January 6, 2012

Toontrack hint at expansion to their EZ line of software instruments in 2012

2011 was a massive year for Swedish drum maestros Toontrack. They released over 30 titles and while many were midi packs and producer presets for their existing instruments and expansions, they unveiled 4 new EZXs – Classic, Number One Hits, Americana & Metal Machine and the 2 new Roots SDXs. In a recent video posted on their Youtube channel, Toontrack hinted at what we can expect in 2012. Take a…

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April 21, 2011

Rob Papen gives us a sneak preview of the ‘Punch’ Virtual Drum Machine

Announced back at the NAMM show in January this year, Rob Papen Punch has already caused quite a stir with music producers all over the world and it’s not even out yet! With the release date getting closer and closer (May 2011), we thought it was time to get an up to date run through of some of the key features. Check out the video below to find out why…

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December 17, 2010

We take a look at Vir2 Instruments Q – Sound Design Software For The Big Screen

In an earlier post we introduced you to Q (as in cue), a virtual instrument powered by the Native Instruments Kontakt Player . The library includes both playable melodic pitched instruments and multisampled one-shot percussion and effects. A large collection of epic percussion loops which automatically sync to tempo and are playable both whole and by the slice, are also included. In this video, I take a look at Q…

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October 22, 2010

Vir2 announce release date for Q, a virtual instrument for the big screen…

Announced earlier this year, Q is a new virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments Kontakt 4 from Vir2, the software development arm of US sample legends Big Fish Audio. In short, Q is a sound design and scoring instrument library designed to be used for television, film, game, and media. It is also a useful tool for music producers who want to add a unique and cutting edge angle to…

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September 8, 2010

Free ‘Using VST Instruments with Cubase 5’ tutorial from Ask Video

Canadian tutorial experts Ask Video have released tutorial dvds for pretty much every single sequencer going. Their Cubase 5 series is now complete with all 4 volumes now available, so we thought we’d share a chapter with you, and which better one to share than ‘VST Instruments’ taken from ‘Cubase 5 Level 2’. More free tutorials will be posted so watch this space. If there is a specific chapter you…

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August 26, 2010

SubBoomBass 1.1 from Rob Papen is here with new copy protection

SubBoomBass from Rob Papen was released last year, giving users a no-nonsense synth bass virtual instrument for under £100. It secured a Future Music Platinum Award and is used by producers the world over to give their tracks that low end power needed to kill it on the dancefloor.

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August 17, 2010

Incoming… Sample Logic Cinematic Guitars

Last year Sample Logic brought us Morphestra, an interesting blend of the organic and the synthetic which delivered interesting hybrid combinations. So next up from SL is Cinematic Guitars, which gives you exactly what it says on the tin and much, much more. As previous libraries have proved, with some processing and a lot of imagination, the guitar can be transformed into a wide variety of diverse soundscapes…

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August 5, 2010

ProjectSAM announce Symphobia 2

The original Symphobia was truly epic and the sequel promises to deliver more of the same. Here is a video trailer from ProjectSAM for Symphobia 2 which contains 100% new content including more articulations, more effects, exclusive legato ensembles and more. Enjoy.

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