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Spitfire Audio seems to only be capable of pure greatness. Call me a fan-boy, but i'm consistently blown away by the quality to cost ratio that Spitfire creates with their Kontakt Libraries. eDNA Earth is a new Kontakt sample library by Spitifre Audio with an innovative twist - its a synthesizer made of orchestras. They went through their vast catalog of world-class orchestral samples and warped, manipulated, and twisted the sounds until they took on a life of their own. Powered by their incredibly detailed eDNA engine, for only $149 they have released a truly innovative instrument that sounds like...

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Massive X by Native Instruments is finally here! If you've been living under a rock for the past year or so, Massive X is Native Instrument's next installment of their incredibly popular Massive wavetable synthesizer. Massive defined the sound of EDM genres for the past 10 years, and dominated the market until Serum by Xfer Records came out. They're pushing Massive X as the synth for the next decade, and thats its designed to evolve over time (the original Massive never really changed much). To bring you all up to speed, Massive X (and Massive) are whats known as 'wavetable...

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If you just got a new TubeBuddy account, or one day you went to log in only to find the dreaded 'TubeBuddy Sign-in Required, Click Here' message only to click it and be brought back to the same page with it still asking you to sign-in! Its very frustrating and there isn't an answer online, so here's my solution to hopefully help some people out. Since i'm using Chrome thats what i'll be using here, if you use another browser hopefully the steps are similar. Click the TubeBuddy extension 'TB' at the top of Chrome and in the dropdown click...

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There are hundreds of great software synthesizer VST out there, and you probably already have several - so why should you care about Phase Plant? I think Phase Plant by Kilohearts stands out from the crowd because of the way it seamlessly combines different types of synthesis, with so many effects, with such a great modulation system. If you think about Serum and why it became more popular than Massive over the years, it mainly had to do with the UI and its ease of use. I think Phase Plant does that same thing for the hybrid synthesizer market. If...

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Are you looking for the best Kontakt library to buy for black Friday or the holiday sale season? Or maybe you just got Kontakt and want to grow your library of sample instruments? The Kontakt library market is huge, and it can be overwhelming to choose sometimes. In this post i'm going to share what I consider to be the best Kontakt libraries in each instrument category. The idea behind this is that if you had to just buy 1 library from each of these categories, which ones should you buy to have a world class sample library with as...

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