Reviews

Check out reviews of plugins, sample packs, and other music production software & hardware.

Review: Goldbaby Dirt and Layers sample pack

Goldbaby's latest sample pack Dirt and Layers features a collection of samples to enhance your drum and percussion sounds by adding some dirt, layers...

Review: Arte Nuovo Padsheaven 2 soundset for Zebra

Hot on the heels on the Joseph Hollo's first soundset comes Padsheaven 2, a new collection of sounds for the Zebra 2.5 software synthesizer...

Review: Sample Magic Chillwave Guitars

Sample Magic's latest SM Studio series sample library is Chillwave Guitars, a collection of inspiring guitar loops. The SM Studio series is all about live...

Review: Arto Vaarala Kirnu Cream MIDI performer plugin

I don't normally use arpeggiators much. It's not that I dislike them, I just don't really need them for producing my music. That said, I...

Review: Samplephonics Future Garage and Deep Techno by Ghostek

Samplephonics has collaborated with yet another interesting producer for its Future Garage and Deep Techno sample library. Mysterious producer Ghostek presents a deep and varied...

Review: Eclipse Sound Zebra Botanica

After a series of soundsets for Native Instruments Absynth and Massive, Polish sound designer Artur from Eclipse Sound Design takes on the Zebra synthesizer...

Review: Ample Guitar M by Ample Sound

Only about a year after Ample Sound first launched, it has already managed to produce no less than 5 virtual guitar instrument libraries. After...

Review: Patchpool Diversity for Diversion

I am always excited to see what Simon Stockhausen of Patchpool can do when he gets his fingers on a new synthesizer plug-in. After...
Loopmasters Hip Hop Instrumentals 2

Review: Loopmasters Hip Hop Instrumentals 2

London based record producer and recording artist Chemo is back with the second volume of Hip Hop Instrumentals, a collection of 10 construction kits. Each...

Review: Joseph Hollo’s Padsheaven for Zebra

Arte Nuovo's Joseph Hollo has recently released Padsheaven, a soundset for the Zebra 2.5 software synthesizer by u-he. An ultimate collection of useful lyrical and...

Review: Toontrack The Blues EZX

Toontrack's latest expansion for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer 2.0 is The Blues EZX, a sound library featuring two drum kits and MIDI grooves played...

Review: Native Instruments MASCHINE mk2

First there was the Maschine, then came Maschine Mikro, and now Native Instruments has updated both to mk2 with new software features, an improved...

Review: Boxed Ear Sys100 for Kontakt

Boxed Ear has recently released Sys100, a sound library featuring the System 100 analog synthesizer by Roland. Sys100 is a Kontakt library made entirely with...

Review: Luftrum 9 soundset for u-he DIVA

Ever since hearing some of his patches for Camel Audio's Alchemy, Søren Hybel aka Luftrum has been on my radar. With Luftrum 9, users of...

Review: D16 Group LuSH-101 multi-timbral polyphonic synthesizer plugin

D16 Group's LuSH-101 is probably one of the most anticipated synthesizer plug-in of 2012. Since the initial announcement of the synth (then named Shioiter)...

Review: Waveformless Soundware DIVA Prima

Waveformless Soundware's latest offering is DIVA Prima, a collection of sounds for u-he's virtual analog DIVA software synthesizer for Windows and Mac. DIVA Prima is...

Review: u-he The Dark Zebra soundset by Hans Zimmer & Howard Scarr

Users of Zebra have no shortage in sounds for this virtual modular synthesizer. Thousands of patches are available in both free and commercial soundsets....
Loopmasters June Miller feat

Review: June Miller Dark Complex Drum & Bass sample pack

I've been following Bart van Dijk and Mark McCann on SoundCloud for a while now. Collaborating under the alias "June Miller", the two have...

Review: Soundiron Rust 3 for Kontakt

Soundiron's Rust 3 is the latest in its series of found-sound percussion sample libraries for Native Instruments Kontakt. With this grand 3rd volume, we set...

Review: Samplephonics Analogue Witchcraft by Paul Rez

Tons of sample libraries are released week in week out, and I reckon it's getting increasingly harder to get noticed. Still, every once in...

Review: Tone2 Saurus virtual analog synthesizer plug-in

In many ways there is a world of difference between hardware and software. Feel, size & weight, smell(?!), price... But as far as sound...

Review: Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 02

For SFX Collection 02, the guys of Wave Alchemy collaborated with producer Matt Lange of IsoRhythm, to deliver a library of sound effects for...

Review: Bronto Scorpio Music Future Retro soundset for u-he Diva

Dennis Harms aka Bronto Scorpio has contributed many patches to various u-he plug-ins — including Zebra and Uhbik, and some of his sounds are...

Review: Rado Records Epic Battle – Cinematic percussion sample library

Nick Moritz of Rado Records has just released his first commercial sample library: Epic Battle. Epic Battle is a compact cinematic percussion sound library which...

Review: Boxed Ear Mighty M5 for Kontakt

Professional musician and sound designer Rory Dow recently launched his new company Boxed Ear with the release of Mighty M5, a sample library for...

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