Best of 2021 – Sample Libraries, Virtual Instruments and Plugins Year in Review

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Sample Library, Virtual Instruments, and Plug-ins Year in Review / Best of 2021 Awards

 

Best Solo Orchestral Virtual Instrument

Solo by Audio Imperia https://bit.ly/3vhV2Cp
►Review https://bit.ly/2S9FrWG

Sasaki Trumpet – Musical Sampling https://bit.ly/3plwnfN
►Review https://bit.ly/3p95XNM

Session Guitarist – Picked Nylon by Native Instruments https://bit.ly/3shg5pZ

 

Best World/Ethnic Virtual Instrument

Ancient Greek Series by Soundiron https://bit.ly/3F78DBc
►Reviews https://bit.ly/3siHx6t

Ventus Native American Flutes by Impact Soundworks https://bit.ly/374RXeZ

World Colors Clar-Duduk by Evolution Series  https://bit.ly/3psxpqG

Ethera Gold Sahara Voice by Zero-G https://bit.ly/3eNdVWN
►Review https://bit.ly/3eZiKvU

Best Orchestral Percussion Virtual Instrument

Box Factory by Fracture Sounds https://bit.ly/3ind3e7
►Review

Tom Holkenborg Percussion by Orchestral Tools https://bit.ly/3yU5ra1
►Review https://bit.ly/3miacES

Axé – Audio Brewers https://bit.ly/3c8MipT
►Review https://bit.ly/3E9QRfw

LA Modern Percussion 1.1 by Audio Ollie https://bit.ly/3tV9f6O
►Review  https://bit.ly/32kBqUc

 

Best Orchestral Woodwinds Virtual Instrument

Cinematic Studio Woodwinds by Cinematic Studio Series https://bit.ly/3knZVDt
►Review https://bit.ly/2NXJZNE

Synchron Woodwinds by Vienna Symphonic Library http://bit.ly/2VApVk5
►Review

Abbey Road ONE Wondrous Flutes by Spitfire Audio https://youtu.be/eo1u_yC01Gk
►Review https://bit.ly/3A4LUDl

 

 

Best Piano / Keyboard Virtual Instrument

Piano Colors by Native Instruments https://bit.ly/3EbVplx

Hammers + Waves by Skybox Audio https://bit.ly/3wF58OZ
►Review https://bit.ly/3lwyfQ8

Revelation Scoring Grand by Sound Yeti https://bit.ly/30MmZYA
►Review https://bit.ly/3E9RxS6

Delphi Piano #1: Autumn 1958 by Soundiron https://bit.ly/3m6Nv5Q
►Review  https://bit.ly/3q8s8TQ

Glacier Keys by Fractured Sounds https://bit.ly/3qkMOq0 [
►Review  https://bit.ly/3p9hL2I

Originals: Mrs. Mills Piano by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3miT9Tb

 

Best Toolkit / Cue Builder Virtual Instrument

Tallinn by Orchestral Tools https://bit.ly/32jVVkc
►Review https://bit.ly/3eml8OA

Symphonic Destructions by Heavyocity  https://bit.ly/3AVmMyJ
►Review https://bit.ly/3lDGAlp

Elements Modern Scoring Synth by Zero-G https://bit.ly/2YxZt0t
►Review https://bit.ly/3iCDdcK

Contemporary Drama Toolkit by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3CVnvkq

Groth by Wavelet Audio https://bit.ly/3nS8JXy
►Review https://bit.ly/3ARBUOf

 

 

Best Bass/Guitar Virtual Instrument

RCD Guitar by Audio Ollie https://bit.ly/3EbCvuM
►Review https://bit.ly/3FqlkqL

Evolution Dry Relic by Orange Tree Samples https://bit.ly/3AlNsrN
►Review https://bit.ly/3ne4vHJ

Session Guitarist – Picked Nylon by Native Instruments https://bit.ly/3shg5pZ

1975 Soulful Guitar by Soundpaint  https://bit.ly/3e9hoyK

Boutique Mood Guitars by Naroth Audio https://bit.ly/3fu7SX6
►Review https://bit.ly/3sakqcx

 

 

 

Best Orchestral Brass Virtual Instrument

Hyperion Brass Elements by Soundiron https://bit.ly/3hPnlmL

►Review https://bit.ly/3ELRqNT

Angry Brass Pro Soloists by Performance Samples https://bit.ly/38rGkiD
►Review https://bit.ly/33IlqMJ

Synchron Brass by Vienna Symphonic Library https://bit.ly/2V1z9tx
►Review  https://bit.ly/32eJ1Ur

Norrland Solo Trumpet by Norrland Samples  https://bit.ly/2Xxciar

 

 

Best GUI / Interface in a Virtual Instrument

Lost Piano by Westwood Instruments  https://bit.ly/3F7y59s
►Review https://bit.ly/3yUblYJ

Symphonic Destructions by Heavyocity  https://bit.ly/3AVmMyJ
►Review https://bit.ly/3lDGAlp

Tokyo Scoring Strings by Impact Soundworks https://bit.ly/3m6zaaA

 

 

Graphics/Cover Art for a Virtual Instrument

Albion Solstice by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3yCNNY1
►Review https://bit.ly/2Ssky9M

 

Best Trailer/Teaser Video for a Virtual Instrument

Albion Solstice by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3yCNNY1
►Review https://bit.ly/2Ssky9M

 

Best Developer’s Official Walkthrough Video for a Virtual Instrument

Symphonic Elements Drums by UJAM  https://bit.ly/3yUbECR

 

Best Budget Buy a Virtual Instrument

Quadral by Soundiron https://bit.ly/3q8wn1E
►Review https://bit.ly/3syP7ub

OPW Pool Project by Spitfire Audio
►Review  https://bit.ly/3gzU2Eg

Quantum Steel Tongue by Emergence Audio https://bit.ly/3sfzbJS
►Review https://bit.ly/38afhYL

Originals Media Toolkit by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/33vTRGb

 

Best Sound Design in a Virtual Instrument

Symphonic Destructions by Heavyocity  https://bit.ly/3AVmMyJ
►Review https://bit.ly/3lDGAlp

Elysion 2 by Best Service  https://bit.ly/3siMo7H
►Review  https://bit.ly/3oyIEM0

Omen by Silence and Other Sounds https://bit.ly/3cBNS3O
►Review https://bit.ly/3yG9Eh4

Ashlight by Native Instruments https://bit.ly/3xJ1pim
►Review https://bit.ly/3sfjjKx

 

Best Orchestral Ensemble Virtual Instrument

The Orchestra Essentials by Best Service https://bit.ly/30CtPzZ
►Review  https://bit.ly/32eLbU3

Albion Solstice by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3yCNNY1
►Review https://bit.ly/2Ssky9M

Orchestral Strings by Sonokinetic http://bit.ly/2zkUazK

 

Best Vocal/Choir Virtual Instrument

Tallinn by Orchestral Tools https://bit.ly/32jVVkc
►Review https://bit.ly/3eml8OA

Omen by Silence and Other Sounds https://bit.ly/3cBNS3O
►Review https://bit.ly/3yG9Eh4

Ethera Gold Sahara Voice by Zero-G https://bit.ly/3eNdVWN
►Review https://bit.ly/3eZiKvU

 

Best Loop/Phrase-Based Instrument

Symphonic Destructions by Heavyocity  https://bit.ly/3AVmMyJ
►Review https://bit.ly/3lDGAlp

Elysion 2 by Best Service  https://bit.ly/3siMo7H
►Review  https://bit.ly/3oyIEM0

Symphonic Elements Drums by UJAM  https://bit.ly/3yUbECR

Loop Pool Series by Sound Dust https://bit.ly/3hpNisa
►Review https://bit.ly/32aQ9BB

 

Best Orchestral String Virtual Instrument

Vista by Performance Samples https://bit.ly/3lCwhMD
►Review  https://bit.ly/3hxqxlD

Sunset Strings by Realitone https://bit.ly/3nEdOQ8|
►Review https://bit.ly/3gaPHpu

Tokyo Scoring Strings by Impact Soundworks https://bit.ly/3m6zaaA

Abbey Road Two by Spitfire Audio https://bit.ly/3y8O30C
►Review https://bit.ly/3sfdMn1

 

Best Sampled Synth Virtual instrument

PX SunBox by UVI  https://bit.ly/2YxZt0t

Elements – Modern Scoring Synth by Zero-G https://bit.ly/3mj04M9
►Review https://bit.ly/3iCDdcK

Omnisphere 2.8 by Spectrasonics https://bit.ly/2KA72fJ

 

Best VST Preset Collection or Expansion

DUNESCAPES for Elements – Modern Scoring Synth by Zero-G https://bit.ly/3Ef4wlk

Altura for Omnisphere by Very Loud Indeed Co.   https://bit.ly/3wYscrR
►Review https://bit.ly/3yGdXJg

Sonic Extensions by Spectrasonics https://bit.ly/3GUS63H

Serum Alpha by The Unfinished  https://bit.ly/3oHp7ub

 

Game-Shaker

An instrument that has revolutionized or evolved the way you make music in 2021
Editors Pick: Soundpaint  https://bit.ly/3vTukkk