Virtual Instruments articles

  • The Top MIDI Grooves
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    The Top MIDI Grooves - The Best MIDI Files for Virtual Drums

    07/12/13

    So, you bought some virtual drums but none of the grooves really fit in your new song? Here you have a list of the best MIDI publishers- in no particular order of course.

  • The Top Virtual Pianos
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    The Top Virtual Pianos - The Best Virtual Acoustic Pianos

    06/08/13

    So, you have an 80 square foot room but you feel Glenn's Gould spirit burning inside you? Don't worry! Long gone are the days when you had to depend on 800-lb Steinways to play a chord. Thanks to VSTi developers we now have many prestigious pianos that weigh nothing and fit comfortably on the hard drive of a laptop ... Join me and I'll present to …

  • Our favorite sequencers for music production
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    Our favorite sequencers for music production - What are the best DAWs?

    05/26/13

    The DAW is the heart of modern home studios. A sequencer isn't something you should buy carelessly because it impacts the way you work – the whole process, from the idea to its realization. Here is a brief introduction to the 18 best sequencers on the market, in no particular order of course.

  • The Best Virtual Drums
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    The Best Virtual Drums - The Top Commercial Virtual Drums

    05/18/13

    You want to record your newest song but you have no drummer or your drummer is sick? Virtual drums were conceived to solve this problem. Here is our selection of the best of them...

  • 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 Monark Pro Review
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    Native Instruments Monark Pro Review - The King Talks

    03/27/13

    In the domain of analogue synthesizer emulation, the race for fidelity continues. The biggest breakthroughs have not necessarily originated from the top editors. One of them, Monark, is reacting with a promise of the most faithful recreation of an old analogue hero, the Minimoog.

  • iZotope Iris Review
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    iZotope Iris Review - At Your Beck and Call

    07/02/12

    iZotope is famous for its effects, audio processing and restoration tools. Now, the manufacturer enters the world of virtual instruments with the launch of Iris, its first synth. Knowing iZotope, we expect nothing but a very original approach. Are we wrong?

  • Orange Tree Samples Passion Flute Review
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    Orange Tree Samples Passion Flute Review - The Flute Passion

    04/17/12

    After the launch of a remarkable string instrument series, Orange Tree Samples enriches its offering with a new virtual concert flute, among other products.

  • Arturia Oberheim SEM V Review
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    Arturia Oberheim SEM V Review - SEM Old Synth

    03/28/12

    Arturia has been launching a myriad of products since early 2012. Among the new products you'll find an Oberheim SEM emulation with new custom features. Let's have a look at the beast...

  • Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Review
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    Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Review - Kontakt on the Fast Track

    12/24/11

    Among the host of new products introduced by Natives Instruments in September, we found a new Kontakt version. Here is a quick overview of its new features.