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Celtic ERA 2 by Best Service: A Review of The Sounds of Celtic Myths

Celtic Era 2 More Tarilonte Goodness The highly anticipated sequel to Tarilonte’s best-selling Celtic ERA 2 library is finally here! Celtic ERA 2 features even more stunningly realistic samples that made the original library so famous, along with a host of new instruments and phrases. The result is a deeply passionate and dynamic virtual instrument perfect…

Heavyocity – Damage Drum Kit Review: The Only Drum Kit Capable of Inflicting the Kind of DAMAGE Your Tracks Deserve

Heavyocity – Damage Drum Kit. If the name of this software alone doesn’t get your heart racing, then you need to check your pulse! This is an all-new, massive drum kit tailored for the epic aggression of modern music and scoring. It’s the only drum kit capable of inflicting the kind of DAMAGE your tracks…

Review of DEBIRD by BOOM Library: The AI-Powered Tool to Remove Bird Sounds from Your Recordings

If you’ve ever tried to record nature sounds, you know that birds can be a real nuisance. Their chirping and tweeting can easily drown out the sounds of wind or water that you’re trying to capture. Until now, the only solution was to spend hours editing your recordings in an audio editor, trying to remove…

Review of Zero-G Sahara Beats: A Unique Kontakt Instrument Featuring Exotic Percussive Beats and Grooves from the Middle East and North Africa

Review of Zero-G Sahara Beats: A Unique Kontakt Instrument Featuring Exotic Percussive Beats and Grooves from the Middle East and North Africa

Are you looking to add some spice and exotic flair to your music? Then you need Zero-G’s newest instrument library, Sahara Beats. This unique Kontakt instrument contains over 2000 samples of percussive beats and grooves from the Middle East and North Africa. From traditional middle eastern percussion styles to modern beats and rhythms, this library…

Review of UJAM Virtual Pianist VOGUE – Top Piano Phrases with Just One Finger in the DAW, The Big-Stage Entertainer for Timeless Pop Anthems

There is no question that the grand piano is one of the most popular instruments in pop music. Its rich sound and dazzling charisma make it a favorite for performers and producers alike. UJAM has released Virtual Pianist Vogue, a professional session player that gives you access to the grand piano’s lush sound and big-stage…

Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Review

STEVEN SLATE DRUMS 5.5 When it comes to drum libraries, it would appear that more is better. These days, libraries are packed with more content than ever before, and at more affordable prices. Slate Drums 5 is no exception. With its massive collection of meticulously recorded drums and cymbals, Slate Drums 5 is one of…

Arturia V Collection 9 Review: The Perfect Music-Making Experience

Making music is an incredibly personal experience. It’s a way to express yourself and can be a form of therapy. That’s why it’s so important to have the right tools and sounds to fit your flow. With the Arturia V Collection 9, you can immerse yourself in the perfect music-making experience. This software suite comes…

Review of EZdrummer 3: A Comprehensive Drum Production Software

Review of EZdrummer 3: A Comprehensive Drum Production Software Welcome to our long Review of EZdrummer 3. EZdrummer 3 is the latest incarnation of one of the most popular drum production software titles on the market. It has been completely revamped, and now offers an even more comprehensive set of features for songwriters who want…

9 Best Piano VST Plugins Reviewed by A Professional 2022

9 Best Piano VST Plugins Reviewed by A Professional 2022 The VST plugin for pianos is one of my favorites. I created this guide to help you understand piano plugins. It has always been my belief that a good piano plugin can easily compete against real pianos in live performances. There is no VST and…

Review of Pandorum II for Omnisphere 2: 400 Cinematic Sounds for Dark Sci-Fi Experiences

Pandorum II is an all-new soundset for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, following the success of the acclaimed Pandorum soundset. It features 400 deep and cinematic sounds and is perfect for dark sci-fi experiences – from tense and suspenseful atmospheres to mind-bending rhythms and sounds. Review of Pandorum II for Omnisphere 2 Pandorum II has everything you…

Review of FINK – SIGNATURES: A Definitive Acoustic Guitar Toolkit with Signature Sound

There’s something about the sound of an acoustic guitar that just speaks to our soul. Whether it’s a delicate fingerstyle piece or a hard-hitting bluegrass jam, the acoustic guitar always finds a way to touch our hearts. In this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at FINK – SIGNATURES: A Definitive Acoustic Guitar Toolkit…

Zynaptiq Wormhole Review: A Multi-Effects Powerhouse for Sound Designers and Music Producers

Do you want to create beautiful, shimmering detuned guitar sounds? Glassy ambient octave-shift tails? Surreal ambiances? Starship drones? Alien voices? Monster voices? Robot voices? If you’re looking for an all-in-one multi-effects powerhouse for sound design and music production, look no further than the Zynaptiq Wormhole. This plugin is packed with features that will let you…

Review of EboSuite 2.0: Adds Live Video Sampling, New Interface, and More

Review of EboSuite 2.0: Adds Live Video Sampling, New Interface, and More

EboSuite 2.0 is finally here! This new version of our popular music production suite adds some great new features, chief among them live video sampling. With this addition, you can now record video live and use it in your set immediately – a great way to make your performance a real-live experience and to jam…

Review of Kinetic Brass Motion Engine by Kirk Hunter Studios: Create Sophisticated Patterns with No Musical Theory Training Necessary!

If you’re looking for a way to create sophisticated patterns without any musical theory training, look no further than the Kinetic Brass Motion Engine by Kirk Hunter Studios! This powerful software allows you to create complex rhythms and melodies with ease. You don’t need any prior experience or training to get started – it’s as…

Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

Polaris Review: A Modern String Orchestra Imitating Classic Synth Sounds

Polaris, the latest sound library from Grammy-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer & technologist Brian Transeau, AKA BT, is a mesmerizing aural innovation. Polaris tastefully pairs the worlds of synthesis and orchestra to take your scores into 2022 and beyond. This sophisticated yet eclectic sound library offers massive multi-layers of organic string orchestral recordings, performed by…

HouseEngine Review: Turn your Chords into Professional MIDI Patterns in Minutes

HouseEngine Review: Turn your Chords into Professional MIDI Patterns in Minutes

If you’re into house music, then you know that the chords are what make or break a track. A good chord progression can turn a simple beat into an earworm that will have people dancing all night long. But writing chord progressions can be difficult – especially if you’re not a trained musician. That’s where…

Review of Charisma Volume 1: Featuring Elizabeth Zharoff’s Dazzling Vocal Phrases

If you’re looking for a way to add some color and personality to your project, Charisma Volume 1 is the perfect solution. This library features over a hundred vocal phrases in multiple keys and provides instant cinematic experiences. Written and performed by opera singer Elizabeth Zharoff, this library is sure to give your project the…

Review of ChilloutEngine: Turn Your Chord Progressions Into Relaxed Keys, Smooth Basslines, Memorable Hooks, and Lovely Arpeggios

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to relax. However, studies have shown that listening to music can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Chillout music is the perfect genre for unwinding, with its slow tempo and mellow vibe. Unlike other genres, chillout music is designed to be relaxing, making…

Review of Playbox by Native Instruments: The Coolest and Most Innovative Instrument I’ve Experienced in Quite Some Time

There’s no question that Native Instruments (NI) has always been at the forefront of software instrument development. With products like Kontakt, Reaktor, and Traktor, they have shown time and again that they are not afraid to experiment with new technology and push the envelope of what is possible in the music production world. PLAYBOX provides…

Review of Best Service – Dark Horizon, by Sonuscore: A Review of the Cosmic Darkness

When I heard that Sonuscore had released Dark Horizon, I knew I had to check it out. This library is a dark and gritty journey into the future of sound. It’s packed with massive basses, cosmic arps, and drifting pads that will send shivers down your spine. The best part is that the sounds are…

Review of WORLD AI: Animated Intelligence by Sample Logic

Review of WORLD AI: Animated Intelligence by Sample Logic

Virtual reality will be a considerably more immersive experience, and as a result, it’ll also expand your inventiveness. A versatile step sequencer on the surface, with a lot of creative potential under the hood, is Underwater AI. This instrument is an excellent tool for creating distinctive rhythmic layers in a song using samples that are bright.

Review of Melody Sauce 2 VST – Artificially Intelligent Melody Creation: New Sound Engine, 100 Sounds, 3 FX

Melody Sauce 2 is a VST that allows you to create melodies artificially intelligent Melody Creation. Melody Sauce 2 is the latest version of Melody Sauce, it’s been completely rewritten from scratch and now features a new Sound Engine with nearly 100 sounds and 3 built-in FX so you can hear melodies straight out of…

Cubase 12 Review: Improved Workflows for Music Composing, Recording, and Mixing

Cubase 12 was released in March 2022, and it has some great new features for music composers, recording engineers, and mixers. There are improvements across the board, but some areas received more attention than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s new in Cubase 12 and how it can make your music…

Review of Falcon 2.5 by UVI

Falcon 2.5 by UVI: Comprehensive Review If you’re looking for a comprehensive software instrument that can do it all, look no further than Falcon 2.5 by UVI. This powerhouse of a plugin gives you access to an incredible variety of sounds, and its intuitive interface makes it easy to get started. In this Review of…

Review of Cinematique Instruments’ Pandrum: A Fantastic Handpan Instrument

The Cinematique Instruments team has outdone themselves with their latest release, the Pandrum handpan instrument. This virtual instrument is an exceptional reproduction of a real handpan, and offers the ability to extremely extend and vary the entire sound by applying numerous features. There are versions for the Kontakt 5.68 full version as well as free…

Review of Aquamarine by Muze

The library is ideal for movie soundtrack, electronic/ambient music, and video game creation. The sounds you can construct within and between each layer are virtually infinite. So, you’ve been working on your tracks for a while now but feel like something’s missing. You’ve tried all sorts of sounds and instruments but can’t seem to find…

Heirloom: The Emotional Ensemble with a Beautiful Human Touch

There’s something special about Heirloom. They carry with them a sense of history, emotion, and personal connection that can’t be found in anything else. In the same way, Heirloom is an emotional ensemble with a beautiful human touch. Heirloom: The Emotional Ensemble with a Beautiful Human Touch A contemporary composition toolkit was formed by Keaton…

Review of Audio Imperia Chorus | Kontakt Choir Sample Library Review

Let’s do a review of the new Kontakt Choir Sample Library Chorus by Audio Imperia. Review of Audio Imperia Chorus Audio Imperia presents the all-new Chorus library, recorded in collaboration with Performance Samples. This comprehensive collection contains 24 women’s and 24 men’s voices, with four mic positions and three ready-to-go mixes: Classic, Modern, and Scott…

Review of Output Arcade 2.0: A Powerful Inspiration Machine

Output Arcade is an inspiration machine. It delivers new content that will help you boost your creativity and productivity every day. But that’s not all – Arcade also comes with a suite of tools to transform the content into sounds that are unique to you. The sound library has everything you need to make almost…

What Are the Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar?

What Are the Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar?

What are the best reverb pedals for guitar? The right reverb pedal can make all the difference when it comes to guitar. It can help you create different sounds and effects, making your playing more interesting and varied. It can also help you to better emulate the sound of a real acoustic space, making your…

Review of Spitfire Appassionata Strings: The Most Alive String Legato Sound Available

Why do you need Spitfire Appassionata Strings? Perhaps you’re an aspiring musician who’s looking to add some passion to their compositions. Or maybe you’re a film composer looking for the perfect sound to bring your blockbuster movie to life. Whatever your reason maybe, if you’re looking for the most emotive and alive string legato sound…

"Maygyam" for Falcon 2: A Unique, Fantasy-Themed Soundset

Review of Maygyam for Falcon 2: A Unique, Fantasy-Themed Soundset

If you are looking for a unique, fantasy-themed soundset for Falcon 2, look no further than Maygyam! This set contains sound sources from many different recordings, all carefully edited and combined to create an imaginary world of sound. Whether you’re working on a game, film, or ambient music production, this soundset provides the perfect foundation…

Heavyocity Mosaic Leads Review: Elevating Analog Synth Leads into the Realm of Modern Scoring

Heavyocity Mosaic Leads is an impressive collection of synth leads. These sounds are perfect for modern scoring, and they elevate the sound of analog synths to a whole new level. Mosaic Leads has a wide selection of lead sources, from the Beauties to the Beasts, all designed to be used with its library of organic…

Whack Out Those Kicks! Create Performances With Kitchenology – A Review of Kitchenology

So, in short, Kitchenology is a great tool for creating unique sounds using unusual sources, MIDI grooves, and IR samples. It’s perfect for sound design and composition, and its convolution reverbs will give your audio that extra bit of depth.

Kicking with KICKTOM – a Review: Building Back Better from the Bottom End

KICKTOM – a Review – The kick drum is arguably the most important instrument in any band. It can be used to provide a solid rhythm, or it can be the driving force behind the music that keeps everyone moving on the dance floor. The bassline is often considered the foundation of a song, and…

Abbey Road Two – Review of Spitfire Audio & Abbey Road Studios Iconic Strings

The next version of Iconic Strings is finally here. Abbey Road Two has been released to the public, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! The sound of five of London’s best string players is captured on Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings (V1, V2, Va, Cello, Bass). The two producers Spitfire Audio & Abbey…

Review of Tokyo Scoring Strings The Only Japanese Studio Sound from Impact Soundworks

Tokyo Scoring Strings is a very beautiful sounding library. The sound quality is fantastic and it’s one of the most expressive libraries on Kontakt.

Zebra Refrakt Dark Edition by The Unfinished

Zebra Refrakt Dark Edition is a collection of 300 patches for Zebra2 and ZebraHZ. Refrakt explores a grittier, edgier side of modern action scoring, providing depth, distortion and dynamism. This sound set will take your epic cinematic or intense video game score to new depths with its gritty textures and aggressive sound design. Refrakt by…

A Review of Aperture: The Stack, Spitfire Audio’s Version of Wall-of-Amp Sound

The Aperture instrument from Spitfire Audio is a new take on the Wall-of-Amps sound. It’s not just an amp simulator, it’s an entire recording studio in one virtual instrument plugin! The Aperture: The Stack captures all of that great wall of amps sound while also providing backed-in compression, EQ, and distortion models to play with…

Field Recording with the Zoom H1n in Bangkok

Can you record high-quality sound effects and ambience with the Zoom H1n? The answer is, YES you can! In this video, we go around Bangkok and I show you how to record with this tiny handheld recorder. Who are we? We’re Libby and Marcel, a full-time traveling couple recording unique sounds around the world! Follow…

Unique Textural Cello Sample Library | Poiesis Cello by Sonora Cinematic

Let’s take a look at this unique textural cello sample library called Poiesis Cello by Sonora Cinematic.

Camino de Santiago Packing List AFTER the Camino

I did it. After 28 days I finished the Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port and across Spain to Santiago de Compostela and this video I show you my real Camino packing list. The main gear we feature in this video! Gregory Backpack Paragon 58 Black Diamond Storm 400 Lumen Light BeeFree Drink…

Best Power Bank & Correct Usb Cable for Sound Devices Mix Pre 6ii

This video shows how you can link and power all channels on the MixPre 6ii using the correct USB cable. Also, I recommend using a power bank that will charge USB-C to USB-C because that way you won’t run into any issues powering the Sound Devices MixPre 6ii Anker PowerCore III Elite 26K – Check…

Review of Omen – A Kontakt Library Based on Ritual Voices and Epic War Chants

Ritual Voices & War Chants • Kontakt Library Omen is a Kontakt library based on ritual voices and epic war chants. Silence+Other Sounds recorded many traditional singing styles from different cultures around the world: Tuvan throat and overtone singing (Kaargyra, Khoomei, and Szygyt), Sardinian Throat singing (Bassu), Nordic Kulning (high pitch female style), Slavic Singing…

Rode NT-SF1 – Ambisonic Microphone Real World Test

Our real-world test series is back! Say hello to the Rode NT-SF1. In our latest video below, we take you to the streets of Granada with this convenient ambisonic microphone and our Zoom F6! We hope you can join us as we put this pair to the test! Make sure to listen with headphones for…

StrongMocha’s Review of FabFilter Volcano 3: A Powerful Filter Plug-in for Creative Filtering

FabFilter has released the latest version of its filter plug-in, Volcano 3. With an entirely reimagined interface, a raft of new vintage-style filter shapes, per-filter saturation control, full visualization of modulation sources and targets, and much more. What does FabFilter Volcano do? The FabFilter Volcano 3 plug-in is designed to emulate the sound of old-school…

Sound Examples With EAReverb 2

The first chunk of examples were all using the Natural Studio A preset.

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…

An Instrument Placement Solution – Virtual Soundstage 2

Library Spotlight – Axé

Epic Latin Music with Axé

Review of Kush Audio’s Blyss EQ for Mastering with an Analog Vibe

Kush Audio has recently released its newest plugin, Blyss Mastering Channel EQ. This is a mastering-style EQ with a vibe that feels like it was designed for the analog age. The name comes from “Blessing” and “Elysian Fields” which symbolize paradise in Greek mythology. It has an interesting filter section with filters inspired by vintage…

Review Holkenborg’s Orchestral Percussion – Tool of the Pros

Review of Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion by Orchestral Tools In this article, we will be reviewing Tom Holkenborg’s Orchestral Percussion. Tom Holkenborg is a Dutch composer and producer who has worked on various notable projects such as the soundtrack of Deadpool 2. He also produced music for video games including Arkham Knight and Quantum Break. His…

Library Spotlight – Solo

SOLO – Lyrical And Expressive Soloists for Kontakt Player

Spitfire Audio Albion Solstice Review – Rootsy, Celtic and Noire

Get the sound of this summer night’s sky The Albion Solstice is a new music library from Spitfire Audio that brings together many different genres of music into one package. It includes rootsy folk, horror, noir, and Celtic spirit aplenty. All of these styles are perfect for scoring any film or TV show you might…

Review of Metal and Ice the New Magnetic 96 and Steinberg Designed Materials Soundset

In the world of music production, people are always looking for new sounds. In a recent announcement, Magnetic 96 through Steinberg has released a sound source called Metal and Ice. The potential for creativity and high-end sound is just waiting to be unleashed on your next production. Unleash the power of metal and ice with…

Let’s have a track review and feedback session

Let’s have a track review session and giving some feedback on your music tracks.

Review of Izotope Rx 9 new and improved Ambience Match, De-Hum, and more. Trusted by top post-production engineers to quickly and reliably deliver clean audio

The new Izotope RX 9 is now available. This latest version of the industry-standard audio repair tool has a streamlined interface that makes it faster and easier to work with, improved Ambience Match, De-Hum algorithms for removing unwanted background noise, and more! With the ability to remove clicks, crackles, hiss, hums, and other problematic sounds…

StrongMocha’s Review of Symphonic Destruction: Power, Creativity and Aggression in Modern Scoring

There are few composers in the world who can match the power, creativity, and aggression that modern scoring demands. For them, Symphonic Destruction is their secret weapon. Created by Heavyocity, it’s a sonic deconstruction of the orchestra—rebuilding it from the ground up to push the bounds of power, creativity, and aggression in modern scoring. The…

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…

Percussion Sample Library made of Cardboard Boxes? | Fracture Sounds Box Factory

Fracture Sounds Box Factory Ok, I was skeptical when I heard of that Kontakt percussion sample library made of cardboard boxes. In this video, let’s explore Fracture Sounds Box Factory and how to spice up your existing compositions and percussion sample libs.