Tag archive for ‘Samplers’
By MusicTech.net On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Vengeance Sound Phalanx Review

Does the world need another virtual sampler? Liam O’Mullane spends time with this new offering to find out in this review of Vengenace Sounds’ Phalanx Details Price Basic £172. Premium £215 (eLicenser More...

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By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

MachFive 3 Review

Updates to MachFive don’t appear very often. When they do, though, they are always substantial. This time, eight years after its launch, MachFive 3 has a redesigned interface plus brand-new scripting and synth More...

By MusicTech.net On Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Razor Review

Reaktor has been a breeding ground for some of the most unusual and distinctive software synths in music production, particularly those that show little regard for the conventions of subtractive synthesis. The More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, February 17th, 2011


FXpansion leapt to everyone’s attention with BFD, an outstanding software acoustic drum sample player that brought a level of realism to sample-based drum performances that simply had not been achievable previously. More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Speaker Junk Bass heavy House

Superstar DJs Hervé and Trevor Loveys – AKA Speaker Junk – have spent the last few years smashing up dancefloors around the world with their blend of heavy bass, wonky synths and fidget grooves. The latest More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, December 16th, 2010


This iPad-only drum machine has eight sample pads that can house whatever samples you’d like – either from the large library that’s included or sounds you’ve imported. Patterns are programmed on a simple More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Glitch & Twist

Released in 2001, Daft Punk’s Discovery was one of the first albums to bring aggressively cut-up glitch samples into the mainstream. These days, heavily effected vocals and stutter edits can now be heard More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, August 19th, 2010

aurora sound studio HD

After many apps have let us down, Aurora finally provides a decent set of sound sculpture and song-writing tools especially for the iPad. It includes up to 16 simultaneous samplers, drum machines or synths, and More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, May 20th, 2010


To a large extent, the old-school sampler has been replaced by our DAWs. Audio can be created, repeated, topped and tailed, pitch-shifted or timestretched effortlessly onscreen with a mouse. Who needs a separate More...

By MusicTech.net On Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Dubstep Nation

As more and more producers enter the dubstep arena we’re seeing a more diverse range of styles, from club-based dark, aggressive, happy and jump-up styles to more downbeat tracks. Dubstep Nation is the latest More...