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Six of the best

Welcome to the MusicTech Buyer’s Guide. With the sad passing this month of our orchestral expert Keith Gemmell, we thought we’d round up his finest recent reviews of orchestral software instruments and collections…



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Sonokinetic Sotto

BESTDelicate phrasing


Price €302

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Sonokinetic is famed for its orchestral software. Titles like Grosso and Capriccio have focused mainly on the grandiose, but Sotto concentrates on the lighter side of orchestral composition with a variety of soft beds and patterns. With Strings, Wind and Brass sections, there is plenty here for a variety of cinematic orchestral productions. “Entire compositions suitable for atmospheric backgrounds can be realised with just Sotto alone. It works wonders if you’re stuck for ideas – a true source of inspiration to kickstart a composition and maintain a constant mood throughout. For composers and producers on a tight deadline, this is a marvellous inspirational tool and timesaver. Bravo Sotto. Beautifully conceived phrasebasedlibrary suitable for film and game music, where light orchestral sounds are required.”

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