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I've never heard of Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware until very recently. Apparently he (or they) have been making virtual instruments and effects for a while, because they have a huge bundle of software called Explorer-5. Explorer-5 by Rob Papen (RP) comes with 20 RP products, 3 of them being new additions to their Explorer series: 13 virtual instruments (as well as older versions), 6 virtual effect plugins, and Prisma which is a kind of interface that ties their products together. You can buy the Explorer-5 bundle for only $499 on their website. This bundle is massive, and I probably don't...

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Pulsar is the newest expansion pack for Falcon by UVI, featuring futuristic basses, leads, atmospheres, pads, FX and more. Pulsar is priced at $39 like their other expansions and is available now from UVI. First of all if you've never heard of Falcon by UVI, stop what you're doing and go buy it right now (or wait until they run a holiday sale). In my opinion Falcon is the most powerful software synthesizer on the market, featuring 15 oscillators, over 80 effects, a sample engine that rivals Kontakt, and a scripting language / drag and drop GUI macro designer. Falcon...

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The Behringer Model D is a very accurate clone of the Moog Minimoog Model D, for an incredibly low $300. This isn't some kind of digital recreation or analog circuit simulation, it is a full analog clone. This is a synth that everyone should consider buying whether you have a Minimoog or don't have one (why lug your $3,000 heavy unit around when you can carry this around?). I recently made a video exploring the sounds of the Behringer Model D, which you can check out here: Starsky Carr on YouTube has made an excellent video demonstrating how closely the...

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The past several years has given us an explosion of cheap, high quality analog synthesizers to the point where its hard to know what to buy. If you're on a budget, looking for a gift for the synth-lover in your life, or just want to find some new synthesizers you've never heard of, this list should help you understand your options. All the synths on this list are analog, came out in the past several years, and all are available for under $500 (if you buy used). If you've never bought a synthesizer used, don't worry! Use sites like Reverb.com...

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"Strange. Dark. Evolving. Unsettling. Weird." All of these things are perfect descriptors for Atom Hub's Kontakt Library The Planet - Deep Scan (henceforth known as Deep Scan). Deep Scan does a great job at carving out its own unique place in the sample library market, by perfectly setting a vibe and executing on it in every way. The library provides a level of immersion and almost plays like a composition in its own right. "Is IT communicating with us? Is IT... living? Who are THEY? Is there ANYBODY at all?" The Sounds Its probably better if you just take a listen...

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