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Neural DSP has partnered with Darkglass Electronics to bring the world a plugin version of their legendary B7K Ultra and Vintage Ultra bass preamp pedals. Just like the original hardware this plugin can be a complete bass sound, as it includes an excellent switchable cabinet emulation. If you look around online you'll see that the Darkglass B7K Ultra and the plugin version have become go-to's for the metal world for bass processing, and I can see why. Its available now for only €99 from Neural DSP. First, check out this video I made demonstrating how I used to plugin to...
The Behringer Neutron is a Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer with a ton of capability. It features two VCO's, a VCF, and LFO, 1 amp EG and 1 VCF EG, analog delay and distortion effects, and a gigantic patch bay to integrate into your modular setup (Eurorack) - all for only $299. The Neutron packs a lot of potential into a very cheap price, especially for an all analog synth. Behringer has been doing an excellent job lately with their synths (Model D, DeepMind12, and new announced instruments), and this is no exception. Behringer is a company that in the past has...
If you've never heard of Ample Sound, you're in for quite the treat. Usually sample libraries that try to emulate realistic sounding guitar or bass instruments (especially acoustic) end up sounding pretty fake. Often sample libraries will lean towards loop based methods to counter this, but the tradeoff for that is that you lose a certain amount of control when composing with the library. Ample Sound seem to have perfected this craft with their recent update to their Ample Guitar Martin library, Ample Guitar Martin III. Available now for only $169. Ample Guitar Martin Sound Honestly this is the most...
Spitfire Studio Woodwinds is the third and final release of Spitfire Audio's incredible Studio Orchestral range of Kontakt libraries. As you might imagine by the name, this time around they're providing woodwind instruments sampled in a studio environment. I've reviewed both the Spitfire Studio Brass library and the Spitfire Studio Strings library on this blog as well, and I had incredibly high regards for both of them. Just like the previous releases Spitfire Studio Woodwinds comes in two flavors: standard and professional. They're available for $199 and $399 full retail price, respectively, but are on sale now for $149 and...
Spitfire Studio Strings is Spitfire Audio's first release of a new Spitfire orchestral range of Kontakt libraries. The Professional edition is $399 (reg. $499) and the 'core' is $199 (reg. $249) during its initial sale period. Studio Strings is a massive release with 210GB of samples, 232 articulations (for Professional) across Violins, Violas, Celli, and Basses of a 30 piece string section. The core edition features less microphones and articulations, but the price difference is relatively small (my opinion) so I would recommend purchasing the professional edition if you have the cash. Check out the product page here. No matter...
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