ChesterGwazda’s Reviews

  • Very eerie and chaotic, fun to play

    Five stars all around. I like that the samples are not too pristine, nor too chaotic starting out, which makes for a wide range of textures. If you haven't yet, grab Paul's Swarmitar on PB and also the acoustic Swarmitar on his website. All top notch instruments, but the Swarminet is the standout in my opinion. One tweak I suggest is mapping the mod wheel to the swarm knob. By default it's mapped to the filter knob.

    The Swarminet13 October 2021
  • Fun inspiring retro choir

    I really like the FOF Choir instrument, but this takes it to a new level. This instrument is incredibly fun to play and experiment with, and when you get something cool out of it you can almost hear the rest of the arrangement building up around it. The matrix idea would be good for all kinds of sounds, but I think it's particularly well suited for the FOF Choir.

    FOF Choir – Matrix13 October 2021
  • Texture Toolkit must-have

    You probably won't write compositions around this instrument, but I find it so so useful for adding body/texture. I only recently downloaded this but I've already used it in a bunch of projects. No frills, just a handful of good steady feedback tones. I like that there's not too much processing, so you can treat it in whatever way suits the project. Go-to when I want a drone or texture that doesn't sound too synthy/electronic.

    Octave Feedback13 October 2021
  • Nice soft piano with a little extra

    I really really like the addition of the low octave on this. And it pairs well with the natural character of the piano. My only two issues: 1: I'm not a fan of the scratchy, wirey attack sound. It's on a lot of sample sets – especially soft pianos – so I think some like it, but I find it distracting. Plus in this instrument the attack panned, right for high notes, left for low ones. 2: The GUI is lovely looking but it's not super intuitive, so it takes some time to experiment and figure it out.

    Midnight Upright13 October 2021
  • My go-to acoustic kit

    It's just a simple dry, deadened kit, and it works so well for so many things. I have even triggered it to blend in with live recorded kits! HOWEVER: I do have a gripe, which is that some of the samples have clicks and extraneous noise. It's worth taking the time – as I did – to go into the wave editor and fix some of the samples. Now that this kit is part of my workflow, I really don't want to ever be without it!

    Soft Drums13 October 2021