"ARPS is one of those wonderful virtual instruments that appear simple, basic, and limited, yet offers incredibly vast sound creation capabilities."
"This isn’t a falsely padded (if you’ll excuse the pun) library of sounds, where maybe five are useable in music, and the rest is a collection of fun and interesting robot sounds but musically useless. PADS is crammed full with well made, instantly useable sample material. There are no dead spots here; every setting is worth checking out."
"I am massively impressed by both ARPS and PADS. Normally, if I tested a plugin so specific to one task, I would probably have something to say about how it only excels in one area. But Umlaut’s plugins are so specialised that they go beyond being a one-trick-pony. This is what happens when a product developer decides not to try and nod in several directions but instead focuses on exactly what the instrument is meant to be delivering. In a market where products have to do absolutely everything to be considered competitive, there is something very refreshing about loading a virtual instrument and finding inspirational pad sounds that can be customised and tweaked enough to separate them from being a mere preset library, yet always remain useable."
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