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Review: XILS-lab Synthix virtual analog synthesizer plugin

After taking on the RSF Polykobol II (PolyKB II) and EMS VCS3 modular (XILS-3), XILS-lab continues its quest to produce authentic recreations of vintage analog synthesizers with Synthix, a virtual instrument inspired by the Elka … read more

Review: One Small Clue Lugosi – FSU delay effect plugin

One Small Clue is probably most known for the simple yet powerful MPC-style percussion sampler Poise. While Poise has been the flagship product since its release in 2008, two additional plug-ins were added to the … read more

Outbound link: One Small Clue / Lugosi – Related: , , , , , Posted in reviews on Jul 29, 2011 - comment 0 comments

Review: No Dough Music NDS-1 House Music Sample Pack

Music label No Dough was originally launched by Antonio Monllor (aka Towie), as an outlet for his music. After a 2009 re-launch with fellow producer and friend Matt Sargeant (aka Broken), the label grew into … read more

Review: Patchworx High Rankin Dubstep – NI Massive Presets

Over the past few months I’ve noticed a few trends in the soundware business. Firstly, with support of mainstream artists like Rihanna and Brittney Spears, and rising stars like Katy B, dubstep has really made … read more

Review: Rob Papen Punch drum & percussion plugin

Back when I reviewed Rob Papen’s SubBoomBass bass synthesizer, I remember that with its sequencer and percussion waveforms this plugin could be a good starting point for some kind of dedicated drum instrument. Perhaps Rob … read more

Outbound link: Rob Papen / Punch – Related: , , , , , , Posted in reviews on Jul 06, 2011 - comment 2 comments

Review: Waveformless DUNE Spiceflow

Regular rekkerd readers will likely recognize the name Tom Shear. I frequently post links to Tom’s excellent blog Waveformless, where he shares tons of tips and tricks, ebay finds, free sample packs and more. A … read more

Review: Jungle Drummer – Live Urban Drums

When it comes to good drum breaks there is nothing like the real thing. This is especially true for jungle & drum and bass, and related genres. Many producers still use classic breaks samples, but … read more

Review: Tone2 ElectraX virtual synthesizer

One of my favorite synthesizer instruments from last year is ElectraX by Tone2 Audiosoftware. Although initially put off by its visual appearance (I prefer less screamish graphics) I still decided to give the demo a … read more

Outbound link: Tone2 / ElectraX – Related: , , , , Posted in reviews on Mar 11, 2011 - comment 4 comments

Review: Native Instruments Mikro Prism, free Reaktor-based synth

When I get asked for resources for free synthesizer and effect plug-ins I often recommend ones by smaller developers. Perhaps I tend to overlook the offerings of the big guys like Native Instruments since I … read more

Review: Loopmasters The Funky Underground, sample pack by Darren Payton

Loopmasters The Funky Underground is a sample library featuring loops and samples by producer Darren Payton. Guaranteeing full fat freshness every time, the Funky Underground is a solid collection of some of the best sounds … read more

Review: Cableguys Curve, software synthesizer plugin

Although Curve 1.0 was only released last December it is not exactly a new plug-in. This software synthesizer developed by Jakob Rang and Steffen Rose of Berlin-based Cableguys has been around in various stages of … read more

Outbound link: Cableguys / Curve – Related: , , , , , , , Posted in reviews on Feb 04, 2011 - comment 6 comments

Review: Perimeter Sound Arts Zebrasonix, patches for u-he Zebra 2.5

While Jeff Rhodes of Perimeter Sound Arts just released Rate Of Motion – his second soundset for u-he’s Zebra 2.5, I took his first collection of patches for the virtual wireless modular instrument for a … read more

Outbound link: Zebrasonix / u-he Zebra – Related: , , , , Posted in reviews on Feb 03, 2011 - comment 4 comments

Review: Rob Papen RP-Delay, versatile delay effect plugin

If there is one type of effect I can never get enough of it is the delay. So I am always excited to see a new delay plug-in, especially when it is one that comes … read more

Review: Driven Machine Drums v1.5, drum machine sample pack expanded

Since I reviewed the original Driven Machine Drums release a little over a year ago, Nathaniel at Tonebuilder has worked hard to make this excellent drum machine & percussion sample library even better by adding … read more

Review: TeamDNR Ace.Animated, soundset for u-he ACE

TeamDNR has recently released Ace.Animated, its second set of sounds for the virtual semi-modular synthesizer ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) by u-he. The library features no less than 225 patches, designed by TeamDNR’s Reason Lahalla and … read more

Review: Native Instruments George Duke Soul Treasures

Native Instruments has recently released George Duke Soul Treasures, a Kontakt Player powered virtual instrument featuring sounds by the legendary George Duke. GEORGE DUKE SOUL TREASURES is a treasure trove for producers looking for instant … read more

Review: Realstrings Volume 2 – Cinematic Loops, sample pack by Organic Loops

Violinist, arranger and orchestrator Pete Whitfield has recently released his third strings sample library with Loopmasters, Realstrings Vol. 2: Cinematic Loops. The library features authentic strings samples recorded in Pete’s studio, where he also records … read more

Review: Prime Loops Ambient Fractals

Prime Loops has recently released Ambient Fractals, a sample library featuring ambient sound effects by resident producer Dmitry Vasilyev aka Cyberworm. Engineered to capture the true essence of ambience, “Ambient Fractals” will twist you through … read more

Review: Producer Loops Supalife Dubstep – Hard Edition

French producer Eddy Beneteau is back with another dubstep title for Producer Loops: Supalife Dubstep: Hard Edition. ‘Supalife Dubstep: Hard Edition’ raises the bar yet again, with five jaw dropping construction kits designed to stand … read more

Review: Goldbaby Productions Tape Drum Machines Vol 3

The third volume in Goldbaby’s Tape Drum Machines series of sample libraries features the sounds of another dozen drum machines. For those new to the concept, the Tape Drum Machines series combines vintage and modern … read more