I was careful this Black Friday. I only bought one new sample library. While this alone is probably one of my greatest feats, this isn’t about me. This is about the library that grabbed that one spot, and that is the Audiobro Genesis Children’s Choir. There are many great choir libraries out there, and more…
Originality is an important aspect of sampling. So I always love to see what new ideas sample developers can come up with. 8Dio has released what I would consider to be an original library with a unique concept, the Free You Project. Essentially, 8Dio had their users send in a few of the sounds from their…
8Dio Adagio Violins Volume 1 claims to break new ground for deep sampled orchestral string libraries. But does it deliver?
We take a look at this first library in the Adagio Strings series to see if Adagio Violins is worthy of a place in your collection.
It seems that everywhere you look over the past two years, we get another shiny new strings library to play with. 8Dio have decided to go a different direction with their solo violin library, called ‘Studio Solo Violin’. While other libraries have all taken the multi-sample approach, Studio Solo Violin focuses on the phrase.
Pros: Very unique sound, great for soundtrack work, easy to play, good effects. Cons: No true resonance, not a large amount of velocity layers Summary: While not an end-all, be-all solution to your piano needs, Emotional Piano can fill some very specific holes in your productions. If you need a piano for film and…
String libraries are popular; and that’s an understatement. But they are often either low on features or high on price. Pop Rock Strings hopes to find a happy medium with a library designed for those radio ready pop rock productions. We’ll check the balance.
In an audio world where we constantly strive to be more “digital”, The Dark Side dares to be different. You can expect plenty of grit and grime to be thrown around your speakers. No apologies, no hesitation, no pretty red bow on top. But is it practical?
We’re taking a look at the brand new Orange Tree Samples flagship guitar library, Evolution. Has this library evolved into a winner, or does it have a few missing links? We’ll find out.
Time to get your thrash on! We'll take a look at this new electric rhythm guitar library from Impact Soundworks and see if it will rock your world or just wake the neighbors.