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Music Software Review: Aleatoric Modular Series Brass by Strezov Sampling [VIDEO]

In the last couple of years, Strezov Sampling have taken to tackling the world of aleatoric orchestral brass effects, in collaboration with US composer Casey Edwards (who also designed their modern sound design library Oracle, which we previously reviewed here). Over the course of three sample libraries, a well realised custom control engine, and a number of

Music Software Review: Fischer Viola by Embertone

The Fischer Viola is the latest addition to Embertone‘s Intimate Strings collection (but not the last, as a contrabass is in the works), and delivers an absolutely beautiful sound, featuring true legato. Embertone continue honouring their musicians by the use of their name on the instrument recorded, as they did with

Composer Interview: Marcelo Zarvos (Extant, The Affair)

Marcelo Zarvos is a composer with a very interesting career, beginning in Brazil and leading him to New York. He’s worked with directors such as Robert De Niro and Barry Levinson, and has scored a great array of character-driven and psychologically minded films such as The Words and The Face of Love, not to mention intimate

Music Software Review: Berlin Woodwinds EXP D – SFX by Orchestral Tools

German based sample library developer Orchestral Tools (OT) provides comprehensive orchestral compositional tools for professional composers and arrangers. Like nearly all things German, OT delivers sample libraries in ergonomic formats, with processor efficient loads and pristine quality sample recording. One of Orchestral Tools’ most successful lines is the Berlin Series, a

Music Software Review: Octamorph – Forge Edition by Epic SoundLab [VIDEO]

Octamorph – Forge Edition is the brainchild of sound designer Luca Capozzi, founder of EpicSoundLab and Audiority. It is a sound design instrument based on  a concept of morphing between 8 soundsources, with many more additional controls to shape the sonic results to your will. Below is a product description from the Epic SoundLab’s website: “Octamorph is

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