Eric Whitacre Choir is Spitfire Audio’s latest addition to their roster of premium sample libraries and their very first symphonic choir product. Created in tight collaboration with Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, this new choir instrument seeks to go beyond the beaten paths of angelic, sacred and apocalyptic vocal sounds.
With Project Chaos, British sample library developer HybridTwo launches their third and latest installment in their range of cutting-edge cinematic sound design products that offers a wide spectrum of percussion loops, cinematic effects, textures, drones and synth sequences. Project Chaos changes the game’s rules by offering an entirely user-expandable product which allows you to import and process your very own samples.
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.