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A review of the Splice Sounds sample subscription service

Half a Million Sounds 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. read more…

EastWest Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter Review

The Ghost of Wilson 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? read more…

User reviews on Multi-Instrument Sample Bank products

I love this plugin! (Vir2 Instruments - Vi.One)

By Wedges2, 16/04/2011
It's not actually a VST, it runs in "Kontakt Player" which comes in many of the usual formats. So I'm sure it works in all DAWs besides PT and Logic but they still mite work I just don't know if Kontakt Player comes in AU or RTAS formats. Using the kontakt player is a little confusing at first. VI ONE doesn't really come with a manual for that so it isn't that easy to get started. VI ONE is very simple but the features that are intertwined with it in kontakt player are a little hard to understand. For instance if you want to use it as a multi-out instruments it was a little wierd in FL. Other than that though it took about a week to get use not that bad.


I've been using it for over a year and it works great. It's not really a CPU hog so even with my computer not designed for music I can get a lot of use out of this. (2GB RAM, 2.0GHz processor) It has never crashed. The loading times are a little annoying even though they are average. If you put it on an external HD though you'll be in pain.

OVeral I love it. The sounds included with it are not your typical even though they cover that too. Some instrument groups are lacking...such as piano, choirs, and synths. Others however are phenomenal such as brass, strings, organs and every other instrument that isn't in other plugins. VI ONE has quality flutes. What plugin has GREAT flutes? VI ONE. It even has great saxaphones.


I love the sounds it comes with, but I don't like how it runs in Kontakt Player because it makes the plugin hard to use as a multi out instrument. I'd definatly make the purchase again...especially for only 99 bucks at GuitarCenter.

Pretty poor set of samples (IK Multimedia - Omnisynth)

By Hatsubai, 19/06/2011
IK Multimedia has released a product for their SampleTank 2 application that adds some extra synth features to it. It's an expansion pack with various different synths. However, there's one big flaw. The synths just don't sound that great. I'll get to that later in the sound quality feature, though. This add-on comes with almost 700 megs of extra samples of things like guitars, pianos, drums and whatnot. It's pretty much a standard selection of different sounds of instruments all in a small little package. The biggest flaw is that this thing is really dated in terms of today's built-in synth applications out there.


The sound is what everyone wants to know when buying these things, so I'll say it straight up -- it's not that great. The guitars sound very poor. They sound nothing like the real thing, but that could simply be because I'm a guitarist and fairly biased. The piano samples are pretty average at best. In fact, I honestly think that the built-in Logic plugins are way better sounding, more versatile and are cheaper since they actually come with the program. There's no need to buy a separate program and expansion pack to get those sounds. Every time I mess with this, all I can think of is that these are meant for the beginner. If that's the case, then I can somewhat understand them being a bit lower quality.


Overall, I can't really recommend the Omnisynth expansion pack. The samples are very basic, they don't sound nearly as good as the built-in Logic plugins and the interface isn't quite as nice as Logic's, either. If you're going to spend money for some good samples, you're better off buying some individual applications instead of trying to buy some "all in one" bundle like this. The good news is that the sample pack is pretty cheap.

Excellent synth (Prodyon - Shortnoise II)

By tontonbrahms, 28/10/2014
full of sound




Excellent synth a ridiculous price.
Huge library (10GB).

Super bass sound
The deadly arpeggiator
Everything is good

this is a great instrument !!!

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Akai presents Sound Mob

Published on 04/15/16
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Audiority enhances Magnitude II

Published on 02/22/16

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