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LA Scoring Strings (LASS) – Review

by Ryan Bennett:

Need to breathe some life into your compositions? AudioBro’s LA Scoring Strings is quite the investment. This VST string library for Kontakt may require you to tap into little junior’s college funds, but the quality, stability and ease of use is well worth it.

As far as articulations go, there’s just about every basic one you’ll need: Staccato, Legato, and a couple other “autos”. Don’t expect marcattos or pre-programmed runs. This is more of what I call a ”purest” library. You can of course stack layers to get into the more kinky effects. Continue reading

Kontakt 5 – Review

by Joel Steudler

Native Instruments Kontakt 5 is a robust and versatile softsampler that operates as either a standalone or as a plugin within your DAW. It delivers tremendous value for its price, but how much you get out of that depends on your musical goals and willingness to delve into the guts of the sounds you are working with. Continue reading

Studio Drummer by Native Instruments – Review

By Jason Cullimore / November 09, 2011


Studio Drummer (US$169.00) is a sampled drum library published by Native Instruments. It is one of the first sampled instruments designed to be loaded exclusively into Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt 5 Player. Those who have Kontakt 4 or earlier will not be able to load Studio Drummer unless they upgrade Kontakt to version 5. Continue reading