to play, allowing for quick results and realistic performances while sounding great out-of-the-box.

  • Synth Sample Gems – Hideaway Studio

    Synth Sample Gems – Hideaway Studio

    Synth Sample Gems – Hideaway Studio Dani Wilson is Hideaway Studio – Sound Designer, Vintage Synth Specialist & Electronic Engineer specializing in tube hybrid studio gear designs and vintage synth restoration with a particular interest in combining vintage tube, classic analog and modern digital technologies. Dani is a synth engineer for Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and has […]

  • Rating My Own Albums

    Rating My Own Albums

    Rating My Own Albums You can find them here, but they still don’t sound any better: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Quartarone Guitar Reveries

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Quartarone Guitar Reveries

    QUARTARONE GUITAR REVERIES – CINEMATIC ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC GUITAR A new cinematic electric guitar instrument that will expand your imagination. Capturing the avant garde sound of one of Europe’s greatest guitarists and composers, Claudio Quartarone, we have recreated his signature musical palette inside this Kontakt instrument. For media composers, producers and musicians, this immediately inspiring instrument is intuitive […]

  • The Soundtracks That Have Inspired Me

    The Soundtracks That Have Inspired Me

    The Soundtracks That Have Inspired Me Before anyone asks – no, I can’t read sheet music and yes, I had to recreate the tracks you hear by ear. This video got multiple copyright claims so I guess I did a good job of it. Buy one of my albums here https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/

  • Free Piano Libraries (Pianobook) for Kontakt Full

    Free Piano Libraries (Pianobook) for Kontakt Full

    Free Piano Libraries (Pianobook) for Kontakt Full Pianobook is a collective sample project inspiring musicians to embrace the magic of sampling and share their creations with the community. Currently 339 free instruments …and counting! This ever-growing library of free piano instruments for the Kontakt sampler contains some incredible modern and traditional pianos. Curated by one […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Perfperc Volume 1 by Performance Samples

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Perfperc Volume 1 by Performance Samples

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Perfperc Volume 1 by Performance Samples Performance Samples’ Perfperc – Volume I marks the beginning of an exploration of percussion libraries built using multi-samples captured from repeated performance phrases. This library was produced with a heavy focus on start-time consistency and timbral cohesion between RRs, wrapped up in a performance-sourced repetition approach, which in […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – PREPARATO | PIANO

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – PREPARATO | PIANO

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – PREPARATO | PIANO After 2 years of work, Flavio Cangialosi of XPERIMENTA is really excited to announce PREPARATO Piano, the first library of the Preparato Series recorded in a beautiful church in the center of Rome.

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – All Saints Choir by Soniccouture

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – All Saints Choir by Soniccouture

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – All Saints Choir by Soniccouture Let’s take a look at All Saints Choir by Soniccouture. All Saints Church, Tooting – a rich, clear acoustic that has graced recordings by Decca, Sony, and Deutsche Grammophon. In collaboration with The New London Chamber Choir, Soniccouture presents their most ambitious sampling project yet. Featuring […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – L&S Chamber Strings

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – L&S Chamber Strings

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – L&S Chamber Strings Light and Sound Chamber Strings is an extremely detailed and flexible chamber string library recorded by expert recording engineer, Debbie Smith, at Windmill Lane, Dublin. A range of exciting and revolutionary techniques for recording longs, as well as freshly conceived scripting concepts, allowed the natural dynamic movements of […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Renegade by Musical Sampling

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Renegade by Musical Sampling

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Renegade by Musical Sampling Renegade is a drum and sound design library designed for producers of nu-metal, EDM, rock, pop, and underscore. We also aimed to make this a serious asset for modern underscoring with atmospheric percussion/synth pulses, brooding basses, and experimental acoustic content.

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Venice Modern Strings

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Venice Modern Strings

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Venice Modern Strings Venice Modern Strings is a sampled string orchestra for Kontakt 5 which features 8 first violins, 6 second violins, 5 violas, 5 cellos and 3 doublebasses. The library features three kinds of legato: portamento, fingered legato and bow change legato. These can be triggered either by velocity, by MIDI CC or by Pitchwheel. Moreover there’s a control for the […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – LA Modern Percussion by Audio Ollie

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – LA Modern Percussion by Audio Ollie

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – LA Modern Percussion by Audio Ollie LA Modern Percussion – Audio Ollie teamed up with Performance Samples and the legendary scoring mixer Alan Meyerson to bring you his iconic, distinctive percussion sound, heretofore unreplicable with the existing tools and libraries. 

  • Library Spotlight – LA Drama Drums (LADD)

    Library Spotlight – LA Drama Drums (LADD)

    Library Spotlight – LA Drama Drums (LADD) At the most basic level, LADD is both multi-sample strikes and audio loops library. Additionally, the LADD engine allows you to instantly recall your saved presets that include Filters, Tuning, Drive, LoFi, Hi-Cut, Low Cut, Transient Masters, EQ, Delays, Reverbs, MorphMaster FX and more. Cory’s Custom Patches LA […]

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Dominus Choir Pro by FluffyAudio

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Dominus Choir Pro by FluffyAudio

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Dominus Choir Pro by FluffyAudio Dominus Choir Pro by FluffyAudio is the follow-up of FluffyAudio’s flagship Dominus choir library (See also our Dominus by FluffyAudio Review). “Dominus” in Latin means “Lord” or “Master”. This word can be heard in many examples of sacred Christian music. Despite its noble origins, the choice of the name “Dominus” was actually […]

  • Placing Instruments in a Space

    Placing Instruments in a Space

    Placing Instruments in a Space In this video, I’ll be showing you how prior to getting the seventh heaven reverb I would use reverb to place drier instruments in space. I thought I’d focus on showing you how to place instruments in a space with an option that a lot of composers already use.

  • Cory’s Library Spotlight – Session Strings Pro 2 by e-instruments

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Session Strings Pro 2 by e-instruments

    Cory’s Library Spotlight – Session Strings Pro 2 by e-instruments SESSION STRINGS PRO 2 includes 26 articulations, including legato, portamento, and glissando as well as multiple crescendi, trills, scoops, falls, and glissandi. Add realistic, nuanced expression to your string arrangement by drawing from a vast array of playing articulations. Session Strings Pro 2 Features Mid-sized […]