Virtual Instruments Tag

We all know Hans Zimmer and his countless soundtracks to movies. His menacing drums are a hallmark of his style in movies. Now you can use them courtesy of Spitfire Audio HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION is a perfect fit for Spitfire Audio’s established ethos of producing the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world. Why? Well, with Hans Zimmer — one of the most successful, influential, and prolific film composers of his generation — generously giving not just his notable name to this authorised take on his trailblazing approachRead More

Posted On October 16, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Tone2 Releases Nemesis 1.5 Update

A while back, we reviewed Nemesis and really liked it. Now they have fixed a few issues and enhanced the sound quality. The big Nemesis update to v1.5 is available for free. Nemesis 1.5 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be loaded without any further steps necessary. They will benefit from the enhanced sound quality. New features: – Drag & Drop modulation: Drag an envelope or lfo and drop it to a knob to modulate it – Right-click on a knob opens aRead More

Posted On September 23, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Embertone Joshua Bell Violin

Let’s face it, You probably can’t afford or play as good as Joshua Bell. So instead of hiring out a difficult string player who has “opinions” of the “voice” his instrument has in relation to the track, why not just play it yourself in Kontakt? RALEIGH, NC, USA: virtual instrument sampling company Embertone is proud to announce availability of Joshua Bell Violin — a creative collaboration with Grammy® Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell that enables composers, hobbyists, musicians, and performers alike to harness his celebrated sound as an advanced virtualRead More

Posted On May 5, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Review: Tone2 Electra2

We’ve reviewed quite a few of Tone2’s products, (link to reviews for Nemesis, and Saurus,) and for the most part, they are great tools. Each bring their own flavor to the table and fit right into almost any style of music. So when we were given the chance to peek under the hood and kick the tires of Electra2, we jumped at the opportunity.   Electra2 is the second incarnation of Tone2’s ElectraX, a multi-layer software synthesizer with countless features. It comes in VST and AU varieties but is still leaving outRead More

Posted On April 28, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Tracktion WaveRazor

The Tracktion DAW is slowly sneaking up on the big boys with its unique interface and features. Now they have ventured out in the Virtual Instrument field with WaveRazor Unleash your dark side with Waverazor — a futuristic synth that gives you the power to splice waveforms into aggressive new sounds. The patent-pending oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis to produce biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between. Twist and torture every parameter of sound using a central oscilloscope for precise waveform creation. Morph multipleRead More

Posted On April 22, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

KV331 SynthMaster One Soft Synth

When creating pop and EDM music, variety is a must. Having as many Soft Synths as you can grab is essential. For $79.00, how can you avoid getting this wavetable synth? The interface looks great and features many effects to make your tracks stand out. ANKARA, TURKEY: high-quality virtual instrument provider KV331 Audio is proud to announce availability of SynthMaster One — an easy-to-use wavetable soft synth with an intuitive workflow available in AU and VST formats for Mac OS X and Windows — as of February 27… SynthMaster One shares the same sound engine asRead More
Zaytoven is a monster when it comes to producing some of hip hop’s greatest hits. Now he’s given us a peek inside the workflow and mind of a beat making genius. BOZEMAN, MT, USA: urban and contemporary music virtual instrument creator and distributor StudioLinked is proud to announce availability of ZAYTOVEN’S FUNKY FINGERS — a dynamic virtual instrument influenced by the signature sound of GRAMMY® award-winning American record producer, DJ, and pianist Zaytoven, aimed at aspiring producers and budding beat-makers — as of February 10… Asked about the motivation behind the creation of his virtualRead More

Posted On February 19, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

TONE2 Trance & EDM soundset for Icarus

Icarus is an incredibly powerful synth that is like no other. Now Tone2 has released the Trance and EDM soundset for Icarus. Huge supersaws, earth shattering bass and epic melodies. This set takes advantage of Icarus’ powerful oscillator section and wavetable capabilities to deliver high powered sounds, which can act as the driving force in your productions. Whether you’re looking for soaring leads, fresh synths, inspiring arps, vocal cuts, booming bass, crisp plucks or intense effects – it’s all here!.   Highlights 210 sounds created by professional sound designers UtilizingRead More

Posted On February 18, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

UVI UVS-3200

The Korg PS-3200 is a classic  synth. UVI have released their new virtual instrument based on this great synth. Paris, February 16th, 2017 – UVI releases UVS-3200, a new library featuring sounds from the rare Korg PS-3200, a semi-modular 48-voice polyphonic analog synth manufactured in limited numbers during the late ‘70s. The PS-3200 featured a remarkable architecture for the time, providing 2 VCOs each with its own VCF and LFO per-voice across 48 voices with preset recall. Capable of everything from meaty analog bass lines and acid leads to richRead More
Kontakt Player virtual instruments are the standard now and this one would fit perfectly in Ron Burgundy’s band. Straight Ahead Jazz Horns is Impact Soundworks latest VI. FULTON, MD, USA: audio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of STRAIGHT AHEAD! JAZZ HORNS — a newly revised virtual instrument library featuring over 75,000 samples created in collaboration with jazz sampled instrument specialist Straight Ahead Samples, served up as 13 solo brass and sax instruments ideal for jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and much more besides for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform — as of FebruaryRead More