Testimonials

Read what reviewers and top composers have to say about our products.

Top Reviews

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Sonic Forest – SoundBytes Magazine

“Sonic Forest has unusual sounds that aren’t likely a part of most people’s existing sonic palettes…They are especially useful for soundtrack composers and very relevant to ambient, contemplative or even horror cues…The process of adjusting the sound usually delivers the fun that the product promises and you may find yourself hitting randomize ten or twelve times just to hear a few close variations of a basic sound just for the heck of it.”

Per Lichtman (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar – SoundBytes Magazine

“…there’s a bounce, energy and liveliness to the samples that exceeds what I’ve heard in any other acoustic guitar library…From every comparison I’ve heard so far, Impact Soundworks has the only library that’s been able to nail this specific sound. Major kudos are in order…Even if you aren’t looking for that specific style and are just looking for a great nylon guitar library with some bounce and life to it, then it’s still one of the best I’ve ever heard.”

Per Lichtman (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Javanese Gamelan – SoundBytes Magazine

“So if you’re interested in the authentic timbres of the metallophones of the Javanese Gamelan, this sample set is definitely for you. And more, if you’re interested in modifying the timbres, mixing them, detuning them, harmonising them in definitely non-traditional manners, and in fact, using the basic traditional timbres as a basis for your own post-post-modern twistings and manglings, then this sample set is also definitely for you…the fact that the set has Impact’s impeccable sound quality ought to be enough to convince anyone with the slightest interest in traditional or extended uses of Javanese Gamelan timbres to leap at the chance of owning this set. If you do, you won’t be disappointed.”

Warren Burt (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Modern Harpejji – SoundBytes Magazine

“…this is a very versatile instrument that can play a lot of timbres and tunings in a variety of styles. The sound quality is excellent and the programming is very clever…Impact has a winner on their hands here, I think.”

Warren Burt (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Ventus Winds Bansuri – The Audio Spotlight

“This is a rather refreshing item on Impact Soundworks’ catalogue of instruments and it gives a rather new and fresh approach to ethnic woodwinds. It doesn’t do much, because it is a single specific instrument, but for what it does, it does it in an amazing way. The greatest thing about it is that it is very affordable!”

Nikola Jeremic (The Audio Spotlight)

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Bravura Scoring Brass – The Audio Spotlight

“Not many brass sample libraries have a piccolo trumpet, but this instrument is extremely useful. Just look at any John Williams score and you will surely find a piccolo trumpet in there somewhere. [Bravura’s] piccolo trumpet has a nice round tone in the lower registers and in the lower dynamic range. Also, not many sample libraries offer a Flugelhorn and the [Bravura] one has a very nice tone to it…All instruments in the [Bravura] trumpet family have an inspiring legato and are able to produce very realistic melodic lines. The [Bravura] trumpet family will for this reason alone stay in my orchestral template.”

Anže Rozman (The Audio Spotlight)

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Pearl Concert Grand – The Audio Spotlight

“There is a lot of that sound in Pearl that I have been looking for in a piano library. Mainly the fact that it doesn’t sound boomy and doesn’t have the same annoying frequencies constantly bugging me that have been annoying me with some other libraries. This is a very difficult thing to review though as it is a very subjective matter. For me this piano library is a very welcomed addition because it makes my job easier when I don’t have to fool around with the EQ constantly anymore.” (4.4/5)

Jarkko Hietanen (The Audio Spotlight)

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Shreddage 3 Jupiter – Sample Library Review

“Good times or hard times, it always comes though. The library has the personality, sound and feel that makes it to the final cut every time. There’s just enough content and depth to handle almost every conceivable guitar part, lead or rhythm.”

Cory Pelizzari with Don Bodin (Sample Library Review)

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Shreddage 3 Abyss – Sample Library Review

“Out of the box I was thrilled with the sound and to be honest I don’t tweak out the settings that much to get a performance for the tracks I am creating. Though it definitely leans towards an instrument for metal or rock I have found the instrument works well for just about any kind of music…it has become my go-to electric virtual bass instrument if I am creating rock, metal or a dark score that need a bit of low end and attitude.”

Don Bodin (Sample Library Review)

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Ventus Winds Shakuhachi – Sample Library Review

“The warm sound of the Shakuhachi is as authentic an experience as you can get unless you play the real thing. The inclusion of True Legato, multiple sustains trills and ornaments as well as the breath sounds make this an absolutely beautiful playing experience. The uses for the Shakuhachi transcend beyond traditional Japanese Classical music and meditation pieces. This is a serious instrument for use in movie scores, trailers, electronic, pop and is particularly effective when paired with the Impact Sound Works [sic] Koto Nation.”

Brian Brylow (Sample Library Review)