Software Instruments & Libraries

Bass Pedals Review

Bass Pedals is the second meticulously sampled analogue instrument from Wave Alchemy, a company best known for its extensive libraries of carefully crafted drum...

Native Instruments Action Strings Review

Action Strings is a set of cinematic string orchestra phrases recorded by game music producers Dynamedion and performed by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague. Designed...

Voyager (Kontakt Edition) Review

Despite being ten years old, the Moog Voyager remains one of the most sought-after analogue mono synths. Although its features may seem paltry by...

Production Tools Volume 6 Review

If you’re looking to get started quickly with writing music, then the construction kit format library can be a good place to begin as...

Ivory II American Concert D Review

Since 2003, Synthogy has been developing a range of well-respected virtual pianos, all powered by the company’s own Ivory player, which reached its second...

R&B Keyz Review

Despite a recent shift in pop and R&B music towards synth-based sounds, the humble piano still remains the instrument of choice for ballads and...

Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds Review

Following on from Hollywood Strings and Hollywood Brass (that latter was reviewed in Issue 107), Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds (HOW) is the logical next step...

Albion II Loegria Review

Again, it’s an all-British production recorded at London’s Air Lyndhurst, but this time the material is more generally suited to small-scale film work for...
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