Cinematique Instruments from Cologne/Germany is well known for its odd, rare, and unique sounding sample libraries. They first caught my attention with their minimalistic library Sägezahn, released a few years ago. Since then, their product portfolio has grown constantly, and today I am happy to have a closer look at Ensemblia. What
In collaboration with Strezov Sampling, US based composer Casey Edwards has developed his take on the modern hybrid and sound design sample library, Oracle. This is the second of Casey‘s offerings through Strezov Sampling after the popular Aleatoric Modular Series Brass (or technically the fourth, if you consider AMS to be three libraries instead of one). Here’s the official
This is my synthesiser. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Although modified from the 1st verse of the “Rifleman’s Creed”, this could also be true for software synthesisers nowadays. Since the early days of virtual synthesisers like Steinberg’s ‘Model E’, emagic’s ‘ES1’, or Native Instrument’s ‘Pro-52’ back
Not long ago, I reviewed the small but effective library Percussion Hits by Spaectrum Arts, a new, up and coming sample developer from France. Today, we have an in-depth look at their latest library, The Container, with 20k+ samples of a massive 220 lbs plain metal container, and a very promising looking
Arturia: V Collection 4 – A great package of legendary synths and kits When you talk about the real classic synths, organs and keyboards, and the musical history that we have with analog sound synthesis, you can’t avoid mentioning all the Moogs, Roland’s JP-8, Yamaha’s CS-80, the Prophet, and other such synthesizer
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Misfit – A new area in sound design? 8dio has recently released 14 libraries under the Misfit Collection banner. Inspired by TV shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad, and video games like Left4Dead, these libraries follow in the tradition of their unique soundtracks and soundscapes. All the instruments were played by non-professionals who had no idea