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  1. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Sul Tasto by Visionary Robots Industries

    Hi everyone, Today's review is about a sound design and percussion library that was made from the recordings of a luthier classical guitar. Sul Tasto, is a library that isn't instantly rewarding : It requires a bit of patience to help our creativity reach new boundaries but it does so, in a...
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    A Winter Walk : Pattern Strings by Ben Osterhouse

    Hey everyone! This review of Pattern Strings is more of a sound demo accompanied by a nice walk in the streets. The rhythmic motifs of the library then punctuate my exploration of a park in the cold of February 2021 to end up in a beautiful reunion with my dog. Buy Pattern Strings by Ben...
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    Checking Out : 1178 by Pulsar Audio [New Plugin]

    Hi everyone, If you've mixed in the box with analog emulations of hardware units, you must have come accross, at some point, the emulation of an 1176 compressor or other FET compressor. While there isn't much to be added to the 1176 emulations already available out there, more could maybe be...
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    Video Series - Frozen Piano by Herman Samples

    Hi everyone, One of the first sample library reviews I made on my YouTube channel was Frozen Piano by Herman Samples. I've decided to update my review by making a part 2 for this great sounding library, this time, focusing on the patches. I also wrote a dedicated article on my website and added...
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    In Depth - Epica Bass by Sam Spacey

    Hi everyone, Epica Bass by Sam Spacey is, in my opinion, a very good example of what an analog synth can sound like. In the video, you'll see me go through a lot of the sounds that are divided in different folders in this 7GB sample library, from monophonic and polyphonic basses, to arps...
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    In Depth : Synth Essentials Vol.1 by Anarchy Audioworx

    Hey everyone! Here's my first video review of the year. I've had the pleasure to check out Synth Essentials Vol.1 (Currently £9.99 / 80% off) by Anarchy Audioworx, a wavetable, granular and analog synth based sample library. This is also the first blog post on my website in the new Plugin...
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    Checking Out : SphereDelay by W.A. Production

    Hi everyone, Making vocals wider, giving more dimension to synths or giving more depth to a drumkit are some applications that can be explored with delays. In this video, I'm using SphereDelay : A multimode delay effect plugin featuring a reverse option, LFOs, filters and more modulation...
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    Checking Out : Echorec by Pulsar Audio

    Delay effects have been used in productions around the world for decades. For some, it is a way to add width, movement, and a larger than life feel to vocals and other instruments. For others, it is part of a signature guitar sound. Echorec is the emulation of a unit that did both. In the...
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    In Depth : Mu by Pulsar Audio

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Mu by Pulsar Audio (on sale for a few more hours). Mu is based on a classic Vari-Mu compressor that has a smooth character, slow behaviour and a warm tube sound. In this video, I'm going through several examples where you'll be able to hear Mu on separate...
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    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...
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    [One Minute Tip] - How To Get a Lush Vocal Delay

    Hi everyone! In this one minute tip, I'm creating a lush vocal delay, using filtering, saturation and modulation as well as the main delay effect. Using a low pass filter on a delay send can be effective to make the delay more subtle. You can experiment with different filter types for more...
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    [One Minute Tip] - How To Get Great Parallel Processing Flavours

    Hi everyone, Using parallel processing on drums and other instruments can add a lot of character, mojo, flavour... you name it, to your tracks! Sampled drums are tough instruments to get right. Using parallel processing can be a nice way to add weight, presence and depth to your drums while...
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    Checking Out : Orchid by W.A. Production

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Orchid, chorus plugin with multiple modules to fatten up, enhance, widen or heavily process audio signals. To purchase Orchid at Plugin Boutique (81% off for a limited time) : https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/6524/?a_aid=5e6ef673811a3 If you'd like...
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    Checking Out : Tube Modulator by Audiority

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of the Tube Modulator by Audiority. In the video, I'm going through a good number of presets used on different instruments. You'll also hear the Tube Modulator on a downtempo track and a stoner-rock track. To purchase Tube Modulator by Audiority (now over 70%...
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    Checking Out : Guitar Bundle by Acoustic Samples

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of the Acoustic Samples Guitar Bundle. In this review, I'm going through the user interface of each of the libraries, listening to sound examples for each one of them and listening to them playing all together in a pop-rock track at the end of the video. To...
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    ThomCSounds - Checking Out : Speakers by AudioThing

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of the recently released Speakers by Audiothing. Speakers emulates a wide range of microphones and speakers using convolution. In the video, you'll hear the plugin on drums, keys, strings, guitars, vocals and on a big band track. To purchase Speakers by...
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    Checking Out : Harmonico by Visionary Robots Industries [Free Kontakt Library]

    Hey everyone! Here's a review I've made of Harmonico by Visionary Robots Industries. It's a beautiful sample library of classical guitar harmonics, free for the full version of Kontakt. The library includes IRs to enhance / transform the sound of the harmonics to turn it into pads, ambiences...
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    In Depth : Venus Symphonic Women's Choir by Soundiron

    Hi everyone, This is a bit of a special video review that I'm sharing with you today. Having felt a strong emotional feeling while reviewing the library, I felt like making an all-in-context review featuring 16 tracks showcasing the library in different styles, going from : Pop, exploring...
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    In Depth : Virtuoso Ensembles by Kirk Hunter

    Hi everyone, Here's an in-depth video I've made of Virtuoso Ensembles by Kirk Hunter. In the video, I'm going through the separate sections (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds & Percussion) one by one and I'm also composing with the single, ensemble and multi patches. To purchase Virtuoso Ensembles...
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    Checking Out : Copernicus by Indiginus (Free for a limited time)

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Copernicus by Indiginus, an orchestral library, free for a limited time. Copernicus is a great audiovisual sketching tool featuring orchestral, synth layers and a "movie" feature allowing you to watch slides of the solar system and beyond while playing. I...
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    Checking Out : String Flow Collection by Ben Osterhouse

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of Ben Osterhouse's String Flow Collection. A wonderful bundle including a cello, viola and violin playing a particular technique that consists in rolling the bow accross the strings. If you're looking for strings with great texture and movement, this collection...
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    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) ...
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    Checking Out : Project Alpha & Bravo by Hybrid Two

    Hi everyone! Here's my review of Project Alpha & Bravo (now 63% off for a limited time at Vst Buzz) by Hybrid Two. The bundle features a good variety of instruments ranging from percussion, synths, impacts, risers, downers and also more organic multisampled instruments like cellos and foley...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 ...
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    Checking Out : Dronar Orchestral Bundle By Gothic Instruments

    Hi everyone! Here is my video of the Dronar Orchestral Bundle covering the three modules : 1. Brass Module 2. World Flutes 3. Distorchestra To purchase The Dronar Orchestral Bundle (now 67% off at VST Buzz) ...
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    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...
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    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...
  30. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Volt 2 By Castle Instruments

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Volt 2 by Castle Instruments, a nice synth with 58 sound sources, 40 filter types, and many modulation options! Buy Volt 2 By Castle Instruments at VST Buzz (53% off) : https://vstbuzz.com/deals/53-off-volt-2-by-castle-instruments/?ref=81 If you'd like to...
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    Checking Out : Tubes & Wires By Rhythmic Robot

    Tubes & Wires is a synth combining waveforms from vintage, buzzy, clipping and dirty signal generators. Its rail voltage saturation, osc drift, LFO, filters and carefully chosen waveforms make it a mad scientist's dream. Buy Tubes & Wires By Rhythmic Robot at VST Buzz (55% off) ...
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    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...
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    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...
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