Spitfire Audio has really stepped up the Mural libraries by combining them into one library and really mastering the GUI within the limits of Kontakt. FYI: Make sure you have disk space, this thing is as huge as it sounds!
Ethno World 6 is a library of instruments and voices from every corner of the planet. In terms of instruments and vocal sample variety, this library has no competition. It’s obvious that a lot of love and time has gone into the development of this library!
Splice is (among other things) a stellar subscription-based sound platform that keeps getting better, always adding more quality content, artist packs, etc. For all those who use loops, sample packs and presets, Splice is literally a no-brainer.
Along with established companies and developers, we also like to highlight newer/smaller firms, like Resomonics. It’s a boutique sample library company, created by Steve Foxon, an experienced British composer and sound designer. Reflection is Resomonics debut sample library for Kontakt and is designed to be an inspiring sound source and tool for composing soundtracks and trailers. Recently updated with extra inspiring features, Reflection is a hidden gem, definitely worth your attention.
In his review, our collaborator wrote: “I’ve used it on three commercials over the last week and several clients have remarked on how much they love the sounds and the Hollywood feel”. Do we need to say more?
‘It’s safe to say that ElectroAcoustic has become my goto vintage drum machine library. The standard drum machine sounds are so well sampled that there’s no need to turn anywhere else in my book. But then beyond that are so many sound design opportunities…’
‘The Gothic Instruments Complete BUNDLE is an essential tool in any serious trailer or TV music composers’ arsenal, and a great addition for anyone looking for fresh sound design ideas. Last but not least, the bundle’s price is really attractive!’
It’s impossible to go wrong with this one. Goldbaby is back with a revised tape drum machine collection (55 instruments and plenty of cool sonic treatments). If you’ve followed his releases over the years you’ll already know what to expect. If you haven’t, just get this pack, you won’t regret it.