New York-based developer Heavyocity just released their brand-new flagship sample library Symphonic Destruction. Heavyocity seeks to push the limits of modern orchestral scoring by providing a whole new level of creativity, power, and aggression.
Orchestral Tools has released a new entry-level orchestral instrument in collaboration with Berklee College of Music. Berlin Orchestra Created with Berklee features the same recorded samples from Orchestral Tools’ acclaimed flagship Berlin Series instruments.
Today we will be reviewing DRUMS, a recent addition to UJAM’s Symphonic Elements series. The series, which started with the first volume STRIIIINGS, is designed to be a set of great-sounding and mix-ready tools that are easily usable by composers of all skill levels.
Today we’re having a look at the new Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition by EastWest. Over ten years after the release of the original Hollywood Orchestra – EastWest’s best-selling sample library ever – the new Opus Edition is a large-scale update with many technical improvements, a bunch of fresh sounds, and a brand-new sample engine.
Today we’re having a look at Landforms, a unique sample library produced by the acclaimed Bristol-based developer team Slate + Ash.
Today we will be reviewing Albion Solstice, the latest addition to the famous series of Spitfire Audio’s cinematic scoring tools. Released just a few weeks ago, Albion Solstice is marketed as an exploration of “the visionary artistry from modern, folk, and heritage instruments”.
UJAM’s Finisher series is a line of unique FX plugins which combine a multitude of different effects chains and processors under the hood of a simple and straightforward user interface. Designed to make plain instrument and vocal tracks pop out without the need of adjusting complicated plugin chains, the Finisher plugins provide you with an inspiring toolbox of sound design options, ranging from cool and subtle to crazy and furious.
The collaboration between Orchestral Tools and Tom Holkenborg alias Junkie XL gave birth to the excellent JXL Brass in late 2019 (now called Tom Holkenborg’s Brass). Today we will be reviewing the second chapter of this joint venture, Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion. The library is advertised as being an exact copy of the actual samples Tom has been using in his blockbuster scores for years. It also promises to give incredible dynamic range and add huge power to tracks.
As part of the promotional campaign for our very first cinematic trailer sound design sample library MONUMENT, I’ve created a hard-hitting trailer music track to accompany our product video. Since so many of you asked how I did it and wanted to know which sounds I used for the track, I’ve come up with the following tutorial on how to create cinematic trailer music.
Eminence Trailer Sound Effects by AVA is a virtual instrument for the modern movie composer and the sequel to the immensely popular AVA Instinct Trailer Sound Effects. It offers its users massive trailer sound effects they can use to instantly boost the impact of their productions.