Gothic Instruments just added a fifth volume to their renowned DRONAR series of cinematic sound design tools called DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres. We had the chance to review this comprehensive toolbox of moody and suspenseful cinematic drones, perfectly suited for the SciFi and Horror genre.
DRONAR Live Strings is Gothic Instruments’ latest addition to the developer’s acclaimed DRONAR series of virtual instruments. Performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Dronar’s Live Strings Module features a wealth of inspiring string-based textures ranging from natural string performances to orchestral effects and soundscapes. By providing a comprehensive source of expressive tonal beds and cinematic ambiences, Dronar Live Strings seeks to be a modern composer’s hybrid production toolkit that organically mingles traditional orchestral colors with contemporary sound design.
Heavyocity just released another product in their range of modern orchestral virtual instruments: FORZO Modern Brass. Following the successful concept of their Modern Strings range NOVO, FORZO is in essence three libraries in one: a powerful 26-piece orchestral brass section sampled with over 100 articulations, a hybrid engine that masterfully merges traditional brass and sound design and a loop designer that puts over 400 tempo-synced brass loops at your fingertips.
In this review, we’ll have a look at the library’s features and find out together, if FORZO can hold up to its award-winning sibling NOVO.
With their most recent sample library Largo, Dutch sample library developer just released a long-awaited addition to their popular line of phrase-based libraries. Largo (meaning “slow” in Latin) delves into the realm of soaring string melodies, lush woodwind chord ensembles and smooth brass lines – sounds reminiscent of classic film scores and historical features.
Celtic ERA is Eduardo Tarilonte’s and Best Service’s most recent sample library and continues the series of well-known sample instrument collections like ERA II or Ancient Persia. As the name suggests, the product focuses on instruments that are associated with celtic culture. Sporting 18 GB of data representing 23 different instruments, Eduardo Tarilonte has once again come up with some really interesting sounds that will enrich your epic arrangements with a nordic temperament.