In this video review, Russ from Synth Expert takes a look at the Waves Clavinet virtual instrument plug-in.
Accurately sampled from one of the funkiest keyboards ever created: the iconic D6 model Clavinet famous for its percussive playability and gritty sound.
One has to wonder if there is any merit in a review for a free synth plug-in, after all, what should one expect if no payment is made? For a couple of reasons, we think a review of the IK Multimedia Syntronik Free virtual instrument is worthwhile. The first, there's a lot of free software these days, we list over 50 free synth plug-in here, so it helps to know if it's worth downloading even a free plug-in. Secondly, Syntronik belies its price tag offering a sonic palette and feature set that warrants attention.
During the American leg of his "Electronica" world tour, we were fortunate enough to be invited onstage for a close look at the gear legendary electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre brings with him on tour. He, his musicians, and his techs are a hearty and committed bunch, touring with a mixture of current and vintage synths (as well as analog and digital) that would be the envy of any gear geek
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of our friends at Pro Tools Expert, Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at UVI's Synth library Instrument Digital Synsations Vol.2. Inspired by three iconic synths from the 90's.
In this Synth Expert Review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at a classic - The Moog Multimode Filter plug-in by Universal Audio for the UAD-2 DSP platform.
In this Synth Expert Review, courtesy of Production Expert, Studio One Expert's new team member Justin Bryant took a look at a new virtual synth instrument by UVI based on the Korg PS-3200 called the UVS-3200.
For me, Revolution did not disappoint. In fact, I absolutely love it - and decided to award it Studio One Expert Editors Choice. Whether you're a seasoned pro, or just starting out, Revolution will definitely take your drum sounds up a notch.
Regroover enables users to split audio files such as drum loops up into separate tracks. Regroover is an Artificial-Intelligence beat machine that is half plug-in processor and half virtual instrument that extends upon traditional music sampling.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Studio One Expert, team member Justin Bryant puts 8Dio Anthology Strings through its paces. He demonstrates the various patches, with some audio examples and a GUI walkthrough.
Alt-Rock EZX is a drum expansion pack inspired by 90's Alternative Grunge including two kits and even timpani.Watch the video to hear Alt-Rock EZX in the context of an original Grunge song mix.
Sparkle is an electric guitar rhythm VI that enables users to quickly get guitar parts down in a mix. Sparkle is not an electric guitar solo engine, instead, Sparkle focuses only on rhythm electric guitar parts.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Deputy Editor takes a look at EZKeys String Machine by Toontrack. EZKeys String Machine is a keyboard virtual instrument based on the famous mid 70's Solina String Ensemble synthesizer.
Like other "themed" EZX expansion packs for EZ Drummer 2, Hip-Hip EZX provides a wealth of focused drum samples and loops that inspire creativity. Toontrack market the EZX products as "Mix Ready" and I have to agree.
In this Synth Expert review, Courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes a look at Scarbee Classic EP-88s electric piano virtual instrument for Kontakt. This keyboard virtual instrument has been in development for a number of years with many of the features being requested by the legend George Duke.
In this Synth Expert Review, Courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes a look at a new sample library by UVI - World Suite. World Suite has over 320 instruments and 8,000 audio loops inspired by music from across the world.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Studio One Expert, Russ takes a look at MODO Bass from IK Multimedia to see if physical modelling can give those needing great sounding bass parts the results they need.
For people wanting to experience the "no safety net" approach to synthesis as found in modular systems then Modular offers as close to the Eurorack experience as you can get without getting a rack and some modules.
Mello is a keyboard instrument VI based on the legendary Mellotron instrument popular with countless artists including The Beatles, Bowie & Radiohead. Watch the video to hear how Mello sounds the context of a rock mix.
Synth Anthology is a complete synth library sampled from 77 legendary digital and analog synths with 25 being new, 50 carried over from Synth Anthology 1. A massive preset library is included containing 2,500 presets that will keep many synth lovers happy for years to come.
Stacker is a drum sample/hit layering tool that enables users to blend up to 3 drum samples together alongside a synth track. Stacker includes versatile delay & reverb units with deep envelope and filtering control.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes a look at the new EZX Dream Pop for EZ Drummer 2 by Toontrack. Watch the video to hear a selection of the 29 included drum presets and to see how this differs from other EZX products such as the EZX Traditional Country Drums & EZX Seventies Rock Drums.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes a look at a Kontakt virtual instrument Gravity, a pad, hit and riser VI by Heavyocity.
In this Synth Expert Review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes a look at Falcon - a hybrid virtual instrument by UVI. Dan demonstrates a selection of patches from Falcon in a short example mix and also shows you the main areas of the Falcon interface that stand out to him.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey takes a look and a listen to the Acoustic Samples Wurlie virtual instrument. Using audio examples he takes you through the controls of this VI and shows you how to take control and make the tone your own.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey takes a look and listen to the B-5 Organ from Acoustic Samples. James shows us around the instrument using 5 audio examples to demonstrate a selection of the tonal variation that this Hammond virtual instrument has to offer.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Dan Cooper takes an in-depth look at the new Attack EP88 Electric Piano VI by UVI. Watch the video to hear how it performs and to find out what Dan thinks.
In this Synth Expert review, courtesy of Pro Tools Expert, Julian takes a look at Blocks, a recently added feature introduced by Native Instruments into Reaktor 6 that brings a taste of the modular Eurorack systems to Reaktor.