EastWest recently released a virtual instrument they’re calling Forbidden Planet, and we have been given the opportunity to try it out. This impressive new hybrid library of synthesized and acoustic samples not only promises a high-quality sound, but also a powerful set of tools to help you create unique compositions that stand out from the crowd.
Heavyocity has released Fury, a flexible and versatile distortion effects plugin. Besides being great for cinematic sound design, if you’re a guitarist, it might even replace your favorite stomp boxes!
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.
We got together with Sander Van Zanten, lead composer and sound designer for the eagerly awaited video game Deliver Us Mars. Sander was willing to let us take a peek under the hood of creating music and sound for both the game soundtrack and its trailer and was kind enough to share some of his techniques, workflows and secret tools with us.
avyocity has released “Mosaic Pads”, the latest addition to its popular Mosaic Series. Built around what the company finds inspiring about a specific musical element, this product features a large collection of carefully created and curated pad sounds.
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’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.
Elysium is an “organic motion synthesizer” featuring modern, high-quality sounds sent through a proprietary engine that makes them move and evolve in exciting, musical, and unexpected ways.
Made by French company UVI, Falcon is designed to be a “Hybrid Synthesizer” offering a multitude of modulation, sequencing, and synthesis possibilities. The latest free 2.5 update adds a hefty number of new effects, sequencers, and presets.