ABBEY ROAD ONE: WONDROUS FLUTES offers a flute and piccolo pairing popularised by the likes of American musical maestro John Williams’ Star Wars themes.
Following up from the original fresh, dirty, metallic and creative drum and percussion Kontakt instrument Drum Fury, version 2 takes you even deeper with instant control.
This new, free, cinematic instrument for Kontakt provides granular shaping, random waveform playback, 2 step sequencers, 64 sound sources and much more.
2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…
The 3rd edition of Trailer Xpressions focuses on one shot hits & fx combined with ambient vocals, harmonic textures, drones and atmospheres. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
This loop engine from new outfit Artistry Audio brings powerful looping and slicing tools to the party, and much more besides. Hollin Jones investigates…
Heavyocity’s MOSAIC family welcomes a new member and this time it brings the sound of tape - and much more - to your tracks. Hollin Jones loads up MOSAIC TAPE…
Created from rare piano recordings, classic synths like Moog modules, and run through analog effects like tape and granular effects, Continuo 2 focuses on complex sounding cinematic textures.
Heavyocity shook up the cinematic scoring world with the Damage percussive instrument and now they’re back with version 2. Hollin Jones gets scoring with it…
The Distance Quintet is a virtual instrument created by Kaizen Audio. The instrument explores the effects of proximity and distance as an expressive tool in musical storytelling.
ORIGIN X is a dynamic loop and effects engine accompanied by a world-class loop library for use with Native Instruments' Kontakt 6 Player (free) of Kontakt 6.
The latest version of Native’s flagship production suite sees a host of brand-new additions, including GUITAR RIG 6 PRO, CREMONA QUARTET, ARKHIS, STRAYLIGHT, PHARLIGHT, MYSTERIA, NOIRE, and much more.
The latest beautifully created instrument from Sample Logic, Symphonic AI, features 938 multi-sampled instruments that fuse orchestral samples and synthesis for intelligent and organic sounds.
MONASTERY GRAND is carefully curated from 50GB of rigorous recordings capturing a beautiful stage piano in a concert hall hidden within one of the monasteries near the Czech beer capital of Pilsen.
In a word of endless software choice, hardware instruments and effects can offer something unique in terms of sonic character. Here are 5 pro tips for the best ways to use them.