We review UVI's very complete collection of Oberheim-inspired, sample-based soft synths.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.