Posts with tag orchestra

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Review: iSymphonic Orchestra

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.

Review: Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is a mixing and hosting application for making a multiple computer network for serious cross-platform audio production workflows. It also comes with a 9GB Orchestra VSL library!

Review: Cinematic Studio Strings

Cinematic Studio Series says their new Strings library for Kontakt is bursting with character with stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. Jay Asher puts it to the test.

Review: Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1

You want epic cinematic sounds for film scores and trailer music, but also lots of control over the sounds? This. Is. It. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1 is simply stunning. Jay Asher delves deeper.

Native Instruments Introduces SYMPHONY SERIES – WOODWIND Instruments

Aimed at the professional composer, NI's new Woodwind Solo and Woodwind Ensemble instruments are two more Kontakt instruments that bring earthy woodwind orchestral sounds to your tracks and scores.

Review: John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet for Kontakt

So, you need a beautifully recorded solo clarinet software instrument with a lovely tone that is expressive with lots of control? Jay Asher puts the John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet to the test.

FREE Sound Samples Recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra Players

If you want professionally recrorded sound samples suitable for any musical genre or sound design then you've come to the right place.

Review: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5

Version 5 of Garrison Personal Orchestra is a major update, with more than 500 instruments that aims to put a complete symphony orchestra in your DAW. Gary Hiebner puts it to the test.

Ik Multimedia Announce Upcoming Micro Monitors and More at Messe 2016

A mastering app for desktop and iPad, an iPhone portable holder and mount, an orchestral plug-in that combines synthesis with samples, and more were on show at IK Multimedia's booth at Musikmesse.

MakeMusic Garritan Personal Orchestra 5 Now With Over 500 Instruments

MakeMusic tell us that GPO 5 is a major update to their award-winning sound library and includes additional instruments and techniques in an accessible and affordable package.

Orchestration Tips: Flute and Piccolo Realising Overtones

Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.

Arranging Beethoven’s Masterpieces Is More Fun Than It Sounds As This Google Musical Puzzle Proves

Thursday 17th December saw the launch of one of the best Google Doodle's in my opinion. In this interactive musical puzzle you're tasked with rearranging some Beethoven classics. A must-try.

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik 2 - The New Orchestra with Soul For Mac And PC

IK Multimedia tell us that the new Miroslav Philharmonik 2 provides a more emotionally expressive orchestral library with over 1,000 new string, brass and woodwind instruments and is easy to use.

Review: Spitfire Audio Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 3

Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.

Spitfire Audio Announces New Incarnation of ALBION ‘legacy’ Library

Spitfire Audio tells us Albion One is everything you need to make "epic sounding, modern music." Well, it certainly is a well-recorded, usable Kontakt sample library. Watch the video below for more.