In this video review Dan Cooper from Pro Tools Expert takes a look at Falcon - a hybrid virtual instrument by UVI. Dan demonstrates a selection of patches found in Falcon whilst showing you the main areas of the interface that he likes. Watch to find out what he thinks.
In this video James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a look and a listen to the Acoustic Samples Wurlie virtual instrument. Using audio examples he takes you through the controls of this VI and shows you how to take control and make the tone your own.
Wurlie is a 64 keys Wurlitzer 206A piano, and as the Wurlitzer company named it, a "Student Electronic Piano".
The 206A is a student model, and is very similar to a 200A except for its beige color and built in amp/speaker (it also did not come with a tremolo). It was designed to be paired with a 206, which is the teacher model and they were mainly used in conservatories. The teacher had a headphone and microphone to be able to listen to each student individually and talk to them without others hearing them.
Acoustic Samples recorded it both from the direct output using a state of the art DI (Universal Audio Solo 610) and also using a pair of microphones right above the keys next to where the head of a player would be.
Also included are common features like the multiple releases along with the Acoustic Samples sympathetic resonance system (both pedal up and down).
You also have access to various commonly used effects and a full control over the midi parameters to make it fit to your keyboards response.
In this video from Pro Tools Expert James Ivey takes a look and listen to the new B-5 Organ from Acoustic Samples
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes an in depth look at the new Attack EP88 Electric Piano VI by UVI
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack that includes seven very detailed virtual instruments.
Dan takes a look at Orchestral Suite by UVI in a quick orchestral demo project.
Over 60 classical instruments including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion instruments, a full choir, and many complimentary instruments such as a beautiful cathedral organ, harpsichord, celesta, classical guitar and harp.
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
Russ checks out a new plug-in from Plug-in Boutique, Big Kick that offers the chance to create huge kick sounds by mixing samples and synth kick drums to create synth kick parts or enhance existing performances.
Russ takes a look to see if this new plug-in from new developers Plug-in Boutique is enough to get them noticed and even more importantly good enough to add to your music production toolbox.
Find out what he things and listen to the samples in this full show and tell review.
In this video James takes a look at Drum Forge a new sample library by JTW Drums & JSD. Take a look and listen at how he thinks drums should sound.