TALLINN, the capturing of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir as a virtual instrument by Orchestral Tools, is a triumph.
Spitfire Audio distilled the essence of the BBC Symphony Orchestra into a software library capable of serving as the centerpiece of a modern scoring studio.
Later is better than never when it comes to test-driving a fantastic product like the Spitfire Studio Woodwinds virtual instrument.
The new Eastwest Spaces II, the successor to the original Spaces package, promises a significant update to the company's highly vaunted original product.
Spitfire Audio’s “Hans Zimmer Strings” hit the market last summer. It provides composers with a gorgeous-sounding, truly revolutionary string composition tool.
The higher the level of the Native Instruments Komplete package you purchase, the closer you can get to a full suite of tools.
Embertone’s Joshua Bell Violin virtual instrument features the great soloist performing on his 1713 “Huberman” Stradivarius. Grammy Award-winning sound artist Richard King recorded the sessions.
Eastwest’s Voices of the Empire (VoE) is available both as stand-alone software and as part of Eastwest’s cloud subscription service. While we are generally not fans of cloud based services in this column, Eastwest is an exception. Their subscription package is absolutely the best deal on the market.
Good news. This new Dorico 2 release is what fans of this software – and those musicians and composers on the cusp of making the switch – may have been hoping for all along.
The available sonic resources in Hollywood Choirs allow users to craft soundscapes running the gamut from a close-mic’d dry sound to the most ethereal European sacred music cathedral atmospheres, aided by new Impulse Reverbs on board. For inspiration alone, these sounds are worth having at your disposal.
Dominus Choir brings the composer an instrument that seems to channel the mystical nature of great modern sacred choral recordings.
Resembling something of a cross between a modern cello and a fretted lute, the Viola da Gamba is a 6 stringed, fretted instrument played with a bow.
The Albion Tundra library was initially inspired by the music of Arvo Pärt.
Rinascimento may be the virtual instrument many composers have been waiting for in this age of renewed interest in the early music genres.
The Sacconi Strings package creates a gem of a virtual instrument that fills a great need in the digital sampling world.
Steinberg Media packed their new Dorico music notation software release with enough exciting features and functionality to lure would-be users into giving their package a try. (UPDATED)
Notes Heavyocity: “‘Gravity’ covers the gamut of intangible scoring elements: complex Pads, evocative Risers, other-worldly Stings, and earth-shattering Hits.”
“Requiem Pro” virtual choir is a rare top-notch competitor in a saturated market populated with very few genuinely compelling choices.
CDN’s Mark Nowakowski interviews industry expert Daniel Spreadbury on new Steinberg Media Technology music notation software package “Dorico.” (Part 2 of 2)
CDN’s Mark Nowakowski interviews industry expert Daniel Spreadbury on Steinberg Media Technologies' new music notation software package “Dorico.” (Part 1 of 2)