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Soft Synths

BBoyTech & MPC Samples Presents ‘The Vintage 73 EP’

BBoyTech & MPC Samples Presents ‘The Vintage 73 EP’

So, MPC Samples and BBoyTech have together released this incredibly dynamic multi-sampled Electric Piano kit. Each of the nearly 300 samples contained in this kit were meticulously sampled directly from my own expertly restored Vintage 1972 Fender Rhodes EP thru a vintage analog mix board and into the DAW. Each sample was taken to allow its natural [...]

November 14, 2015 Corry Banks Expansion / Sound Kits, News, Soft Synths, Technology 0

Softube ‘Heartbeat’ Drum Machine Review

Softube ‘Heartbeat’ Drum Machine Review

Softube Heartbeat is an analog modeled drum machine that is inspired by the past greats in drum machine history but it does not emulate or seek to recreate any of them. Let’s take a look at the interface. Initially it puts me in the mind of a vintage mix console of sorts with lunchbox 500 [...]

October 30, 2015 Corry Banks Drum Machines, Plug-Ins, Reviews, Soft Synths 0

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 – Blocks Review

Native Instruments Reaktor 6 – Blocks Review

Reaktor 6- Software Modular Synthesis Modular synthesis is really growing in popularity. There’s no doubt that hardware Eurorack modular synthesis, with all of its bloops, bleeps and sonic variety has developed a big following in recent years. If you consider yourself the adventurous type that desires to push the limits of creativity in your music, chances are [...]

October 12, 2015 Upright a.k.a Modular Beatsmith Modular Synths, Reviews, Soft Synths, Synths 17

CRATE DIGGER 1.0 Review

CRATE DIGGER 1.0 Review

The good folks over at Dope Vst strike again with yet another hip-hop focused plug-in that caters to the beatmaker. Crate Digger 1.0 even targets a very specific craftsman in its name, seeing as though the phrase “Crate Digger” is so specific to hip-hop and the culture of record collecting amongst hip-hop heads. #cratedigger @dope.vst [...]

April 29, 2015 Corry Banks Plug-Ins, Reviews, Sample Kits, Soft Synths, Vinyl 0

Arturia KeyLab 25 Review

Arturia KeyLab 25 Review

Arturia’s KeyLab 25 is one of three controllers (Keylab 25, Keylab 49 & Keylab 61) in Arturia’s latest controller product line, the KeyLab Series. With a small foot print and loaded with features designed to make beat making and composing a lot more streamlined, the KeyLab 25 (which comes with Analog Lab and 5000 presets) is a good value, [...]

February 8, 2014 Corry Banks Controllers, Reviews, Soft Synths, Synths 8

Arturia Minilab Review

Arturia Minilab Review

Minilab is Arturia’s new mobile friendly controller with the mega mother load of “a collection of 5000 sounds from the Modular V, CS-80V, Mini V, Arp 2600V, Jupiter 8V, Prophet V, Oberheim SEM V, and Wurlitzer V.” When I initially saw the MiniLab I knew right away that it was going to be a huge [...]

August 10, 2013 Corry Banks Controllers, Reviews, Soft Synths 16

Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle Review

Rob Papen Urban Synth Bundle Review

Rob Papen, world-renowned sound designer and synth guru, is known for creating some of the most popular and sought after soft synths available today. Recently, Rob Papen started offering limited edition bundles of his synths aimed at genre specific producers and beat makers. The ‘Rob Papen – Urban’  bundle is the perfect combination of  drum synth, [...]

April 28, 2013 Corry Banks Reviews, Soft Synths 0

Boxed Ear Mighty M5 Review

Boxed Ear Mighty M5 Review

The good folks over at Boxed Ear put together an excellent 1.5gb sample kit of the super rare Macbeth M5 analog synthesizer. This sample library is available for a mere $49. It’s perfect for those of us who happen to be less fortunate in the way of coping a $5000+ mega synth. To that effect if [...]

April 24, 2013 Corry Banks Expansion / Sound Kits, Reviews, Soft Synths 0

NEXUS 2 and Hip Hop Expansion Review

NEXUS 2 and Hip Hop Expansion Review

reFX Nexus 2 Review Nexus 2 is one of the most popular software synthesizers available today. When Nexus 2 caught my attention I thought it was hardware, along the lines of Arturia’s Origin because of the impressive renders of the Nexus 2 interface. When trading tweets with reFX, the maker of Nexus 2, I was [...]

December 2, 2012 Corry Banks Expansion / Sound Kits, Plug-Ins, Reviews, Soft Synths 4