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Sample Magic BLOQ Review at Producerspot.com
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Sample Magic BLOQ Review at Producerspot.com

So, these days, I’ve read a lot of stuff about the BLOQ instrument available for Kontakt 5, Ableton 9 and Logic X. This is a sample instrument, well, in fact two instruments, one for drum machines and one for synths. After some minutes tryin...
Sonic Charge Echobode review at Producertech.me
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Sonic Charge Echobode review at Producertech.me

In the world of plugins, Sonic Charge are a little out of the ordinary. You won’t find any run of the mill synths or uninspiring effects here. Sonic Charge plugins are different. I get the impression that Magnus Lidström and co make plu...
Sonic Charge Echobode review at SoundBytes Magazine
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Sonic Charge Echobode review at SoundBytes Magazine

Sonic Charge is a Swedish software company that makes very interesting and unusual plugins.  From the highly unusual Synplant synthesizer plugin, which uses genetic techniques to evolve patches, through sound modification plugins like Bitspee...
Sonic Charge Echobode review at Music Radar
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Sonic Charge Echobode review at Music Radar

Sonic Charge has a reputation for making esoteric plugins with oodles of character, and the likes of Bitspeek, Permut8 and Microtonic can be heard on many a club hit. Such distinctive instruments and effects suffer from the drawback that they&#...
Arturia Prophet V review at Producerspot.com
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Arturia Prophet V review at Producerspot.com

The SCI Prophet 5, is, to my taste, without any question, the most lovely analogue polysynth ever made, and guess what? I’m not the only one! The Prophet 5 can be heard in an infinite number of records, from Kraftwerk to Pink Floyd to Depech...
Carbon Electra Review at Bedroom Producers Blog
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Carbon Electra Review at Bedroom Producers Blog

Most of us who’ve been around a while will have noticed the massive increase of plugins on the market in the last five years. It seems like every few months there is a new developer on the scene, every week a new synth or effect plugin. In t...
Carbon Electra Review at AskAudio Magazine
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Carbon Electra Review at AskAudio Magazine

Plug In Boutique's latest offering is a streamlined yet potent single-pane virtual polysynth. Rather than recreate the dulcet tones of some rare vintage analog instrument, this four oscillator beast is designed to deliver the digital yet lush ...
iZotope Ozone 6 review at Producerspot.com
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iZotope Ozone 6 review at Producerspot.com

not gonna get very in deep explaining what’s a Dynamic EQ, but basically is like having multiple dynamic processors, which work for each band independently, so, when you boost a frequency, it acts like an expander and when you cut a frequenc...
XILS Lab Vocoder 5000 review at Music Radar
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XILS Lab Vocoder 5000 review at Music Radar

Things have been a little quiet on the vocoding front of late, so fans of weird and wonderful vocal effects will no doubt be keen to try out XILS-lab's latest, an emulation of the classic EMS Model 5000 vocoder from 1976. Our Verdict Mus...
XILS Lab XILS V+ review at Music Radar
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XILS Lab XILS V+ review at Music Radar

Sometimes it seems as if every analogue synth ever made has been hailed as a classic at one time or another. Only a few years ago, the original Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus was going for paltry sums, but now the word is out and the few of them that ...
UVI Relayer review at Attack Magazine
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UVI Relayer review at Attack Magazine

If you’re going to release a delay effect, you need a unique selling point. Aside from the fact that a number of third-party developers already offer delay plugins, the majority of DAWs now include pretty decent multi-tap delays as standard....
Sonic Charge Echobode review at AudioNewsroom
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Sonic Charge Echobode review at AudioNewsroom

Echobode is the latest plugin from the esoteric yet excellent Sonic Charge, creators of the fantastic Microtonic, Synplant, Bitspeek and Permut8 plugins. Echobode has been around as a Reason rack extension from 2012. It is a linear frequency sh...
Output Signal Review at AudioNewsroom
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Output Signal Review at AudioNewsroom

aving been blown away by Output’s first Kontakt library REV last year – I was very excited to hear that they had a new one out and about. SIGNAL is a ‘pulse generating engine’ library of samples for Kontakt 5 (Both free ...
Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at AudioNewsroom
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Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at AudioNewsroom

The original Circle synth, created by a small studio – Future Audio Workshop, has garnered somewhat of a cult following by some of the forefront of the current generation of electronic musicians (think Guetta, Maus, Tejada). The new relea...
Rob Papen RAW Review at AudioNewsroom
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Rob Papen RAW Review at AudioNewsroom

A two-oscillator synth with a multimode filter armed with a serious collection of distortion FX, RAW is a filthy synth. That’s the only way I can describe it. It can do clean, actually pristine, sounds, but so can so many other synths, RAW i...
Positive Grid Bias FX Desktop review at AskAudio Magazine
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Positive Grid Bias FX Desktop review at AskAudio Magazine

A little while back Positive Grid ported their Bias amp modeling software from iOS to a desktop version. This allowed you to get all the amp goodness of Bias inside your DAW. Bias FX is a new take on Positive Grids other popular iOS app JamUp. ...
UVI Relayer review at AskAudio Magazine
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UVI Relayer review at AskAudio Magazine

Delay plugins are quickly evolving in our modern DAW world into some truly creative tools for shaping your sound. It’s not just about adding echo anymore! UVI’s Relayer is a fun and unique delay plugin that is a great addition to any s...
Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at Gear Junkies
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Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at Gear Junkies

A little while ago, Future Audio Workshop (FAW) presented Circle2 to the world. Circle2 is modern software synth with a snappy sound that will especially appeal to the new generation of dance producers. However, there are way more possibilities, s...
The Riser Review at Producer Spot
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The Riser Review at Producer Spot

The Riser is a very interesting and innovative synth plugin created by AIR Music Technology that can be used to create rises and drops for your music productions. The first thing that stood out is the fact that it has 301 presets. Not many plug...
Reel ADT Review at Producer Spot
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Reel ADT Review at Producer Spot

Waves presented for the first time the Reel ADT plugin at NAMM 2014 as the first plugin who successfully emulate Abbey Road Studios’ pioneering process of Artificial Double Tracking. This double tracking effect was special invented by sound ...
Carbon Electra Review at Producer Spot
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Carbon Electra Review at Producer Spot

When I’ve fired up the Carbon Electra synth plugin for the first time, I’ve found myself at home! This is an analogue style polysynth. with some few modern tweaks. In the user manual, they say it’s an advanced learning tool thank...
Output Sounds - REV Review at Resident Advisor
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Output Sounds - REV Review at Resident Advisor

From the heyday of analogue tape, where you had to physically turn the tape over, through the birth of hardware sampling to the present-day simplicity of simply reversing the file in your DAW, reversing sounds is a long-running technique in music ...
Audiothing Phase Motion review at Music Radar
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Audiothing Phase Motion review at Music Radar

The phaser is the unsung hero of the studio. Used subtly, it adds dynamic life and stereo interest, and can often get sounds popping out of the mix better than any exciter. But for such a useful, ubiquitous effect, it can be oddly difficult to fin...
UVI IRCAM Prepared Piano review at Music Radar
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UVI IRCAM Prepared Piano review at Music Radar

The ultimate avant-garde instrument, John Cage's prepared piano saw various items precisely placed on and between the strings of a grand piano to create all manner of strange and beautiful sounds. MusicRadar Rating 4.5/5 For Experiment...
Audiothing Fog-Convolver review at Bedroom Producers Blog
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Audiothing Fog-Convolver review at Bedroom Producers Blog

Fog Convolver, developed by Dublin-based sound design lab AudioThing, hit the market late last month at a generous introductory price of fifty euros / just under sixty U.S. dollars. It comes stocked with over two hundred high quality impulse respo...
PSP Audioware PSP L'otary review at Music Radar
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PSP Audioware PSP L'otary review at Music Radar

PSP Audioware PSP L'otary L'otary (AU/VST/RTAS/AAX) is a plugin emulation of the two most revered and classic iterations of the Leslie rotary speaker cabinet: the 122 and the essentially identical 147. It's divided into Horn, Drum a...
Audiothing Frostbite review at Music Radar
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Audiothing Frostbite review at Music Radar

AudioThing Frostbite AudioThing recently impressed us with Phase Motion, its take on the classic phasing effect. For its latest plugin, the firm has combined three processors in one powerful unit. Frostbite (VST/AU/AAX) merges Ring Modulator an...
MeldaProduction MDrumLeveler review at Music Radar
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MeldaProduction MDrumLeveler review at Music Radar

MeldaProduction MDrumLeveler Melda's MDrumLeveler (VST, VST3, AU) mines very similar territory to Sound Radix' Drum Leveler , offering a powerful range of options for drum dynamics management. Designed to both stabilise hit levels an...
Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at DJ Mag
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Future Audio Workshop Circle2 Review at DJ Mag

Berlin based Future Audio Workshop have just brought out the latest version of their flagship synthesiser, circle2. The original Circle was released in 2009 and quickly gained some cult status within both underground and pop-hit makers production ...
PSP Audioware MasterQ2 Review at MusicRadar
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PSP Audioware MasterQ2 Review at MusicRadar

PSP Audioware has been producing vintage-inspired plugins since the earliest days of VST, and with eight EQs on its books, including the excellent Pultec-inspired NobleQ, it really does have something for everyone in the frequency-shaping depar...

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Loopmasters The Blues Sessions Vol 2 review at DaveRaveLakeside.Blogspot

It's really here folks. Yep, Harvey Summers is back with the second volume of the outstanding Blues Sessions library, and by the cringe, it seems like ages since volume one so this is welcome news indeed. You get the proverbial cornucopia of ...
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Plugin Boutique Release Carbon Electra!

Plugin Boutique in conjunction with Samplify are proud to announce the release of Carbon Electra! Carbon Electra is a 4 Oscillator subtractive synthesiser featuring informative displays, editable step sequencer, vocal filter, integrated dis...
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Revenge Of The Funky Drummer - Live Drum Loops - From Monster Sounds

  Monsters sounds bring you a fresh excursion into the world of beats with Revenge Of The Funky Drummer.  Setting up 3 kits in the studio and letting loose was our go-to funky Drummer Theodore Carrasco. With 25 years of experience as a pro...
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Loopmasters Carl Cox Collective - My Life In Music Review at Dj Mag

Loopmasters have really brought out the big guns for this new sample pack; a collaboration featuring none other than dance music legend Carl Cox. 'My Life In Music' is an incredible collection of original loops and one-shot samples written and r...
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Plugin Boutique Teams Up With Arturia To Exclusively Offer 50% Off!

Plugin Boutique have teamed up with Arturia to offer this exclusive database deal. Using the coupon codes on these banners will enable you to receive 50% off these selected instruments!     From the starship funk lead lines of the 70's, ...
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Singomakers Worldwide EDM Domination Review at DaveRaveLakeside.Blogspot

WHAT? a 2.04GB pack for under twenty-five notes? Amazing value indeed and a superb cornucopia of sounds for your next EDM masterpiece which include the proverbial shedloads of stuff for EDM, Bigroom, Melbourne Bounce. Prog House and anything ...
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Samplephonics Classic Hip Hop Cuts Review at MusicTech Magazine

The golden era of hip-hop was when the art of sampling really began. Classic Hip Hop Cuts, from Samplephonics, looks to capture that vintage, crate-digging sound, with 415 loops and one-shots in your choice of Acid Wav, Apple Loops or REX2, capt...
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Samplephonics Boom Bap Beats & Bits Review at MusicTech Magazine

Continuing the hip-hop theme, and the perfect accompaniment to the Classic Hip Hop Cuts pack, we have Boom Bap Beats & Bits, also from Samplephonics. Created by production duo RiggleBeats & Illiterate, the library contains 99 drum loops ...
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Loopmasters Reel People Sounds For The Soul Vol 1 Review at MusicTech Magazine

Sounds for the Soul is a new collection of live and programmed funk and soul loops, played by expert musicians and produced and recorded by Reel People leader. and founder of Papa Records, Oli Lazerus. There are over 300 loops, 200 one-shots and...
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Samplephonics Gambian Percussion Review at MusicRadar.com

Samplephonics keep up their run of quality with this rather tasty collection performed by Lamin Jassey. There are 480 loops (Conga Style, Djembe, Dun Dun and Top Loops) and 150 one-shots. The kits are also well-organised, with a wide range of sa...
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Carl Cox Collective - My Life In Music Review at MusicRadar.com

Creating a collection representative of one of the most versatile veterans of a club music is a near-impossible task, but somehow this pack manages it. The 350+ bass, drum, lead, breaks, groove and musical loops are staggeringly authentic, cover...
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Slo-Fi Sessions Review at MusicRadar.com

Slo-Fi Sessions is a nod back to the trip-hop sound of the 90s, offering 474 loops and one-shot samples alongside sampler patches in Kontakt, Halion, NN-XT, SFZ and EXS24 formats. The included sounds have an authentic feel to them with the const...
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Loopmasters Defected House - Copyright Review at MusicTech Magazine

Producers Copyright have lent their percussive, groove laden house sound to the first official sample pack from world renowned label Defected records. The pack contains over 600MB of 24-bit audio in your choice of WAV and Rex2, Apple Loops, ReFi...
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Loopmasters Future Sound of Ambient Review at MusicTech Magazine

Inspired by the post-party soundtrack sounds of artists such as Aphex Twin, The Orb and Future Sound Of London, Future Sound Of Ambient combines the early 90s electronica with more modern production tricks to bring it bang up to date. Produced b...
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Loopmasters Maison Records Presents Real House Music Review at MusicTech Magazine

Loopmasters has teamed up with Maison Records for a pack of classic house loops and hits that's full of of 90s vibe. Produced by label owner Ian Bland who has been involved in the scene since 1987, and Anthony Miles, the pack contains 1GB of 24-...

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Big Fish Audio Zodiac Buyer's Guide at MusicTech Magazine
We never really thought we'd see an instrument library dedicated to musique concrète but Zodiac takes the best of bits of that musica...
Zero-G Epica Buyer's Guide at MusicTech Magazine
Zero-G's Epica instrument is surely one of the best instrument sample libraries ever, certainly the best synth one. At least, that is what M...