Virtual Instruments Tag

Posted On April 22, 2018By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Impact Soundworks Allura

  Impact Soundworks released today the first volume of ALLURA, a Kontakt virtual instrument featuring vocal performances by award-winning vocalist Jillian Aversa. The library is designed with film, TV, and game soundtrack composers in mind, offering a wide selection of wordless phrases in multiple keys, tempos, and time signatures. Allura is available for the list price of $59.   In collaborating with Impact Soundworks, performer Jillian Aversa brought to the table her 10+ years of experience singing for such blockbuster video game franchises as Civilization, Halo, God of War, andRead More

Posted On February 11, 2018By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Impact Soundworks Meditation

Everyone can use a dash of unique acoustic instruments. Meditation utilizes mallet instruments for a library of bells, harps and marimbas. FULTON, MD, USA: audio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of MEDITATION — an aptly-titled and affecting collection of supremely-sampled acoustic mallet, gong, and glass sounds, creatively combined with a revolutionary KONTAKT-based additive synthesizer allowing adventurous users to craft an endless variety of evolving and subtle tones, perfect for film scoring applications alongside ambient and atmospheric music creation — as of February 5… Conceptually, MEDITATION isRead More
  Spitfire releases a new virtual instrument soundset for Native Instruments Kontakt in collaboration with Olafur Arnalds. LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of OLAFUR ARNALDS CHAMBER EVOLUTIONS, effectively exploring what was possible with a chamber ensemble when working with BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award-winning Icelandic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer par excellence Ólafur Arnalds — famed for his original score to Broadchurch, the top-rating television series from ITV (operators of the largest commercial family of channels in the UK), as well as several standout studio albums, including IslandRead More
Everything Recording is a big fan of Tone2’s line of synths. We also like presets and Tone2 has released a new soundset for Electra2 called Atmosphera. TONE2 releases Atmosphera soundset for Electra2 This set is an atmospheric weapon which utilizes Electra’s powerful multi-layer capabilities. As a result you can create deep soundscapes with very little effort. Highlights 123 sounds Includes the album ‘Arent i bric’ as free bonus Created by a professional sound designer and artist (Mac of BIOnighT) Comfortable installation Seamless integration into the user interface Uses the newRead More
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