Spitfire Chamber Strings Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Sam Dudley Price: £599 inc. vat Developer: Spitfire Audio Spitfire Chamber Strings has risen out of the ashes of Spitfire’s original Sable series. Released back in 2013, Sable was a modular library beginning Spitfire’s British Modular Library (BML) series, released in five volumes, including specially created ensemble

Spitfire Audio offers alternative take on Solo Strings sample library with Alternative Solo Strings

Spitfire Audio announces Alternative Solo Strings library for the Kontakt platform Earlier this year Spitfire Audio announced availability of ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS — an aptly-titled, alternative take on a sampled solo strings library for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT platform, putting performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London into an easy-to-

Fracture Sounds Release Woodchester Piano

New library developed in close collaboration with film and TV composer James Everingham Fracture Sounds' Woodchester Piano is the first in a new series of collaborations with composers and artists, bringing a range of virtual instruments. This library was produced in close collaboration with film and TV composer James Everingham, and

Impact Soundworks makes meditative musical moods perfectly possible with aptly-titled VI release

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Audio software creator Impact Soundworks has released Mediation Mediation — a collection of acoustic mallet, gong, and glass sounds, creatively combined with a Kontakt -based additive synthesizer allowing users to craft a variety of evolving and subtle tones, perfect for film scoring applications alongside ambient and atmospheric music creation. Mediation is a

Umlaut Audio Motors Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Katie Tarrant Price: $99 US Developer:  Umlaut Audio Reviewed on: Mac Pro 5.1 Back in June 2017, I reviewed Umlaut Audio's uBeat bundle. I liked its customisable features and how it encouraged you to make the supplied pads and loops your own through use of FX. Now Umlaut Audio

Umlaut Audio uBeat Bundle Review

Review by Jordan Killiard Edited by Katie Tarrant Price: $199 US Developer:  Umlaut Audio Reviewed on: Mac Los Angeles based Umlaut Audio originally began creating custom Kontakt libraries for composers such as Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams and John Debney, but soon they started to offer commercial libraries to the masses. Their first commercial libraries Pads and Arps were very

Fracture Sounds – Tiny Music Box Review

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Introduction Fracture Sounds is a company founded and run by composer and programmer Will Bedford. His previous releases include Granulate 2, Singing Bowl, Dream Zither and Water Glass. Now we have the Tiny Music Box; a quaint and wonderfully crafted music box VST. One thing I enjoy about Fracture Sounds is

ARPS by Umlaut Audio Review

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Review by Alyx Jones Edited by Sam Hughes ARPS is a percussive virtual instrument by the clever souls at Umlaut Audio. It can be used in many DAWs as it is designed for Kontakt (works perfectly on the free version), so is pretty easy to setup and get go, out of the box. ARPS is

Super Audio Cart Review

Review by Alyx Jones Edited by Sam Hughes Super Audio Cart is a new sample library created by Impact Soundworks to arm composers with an easy way to emulate classic consoles, on modern systems. It's not just an emulator though, the creators wanted to give you the ability to combine and manipulate