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Studio One 3 Layering Multi Instruments and FX 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
 
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Studio One 3 Layering Multi Instruments and FX

Hey what’s good fam! Just wanted to share a quick video about the new multi instrument in Studio One 3 As you know from time to time I like to just share a video of some cool things I come across when messing around with different products. Presonus made it very easy to layer plugins, […]

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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 […]


Synthmagic Digital Love Child Kontakt library review

27 June 2012

Yo what’s good fam! Back with another review for ya. If you’re looking for some new synth type sounds for Kontakt then you may want to check this one out. It’s called Digital Love Child and it’s from Synthmagic Has a really cool custom interface created by Flavours of Lime also…good stuff. So let’s peep […]

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UVI Tines Anthology EP library review

25 June 2012

Yep, ANOTHER one! What can I say? I love EPs man! This one is from UVI, who have made some of my favorite EP libraries in the past. Tines Anthology is a collection of 8 EPs, so let’s peep it! What is Tines Anthology? It’s a mega collection of EP instruments across various generations. You […]

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Checkout the Sounds and Gear forum

24 June 2012

Over the years that I’ve been running this site, I get a lot of requests for opening a forum for general questions and discussions that may not be specifically related to the reviews that I’m posting. People have asked for a general spot to ask questions and have open discussions instead of taking things off […]

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Xenos Soundworks Straight Up Hip Hop patches for NI MASSIVE

20 June 2012

Hey what’s good fam, hope all is well. Back with another review for ya. Today I’m checking out a custom urban patch library for MASSIVE by Brian Lee of Xenos Soundworks. He’s done sound design for most of your favorite synths, so let’s check it out! What is Straight Up Hip Hop? To keep it pretty […]

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Soundiron Tuned Artillery review

13 June 2012

Hey what’s good fam, back with another review This one is a little different I’m checking out a percussion library from Soundiron called “Tuned Artillery” Let’s check it! So what is Tuned Artillery? It’s a percussion library made from helmets, grenades, artillery shells, etc. They were dropped, hit, rolled, struck with hammers, mallets, hands, etc. […]

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Native Instruments The Giant piano library review

11 June 2012

Hey what’s good fam! Hope all is well with ya, things have been super busy around here, lots of changes…but I’m still on the case finding cool instruments to show you. Today I’m checking out a new piano from Native Instruments called “The Giant”. let’s check it out! So what is The Giant? It’s a […]

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How to map Battery 3 knobs and parameters in Maschine

27 May 2012

Just a quick video I did showing how to map Battery 3 knobs and parameters inside of Native Instruments Maschine This allows you to get customized control over the various Battery 3 parameters when using it as a plugin inside of Maschine. More training videos available at Maschine Tutorials  

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Big Fish Audio – Neo Soul Chocolate Therapy review

25 May 2012

What’s good fam! It’s Friday so you know what that means! I’ve had a few things going on over the recent weeks including a couple weddings but I had to get in some Big Fish for ya! Today I’m checking out a small construction loop pack called Neo Soul Chocolate Therapy let’s check it out […]

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