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Review: Zero G Ethera Soundscapes

If you're after a multi-talented sample-based instrument that covers all kinds of composition and sound design uses, Zero-G's Ethera Soundscapes might be just what you've been looking for.

Review: Ancient Era Persia

If they'd had virtual instrument libraries in ancient Persia they might have sounded like this. But what is a Kaval, anyway? Jay Asher found out with help from Best Service.

Review: Refractor Audio Transport: Beyond the Realm of Sound

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.

Review: Aviram Arabic Strings

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!

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.

ContortDistort Release Echoes in the Aether Sound Library for Absynth 5

Award-winning sound designer Christian Kjeldsen (Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption & Deadpool, Ex Machina, and Avengers 2 trailers), is back with a rather tasty creative library for Absynth 5.

Review: SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia's SampleTank 2 for iOS has become an expressive, high-quality instrument suitable for studio and live performance. Matt Vanacoro was blown away by it. Find out why.

Spend More Time Making Music With These Sample Libraries Maintenance Tips

Do you find your music making flow is interrupted by not being able to find the right sample you need from your sample library collection? Here's how some maintenance tips will help your workflow.

Review: ModeAudio Detroit Chords

Soulful House straight from the Detroit in your DAW. ModeAudio's Detroit Chords brings the best chord patches to Reason, Ableton, Logic and audio samples. GW Childs checks out this 1.3 GB pack.

50% Discount on Kirk Hunter Studios Kontakt & EXS24 Instruments Until June 1st

Kirk Hunter Studios are celebrating 18 years of making high-end professional orchestral sample libraries. And they're kindly offering ALL their instruments (Kontakt & Logic Pro's EXS24) at 50% off.

FREE: 120 Kick Drums & Kontakt Instrument From 99Sounds

Do you want a A FREE sample library featuring 120 high quality key-labeled kick drum samples in WAV format, plus a Kontakt instrument which includes SFZ and NKI patches? It's your lucky day!

Review: ModWheel The Bends for Kontakt

Imagine a Kontakt instrument where all samples are struck, scraped and bowed while immersed in water. That's what ModWheel's The Bends is. Sara Simms dives in to review this intriguing instrument.

SampleScience Pastoral Tone Is A Plugin Inspired By The Sound Of Boards Of Canada

Inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards Of Canada SampleScience decided to create a plug-in instrument, Pastoral Tone, from public domain samples to bring lo-fi goodness to your productions.

Bitwig And Irrupt Announce The Irrupt System Inside Bitwig Studio

Bitwig and Irrupt mark the beginning of their interesting collaboration with 1GB of free sounds available inside Bitwig Studio. Irrupt are providing their system inside the DAW.

6 Tips for Getting The Best From Sampled Instruments

The once simple sampled instrument has steadily been evolving and today these instruments are larger and more accurate and expressive than ever. Here's 6 tips for getting the most from them.