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

Review: Loopmasters Live Lounge, sample library by Andre Touhey

I don’t know what you think of when something gets labeled “Lounge music” but I simply associate this genre with downtempo music that makes me feel like… well, lounging I guess. Mellow beats and nice … read more

Review: Detunized ROLFING Laid Back Vol.1, sound pack for Ableton Live

About a year and a half ago Stephan Marche launched Detunized, a subscription service offering sample packs for Ableton, Reason and FL Studio on a monthly schedule. Stephan takes the road less traveled by creating … read more

Review: Sidsonic Libraries Circus Circuit Bending Library, massive collection of circuit bent sounds

Circuit bending has gathered quite a lot of attention in recent years. Sure it’s not for everyone, but blogs like Create Digital Music, GetLoFi, Make, etc. show there is plenty of interest in the art … read more

Short links for August 10th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently: # Interview, Workspace Tour: Alessandro Cortini’s SONOIO Album and Synth Peter Kirn talks to Alessandro Cortini: Call it cable addiction. Italian-born musician Alessandro Cortini, known for his live keyboard … read more

Review: Loopmasters Atjazz Deep & Analogue, sample library by Martin Iveson

Atjazz is one of the monikers of producer, DJ, prolific remixer (over 140 remixes worldwide), and record label founder Martin Iveson, who actually started out as a video game composer at Core Design (of Tomb … read more

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

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Review: Beatserv Dark Downtempo 3

Regular 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

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Short links for June 25th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently: # Beatfly Beatfly is a small illuminating blimp for entertainment. Its light and movement can be controlled via various interfaces such as MIDI controller, iPhone multi-touch interface, Flash interface … read more

Short links for June 22nd, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently: # Eigenharp Alpha review after three months Geert Bevin wrote in to let us know about his experiences with the Eigenharp Alpha: I've been playing the Pico since November … read more

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

Short links for June 16th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently: The sound of the vuvuzela seems to irritate quite a number of people, so here’s a round-up of some solutions on how to watch the World Cup games without … 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

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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

Short links for May 12th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently: # The Myth of Falling Fidelity, and Audio History Unburdened by Fact Peter Kirn has a lengthy post on the matter: With the regularity of clockwork, stories about how … 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

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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