Posts with tag virtual-instruments

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Review: Best Service Celtic Era

If you need the sound of authentic Celtic acoustic instruments, Best Service's Celtic Era is going to prove a lot easier than tracking down someone who can play the Irish Bouzouki.

Garritan Announces Half Price Sale On Virtual Instruments

Great news for composers and producers of all kinds - many of Garritan's virtual instruments are now up to half price - but grab them while you can as it's a time limited offer.

Review: UVI Meteor

Dramatic rises, swells, hits and falls can all be found inside UVI's latest multi-instrument, Meteor. Matt Vanacoro road tests it and likes what he finds...

Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable

If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.

Gothic Instruments Release DRONAR Vintage Synth Module

The sixth instalment in the Dronar series brings retro futuristic vibes reminiscent of classic 80’s synths. Here's the lowdown.

UVI Releases Nagoya Harp

With over 20,000 samples and 3 mic models plus effects and a strum option, this virtual harp sounds as good as it looks.

Make The Most Out of Syntronik's Massive Synth Potential

With IK's Synktronik out in the wild, users are beginning to tap into its huge potential for sound creation. Matt Vanacoro gives you his top tips for getting the most out of this powerful instrument.

Review: UVI Vintage Vault 2

A $2600 bundle for just $399 sounds too good to be true, right? But sometimes miracles do happen as Matt Vanacoro found when he checked out the gargantuan UVI Vintage Vault 2 collection.

5 Tips to Make Your Keyboard Sound Like a Guitar

Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!

Review: IK Multimedia Syntronik

IK's latest synth suite is a collection of special instruments based on some bona fide classics. G.W Childs fires it up and gets his synths stacked, packed and racked...

How To Create Authentic, Expressive String Ensemble Sounds

NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.

Using VST Plug-ins In Your Propellerhead Reason Workflow

Reason users have been asking for VST support for years and now it’s finally here, Hollin Jones shows you how to get up and running.

Review: Acousticsamples B-5 V2

Matt Vanacoro is notorious for his exacting standards when it comes to Hammond sounds and instruments. So he was pleasantly surprised to find that the Acousticsamples B-5 V2 had it all...

Review: Waves Grand Rhapsody

Waves makes many fine plug-ins, but with Grand Rhapsody they have tried to capture the very soul of a particular instrument from a famous London studio. Did they succeed?

Review: UVI Digital Synsations 2

Those who remember the 90s will recognise some of these classic synths. Matt Vanacoro finds there's almost no limit to how many he wants to stack together...