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CME Xkey37 Portable MIDI Keyboard Review Review: UVI CS-M version 1.5 Vintage Synth Library Review: Serum Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer from Xfer Records Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings Library Demo FAW Circle 2 Synthesizer Demo and Giveaway Demo: Xenos Soundworks Future Retro Beats Presets for u-he Hive synthesizer Review: AIR Music Xpand!2 Workstation VST Review: Soundiron Mercury Elements
 
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CME Xkey37 Portable MIDI Keyboard Review

Yo what’s good fam! Back with another review for you, and if you’re into portable/mobile keyboard controllers you’ll want to check this out. Today I’m reviewing the Xkey37 from CME It’s super slim, lightweight, and has full-sized keys, let’s check it out. So what is the Xkey37? It’s a 37 key version of their super […]

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Review: UVI CS-M version 1.5 Vintage Synth Library

Yo what’s good fam! Back with another UVI product to review, this is from their vintage synth line, specifically, it’s the CS-M…version 1.5 Let’s just jump right in and see what this thing is about So what is the CS-M 1.5? It’s a library dedicated to the “lesser known” Yamaha CS series synths. So for […]

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Review: Serum Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer from Xfer Records

Hey what’s good fam! I finally got my hands on Serum last month after hearing so much about it, thanks to Steve over at Xfer for letting me check it out. Anyway, if you haven’t heard, it’s a super powerful wavetable synth, but what intrigued me about it was the interface seemed really easy to […]

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Aria Sounds London Symphonic Strings Library Demo

Hey what’s good fam! Remember a while back when I did a video on how Aria Sounds was taking suggestions and requests for their new London Symphonic String library? Well that library is now completely done. The library includes  Violins I, Violins II, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Check it out Quick Specs content: 40+GB format: […]

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FAW Circle 2 Synthesizer Demo and Giveaway

Hey what’s good fam! Got a new synth to demo for you, it’s the latest version of Circle from FAW, called….Circle 2 This is a really cool synth with a straight forward interface and some cool technology. At the forefront is their new synthesis type, Vector Phase Shaping, or VPS. In addition to that, the […]

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Demo: Xenos Soundworks Future Retro Beats Presets for u-he Hive synthesizer

Hey what’s good fam, just got a demo of some new patches from Xenos for the new Hive synth from u-he called Hive. The synth is currently in public beta so it’s free to download and test out. Xenos has done some of the factory library and he’s already started on his own patch libraries […]

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Review: AIR Music Xpand!2 Workstation VST

Hey what’s good fam! Back with a review that I think a lot of people will enjoy, at least judging from the types of questions I get all the time. Today I’m checking out Xpand!2 from AIR Music Let’s dig in! So what is Xpand!2?  To keep it simple, it’s a workstation style vst that […]

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Review: Soundiron Mercury Elements

Hey what’s good fam? Back with another review from Soundiron’s “Elements” series, this one is another choir. Let’s just dig in and check it out What is Mercury Elements? This is a version of their Mercury Symphonic Boys Choir library that contains essential elements and a single mic position. So if you don’t need all the […]


Big Fish Friday: Ambient White Kontakt library review

13 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam! It’s Friday again, and I’m back with some Big Fish! Today I’m checking out Ambient White…let’s dig in! So what is Ambient White? It’s a Kontakt instrument dedicated to ambient, organic, peaceful melodic textures and instruments. It’s focus is on the lighter side of sound design, soft, airy, almost a “floating” feeling. […]

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Review: New Sonic Arts VICE Loop Slicer and Sampler Plugin

11 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Today I’m reviewing a product from New Sonic Arts, a smaller developer making some pretty cool products. The one I’m checking out today is VICE Let’s dig in! So what is VICE? It’s a sampler/slicer plugin with a super clean interface and the ability to add up to 4 insert fx per […]

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Review: Impact Soundworks ReForged Metallic Cinematic Sound Design library

05 February 2015

Yo what’s good fam? Got a new review today from Impact Soundworks, this one is their new ReForged library. If you’re into various sound design elements and fx, let’s dig in! So what is ReForged? It’s a cinematic sound design library created completely from “found sound” metallic percussion sources. That means tools, utensils, containers, doors, fences and […]

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Review: UVI BeatHawk Mobile Music Production Studio for iPad

04 February 2015

Yo what’s good fam! Today I’m checking out BeatHawk, a mobile production app from UVI. I first learned about it a last year’s NAMM show, and I’ve been excited ever since. Well they released it this year so you know I downloaded it asap. Let’s dig in! So what is BeatHawk? It’s a “portable music […]

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Check it Out: Bitwig Studio Instrument Layering & Morphing using the X/Y Device

02 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Just wanted to share this cool feature in Bitwig Studio that lets you layer and morph between 4 different instruments or instrument chains. You can do it manually by MIDI learning the X and Y parameter knobs, or you can use different modulation devices to automate the parameters automatically. It’s a […]

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ARIA Sounds London Symphonic Strings

28 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Just got a quick update, a while back I did a video on Aria Sounds taking suggestions for their London Symphonic Strings library Well, they’ve released the first part in the collection, First Violins So I did a quick video showing the interface and running through the sounds. Quick Specs content: […]

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Big Fish Friday: Samplephonics Hip Hop Crate Diggers Vol 2 Review

16 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Back today with the first Big Fish Friday of 2015 So grab a plate and let’s dig in! So what is Hip Hop Crate Diggers Vol 2 The whole concept of this library is to provide a collection of soulful, organic, authentic sounding Hip Hop samples. You get loops, hits, riffs, […]

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Posted in Loops & Samples6 Comments

Review: Realitone Realivox Blue Solo Female Vocal Library

15 January 2015

Yo what’s good fam? Back with another review, this one is a cool vocal instrument/library from Realitone. It’s called Realivox Blue Let’s just dive right in shall we? So what is Realivox Blue? It’s a vocal library focused on it’s own word builder which allows you to create and play convincing words and phrases. It’s […]

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