The trick with making a really believable string instrument is translating one playing style into a completely different one. Could Gothic Instruments have cracked it?
Some virtual instruments cover fields you've never even heard of, and that is certainly the case with Fluffy Audio's Rinascimento. Let it open your eyes and ears to new possibilities...
Spitfire Audio has a reputation as a heavy hitter in the world of meticulously sampled orchestral instruments. But would their latest release win over Jay Asher?
The perfect string ensemble library is something many producers dream of. Have virtual instrument specialists Heavyocity nailed it with NOVO?
Musicians, producers and sound designers might all want to consider this Kontakt collection to pad out their sound library with some great ambient textures.
Getting a great woodwind sound for your productions can be tricky, but Sonokinetic's new Woodwind Ensembles Kontakt instrument might just have the answers.
Whether you're a fan of Celldweller or not, there's no denying the quality and inspiration in the samples from his new Kontakt instrument, Transport. Sounds designers and EDM artist take note.
uBEAT from Umlaut Audio combines a MIDI file library with an 8 pad drum machine interface in a Kontakt instrument. uBeat Bundle contains 3 massive sound libraries, effects and is highly recommend.
We love teasers. Today, Wave Alchemy have revealed a new Revolution instrument for Kontakt Player (free) coming later this year. There's some excellent new features... here's the info we can share.
Flintpope is back with another free (donations accepted) soundset. Using samples from Ableton's Simpler he's created atmospheric pads for Kontakt. Or just download the samples and use in any DAW.
This Kontakt player instrument, Apocalypse Elements takes the core from the 25 GB Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble for a more streamlined, accessible edition. It sounds incredible. Take a listen.
Aviary Arabic Strings Kontakt instrument is the culmination of six years working with professional Israeli Arabic musicians. It includes meticulously sampled classical instruments and synth keyboards!
Bela D's Phantom Voice and V Alto Choir for Kontakt provide clean and polished sounds for anyone wanting interesting ways to recreate the human voice in their productions.
A professional orchestra sound module/sample library with effects for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Crude Byte's iSymphonic Orchestra app delivers.
Following on from their successfully DRONAR Kontakt Instruments, Gothic Instruments' Guitarscapes provides an excellent sound design platform for scores and much more.