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  1. 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...
  2. will_m

    Murst Instruments - Stone - Video Review

    Hi guys here’s my review of ‘Stone’ a Kontakt library from new developer Murst Instruments -
  3. 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) ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. berlin87

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. ThomCSounds

    ThomCSounds - Checking Out : United Strings of Europe by Auddict

    Here's a review I've made using United Strings of Europe on its own and in context with other instruments. I showcase 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 support, don't hesitate to do...
  17. 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!
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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 https://www.strongmocha.com/2019/10/23/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...
  21. Thorsten Meyer

    Review of Ascend Modern Grand by Heavyocity

    Review of Ascend Modern Grand by Heavyocity https://www.strongmocha.com/2019/10/23/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...
  22. ChrisSiuMusic

    Herman Samples - Frozen Piano (Reviewed)

    Hey everyone! Today we'll be taking a look at Herman Samples' newest library: Frozen Piano. Please enjoy!
  23. 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!
  24. ChrisSiuMusic

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

    A new percussion library? Check. Mixed by Alan Meyerson? Double check.
  25. 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...
  26. 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!
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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...
  31. ChrisSiuMusic

    Film Scoring: What Makes The Avengers Theme So ICONIC

    Hi friends! Today I wanted to go over the insanely cinematic Avengers theme, and dive into the chord structure and melodic choices of Alan Silvestri that make this piece so iconic. Please enjoy!
  32. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reviewing Cinesamples' MONSTER Low Winds

    Hey all! Let's dive into the newest product from Cinesamples; a fantastically recorded woodwind library that'll add a major punch to your palette.
  33. H

    U-he's Diva video review

    Hi everyone, I made a video reviewing Diva and what I think sets it apart from other synths. Hope you enjoy it!
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    'Once Upon A Romance' - Chord and Theory Breakdown

    Hey everyone! Welcome to the first episode of 'Inside The Score' for my newest piece, where we'll take a look at the musical background and the harmonic/melodic content that makes up the music. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any thoughts/feedback!
  35. will_m

    Splash Sound - Epic Percussion - Video Review

    Just put this one up on Youtube, an in depth walkthrough and review.
  36. peakeleven

    Palette Orchestral Series (Review + Video Demo)

    Hello Composers, Mike here! =) - Check out my video demo + review of Palette Orchestral Series: Sketchpad, Melodics, Runs & Arps and Orchestral FX. Super cool stuff. Sincerely, Mikael "Mike" Baggström
  37. Epicomposer

    Cinematic synthesis course by evenant (review)

    Today we’re taking a look at Evenant’s online course Cinematic Synthesis – Digital Sound Creation. This course, hosted by producer and Ableton-certified trainer Big Jerr, is focusing on the creation of cinematic synth sounds heard in soundtracks of recent blockbusters and TV series like Dunkirk...
  38. ChrisSiuMusic

    Native Instruments & Sonuscore: Mallet Flux (Reviewed)

    Looking for a library with mallet instruments with a twist of sound design and pulsating rhythms? Check this library out.
  39. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinematic Studio Brass: REVIEWED (A Highly Dynamic and Versatile Brass Library)

    Hey friends! Today's a big one; we're taking a look at the long-awaited CSB. Please enjoy!
  40. ChrisSiuMusic

    Heavyocity - Master Sessions Ensemble Drums (Trailer Drums In A Box)

    In today's video, let's take a look into Heavocity's massive 'Ensemble Drums'. It's designed to give you the satisfying trailer drum sound out of the box, with little to no tweaking required. Enjoy!
  41. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples - Voices Of War (A Seriously Menacing Choir Library)

    Hey friends! Today let's discuss a new Cinesamples library called 'Voices of War'. This one focuses on Vikings, war, and even death, so it's perfect for those intense situations where you need a touch of darkness in your score. Enjoy!
  42. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools - Symphonic Sphere (A Review)

    Hey everyone! In today's review, we take a deep look at one of OT's first releases: Symphonic Sphere. Please enjoy!
  43. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools - Orchestral String Runs (A Review)

    Hey everyone! In this long-awaited review, we take a deep dive into the updated OSR, created by OT. Please enjoy!
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    Metropolis Ark 4 - Brimming With Uncontainable Energy

    This is a big one. Orchestral Tools recently released Metropolis Ark 4, the newest addition to their Ark series. This one is unique in its approach however. Please enjoy!
  45. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples: Tina Guo V2 (A Review)

    Hey composers! Today I wanted to go over the new Tina Guo V2. I think it definitely fills in some much-needed content left out of V1. Please enjoy!
  46. bfreepro

    Review: Jaeger (version 1.2) by Audio Imperia

    This is another big one. I held off on reviewing this library for months as I was awaiting the 1.2 update. This gave me a ton of time to really dig in and explore all it has to offer. Here is my honest and in-depth review and critique of Audio Imperia's flagship library, Jaeger. The Verdict -...
  47. bfreepro

    Review: Native Instruments Symphony Series - Woodwinds

    This is a pretty short review but... sadly I couldn't find much to like about this collection :/. Going to be doing a few more quick reviews in the coming weeks, as I continue to work on writing a big one for Genesis Choir by Audiobro, per request from my last poll :) "5.5/10 - Unfortunately...
  48. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples: 90's Retro Trumpets (A Review)

    Hey composers! In my final video of the year, I wanted to end off with a review of one of my favourite libraries to date, and this is the 90's Retro Trumpets from Cinesamples. It's a beautiful library intended for soaring trumpet melodies. Please enjoy!
  49. bfreepro

    Review : Berlin Inspire by Orchestral Tools

    "Overall, Berlin Inspire is a great choice for anyone seeking a detailed and traditional orchestral package, as it is full of great and realistic sounds, without breaking the bank or requiring a super powerful computer." 9.0/10 Full review...
  50. ChrisSiuMusic

    Realitone - Screaming Trumpet (A Review)

    Hey composers! Today I wanted to talk about a jazzy niche sample library featuring one of the best trumpet players in the world. Please enjoy!