The 4ms Spectral Morphing Resonator (SMR) is possibly my favourite module in my eurorack rig. It gets a lot of use. So naturally, I was buzzing to try out the new software emulation by Softube. The version I got to review also has all the other Softube modules bundled with the modular plugin, so it was a nice intro on how Softube’s take on the eurorack experience works behind a screen.
To kick off the reviews section I was keen to get something really juicy to feature, and well, it doesn’t get much more succulent than a new orchestral library inspired by the works of legendary composer Bernard Herrmann. Anyone with even a passing interest in films will have heard the iconic ‘stabbing’ strings in Hitchcock’s Psycho and that butt-clenchingly tense Vertigo score, or the moody and melodic saxophone in Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.