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Review: CFA-Sound CableSphere, 64 patches for u-he ACE virtual modular synth

CableSphere is one of three commercial soundsets for u-he’s ACE, the virtual modular synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac. It’s arrived: CableSphere, the third CFA soundset for U-He ACE. This collection of carefully selected sounds … read more

Outbound link: CFA-Sound CableSphere / u-he ACE – Related: , , , Posted in reviews on Jul 16, 2010 - comment 0 comments

Review: Beatserv Dark Downtempo 3

Regular rekkerd.org readers are probably familiar with Beatserv, the sample production outfit of Dean Dunakin and Wade Alin. Beatserv provides premium, royalty-free drum loops for creative use in audio production and performance. We utilize professional … read more

Outbound link: Beatserv – Related: , , , , , Posted in reviews on Jul 12, 2010 - comment 1 comment

Review: Sample Magic Soundtrack & Chill

Sample Magic has quite a track record when it comes to high quality sample libraries. Up to now most of its titles feature sounds for electronic dance music like (Tech) House, Minimal, Dubstep, etc. With … read more

Review: Cytomic The Glue

There are many applications for compression, from subtly fixing dynamics to creating wild effects. In my experience compressors (both hardware and software) are often the subject of heated discussions about analog versus digital, sound coloring … read more

Outbound link: Cytomic – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in reviews on Jun 09, 2010 - comment 7 comments

Review: Goldbaby Productions When Alien Drum Robots Attack!

After releasing three synthesizer based titles consecutively, Goldbaby returns with another drum sample library: When Alien Drum Robots Attack! When Alien Drum Robots Attack! features a large number of high quality samples. Kind of what … read more

Review: Vir2 Instruments World Impact: Global Percussion

Vir2 Instruments prouds itself in creating some of the most advanced virtual instrument libraries for Kontakt. The recently released electric guitar instrument Electri6ity took over three years to develop, and listening to the audio demos … read more

Review: Loomer Sequent

Loomer has recently released a new effect plug-in called Sequent. I figured Sequent had something to do with sequences, but English is not my first language so I looked up what it means. According to … read more

Outbound link: Loomer / Sequent – Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in reviews on Apr 29, 2010 - comment 0 comments

Review: Loopmasters Progressive House & Future Tech

Loopmasters has released a new sample library by Andy Lee: Progressive House & Future Tech. I am not exactly sure by what standards something is called progressive house or future tech these days so I … read more

Review: Big Fish Audio Urban Nation

Big Fish Audio has just released Urban Nation, a construction kit style sample library for urban music. Urban Nation takes urban construction kits to the next level. Each of the 25 kits contains three distinct … read more

Review: Camel Audio Cinematic

Camel Audio has recently released Alchemy Player, a virtual instrument for playing and tweaking ready-to-play sounds from Camel Audio’s soundbank collection. Alchemy Player features the same advanced sample manipulation engine as its bigger brother, but … read more

Review: Goldbaby Productions The FatJuno-6

The FatJuno-6 is the second sample library in which Goldbaby combines vintage synthesizer sounds with UBK Fatso processing. The Juno-6 was the first in the Juno series of Synthesizers. Released in 1982 it has become … read more

Review: Sonokinetic The Roots Drumloops

Recent Sonokinetic releases seem to have redirected the company’s focus from “orchestral sampling” to DJ and urban type loops and samples. Even the previously released sample packs have received a new look to fit the … read more

Outbound link: Sonokinetic / The Roots Drumloops (now available from sister label Samplesourcer) – Related: , , , , , , , , Posted in reviews on Mar 23, 2010 - comment 0 comments

Review: Loopmasters Tech House & Deep Minimal

After writing his book “The Secrets of House Music Production”, Marc Adamo is back with Tech House & Deep Minimal, a new sample library which — as the title suggests, is a collection of sounds … read more

Review: Industrial Strength Records Vintage Breaks Vol.1

Industrial Strength Records has recently released Vintage Breaks Vol.1, a sample library featuring drum breaks by Evan Pazner. Even if you think you don’t know any “breaks” you have probably heard many of them in … read more

Review: Native Instruments Sonic Fiction

Sonic Fiction is Jeremiah Savage’s second sound library for Native Instruments’ Kore and Kore Player. Similar to Acoustic Refractions, in Sonic Fiction Jeremiah takes sampled material and shapes it into completely new and playable instruments … read more

Review: Wave Alchemy Drum Tools 01

Wave Alchemy has recently released another drum sample library, Drum Tools 01. Drum Tools 01 by Wave Alchemy offers over 1950 exquisitely produced electronic drum samples. All sounds in the collection have been built from … read more

Review: D16 Group Phoscyon

D16 Group has just released an update of Phoscyon, a virtual bass line synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac. Phoscyon is an emulation of Roland’s classic TB-303, the squelchy bass synth from the early 80’s. … read more

Review: de la Mancha bassbomb

A little over 3 years ago de la Mancha started releasing free VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows. Quite prolifically too. After releasing many freebies — lots of great random/probability-based FSU type stuff, early … read more

Outbound link: de la Mancha / bassbomb – Related: , , , , , Posted in reviews on Feb 17, 2010 - comment 4 comments

Mini-review: SoundsDivine The Joy Of Sound

SoundsDivine has recently released The Joy Of Sound, its first collection of sounds for ACE, the virtual modular synthesizer plug-in by U-He. This bank contains 130 new sounds for U-He’s ACE, featuring punchy basses, overdriven … read more

Outbound link: SoundsDivine / The Joy Of Sound / ACE – Related: , , , , , Posted in reviews on Feb 16, 2010 - comment 4 comments

Review: Loopmasters Coldcut Sound Science

I got hooked on music from the Ninja Tune record label back in the mid nineties. DJ Food, Funki Porcini, Amon Tobin, Vadim… Just a few of the artists that got me excited about music … read more