In this video review for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes an extended look at Arcade, a loop and sample-based synthesiser from Output letting you see and hear just how Arcade lets you edit, tweak and craft your loops like no other VI has before.
Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews Weaponiser Fully Loaded, an incredibly powerful Weapon Sound Design Tool and Custom Sound Effects Library by Krotos Audio.
In this video review, Production Expert team member Marcus takes a close look at Regroover Pro by Accusonus.
Stacker is a drum sample/hit layering tool that enables users to blend up to 3 drum samples together alongside a synth track. Stacker includes versatile delay & reverb units with deep envelope and filtering control.
Last year we looked at the new Edward Foleyart instrument from Tovusound. Well they are back with 2 new instruments Edward Ultimate Footsteps and Edward Ultimate Clothes and Props which can also be found together in the Edward Ultimate Bundle, which Mike Thornton from Pro Tools Expert reviews in this video.
In this video review James takes a look at the Film Score Companion from Sonivox. This is a massive library of orchestral instruments ready to help turn you into the next John Williams (other film composers are available).
Dan Cooper takes a look at this acoustic electronic drum VI showing the main features and sounds it can produce in and out of a mix context.
A big thank you to London based musician Frank Clarke for letting us use his song "Platform" in the video. Check Frank's work out @ www.soundcloud.com/dead-comics
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the amazing new Blackbird Studio Drums for SSD4 and Slate Trigger. The is more of a listen than a show & tell but James talks you round the new kits and samples and shows off some of the attention to detail that has gone into this sample pack. Listen and enjoy some quality drum sounds.
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the CFX Concert Grand piano library by Garritan and Abbey Road Studios. This is so much more than just one piano in a room. James tries this library on classical, jazz and rock music to find out how it works for different musical styles.
The Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Grand places the user on the bench before the Yamaha CFX, an incredible concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle, expressive nuances. This beautiful instrument is matched with the stunning acoustics of Abbey Road Studios’ legendary Studio One and the finest collection of microphones in the world.
All facets of this project – the instrument, the room, the mics, and the recording expertise – work together to create the finest sampled piano ever captured. Experience the passion reflected in every detail.
Dan Cooper takes this acoustic guitar VI for a spin and likes what he finds. Watch and see in this show & tell review how he is able to use the key features of this AcousticSamples VI. If you would like to buy a copy of Sunbird then Digistormers are offering it a a special price. http://www.digistormers.com/store/p143/Acoustic_Guitar_Vsti_%28RTAS%2C_AAX%29.html
Mike takes a closer look at three sound effects libraries from the Independent Sound Effects Libraries of Tim Nielsen who is a sound designer and supervising sound editor working in Northern California.
In this review Russ takes a look at the latest release from Loop Loft Dry Drums Vol 4 They have been recorded with an array of vintage mics, preamps and fully dampened heads, Each session comes complete with a multitude of beats, fills and transitions, allowing you to easily arrange your own custom drum track in seconds.