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  • A review of the Splice Sounds sample subscription service
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    A review of the Splice Sounds sample subscription servi… - Half a Million Sounds

    09/10/15

    Do you use a lot of samples in your music production? Do you pay for individual samples or sample packs on a regular basis? If so, you might want to check out Splice Sounds, a recently launched service from Splice, the online collaboration and cloud-backup site for recording musicians and producers.

  • EastWest Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter Review
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    EastWest Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter Review - The Ghost of Wilson

    04/15/14

    EastWest's latest production, Ghostwriter, is a virtual instrument that's the result of a collaboration with Steven Wilson, a key figure in the prog and ambient music scenes in recent years. Is Wilson's name there mainly for marketing purposes, or is this joint effort a true masterpiece?

  • A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack
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    A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack - Classic Amps the EZ Way

    04/15/14

    Toontrack recently released a new collection of amp models with effects called the Classic Amps EZmix Pack, which can be opened as presets in the company's EZmix 2 software. How do these emulations stand up in the competitive amp-modeling category?

  • How to Get the Most Out of Them
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    How to Get the Most Out of Them - Multitrack Drum Libraries

    12/13/10

    More drum libraries are showing up in multitrack format from companies like Discrete Drums, Wizoo, East-West, Reel Drums, etc. Although these are sold on the basis of being useable out of the box for drum parts (with the additional advantage of being mixable), I see them more as a gold mine of raw materials for creating custom drum loops. Being ab…