Virtual Instruments articles

  • Spectrasonics Trilian Software Review
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    Spectrasonics Trilian Software Review - Trilogy is Dead: Long Live Trilian!

    02/12/10

    Spectrasonics has been living a love story with bass guitars for sixteen years. A long time before Omnisphere, Stylus and the famous Distorted Reality, one of the first products developed by Eric Persing and his team was Bass Legends – a sample bank CD dedicated to three of the most renown bass players on earth: Marcus Miller, John Patitucci and A…

  • Introduction
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    Introduction - Spectrasonics Omnisphere: Omnipotent & Omnificent ?

    06/26/09

    After many years of development, Spectrasonics has released their new flagship virtual instrument, Omnisphere, which has been heralded as a completely new ground-breaking hybrid virtual instrument incorporating a myriad of realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library featuring ‘psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many other innovative features. It's als…

  • Sonic Charge Synplant: The Test
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    Sonic Charge Synplant: The Test - The Secret Sound of Plants

    03/07/09

    Since the dawn of synthesizers, there have been many types of synthesis to emerge. But the same can not be said about their approaches to work flow or interfaces. With Synplant, Sonic Charge has taken inspiration from the world of plants and their growth patterns in order to come up with a new way of creating sound. Marketing ploy or innovation?

  • 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…

  • Wallander Instruments' WIVI Player: The Test
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    Wallander Instruments' WIVI Player: The Test - What's a WIVI?

    07/03/08

    While certain sound libraries have been waging a gigabyte war, others have taken the synthesis route, such as the Wallander WIVI, who with only its few hundred megabytes takes on the sample library titans.

  • Digidesign's Velvet: The Test
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    Digidesign's Velvet: The Test - Tines in Velvet wrapping

    06/05/08

    Electric Pianos never seem to go out of style; and because they’ve now gone virtual, Digidesign has decided to come out with their own version of these timeless instruments.

  • Test of MusicLab's RealStrat
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    Test of MusicLab's RealStrat - Real Fake Strat

    04/10/08

    MusicLab, the editor of RealGuitar, has released RealStrat, a virtual instrument that uses a combination of samples and in-house technology to emulate the sound and feel of the illustrious Fender model.

  • Review of FabFour, Gypsy and Voice of Passion
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    Review of FabFour, Gypsy and Voice of Passion - EastWest Play

    03/06/08

    After 20 years of editing hi-quality sample libraries, EastWest has taken the plunge and released its own sample player, simply named Play. At the Winter NAMM 2008 the editor unveiled several products which will be using this new instrument. Let’s start by reviewing three that are already available, Fab Four (FF), Gypsy and Voices Of Passion (…