1. Dave Hilowitz

    Trying out Apple’s new Sampler plug-in + FREE SAMPLE LIBRARY

    Apple has a new sampling plugin called Sampler; it comes as part of Logic 10.5. In this quick video, I give the new plugin a spin, and use it to create an EXS version of my Box Violins Sample Library.
  2. V

    Which Piano to Get?

    Hello, This is my first time posting, so I hope this is in the right place. Anyway, I'm looking at expanding my piano libraries. I currently have sonivox 88 ensemble, and I am looking at both NI Noire, and Emotional Piano. I'm a classically trained composer with an interest in film music, so...
  3. M

    What orchestral templates cover and how to arrange it?

    Hi everyone, i'm quite new in here, probably my first post. I was searching for the most suitable orchestral template for my workflow (Cubase 10 Artist + MBP 2015 16gigs ram and i7) but probably heavy load of samples or something else, quite staggering to work. I mostly use Spitfire Symphony...
  4. Bluemount Score

    Combining developers - what would YOUR perfect orchestral sample library consist of?

    For me, this would probably be... Room tone and mics from BBCSO Legato engine, dynamic range and crossfading from Cinematic Studio GUI from the NI Symphony Series Articulation management from Orchestral Tools Capsule Number of articulations similar to SA Chamber Strings (I guess more is always...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing A Trailer Track With 100% Free Orchestral Sample Libraries.

    Happy Thursday everyone! In today's video, let's do something awesomely fun and write a track from scratch using 100% free sample libraries! Please enjoy :D
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    Composing With Audio Imperia's NUCLEUS (Orchestral Ballad)

    Good morning friends! If you've ever wondered how Audio Imperia's Nucleus works and what styles it can cover, I just uploaded a video featuring the softer, more intimate side of the library. I hope this is at least somewhat helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions!
  7. berlin87

    Little Fantasy to hone my Cubase/EastWest skills

    I would be very grateful for some feedback, in particular in regard to how I work the EW Hollywood samples and the overall balance of the orchestra :) Getting a decent sound out of EW HW is hard, but sadly I don't have the budget to order Spitfire or Berlin. Maybe some day! Cheers, -B87 PS...
  8. Anevis

    8Dio Majestica

    I've looked at 8Dio what they have to offer for BF and discovered their orchestra Majestica that is on sale for $176 I think. I already own one of their strings library (Agitato Sordino Strings) and I find them very good. Since Majestica is more that 60% off I kind of want to buy it. They have...
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    Herman Samples - Frozen Piano (Reviewed)

    Hey everyone! Today we'll be taking a look at Herman Samples' newest library: Frozen Piano. Please enjoy!
  10. 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!
  11. berlin87

    How to work with EW templates?

    Good day everyone, after lurking for months, I decided there is no better place to ask my question. I very recently got into VSTs and decided to go with EW's Composer Cloud for now. It's affordable and, IMHO, a great way to 'get into things'. I first made the rookie mistake of loading a single...
  12. MoeWalsaad

    KONTAKT : Purge/Reload samples using Midi Messages?

    Hello, I wonder if there is a way in Kontakt where I can set a (midi CC/ or a MACRO, or a script) that can Purge samples, update sample pool, and reload samples. My goal is to optimize resource whenever I need by loading/unloading the samples needed very quickly. Any tips/suggestions around...
  13. dman007

    Orchestral Percussion Sample Library

    Can anyone recommend a good but affordable orchestral percussion sample library? I'm particularly after a good xylophone, bells (high) and chimes.
  14. Sonixinema

    48 HOURS REMAINING - Brute Flute: Extended Techniques - £59 (Intro Price)

    Hi Everyone! We are extremely excited to announce our new library Brute Flute - Extended Techniques! Featuring a mighty Contrabass Flute, we captured a range of cinematic textures, harmonic embellishments and explosive articulations. The third release in our brand new Experiments range, this...
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    Coming This Thursday...

  16. Sonixinema

    Abstract - Unique Cinematic Percussion - Intro Price £59

    Hi everyone, We are thrilled to announce Abstract, a unique steel percussion library for Kontakt. Recorded in exceptional detail and performed with a range of sticks, mallets, bows, this wonderful library features a range of abstract effects and articulations. This library was performed by...
  17. Fermile

    Ethnic library collection resolution

    Hi all, Recently I found myself searching for ethnic sounds like didgeridoo, pantam, irish flute and some more ethnic instruments... I decided I need some more information about the collections offered for comparison. After some research on this forum and other sources, I found out there are 3-4...
  18. 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!
  19. FrenchTubist

    Solo Tuba library

    Hi Guys, I'm looking for a tuba library sampled with a very high quality. I have to write a mock-up with a solo Tuba and my libraries are useless for this job. Do you have any advices? Has anyone a good feedback for the tuba with the Vienna sample library or the east west Hollywood Brass...
  20. Fredeke

    How to mix a demo song for a sample library

    Hello everyone The question is in the title: how should I mix a song demo for a sample library ? Should I : - do a mere level balance, with no eq, reverb or compression - do a simple mix that sounds good enough, and brings out the samples a bit - do the absolute best master I can ? What is...
  21. Sonixinema

    Superball - Innovative evolving percussion intro sale - 24 Hours Left

    Hi Everyone, We are very excited to announce the release of Superball! An innovative evolving percussion library for Kontakt Performed by virtuoso percussionist Joby Burgess (Black Panther, Mission Impossible) Recorded by Emmy nominated Nick Wollage (Star Wars, Wonder Woman) Captured at the...
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. Dave Hilowitz

    Video Tutorial: How to Make Decent Looping Samples + Free Musical Wine Glasses Kontakt Library

    In this video, I explore various techniques for making samples loop. First, I cover the options available within Kontakt, then I investigate external tools: LoopAuditioneer and WaveLab. At the end of the video, I put theory into practice by recording some musical wine glasses and making them...
  25. ChrisSiuMusic

    Cinesamples: ancient bones

    Instant buy for me. Halloween theme coming out next Wednesday using this library.
  26. 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...
  27. Dave Hilowitz

    Video Tutorial: Creating a Kontakt Instrument from Start to Finish + FREE KALIMBA KONTAKT LIBRARY

    In this video, I show you the entire process of creating a Kontakt Sample Library in four steps: 1. Recording 2. Noise Reduction (using iZotope RX), Editing & Chopping (using Reaper) 3. Sample Layout 4. and finally: Music As part of the video, I sample a Kalimba I found in a thrift store and...
  28. 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!
  29. d.healey

    Tutorial: How to loop samples

    Hope this is useful to some of you:
  30. Norwayguy

    External Sample Editor or Kontakt's?

    Hello all. I'm about to have to set loop points for 1000s of samples. Is kontakt's sample editor best ? or is there a better external one that will work faster and more painlessly? Feel free to share your fave if you use an external. I am limited to macosx platform right now, but still...
  31. Sonixinema

    Sonixinema Announcement - Vlogs, Blogs and the Infinity Bundle!

    2018 has been a crazy year for Sonixinema! Not only have we opened our brand new sampling studio in London, we have also just launched our new website filled with blogs and weekly Youtube vlogs where we will be showing you exclusive behind the scenes footage of Sonixinema at work! Check it all...
  32. reutunes

    Audio Ollie : Scoring Synths - The Samplecast Big Review

    Big Review section of The Samplecast show 69 - Audio Ollie : Scoring Synths More information on Scoring Synths ► The Samplecast YouTube show ►
  33. EpicDude

    Nothing to see here.

    Nothing to see here.
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    What’s One Tip You Would Share For A Faster Workflow?

    There’s thousands out there. But with limited resources, there’s plenty we can do within our softwares to speed up our workflow. This is my tip: Always batch re-save. I made a quick video explaining it for new users.
  35. M

    Creating my first Kontakt sample library - workflow, tools, advice?

    Hi everyone! I am building my first sample library - a wooden harp. I already recorded the harp in various ways and dynamics with Pro Tools. Now I need cut, clean, mix and master the samples and programm Kontakt. I have done this with smaller instruments before, but I did everything manually...
  36. magneto538

    Retrieve zone name

    I'm not sure if this question was posted before - the search option on this forum seems not to be working this morning. Perhaps this is a dumb question, but never had a chance to do this before. Is there any way to retrieve the file name of a played sample? I thought there was some function...
  37. IranG

    Library Loading and sample fallout

    From one day to the next, my Kontakt player now only loads one library at a time. For some, it stays at 0.00 MB and starts to load once it starts receiving MIDI information. Also, once everything is loaded, there's still a crackle/signal fallout when the MIDI performance starts. Everything was...
  38. dman007

    Which piano samples?

    Which piano samples virtual instrument and why?
  39. reutunes

    Extended podcast now available

    I've been getting a few requests to host the extended Samplecast podcast on YouTube (alongside the video show). As of last week that's exactly what I'll be doing. The podcast is just like the video show but it also includes full composer interviews, audio examples of all of the featured products...
  40. magneto538

    Wait for all the samples to be loaded (purge_group)

    Hi all, Is anybody aware of a way to check the status of each sample? I want to do something like "wait for the group to be loaded and then do something".
  41. G

    Bluegrass instruments libraries

    Can you guys recommend any good libraries/instruments for Bluegrass? I got RealiTones' RealiBanjo. And I've seen Boulder Sounds Banjo come up as a suggestion as well. But I'm also looking for some good Bluegrass-style upright bass, mandolin, and fiddle instruments.
  42. C

    Please delete

  43. reutunes

    BOOM! Bargains galore in this week's Samplecast #48 - plus news, freebies and updates

    Crash, bang, wallop...'s a new episode of The Samplecast. This week I'm showcasing 15 different products with news, bargains, freebies and updates. Sadly I didn't have time to complete a Big Review this week as it's been super busy doing videos for new products from Auddict and Sample...
  44. reutunes

    Native Instrument's THRILL review - plus news, bargains, tips & updates. Samplecast #47 out now

    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful messages of support following my brief illness last week - you are all GREAT! It's back to work this week with a packed show featuring 12 different libraries and plugins. Is this the longest ever Samplecast show? This week's main review is Native...
  45. C

    Suggestions for "Nick Cave" Piano VST ?

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for a piano sample that sounds as close as possible to the piano heard in Nick Cave's song, "Rather Lovely Thing". Below is a link to an HQ YouTube vid of the song (the first 10 seconds of the intro will give you the idea)...
  46. keepforest

    Evolution: atlantica announced.. hybrid & trailer!

    Hey VI-Control :) We are happy to announce EVOLUTION: ATLANTICA - new forthcoming library, second part of our Evolution series. Teaser track is produced 100% with Evolution: Atlantica. We have carefully created and selected the most interesting articulations including new multilayer hybrid...
  47. MatthewHarnage

    HELP!! Looking for older sample libraries for older VGM Style

    I just got commissioned to score 60 minutes of a video game. They are looking for a score similar to this type of sound: I currently have lots of filmscore-esque libraries but can't seem to get this kind of old school "fake" VGM tone. I've tried using Halion Sonic inside Cubase, EWQLSOG...
  48. V

    Good Strings/Solo Strings Libraries with flautando??

    Hello, I am looking to buy a new Strings and Solo Strings Library (currently using EWQL Hollywood Strings). As EWQLHS has flautando and harmonics only in 2. Violins, I'm really interested in getting one with flautando patches in Violas and Celli as well, and maybe harmonics. Recorded con sordino...
  49. DanielOutro

    What types of sounds/instruments would you like to hear in a sample pack?

    There are a lot of sample packs with classic drum machines, synths and traditional instruments. Let us know what new sounds you think could be interesting or helpful in your productions! This includes: Genres Playing styles FX Moods
  50. calebfaith

    8DIO Majestica Review/Walkthrough

    Hi, I just recorded a review/walkthrough of 8DIOs Epic Orchestral Library Majestica. I would also like to say that I have not received anything from 8DIO to do this review and that I purchased the library myself. Here it is: - Caleb