Spitfire Studio Strings is Spitfire Audio’s latest addition to their roster of orchestral sample libraries and the first product in an entirely new range of symphonic instruments. After having captured most of their orchestral instruments in AIR Studio’s spacious Lyndhurst Hall, the developers wanted to break new ground by establishing a fresh range of sample libraries that provides a crisp edge and a more controllable room tone.
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.
Spitfire Audio is back with another string library: Spitfire Solo Strings – a library created to provide your orchestral arrangements with a sense of expression, intimacy and the definition some larger string ensembles tend to lose. In this review, we’ll have a look and listen to Spitfire Audio’s brand-new solo string library and find out together how much of a useful enhancement it can be to the company’s existing products.
Today we’re having a look at Cinematic Composing’s popular online course called Symphonic Virtual Orchestration. Hosted by L.A.-based film music composer and tutor Marc Jovani, the course provides a comprehensive guide to orchestration, recording, mixing and mastering of sample-based orchestral arrangements.
Virtual instrument developer Embertone just launched their most ambitious product to date: Walker 1955 Steinway D – a meticulously sampled 9′ Steinway D grand piano from 1955. With tenths of thousands of samples including discretely captured pedal positions, release samples and up to 36 dynamic layers, Walker 1955 Steinway D seeks to raise the bar for authentic piano sampling.
After the success of their first two trailer sound effects libraries Evolution: Dragon and Evolution: Atlantica, Keepforest is back with another SFX pack, filled to the brim with cutting edge trailer sounds. With the Vikings Bundle, Keepforest explores the sonic world of Scandinavian mythology and delivers a tonal palette full of metal, grit and raw power.
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.