Reviews

List of Cinematique Instruments purchasers (excerpt)

alphabetical: Gary Barlow (Take That), Christophe Beck ('Sentinel'), Marty Beller (The Might Be Giants), Michael Brook ('Into The wild'), Ian Broudie (Echo & The Bunnymen), David Buckley ('From Paris With Love'), Ramin Djawadi ('Clash Of The Titans'), Martin Eicher (Grauzone), Jakob Friderichs (Element of Crime), Rupert Gregson-Williams ('Over The Hedge'), Harry Gregson-Williams ('Shrek'), Guillermo Herren (Prefuse 73), Mark Isham ('L.A. Crash'), Johann Johannsson, Christopher Lennertz ('Kill The Boss'), Ivri Lider, Espen Lind, Mark Mancina ('Criminal Minds'), Cliff Martinez ('Traffic'), David L Newman ('Ice Age'), Thomas Newman ('American Beauty'), Simon Rogers ('Lightning Seeds'), Theordore Shapiro ('The Devil Wears Prada'), Edward Shearmur ('K-Pax'), Guy Sigsworth (Madonna), Steven Tavaglione ('Oceans Twelve'), Brian Tyler ('Fast & Furoius'), Paul Wishart (Simple Minds), Christopher Young ('Spider Man 3').

Press Releases

musikmachen.de (video blog, German) Aug, 2013: Watch here. Conclusioon: pro: aasy and perfect concept, sounds and quality, reasonable price - contra: none

amazona.de (online, German) May, 2013: Conclusion: Easy and well sounding library. Operating is easy which isn´t that easy for niche products such as this library. The prices are very reasonable, the ideas are weird, bohemian, but all the time good! You see: the manufacturer have practical experiences. The library is suited for everyone who loves an unqiue way! So, clearly recommend to buy! (translated from: Sehr schöne simple und gut klingende Librarys. Man merkt: Die kommen aus der Praxis. Dabei eignen sich die Librarys nicht nur für den Film- und Games-Komponisten,... read more here.

recording.de (online, German) May, 2013: Conclusion: Far away from ordinary and mainstream libraries the Cinematique Instruments provides a fine assortment of unique and refreshingly new instruments, which will be a wonderful resource for use in a broad range of music styles - recommendation to buy! (translated from: Fern ab vom Mainstream erhält man mit Cinematique Instruments 2 eine feine Sammlung an erfrischend neu und unverbraucht klingenden Sounds, die sich nicht nur im Filmbereich gewinnbringend einsetzen lassen... read more here.

Scorecastonline (Online, UK) Nov 2012: If ‘eclectic’ is what you’re after, this outfit are well worth a visit. Their unique collection ranges from obscure European string instruments (such as the Bowed Psaltery or German Monochord), through to electronic percussion of their Cement and Experimental Box series, via mallets, harmonicas and pianos. When you’re looking for a unique sound to add a little nuance to your work, you’ll find something here. Read More…

Beat Online Music (Print & Online, Germany) April, 2012: Conclusion: For a reasonable price you get a very versatile and characteristic piano - a piano with an awesome, soft and realsitsic sound. It is best suited to be used for melancholic moments. Because of its options to change the sound settings you can set the Upright piano easily to your own requirements. The FX sounds of the piano is delightfully complementary to the main patch. (translated from "Zu einem attraktiven Preis erhalten Sie ein ebenso charaktervolles wie vielseitig einsetzbares Piano für Kontakt mit einem ausgezeichneten, sanften und natür- lichen Klang, das sich bestens für melancholische Musik eignet. Dank der Mög- lichkeit, verschiedene Klangparameter einzustellen, lässt sich das Instrument im Handumdrehen nach Ihren Vorstellungen anpassen. Die Effektklänge stellen dabei nicht nur für Klangexperimente eine tolle Ergänzung dar.").

Soundsandgear (Online, Blog, USA) Aug, 2011: If you like to tweak, but still keep things simple…please check GECKO out. Having 6 layers of sounds to mix and match is just plain fun, especially when they make it so simple to create new “scenes”. The interface of course makes you wish you could load up your own samples, but I feel the raw materials they give us to work with are great. 4 out of 5 subs. Read More…

Sound On Sound (Online, Print, UK): Overall, whichever format you choose, Cinematique Instruments is a unique and inspiring collection of beautifully recorded, yet unusual sounds that will add extra spice and flavour to your music. Score= 4,5. Dez 2010. Read More...

Beat Beat Online Music (Print & Online, Germany): Cinematique Instruments convinces entirely with an excellent audio quality as an assortment of rare instruments. The fine and expressive sounds are truly an asset to game- and filmscore producers and composers. The library is an enrichment and an unique inspiration for musicans of almost every music genre. (translated from "Als exklusive Sammlung exotischer Instrumente in hervorragender Klangqualität vermag CI auf ganzer Linie zu überzeugen. Die edlen und äußerst expressiven Klänge stellen eine wahre Bereicherung für Film- und Gamemusik-Produzenten, aber auch eine einzigartige Inspiration für Musiker verschiedenster Genres dar.") Beat-Website

Computer Music (Print, UK): Cinematique Instruments is another interesting package which covers unusual string instruments of centuries gone by. Variations of zithers, auto harps and celtic strings are included. As a bonus the producers have also packed in a selection of percussion samples which have been chosen especially for their weirdness.

audionewsroom.blogspot.com (Online, Italian): Cinematique Instruments definitely lives up to my expectations (and to its name). It provides plenty of unique and inspiring patches. I've already started... Read More...

recording.de (Online, Germany): "You get de facto some instruments which are not consonant with the standard - meant in a good way." (translated from "Hier bekommt man tatsächlich einige Instrumente, die nicht dem Standard entsprechen – und das im positiven Sinne" Read More...

PC Music (Online, UK): "I've had a great time checking these out and can heartily recommend them to anyone after something unexpectedly delightful." Read More...

Sound & Recording (Print, Germany): "It´s not even the sound but also the handling that makes these instruments convincing on all accounts. Nice to have playable instruments which are usable without reading an encyclopedia" (translated from "Vom Handling her überzeugen die Sounds auch auf ganzer Linie. Es ist mal wieder schön, ein paar spielbare Instrumente zu bekommen, für die man keine Enzyklopädie lesen muss.") Link...

ALLSOUND.org (Online, USA): "Moving away from the neatness of synthesizers and sample-based instrumentation, the collection has a unique package of sound...". Read More...