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Albion 3 Iceni Review

Daniel James of HybridTwo has kindly done a really in-depth over of Spitfire’s third offering in their Albion range called Iceni. From the Spitfire website – “Iceni is an investigation into low end, thundering enormity, horrifying rasp and obliterating distortion”. The video is pretty long at 1 and 1/2 hours,

Albion 2 – Loegria Review

Daniel James from HybridTwo has reviewed the latest library by Spitfire Audio called Albion 2 – Loegria. As usual, Daniel has created a track using the library and gives us an overview of how he used what and how to get the best sound out of it.

Thrash DI Review

This month, Bobby got around to reviewing the new sample library from Sample Oddity – Thrash Di. From their website: Amp up this direct-input sampled guitar and let fly with metal mayhem! You will need a decent amp sim to fully take advantage of this instrument. Thrash DI also includes

Rhythmic Robot Jennings Review

This month, our new software reviewer Bobby Cole, got a chance to try out the latest VST from Rhythmic Robot called “Jennings“. From their website: Jennings is a meticulously faithful recreation of one of the very first synthesisers, the valve-based Jennings Univox. The Univox was designed in 1946 by Derek

Cinematic Strings 2.0 Review

Over the past number of weeks, I’ve been using a couple of different string libraries in my compositions – Hollywood Strings, LASS lite, Symphobia 1 & 2 string sections as well as some of the strings in Symphonic Sphere (for trills). Generally the toughest part of using these string libraries

Orchestral Tools Symphonic Sphere Review

This month, I finally got a chance to sit down and play with Symphonic Sphere by Orchestral Tools – a sample library developer know for Orchestral String Runs 2, and the soon to be released Berlin Woodwinds. As described on their website, Symphonic Sphere is “an orchestral sample library, focused

Top 20 iPad Synths

Below is a roundup of the top 20 iPad synths currently available in the iTunes market for the iPad. In no particular order, here we go: Korg iElectribe Its the best dance beat making software currently on the Apple marketplace. At $19.99, its well worth it – intuitive, easy to

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