Presonus ioStation 24c- Review

I'm a sucker for extra control. If you could see my desk, you'd see no shortage of extra macro keys, Stream Decks, palm keyboards, and more. It is for this reason that I've been considering adding a control surface for my DAW. Considering that I use Studio One Professional quite heavily, the Faderport (which has unique Studio One integration out of the box) was a...

EastWest Hollywood Orchestra OPUS Edition Launch

Many months ago, in the early days of Covid, EastWest Quantum Leap announced a huge update for their flagship orchestral library, Hollywood Orchestra. 230GB of new content, completely revamped presets, and a 'new' player engine called OPUS, and more were said to be coming, and as an EastWest Composer Cloud subscriber, I became very excited since it would be included. Hollywood Orchestra, despite being...

8Dio Adagio Violins Volume 1- Full Review

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.

Review- 8Dio Studio Solo Violin

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.

Review- Soundiron Emotional Piano

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,...

Review- Kirk Hunter Pop Rock Strings

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.

Review- EastWest The Dark Side

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?

Review- Evolution Electric Guitar- Strawberry

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.

Review- Impact Soundworks Shreddage

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.