Category: Sound Design

  • Nuance 2 by New Sonic Arts Review

    Nuance 2 by New Sonic Arts Review

    Nuance 2 by New Sonic Arts Review Nuance 2 is a sampler that wants to grow with your experiences. The approach of the sampler is that it wants to make the process of software sampling easy and more usable. Nuance 2 is making the process of sampling easy when you compared it to Native Instruments […]

  • AizerX – Modern Designer Toolkit by KeepForest Review

    AizerX – Modern Designer Toolkit by KeepForest Review

    AizerX – Modern Designer Toolkit by KeepForest Review AIZERX – MODERN DESIGNER TOOLKIT contains an extensive collection of ultra-modern designed sound effects for the latest music genres and when you score to picture. KeepForest was born out of friendship, built around of Arseni Khodzin (composer & sound designer) and Evgeny Emelyanov (composer & programmer). Their […]

  • Beatformer by Accusonus Review

    Beatformer by Accusonus Review

    Beatformer by Accusonus Review Beatformer has been released by Accusonus, it is a tool or DAW plugin to improve the sound of drum instruments, beats, and loops. Accusonus builds next-generation audio repair and music creation software. Accusonus is based in Massachusetts (USA) and in Patras, Greece. For more tools and plugins from Accusonus see our Regroover Pro Review. Accusonus […]

  • Colour Copy by u-he Public Beta and Introductory Offer available

    Colour Copy by u-he Public Beta and Introductory Offer available

    Colour Copy originates from the Repro-1 delay unit and was further developed into a stand-alone plugin. Colour Copy by u-he is now available as a Public Beta plugin and if you want to reduce the spent there is an Introductory Offer available. Colour Copy is a virtual analog effect plugin inspired by classic bucket-brigade delays (BBD) but […]

  • TRAVELER a Doppler Effect Tool by TONSTURM Review

    TRAVELER a Doppler Effect Tool by TONSTURM Review

    TRAVELER by Tonsturm Review In today’s review, we are looking at the new TRAVELER doppler effect tool released by Tonsturm. The tool is modeling sound and makes it moving through the air. TRAVELER is Tonsturm´s first plugin release, and more are planned for the future. Tonsturm was founded by Tilman Hahn and Emil Klotzsch. Tonsturm […]

  • Review Speakerphone 2 – Put Your Sounds Into Any Context

    Review Speakerphone 2 – Put Your Sounds Into Any Context

    Speakerphone 2 by Audio Ease Review Speakerphone 2 shapes any sound to become an exciting noise, locates sound into new places or creates the illusion that a sound or music is played through a device. The plugin has some age and is still updated by the developing company as you can see here. Speakerphone 2  is for professionals that work […]

  • Thorn by Dmitry Sches Review

    Thorn by Dmitry Sches Review

    Thorn by Dmitry Sches Review Thorn is a very intuitive and rich software synth from the same company who brought us Tantra. Thorn due to his sounds and potentialities is part of the high-end soft synths family. Dmitry Sches did send a review copy with no strings attached. Installation Thorn is a VST 2.4 or VST 3 or AU […]

  • Vikings Bundle by KeepForest Review

    Vikings Bundle by KeepForest Review

    Vikings Bundle by KeepForest Review Vikings Bundle (Affiliate Link) is out since quite a while and initially launched in the second half of 2017. Now for two weeks (Deal ends June, 27th 2018), it can be obtained for 119 USD. In the bundle, you receive Cinematic Metal Toolkit and a second product named Cinematic Punk Folk Trailer Toolkit. […]

  • SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR  Review

    SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR Review

    SD032 TANK RESONATOR by HISS and a ROAR Review SD032 TANK RESONATOR is a recorded enormous tank that was beautifully bowed, hit and scraped for sonorous sounds. The best way to guess what will be released next by HISS and a ROAR is to follow this Instagram feed.   Installation You receive WAV format files. it is a 8GB download, […]

  • Breath Life into Your OLD Samples with DROP-CRE8 by Sample Fuel

    Breath Life into Your OLD Samples with DROP-CRE8 by Sample Fuel

    Sample Fuel released DROP-CRE8 for Halion (SE) which allows you to easily create pads and other creative sounds. DROP-CRE8 tweak loops in interesting ways resulting in underscore, drones, and pads. It has been used in scores and sounds for Grey’s Anatomy. The library requires HALion Sonic SE 3.1.10 FREE, HALion Sonic 3.1.10 or HALion 6.1.10 or higher. In […]

  • AizerX – Modern Designer Toolkit & AizerX – Trailer SFX Designer Toolkit by KeepForest Review

    AizerX – Modern Designer Toolkit & AizerX – Trailer SFX Designer Toolkit by KeepForest Review

    AizerX is a high-grade tool for building robust, Hollywood-level sound effects for your score and sound effects without the need to know much about professional sound design. It includes: Low & Mid Braams, Signals, Pre-Whooshes + Hits, Motions Alarms, Downers, Benders, Pre-whoosh and Transitions, Signals, Specific Layers, Bends, Noises, Up/Downers, Whooshes and Distortions. The AizerX […]

  • REDDI Bass DI plugin by Kush Audio Review

    REDDI Bass DI plugin by Kush Audio Review

    REDDI Bass DI plugin by Kush Audio Review Kush released REDDI Bass DI (plugin) emulation of the REDDI DI, which has been one of the most famous D.I. boxes of all time. The hardware REDDI is a standard for the professional session bass players in the industry. Kush did release earlier the Transformer plugins which are […]

  • Modular Chaos Engine Vol 1-4 by Sound Dust Review

    Modular Chaos Engine Vol 1-4 by Sound Dust Review

    Modular Chaos Engine Vol 1-4 by Sound Dust Review Sound Dust has released now four products in the Modular Chaos Engine series; we do review them all together today and talk about their differences and how they help you in your daily work. Sound Dust is the brainchild of Pendle Poucher, a Brighton UK based composer, sound […]

  • Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

    Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

    Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review Total Bundle 1 is a bundle of Libraries for Reformer Pro. Krotos did update in early May 2018 Reformer Pro to its latest version. We did already review the current version of Reformer Pro.  Krotos did send a review copy with no strings attached. Installation You install the libraries included in the […]

  • Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

    Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review

    Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1 by Krotos Review Krotos did modernize in early May 2018 Reformer Pro to its newest version. We did examine the previous version of Reformer Pro. It’s time to evaluate the latest version. Krotos founder Orfeas Boteas comments: “Reformer Pro uses artificial intelligence and advanced signal analysis to allow you to […]

  • eXplorer4 bundle by Rob Papen Review

    eXplorer4 bundle by Rob Papen Review

    eXplorer4 bundle by Rob Papen Review Rob Papen synth and tools bundle eXplorer4 includes an extensive collection of synthesizer, EQ, and effect plugins. To cut it short several of the synth you need to open then and could use them asap for your next project. The vast variety of included patches are excellent. Rob Papen did […]

  • Town & Country by BOOM Library Review

    Town & Country by BOOM Library Review

    Town & Country by BOOM Library Review Town & Country is a collection of sounds that satisfy the need to include background ambiances when running with a sound design task for your next film and games project. The producing company went the extra mile to include recording made at the different time of the day […]

  • Trailer Xpressions II by Sample Logic Review

    Trailer Xpressions II by Sample Logic Review

    Trailer Xpressions II by Sample Logic Review After launching the first version Trailer Xpressions (I), the second installation from Claudio Pelisseroe was available. Trailer Xpressions II The Boom Experience, driving scoring and sound design with exciting new content. Sample Logic did team up with Boom Library. And already with the previous version, many composers in Hollywood were hooked. Trailer […]

  • Kaleidoscope by 2CAudio Review

    Kaleidoscope by 2CAudio Review

    Kaleidoscope by 2CAudio Review A trip that passes every drug test, that is a way to describe Kaleidoscope by 2CAudio. A more technical description would be: A filter that blows your mind and you may never understand how it works – you will love the results. As a professional that is making your living from designing sound […]

  • Reformer Pro by Krotos Review

    Reformer Pro by Krotos Review

    Reformer Pro by Krotos Review Reformer Pro by Krotos which is reviewed today is a sound design tool for your existing sound libraries to blend up to four sounds with the source material. Krotos tools have been review before. We did take a look at Weaponiser Fully Loaded and Dehumaniser 2. Both have been recognized as […]

  • 3 Preamps and 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use by Arturia Review

    3 Preamps and 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use by Arturia Review

    Three Preamps and Three Filters You’ll Actually Use by Arturia Review What a long product name we are testing today “3 Filters You’ll Actually Use” and “3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use“. Arturia could already get a reward for not calling a product dead cold fish instead of sushi in a very creative way. With this two […]

  • Review: Scoring Synths from Audio Ollie

    Review: Scoring Synths from Audio Ollie

    Scoring Synths by Audio Ollie Review Audio Ollie’s Scoring Synths is unique. Ollie’s synthesized sounds are distinctive and stand out from the crowd. The place to construct a hardware synth and the recording setup are among the most important elements of this composition. When recording, it started by defining a microphone and multiple different microphone positions […]

  • Dehumaniser 2 by Krotos Review

    Dehumaniser 2 by Krotos Review

    Dehumaniser 2 by Krotos Review Sound designers are tasked to add tension and excitement to scenes with aliens, bad boys, super heros, and monsters. The possibilities to just record an alien or monster are limited as those folks are hard to find and may rather eat you instead of being available for a recording session. This lack […]

  • RX950 – Classic AD/DA Converter Review by Mathieu Demange

    RX950 – Classic AD/DA Converter Review by Mathieu Demange

    RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter by Mathieu Demange Review If you do like myself have several Hardware Sampler in your studio this new plugin  RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter by Mathieu Demange is an alternative to emulate an Akai S950 which is an iconic 12-bit sampler. Installation You receive after purchase a download link and you can download up to three […]

  • Aberrant Drones by SKYES Audio Review

    Aberrant Drones by SKYES Audio Review

    Aberrant Drones by SKYES Audio Review Drones are key to a musical score and are often used when underscoring to picture. Many soft synthesizer offer patches that are short (time) drones, Aberrant Drones is the opposite of short soundscapes. Let’s discover more than six hours of distinctively flavored, frightful and ever-evolving drones. Aberrant Drones did send a review […]

  • Grind by Audio Damage Review

    Grind by Audio Damage Review

    Grind by Audio Damage Review Grind is part of a group of excellent tools from Audio Damage to ruin in a smart and mellow way your audio tracks with some algorithmic distortion and effective filter. Now you may think why should I destroy smartly my audio, well give it a try it will sound great. Audio Damage plugins are […]

  • Vulf Compressor by Goodhertz Review

    Vulf Compressor by Goodhertz Review

    Vulf Compressor by Goodhertz Review Vulf is an energetic compressor with tonal choices to add the mojo vibe and dirty your mix in the direction of lofi and includes some wow inspired timbres. Yes, you can even buy a t-Shirt. Goodhertz did send a review copy with no strings attached – no t-shirt was included. Installation […]

  • WOW Control by Goodhertz Review

    WOW Control by Goodhertz Review

    WOW Control by Goodhertz Review If you are old enough you remember the sound and imperfections of analog tape. Now as everything is clean and digital there are many musical genres like lofi that need the desired sound of flaw. Goodhertz effect plugins are surpassing tools and gadgets, some of them with phenomenal soaking. Welcome to […]

  • 8 Bit Generator by Alden Nulden Productions Review

    8 Bit Generator by Alden Nulden Productions Review

    8 Bit Generator by Alden Nulden Productions Review Looking for sounds and instruments for lofi, Electronica, Glitch production or do you score to picture and need some fitting retro game sound, 8 Bit Generator by Alden Nulden Productions should be on your shortlist. Alden Nulden Productions founded in 2013 by Kore G. The primary focus of Alden Nulden […]

  • Enforcer by BoomLibrary Review

    Enforcer by BoomLibrary Review

    Sometimes you are in need to add just that little bit more punch to a devastating sound effect. If you are a music producer, you need to enhance a recorded percussion that would be boring otherwise. The new Enforcer plugin can do this all and much more. As a sound designer or music producer, you know that […]

  • kHs Toolbox by KILOHEARTS Review

    kHs Toolbox by KILOHEARTS Review

    kHs Toolbox by KILOHEARTS Review kHs Toolbox is a powerful FX bundle containing 26 plugins known as “snapins”. Each snapin can be used individually in your DAW, or combined as building blocks within a single modular interface called Snap Heap. KILOHEARTS did send a review copy with no strings attached. Installation After purchase, you download […]

  • Hybrid Tools 4 by 8Dio Review

    Hybrid Tools 4 by 8Dio Review

    Hybrid Tools 4 by 8Dio Review Several years ago 8Dio launched the legacy version of Hybrid Tool (1). Since then a significant market with modern hybrid sounds has been developing. 8Dio has led, pushed and served this market with several libraries, other developers have entered this market with their own solutions. Now a new Hybrid Tools library […]

  • Weaponiser Fully Loaded by Krotos Review (updated)

    Weaponiser Fully Loaded by Krotos Review (updated)

    Weaponiser Fully Loaded by Krotos Review Weaponiser Fully Loaded is a next generation sound design tool that renders tones from today’s and future short and long hand weapons. Sound designers are always looking for weapon sounds. With the action-heavy trailer, games, and movies these days there is always a struggle to enhance the audience experience […]

  • Waveskimmer by Modwheel Review

    Waveskimmer by Modwheel Review

    Waveskimmer by MODWHEEL Review David Donaldson and Steve Roche team-up with Kirke from ShapedNoise to produced a new Kontakt library, in this review we are taking a look at the resulting product: Waveskimmer by Modwheel. Waveskimmer is MODWHEEL’s early 2018’s offer to you for pulses, rhythms, riffs, melodic patterns, evolving pads & risers. MODWHEEL did send a […]

  • B2 by 2CAudio Review

    B2 by 2CAudio Review

    B2 by 2CAudio Review Looking for reverb with excellent sound, natural to use and if needed an immense scope of control? How about two independent reverb engines plus a saturation and limiter unit? Need plenty of presets to get started? After this engaging introduction, you know what B2 by 2CAudio is capable of doing for you. 2CAudio develops audio plug-ins […]

  • Urban & Suburban by BOOM Library Review

    Urban & Suburban by BOOM Library Review

    Urban & Suburban by BOOM Library Review I have been in New York more than 30 times. What I do remember from my trips to the City are the fantastic people, countless great experiences and the sound of New York. The noise of NY is peculiar and always present. Now take any other city to […]

  • Transportation by BOOM Library Review

    Transportation by BOOM Library Review

    Transportation by BOOM Library Review In our review, we are taking a look at Transportation by BOOM Library. Transportation is a public and ambient city library released in early 2018. When you do sound editing and design for an advertisement, short, trailer or feature you are typical in need for sounds that sit in the background to […]

  • EON by Cinetools Review

    EON by Cinetools Review

    EON by Cinetools Review Looking for a massive collection of action, fantasy, horror, and war sound? Or do you search for fitting atmospheres and underscores across those genres. EON by Cinetools has elements from field recordings, designed elements, and soundscapes. EON is different from what you would expect from a company that is in the business of creating […]

  • DISCORD4 by Audio Damage launched (Updated)

    DISCORD4 by Audio Damage launched (Updated)

    Audio Damage released the next version of their discord stereo pitch shifter plugin, the new version is called DISCORD4. I did play around with it today and can report that the new UI makes sense and that the sound you get from this plugin is a good as expected from the fourth version of DISCORD, just […]

  • Witchcraft by Cinetools Review

    Witchcraft by Cinetools Review

    Witchcraft by Cinetools Review Anyone who works with sound design to picture knows that finding useful sounding sound FX libraries is difficult. Witchcraft by Cinetools focuses on elemental and dark sound files for your next job. While the prime use is for yourupcoming fantasy production, the included content works very good for movies in overall, trailer, game, and advertising. […]

  • ADX TRAX 3 by Audionamix Review

    ADX TRAX 3 by Audionamix Review

    ADX TRAX 3 by Audionamix Review Remember those old spy movies where a recorded conversation that was impossible to understand due to the other sounds and noises recorded. In those movies with one click, all noise was gone, and the spy could listen to the conversation,  sounds and noises are magically eliminated – like they […]

  • Turnado by Sugar Bytes Review

    Turnado by Sugar Bytes Review

    Turnado by Sugar Bytes Review Turnado is a versatile effect plugin, released initially for live performance and fits into any sound design job in your studio time. Overall the incorporated highly favorable effects joined with the control on the multi-effects makes Turnado an excellent plugin for your studio work. Sugar Bytes did send a review copy with no strings attached. Sound Turnado […]

  • FabFilter Saturn by FabFilter Review

    FabFilter Saturn by FabFilter Review

    FabFilter Saturn a Saturation Goodness, by FabFilter Review FabFilter Saturn released in 2012 was from day one a leading saturation plugin, with the addition of products that address the same need the possibility to select a saturation plugin has become challenging. FabFilter did send a review copy with no strings attached. Installation After purchase, you receive a code […]

  • EchoMelt by Psychic Modulation Review

    EchoMelt by Psychic Modulation Review

    EchoMelt by Psychic Modulation Review We did recently review Phonec 2 which is excellent producing vintage analog tones, lo-fi soundscapes, and pads. One of the main  Phonec 2 features is the Melt function that adds style, texture, and glow to the sounds. How about changing the synth and still be able to create warbling “VHS” effects, swirling choruses, lo-fi saturated […]

  • FILTERSTATION2 a Go-To Mangle effect by Audio Damage Review

    FILTERSTATION2 a Go-To Mangle effect by Audio Damage Review

    FILTERSTATION2 by Audio Damage Review The next version of FILTERSTATION 2 (AD043 FILTERSTATION2) released by Audio Damage in December 2017 adds long-awaited changes and new features. Since release, I could use it to full extent on several projects. New in Version 2 are support for HiDpi/Retina-capable, wholly rewritten parameter, and DSP section, new extreme modification tools, ProTools support, and […]

  • Turbine by BOOMLibrary Review

    Turbine by BOOMLibrary Review

    Turbine by BOOMLibrary Review BOOM Library has just released its first sound design plugin. Professional sound designers know BOOM Library for the effects libraries that have been used in Movies, Shorts, Trailers, Games, and TV-Shows. With Turbine BOOM Library stepped away from the comfort zone and developed a unique plugin that can be used to make engine, […]

  • FabFilter Pro-Q 2 – Equalizer Plug-In Review

    FabFilter Pro-Q 2 – Equalizer Plug-In Review

    FabFilter Pro-Q 2 – Equalizer Plug-In Review FabFilter over the years has become the leading plugin developer for EQ and other needs. FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is the next version of an already strong EQ and after being released three years ago FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is still in the Top 5 of all available EQ and widely used in […]

  • Audio Damage

    Audio Damage

    I wanted to share my experience with new Audio Damage plugins I got over BF 2017.  Audio Damage AXON 2 Axon introduces an Audio Damage Neuron Sequencer. Axon generates rhythms and melodies with a network of interconnected nodes called neurons. Each neuron has a flexible but simple to use FM-based synthesizer capable of generating electronic percussion sounds and […]

  • Beauty retouching video from room.tv

    The art of retouching clip from room.tv a Venice, CA based company shows how clips are polished these days. This clip and the ones on room.tv web site shows a great before and after comparison from the wonderland of retouching. On room’s website you find more fx & design examples of their recent work. room’s […]