hythm, even slow down and reverse the orchestra as it plays? And what if you could do so in a way that sounds completely organic? That’s what Orchestral Tools set out to do with their innovative TIME macro and TIME micro libraries.
NY-based developer Heavyocity just released a new, hard-hitting sample library today: Damage Drum Kit. In true fashion of Heavyocity’s acclaimed Damage product line, the Damage Drum Kit features a punchy, aggressive and epic sound perfectly suited to cinematic music, trailer music, and all kinds of heavy rock and metal.
Today we will be reviewing Appassionata Strings, a recent addition to Spitfire Audio’s range of orchestral string libraries. Being a departure from their usual textural libraries, Appassionata focuses on soaring melody lines and aims at offering the “most alive string legato sound available today” thanks to a brand-new recording technique.
Today we will be checking out an exciting new release by Orchestral Tools: Andea. Made in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey, who contributed to The Lion King, Interstellar, and Mulan among many others, this library offers dozens of interesting instruments from Central and South America that have been featured in countless movies in recent years.
Define hyperbolism: a giant (and world record-breaking!), four-level rack of 56 guitar amps, 4 subwoofers, and a priceless collection of analog synthesizers, all recorded in one of the world’s most sought-after recording spaces in the world. Today we’ll be checking out what is quite possibly one of the most insane creations of Spitfire Audio to date: The Stack.
Today we’ll be checking out a new sample library by Vir2 called Phoenix: Rise, Hit & Whoosh Builder. As the name suggests, Phoenix is a tool designed to create cinematic build-ups, transitions, and dramatic moments. Apart from intelligent scripting that makes the library’s sounds adapt to your host tempo, Phoenix offers several other innovative features like multi-layer sample control and – very excited about this – custom audio file import.
Today we will be reviewing Abbey Road Two: Iconic Strings. This brand new release from Spitfire Audio features a string quintet recorded in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios, London – the exact spot where other legendary bands and artists like The Beatles or Pink Floyd have recorded their masterpieces.
Today we’ll answer the question of whether you can compose an entire trailer music piece using only one single sample library (spoiler alert: damn yes, you can!)
The Holidays are just around the corner and a lot of music production and sample library companies start offering end-of-the-year discounts on their products. As a source of easy reference during this year’s Holiday season, we decided to collect all the deals that might be interesting for media composers into one list.