Spitfire Audio – Abbey Road Orchestra: Low Percussion (Review)
Today we will be checking out Spitfire Audio’s first chapter in their new Abbey Road Orchestra line: Low Percussion. The Low Percussion extension features the expressive sound of 20 different drums from across the orchestral and world music range. All instruments were performed by master percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission: Impossible) in the famous Abbey Road Studio One.
Orchestral Tools – Tom Holkenborg’s Percussion (Review)
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.
Spitfire Audio – Albion Colossus (Review)
Spitfire Audio just launched a brand-new addition to their popular Albion product line: Albion Colossus. Designed as the ultimate cinematic scoring toolkit, Colossus seeks to unlock the primal power of blockbuster scoring.
Spitfire Audio – Mercury (Review)
Today we will be reviewing Mercury, the latest synthesizer addition to Spitfire Audio’s catalog. Released a few weeks ago, the aim of this library is to provide otherwordly sounds and textures based on really unique instruments, at a very affordable price.
Orchestral Tools – Andea (Review)
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.
Vir2 – Phoenix: Rise, Hit & Whoosh Builder (Review)
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.
Orchestral Tools – Berlin Series Bundle (Review)
Today we will be checking out the Berlin Series Main Collections bundle. This new SINE release by Orchestral Tools includes the company’s four…
Orchestral Tools – Berlin Orchestra: Created With Berklee (Review)
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.
Symphonic Elements DRUMS – UJAM (Review)
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.
EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition (Review)
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.