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Arturia BeatStep Controller and Step Sequencer Review Review of Tru-Urban Pro Urban Guitars for Kontakt Big Fish Audio 13: Horror Loops and Sound Design Library Review Dope VST Bass Engine Urban Bass Plugin review Presonus Sceptre S6 CoActual Studio Monitors Ableton Push recording fixed length audio clips with Maschine Boomstar 5089 24dB Moog style ladder filter analog synth review
 
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Arturia BeatStep Controller and Step Sequencer Review

Hey what’s good fam! Finally taking some time to review a product that I’ve been using for a while The BeatStep from Arturia Let’s jump into it! So what is the BeatStep? The idea behind it is to be a general MIDI controller with 16 pads and 16 knobs, as well as transport and a […]

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Review of Tru-Urban Pro Urban Guitars for Kontakt

Hey what’s up fam! Back with a new review from a new company. The company is Tru-Urban and I’m checking out their latest guitar library Let’s dig in! So what is Urban-Pro Guitars? It’s a collection of professional guitar riffs, licks, and loops, mapped out in a custom Kontakt interface. The interface lets you go […]

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Big Fish Audio 13: Horror Loops and Sound Design Library Review

Hey what’s good fam! Back with another Big Fish Friday Let’s dig in! So what is 13? It’s a collection of loops and sound design elements geared towards horror, sci-fi, and thriller compositions. If you doing any dark film scoring, video game music, or you just want a bit of a creepy edge to your […]

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Dope VST Bass Engine Urban Bass Plugin review

Hey what’s good fam! Back with another review for you, this is the Bass Engine plugin from DopeVST I’m a huge fan of their Beat Machine drum plugin, so I definitely wanted to show you this one Let’s check it out! So what is Bass Engine? It’s a straight forward, simple to use bass plugin […]

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Presonus Sceptre S6 CoActual Studio Monitors

Hey what’s good fam! Here with a review of some pretty cool monitors from Presonus. It’s the Sceptre series and I’ve been testing the S6. Let’s get into it! So what is the Sceptre S6? This is the 6″ woofer version of the Sceptre series monitor from Presonus. The Sceptre series is their line of […]

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Ableton Push recording fixed length audio clips with Maschine & Mininova

Hey what’s good fam? I know many have seen the Push controller sitting on my desk and I’ve gotten a lot of questions on my thoughts and how I’m using it. In this video I highlight probably my favorite feature that Push adds to my workflow for recording audio. It’s the fixed length audio clip […]

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Boomstar 5089 24dB Moog style ladder filter analog synth review

Yo what’s good fam! Back today with a beast of a synth from Studio Electronics This is the 5089 synth from their Boomstar line, which is a collection of synths each with their own classic filter. Let’s check it out! So what is the Boomstar 5089? This is a desktop analog synthesizer with tons of […]


Heavyocity DAMAGE from Native Instruments review

02 November 2011

Yo what’s up fam! Back with a brand new library from some of my favorite folks. It’s from Heavyocity, who made some very dope products with the Evolve and Evolve Mutations library It’s distributed by Native Instruments, so it works in the Kontakt Player or full verison of Kontakt This is a huge percussion library….so […]

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Big Fish Audio Guitar Soundscapes review

28 October 2011

Sup fam! It’s Friday…so you know what time it is Big Fish Friday baby! Today I’m checking out a new guitar library called Guitar Soundscapes let’s dig in So what is Guitar Soundscapes? Well, first off, unlike many of the other guitar libraries out there, this one is made more with a more cinematic/ambient bias. […]

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Orange Tree Samples CoreBass Pear Acoustic Bass library for Kontakt

26 October 2011

Hey what’s good fam, back with another one for ya! I’ve heard about Orange Tree for a while, just now getting a chance to check our their samples. They make “real” instrument libraries for Kontakt.  So they focus on stuff like bass, guitars, and even some world instruments. Their prices are really reasonable so I […]

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Vinyl Shots 1 sample library from Thaloops.com review

24 October 2011

Yo what’s good fam, back with another soundhound for ya Today I’m checking out a new company, at least new to me, called Thaloops.com They have some construction kits, drums, loops, etc…but one of the things I dig is they have oneshots/hits. I like stabs, hits, riffs, etc…even more than loops and such. So today […]

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Big Fish Suite Grooves 2 smooth jazz library review

21 October 2011

Sup fam, back with another Big Fish Friday I’m checking out another library in the KLI series, which is basically construction kits formatted with a special Kontakt interface. We gonna smooth it out with some jazzy goodness for the weekend I’m checking out Suite Grooves 2 let’s peep it So what is Suite Grooves 2? It’s basically a large […]

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Motu MachFive 3 Telematic electric guitar review

19 October 2011

Yo what’s good fam Back with another review from MachFive 3, this time I’m checking out Telematic, which is the dedicated electric guitar instrument from the MachFive 3 factory library We already checked out the Mark 79 EP, so now I’m showing you the guitar. I figured since MachFive 3 is so big, it would […]

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere – Traditional and Acoustic sounds

13 October 2011

Yo what’s good fam! So, I wanted to show off some stuff from Omnisphere but not in a traditional “review” sort of way. I have had this instrument for a few years….and I use it often. I will preface this by saying I’m FULLY biased when it comes to Omnisphere. I think it’s the single […]

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Get The Producer’s Choice Infectious Harp Loops library for FREE

13 October 2011

  Just like the title says, you know I’m always trying to get you the hook up when I can The folks over at Producer’s Choice are giving all SoundsAndGear.com readers the full Infectious Harp Loops product for free. All you have to do is join their newsletter…it’s a good trade off I think Here’s […]

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