Tag: reviews

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49

If you're in the market for a MIDI keyboard controller, you might have a hard time deciding what to get with so many models...

Review: Xenos Soundworks Nostalgic Circuits for u-he Diva

About two years ago Xenos Soundworks released Nostalgic Circuits, a soundset by Bryan Lee for the most excellent Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument by...

Review: Native Instruments Rounds

One of my favorite instruments in Native Instruments' Komplete 10 package is Rounds, a hybrid digital and analog synthesizer that features some unique sequencing...

Review: Sugar Bytes Obscurium

Sugar Bytes' latest offering takes another spin on sequencer driven sounds. Obscurium is a synthesizer that was designed to be immediate and intuitive. Obscurium is...

Review: ModeAudio Heatwave for Massive

A few months ago ModeAudio released Heatwave, a collection of synthwave presets for Native Instruments Massive. From the unforgettable Dystopian film soundtracks of the 80s...

Review: Tantra rhythmic multi-fx plugin by Dmitry Sches

After the release of the Diversion synthesizer back in 2011 (early 2013 for Mac), and the Diversion-based DiversionFX Computer Music Edition multi-effect plugin in...

Review: Essential Deep House & Garage for Spire

The Essential Deep House & Garage soundset by Tonelegs Toneworks features a collection of presets for the popular Spire synthesizer instrument from Reveal Sound. The...

Review: Sonic Charge Echobode frequency shifting delay plugin

First released as a Rack Extension for Reason in 2012, the Echobode frequency shifter and modulated delay effect is now available in VST and...

Review: Plughugger Classic House Chords for Diva

Plughugger's latest soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument by u-he is Classic House Chords, a big collection of stabs and chords. Classic House...

Review: Homegrown Sounds Calculus CZ for VirtualCZ

The Calculus CZ soundset by Homegrown Sounds features a collection of patches for VirtualCZ, Oli Larkin's virtual instrument that recreates the unique synthesis engine...

Review: eaReckon EARebound delay plugin

Over the years I have collected a nice amount of delay plug-ins. My favorites include OhmBoyz, NastyDLA, ET-200, More Feedback Machine 2, Satin, ValhallaFreqEcho,...

Review: ModeAudio Open Spaces soundset for Massive

ModeAudio's Open Spaces is a soundset for the Massive synthesizer, featuring a collection of 50 presets and MIDI loops. I know it doesn't make you...

Review: Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 plugin

Cableguys has just launched version 4 of its VolumeShaper effect plug-in for Windows and Mac. VolumeShaper is a plugin for shaping and automating the levels...

Review: Bass Music 2 by Sample Tools by Cr2

The Bass Music 2 pack by Sample Tools by Cr2 is the second volume of sound packs inspired by the sound of the UK...

Review: Dread Recordings Vol 1 – Titan sample pack

Dread Recordings has teamed up with Loopmasters for a series of drum and bass packs by artists signed on the label of DJ and...

Review: Tone2 Electra2 synthesizer plugin

Being a fan of the original ElectraX synthesizer, I was really looking forward to see how Tone2 would push forward with the successor, Electra2. The...

Review: ModeAudio Hover drones & textures

With the Hover sample library, ModeAudio takes on the world of drones and textures. Packed full of strange, floating tones, waves of noise, rasping, metallic...

Review: Diva Ex Machina soundset by The Unfinished

Matt Bowdler is one of my favorite sound designers. As The Unfinished, Matt has established himself in the genre of film scoring with many...

Review: Lacuna Sound Vol.1 Landing for Spire

The Vol.1 Landing Soundset by Lacuna Sound offers a collection of patches for the Spire synthesizer by Reveal Sound. Vol.1 LANDING - 64 arps sequences...

Review: Bronto Scorpio Dimensions soundset for Diva

Dennis of Bronto Scorpio Music has recently released Dimensions, a soundset for the Diva virtual analog synthesizer instrument by u-he. The goal was to take...