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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. will_m

    Splash Sound - Epic Percussion - Video Review

    Just put this one up on Youtube, an in depth walkthrough and review.
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. 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!
  22. 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 -...
  23. 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...
  24. 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!
  25. 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...
  26. 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!
  27. bfreepro

    Afflatus Chapter I: Strings - In depth review and critique

    This is a big one! A walkthru/demo video is in the works as well (which will include side by side comparison with other string libraries) , but here is the written review! https://www.bfreemusic.com/news/2018/12/3/review-afflatus-chapter-1-strings-by-strezov-sampling Please feel free to...
  28. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: Glory Days - Big Band Horns (A Review)

    Hey friends! I’ve uploaded a review of Orchestral Tools’ newest library Glory Days: Big Band Horns. Please enjoy!
  29. ChrisSiuMusic

    Ecliptiq Audio - Warp (A Review)

    Hi friends! Today I wanted to review a synth perfect for cinematic scoring and sound design. Please enjoy!
  30. ChrisSiuMusic

    Emotional Violin: A Walkthrough

    Best Service has just uploaded a walkthrough of the Emotional Violin. Check it out here:
  31. ChrisSiuMusic

    My Favourite Sample Libraries for Cinematic Orchestral Music

    Hi fellow composers and producers! Due to popular request, I wanted to share with you today a detailed look into the libraries that I use in my everyday workflow, and how I use them. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!
  32. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Woodwinds - A Blast From The Past

    It's been 6 years since the release of this beautiful library, and it still stands as one of the best woodwind libraries on the market today. Watching this preview brought me great inspiration, and I hope it does for you as well.
  33. bfreepro

    Review: Auddict Angel Strings Vol 1!

    A solid collection of unique effects and playing styles, more suited towards horror and tension than the name "Angel Strings" might imply. Full detailed review and video walkthru here: https://www.bfreemusic.com/news/2018/11/8/review-angel-strings-by-auddict
  34. bfreepro

    Revew: Orchestral Tools TIME Macro! (yes, another one haha)

    This was requested in the last poll as well, so here we go! No walkthru or demo this time, just my honest thoughts about the sounds, where it shines, and I also take into consideration and offer a brief compare/contrast with a very similar (but less expensive) product, Spitfire's Orchestral...
  35. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: TIME MACRO (A Review)

    Hi there! I've uploaded my review of Orchestral Tools' newest library TIME MACRO. I hope you enjoy!
  36. bfreepro

    Review: 8Dio Silka Choir

    This was the most difficult review yet as there is a lot of content to dig through, and I initially was wowed by the arcs. However we gotta take a look at everything included and all the aspects of using this library. Can it hold it's own to justify a $598 price tag AND offer enough content...
  37. ChrisSiuMusic

    What Courses Have You Purchased For Your Education?

    Hi all, I have a simple question for you today. When it comes to learning how to play/read music, music production, orchestration, arranging, mixing, etc., what online courses have you purchased on these topics? One the one hand, I'd love to know what did you enjoyed most about these...
  38. bfreepro

    Review: Cosmos By Impact Soundworks!

    You guys asked for it in the poll so here it is! This one has a walkthru video as well, so be sure to check that out if you're on the fence about purchasing. NEXT UP: Silka Choir by 8dio! https://www.bfreemusic.com/news/2018/10/18/review-cosmos-by-impact-soundworks
  39. bfreepro

    Review: Hexeract by Auddict

    This was voted for in the poll last time as well, so here it is! This one was a long time coming, as I have owned this product almost a year, and have had quite an eventful time trying to get it to work. I held off on a review, simply because I wanted to give Auddict a chance to correct the...
  40. bfreepro

    Review: 66 Tubas by 8dio.

    Thanks to those who participated in the poll! The poll is still open here https://vi-control.net/community/threads/review-8dios-century-brass-ensemble.75616/ so feel free to chime in! 66 Tubas: "The Verdict: 7.25/10. This is a very niche library and truly provides a sound you absolutely cannot...
  41. bfreepro

    Review: 8Dio's Century Brass Ensemble

    8.5/10 "Century Brass is a very good library, but it’s note quite achieved greatness yet. The wealth of articulations and versatility, as well as the realism and detail captured in the recordings, are some of the highlights of Century Brass. These standout features are slightly marred by...
  42. ChrisSiuMusic

    Inside The Score - Chief Of The Sky (Part 1/3): Theory, Melody, and Harmony

    Hello friends! Welcome to the first video in my breakdown series where I discuss the theory, melody and harmony behind my latest track 'Chief Of The Sky'. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions!
  43. ChrisSiuMusic

    SonuScore: The Origins Series (A Review)

    Hey all! Today I'm taking a look at a very unique set of libraries: The Origins Series from SonuScore. Feel free to have a look!
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools New Library: TIME MACRO

    I'm loving the sound (as always) and concept of this one. Thoughts?
  45. ChrisSiuMusic

    Soundiron's Lakeside Pipe Organ: A Review

    Looking for an organ that sounds rich, full, and detailed? Give Soundiron's Lakeside Pipe Organ a listen!
  46. ChrisSiuMusic

    I Can't Wait.

    Holy crap I'm so hyped... https://www.instagram.com/stories/cinesamples/
  47. ChrisSiuMusic

    Breaking Down a Track Using ‘Palette’

    Hi friends! In today’s video, we look at how Red Room Audio’s ‘Palette’ can be used to create a soft and emotional track in basically no time. Please enjoy!!
  48. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: Berlin Muted Brass (A Review)

    Hey friends, I've just uploaded a new video, reviewing the Muted Brass from OT. Please enjoy, and ask if you have any questions! :2thumbs:
  49. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire 2: A Walkthrough

    This is my first look and impression of BOI2. Please enjoy! Pre-order ends on August 8th.
  50. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Orchestra Inspire 2: Discussion

    Hi all, With the pre-order of Orchestral Tools’ newest library now available, I’m curious as to how many of you feel that this library would be a great addition to your arsenal. Berlin Orchestra Inspire 2 is a library culling from OT’s reknowned Berlin and Metropolis Ark series, and this...
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