1. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out: Duplex Saxophones by Orchestral Tools!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll take a look at OT's newest jazz-based offering, and see how their sampled saxophones hold up. Please enjoy!
  2. GeorgeThatMusicGuy

    LSS Solo Strings Video Review

    Here is my review of LSS Solo Strings Aria Sounds did kindly provide a copy of the library to review, but it didn't impact my opinions in any way. My Verdict: Overall, I think this is a rather good entry-level solo string library, however, I would recommend people pick it up in a sale rather...
  3. wahey73

    How I wrote the music for a short trailer using only free libraries (BBC SO Discover and The Free Orchestra)

    In this short video I just would like to show how I wrote the music for our trailer using only free libraries. Enjoy :)
  4. Jacob Cadmus

    In Focus - Soaring Adventure Strings Bundle

    Hey folks! Here's my take on the Soaring Adventure Strings bundle from Musical Sampling. My thoughts may be a bit biased because they're a permanent part of my template, but regardless I hope you all find some useful info from this video. Enjoy!
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out: SOLO by Audio Imperia!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll discover the newest orchestral sample library by Audio Imperia, a collection of solo instruments designed to sit lyrically in front of your mix. Please enjoy! My personal favourites from this library are: - Cello (warm, rich, detailed) - Flute (full, nice...
  6. will_m

    Video Review: Heavyocity - Mosaic Pluck

    My review of Mosaic Pluck from Heavyocity. It's the second pluck library I've reviewed this month, is there a trend I'm not aware of?
  7. will_m

    Video Review: Splash Sound Epic Percussion 3

    I like to think I have enough epic percussion libraries but this does sound really good...
  8. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinematic Studio Woodwinds: A Review

    Hey everyone! In today's sample library review, let's take a look at the long-awaited release from Cinematic Studios: the woodwinds. How does it hold up?
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out VISTA by Performance Samples!

    Hey friends! In today's library review, let's break down Vista by Performance Samples, play through the patches, and see what kind of results we get. Enjoy! 0:00 Intro 2:02 5 Violins 4:36 4 Violas 6:16 3 Cellos 7:56 3 Basses 9:30 Full Sustains 10:17 Harp 12:12 3 Violins Overlay 13:11...
  10. bfreepro

    REVIEW: BBCSO Professional by Spitfire Audio

    EDIT: after posting, I found out this library will be updated in the coming weeks and I WILL revise this review where necessary after the updates. Contrary to what some people assume, I really do want to love this library/plug-in and am genuinely happy they are releasing these updates! Original...
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: LA Sessions (Walkthrough + Impressions)

    Hey everyone! Today's library review features Orchestral Tools' venture into the songwriting world, LA Sessions. Marketed as the only library with all the instruments you'll need for your next song, how does it hold up? Let's check it out.
  12. will_m

    Video Review: Red Room Audio - Sounds From Hell Ambience and Underscore

    Here’s my review of one of the new Sounds from Hell packs from Red Room Audio:
  13. will_m

    Video Review: Audiomodern Opacity II Review

    Hi guys, here's my review of Opacity II from Audiomodern, great library of cinematic guitars. Check it out below:
  14. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reacting to & Analyzing Ariana Grande's POSITIONS!

    Hello friends! In today's video, let's take a look at Ariana Grande's newest album 'Positions', and see how it compares to her previous work! Beware of music theory nerding...enjoy!
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    First Impressions: MODUS by Orchestral Tools!

    Hi friends! In today's library look, let's dive into Orchestral Tools' newest product in collaboration with Jeff Russo: Modus. If you're into Star Trek or Jeff's work, I think you'll find a lot to love in this library. Enjoy!
  16. will_m

    Video Review: Murst Instruments - Glass

    Hi everyone, here's my review of Glass, a library of looped evolving phrases and textures.
  17. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reviewing Heavyocity: Damage 2! The Legend Continues.

    Hey everyone! Heavyocity has released their long-awaited sequel to Damage: Damage 2. It's powerful, punchy, and poomfy. Let's talk about it!
  18. Snarf

    Freyja & Wotan – Review, User Tips & Lord of the Rings & Hobbit mock-ups

    Hello everyone! I recently picked up Strezov Sampling’s Freyja and Wotan. So far, I think they’re great (spoilers) and wanted to leave a review to ‘return the favour’ to the people on VI-Control, as they’ve been a very good resource for me in the past. So without further ado, here goes! Some...
  19. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Grainspace by Audiority

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Grainspace by Audiority : a granular reverb processor plugin focused on real-time granularization and reverberation of the incoming audio signal. In this video, you'll be able to listen to Grainspace on drums, keys, guitars, synths, vocals and in context. What...
  20. will_m

    Sample Logic + Red Room Audio - Symphonic AI - Video Review

    Hey guys, here’s my review of Symphonic AI from Sample Logic and Red Room Audio. Great library for cinematic scoring.
  21. JyTy

    NI Stradivari Violin Articulations Playthrough & Reverb Comparison

    There's been a lot of debate around this violin on the web and most of the feedback was not so great. After watching the NI Playthrough I thought it has potential, decided to pull the plug and so I've bought the library... let me tell you I am not disappointed! It is a beautifully sounding and...
  22. will_m

    Murst Instruments - Stone - Video Review

    Hi guys here’s my review of ‘Stone’ a Kontakt library from new developer Murst Instruments -
  23. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Barrage by Hidden Path Audio

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of Barrage by Hidden Path Audio, a collection of great percussive sounds combined with layering and mixing tools to make them even more epic! To purchase Barrage by Hidden Path Audio (80% off at APD for a limited time) ...
  24. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Taikos X3M by Strezov Sampling

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of Taikos X3M by Strezov Sampling. A great sounding Taikos library featuring different types of Taikos and percussion. Here's how the video is structured (click on the timestamps in the comment section on Youtube) : 00:00 Intro 01:21 User Interface 02:33 Taiko...
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    Strezov Sampling - JADE Ethnic Orchestra (Share Your Thoughts!)

    Hi everyone! Now that JADE Ethnic Orchestra has been released and many have started playing with it, it'll definitely be interesting to see how this plays out in virtual mockup land, and how many more 'Asian-inspired' cues we'll start seeing. In terms of the library itself, I have a few things...
  26. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : LSS Solo Strings by Aria Sounds

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of LSS Solo Strings by Aria Sounds in different contexts. In this video, I go through all the different articulations & mic perspectives of the library and showcase them both solo and in context. You'll also hear the strings in a folk pop composition, in...
  27. P

    Let's talk about sample library reviews, demos, walkthroughs, and everything in between,

    I hate to be mean, but someone has to say it. Most sample library review videos on youtube are useless. There are exceptions, and I don't want to name names, but I can't be the only one who thinks this, surely? If you're going to make a sample library video on youtube, make it a demo or a series...
  28. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : VLA-2A by Black Rooster Audio

    Hi everyone! This is my review of the VLA 2A by Black Rooster Audio that you'll be able to hear on acoustic guitars, bass, lead vocals and the mixbus. Check out the Black Rooster #StayHome Bundle (90% off). 10% of the proceeds will be given to the WHO Covid-19 Response Fund ...
  29. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Guitar Fury by Sample Logic

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of Guitar Fury by Sample Logic. There's a few hours left to get it at intro price. In this video, you'll hear the library used in solo but also in context with other libraries : 1. Pop Track 2. Metal Track 3. Ambient Track 4. More examples in context with other...
  30. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Cinematic Bundle by Sampletraxx

    Hi everyone! Here's a review I've made of the Cinematic Bundle by Sampletraxx. I wanted to use the sounds in context as much as I could and showcase some of them in solo as well. Here's a list of what you can expect per library : 1. Drops and Braams : Creating an ambient, dark and powerful...
  31. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Platter By Rhythmic Robot

    If you like the sound of symphonies, simple and more complex waveforms played through older playback systems, you may like this one. In this review I'm playing the same example to show you the different waveforms and then a composition made with some of the presets included in the library...
  32. Simeon

    Morphestra 2 Walkthrough Review | Livestream Replay

    @Sample logic ’s Morphestra 2 is an amazing collection, featuring amazing g instruments and sound design resources. Take a look at my walkthrough here. Now Playing | Morphestra 2 by Sample Logic | Walkthrough and Special Pricing
  33. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : miniBit by AudioThing

    If you like retro gaming consoles, this plugin is inspired by the sound of consoles such as NES, SNES, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and more. Not only can you reproduce those sounds but also go further thanks to multiple effects and a wavetable designer. If you liked...
  34. gohrev

    Cinematic Studio Strings vs. Spitfire Studio Strings Pro: My observations

    Scroll to the bottom of this post for a side-by-side comparison Hi everyone, earlier this week I purchased Cinematic Studio Strings, and boy.. am I glad I did :) As a newbie to the sample scene, I bought the entire Spitfire Studio suite last year: Woodwinds, Brass and Strings. All Pro...
  35. Simeon

    Best Service ELYSION by Sonuscore | Livestream Replay

    Today’s livestream featuring ELYSION was amazing and so much fun. It got a little crazy at times but the journey was a ride through such a creative and beautiful KONTAKT library. I hope you enjoy these replays, and I look forward to presenting more in the future. I have to say again what an...
  36. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : United Strings of Europe by Auddict

    Hi everyone, Here's a review I've made using United Strings of Europe on its own and in context with other instruments. In the video, I go through some of the different mic combinations and the different articulations available in pieces I've written. If you liked my video and would like to...
  37. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out: The Harmonium (Bunker Samples)

    Hi friends! In today’s video, let’s take a look at Bunker Samples’ newest library, The Harmonium. Please enjoy!
  38. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools - Time Micro (A Textured Beauty)

    Hello composers! In my final review of the year, let's discuss the newest library from Orchestral Tools, Time Micro. With a chamber-sized vision in mind, did they succeed?
  39. ChrisSiuMusic

    Premier Sound Factory - Drum Tree (Reviewed)

    Looking for an acoustic drum library that's catered to pop, hip-hop, and jazz? Look no further than the almighty Drum Tree.
  40. Thorsten Meyer

    Review of Cue Builders Cinematic Rhythms – a New Percussion Builder by Red Room Audio

    Review of Cue Builders Cinematic Rhythms – a New Percussion Builder by Red Room Audio Cue Builders Cinematic Rhythms Review In today’s review, we are looking at Cue...
  41. Thorsten Meyer

    Review of Ascend Modern Grand by Heavyocity

    Review of Ascend Modern Grand by Heavyocity Ascend Modern Grand Review Heavyocity launched a new a wonderfully sampled Model D concert grand piano and transferred the sparkling sound into their potent Ascend...
  42. ChrisSiuMusic

    Herman Samples - Frozen Piano (Reviewed)

    Hey everyone! Today we'll be taking a look at Herman Samples' newest library: Frozen Piano. Please enjoy!
  43. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples - Taylor Davis Violin (Reviewed)

    Hey friends! Today we'll be reviewing a wonderful new library from Cinesamples, featuring video game violinist herself Taylor Davis. Please enjoy!
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    Audio Ollie & Performance Samples: LA Modern Percussion (Reviewed)

    A new percussion library? Check. Mixed by Alan Meyerson? Double check.
  45. ChrisSiuMusic

    Film Scoring For Beginners: Reviewed

    Hey composers! Today we're diving into my first course review - all about film scoring for the individual who wants to dip their toes into the field, and learn the best practices for navigating through this industry. Please enjoy! :) Check out the course here...
  46. H

    Synth review: Blipblox

    Hi everyone, I got my hands on a Blipblox by Playtime Engineering and decided to make a review. Hope you enjoy it!
  47. H

    First Look at Massive X - Review

    Hi everyone! I got my hands on an early release of Massive X and prepared this review. I'd love to hear what you think!
  48. ChrisSiuMusic

    Afflatus Chapter 1 Strings: A Review

    Strezov Sampling has produced a string library that stands up to the competition. Let's discuss some of the content that lies within.
  49. ChrisSiuMusic

    Bunker Samples: Bunker Strings Vol. 1 (Reviewed)

    In today's video, let's take a look at a niche string library that effectively complements your existing libraries.
  50. Manaberry

    "In Depth" Walkthrough Video Series

    Hi everyone. You and me are used to check walkthrough videos on our favorites libraries website or Youtube, but most them are too short to showcase all the content a library has to offer. I'm starting this brand (non original) video series "In Depth" to fix that. One articulation. All the...
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