Drums/percussion reviews

  • A review of East West ProDrummer
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    A review of East West ProDrummer - Drumming with a Pro

    07/23/15

    The drum instrument market is a crowded one, and already full of excellent choices. East West, a company renowned for its high-quality instruments and sound libraries, has just thrown its hat in the ring with ProDrummer, a new MIDI drum instrument library that runs standalone or as a plug-in on the East West Play platform, and comes with 14,000 MI…

  • A review of SONiVOX Tony Coleman Drums
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    A review of SONiVOX Tony Coleman Drums - Tony Goes Virtual

    04/30/15

    SONiVOX's Tony Coleman Drums (Mac/Win), is a virtual drum plug-in featuring sampled kit sounds from Coleman, who’s played with a who’s who of blues and R&B artists including B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, James Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others. The sampling session featured Coleman playing his Mapex kit a…

  • Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Review
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    Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Review - NextGen Virtual Drums

    03/18/14

    Eight years after releasing the first EZdrummer, Toontrack introduces version 2, which gently revolutionizes the virtual drum market. Far from trying to grow in terms of gigabytes, EZdrummer bets on the usability of its interface and, especially, the intelligence of its functions. The result: A good lesson to all competitors

  • iZotope BreakTweaker Review
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    iZotope BreakTweaker Review - Tweaking the Breaks

    03/05/14

    The partnership between artist BT and iZotope has resulted in a new plug-in, the BreakTweaker. Is it just another drum machine or a more advanced tool than it seems?

  • FXpansion BFD3 Review
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    FXpansion BFD3 Review - The Kingdom Of Three

    11/26/13

    FXpansion recently introduced BFD3, the third version of its comprehensive drums software. A simple revision or a true update deserving a new version number? And what is its place in a universe already overcrowded? Let's find out.

  • Native Instruments Battery 4 review
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    Native Instruments Battery 4 review - Battery 4

    04/06/13

    With version 4 of its “drum sampler” included in both editions of Komplete 9 and available separately, what does Native Instruments propose to do ? Answers below.

  • Native Instruments Abbey Road 70's, 80's & Modern Drums Review
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    Native Instruments Abbey Road 70's, 80's & Modern Drums… - On Abbey Road Again

    06/10/11

    We tested the Abbey Road 60's sound bank about one year ago. In the meantime, Native Instruments has already released three more Abbey Road sound banks: 70's, 80's and Modern Drums. Let's get this show on the road...

  • SPL DrumXchanger Review
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    SPL DrumXchanger Review - Machine Drums

    10/26/10

    Drum replacement tools were very rare a decade ago but have become much more common in modern music productions. When the inventor of the famous Transient Designer launched its own sound replacement plug-in, it was obvious for us at AudioFanzine to want to test this tool!

  • Digidesign Transfuser: The Test
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    Digidesign Transfuser: The Test - Sample Transfusion

    02/21/09

    A.I.R., Digidesign’s virtual instrument division, continues to provide creative tools for users of their Pro Tools software. This time, it’s a sequencer within a sequencer, dedicated to loops of all kinds and their unlimited use. Let’s take a look…