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Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument  

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    400 hip-hop instruments and MPC-style beat construction in an easy-to-use plug-in format.

    SONiVox's Playa is a Hip-Hop virtual instrument plug-in for MAC and PC packed with fat sounds, pro features, and an interface that is ridiculously easy to use. Whether you're using a MIDI keyboard, MPC pad controller, or just your computer by itself, Playa gives you serious control over your music. It's a slice of music and beat-making paradise!

    Playa serves up over 400 instruments and 50 pad layouts, all in an interface that's guaranteed to have you laying down cutting edge beats and music in no time. Playa interfaces seamlessly with your DAW and MIDI controllers so you can just it hook up and start laying down grooves the way you're used to. Like a glove, Playa fits your style.

    Features
    • Over 400 SONiVOX instruments: Fat synths, basses, drums, leads, ethnic instruments, guitars, strings, brass, and much more
    • 16 user programmable and assignable pads for quick and easy MPC-style beat construction
    • Over 50 pad layouts get you going right away with its construction kit layouts, diatonic chord layouts, drum kits, and even lets you build your own if you like
    • MIDI Learn Function makes it instantly compatible with any MIDI controller
    • Independent Zone Tempo-Synched Variable Resolution Roll/Retrigger mode
    • On-board FX and graphic equalizer
    • Keys Mode for standard keyboard play/performance

    Order Playa today and create music that makes em' holla.

     

    Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument Specifications:

    • Compatibility
    • PC: standalone, VST, and RTAS
    • MAC: Standalone, AU, VST, and RTAS
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    SonivoxPlaya - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    5.0

    Worked great in pro tools 7

    By Bonedust

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Setup
    • Engaging

    Cons

    • Limited Selection

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    I was trying to find some vi to use on a an old xp laptop and seemed nothing In a reasonable price range was available. I had bought an alesis q25 to record midi in pro tools 7 thinking expand was included. Hooked it up and found out that expand only came out pro tools 8. So I was stuck with a decent midi controller and no sound. Musicians friend put playa up for a price drop and the specs matched perfectly so I figured I would take a chance. For the price I really didn't expect much.

    The vi has definitely surpassed my expectations and worked perfectly. One of the few things in my setup to work on the first try with no frustrations.
    The sounds themselves are not amazing but with the right chord configurations you can make some really great sounding stuff.

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    2.0

    Poor quality sounds

    By Groundhog

    from Southwest Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Engaging

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    OK, so this product has been around for years. Unfortunately, the quality of the sounds are quite poor. Everything sounds thin even after adjusting settings. I got it on a stupid deal of the day for dirt cheap money. Regardless of that, I don't feel it was worth the money. There are a lot of other products out there that blow this away easily.

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    5.0

    Review on Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument

    By Cesar Lima

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    Playa is a great addition to producers who are looking for both additional percussion kits and other instruments. It lacked in choices of synth leads which I was bummed about how ever it has many other numerous choices of instruments and the fact that you can tweak the sounds can open creativity with these instruments' sound. What really caught my attention is the fact that this product made by sonivox works with many PC & Mac DAWs. I am originally a big fan of Cubase's program "Halion Sonic" which is absolutely amazing in sounds but I hate that i cant use it on Pro tools and it requires an elicenser everytime you use it, limiting my speed in which i can work (since sometimes I use two of my laptops with different choice of instruments to work on one beat, sometimes using two different DAW's.) Well sonivox' playa allows me to use it on FL Studio & Protools and many more so I am happy and it allows me to use it on two computers at the same time with the ability to install it on more than one computer at a time regardless of PC or Mac.
    Very organized features and enough to do what you want with it. Works great with a midi controller as well. Love that it works with many DAWs for both PC & mac.
    Wasnt happy with some of the synth leads, however it has a good choice of instruments and the percussion it has sounds great and make up for it.
    Worth the the price for what you are getting, its lack of great synths is made up through other choices of instruments.

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    5.0

    Sonivox Support

    By ly1014

    from Austin, Texas

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    I fully encourage others to purchase this product, and I am really impressed with the ease of use, and if I didn't fully understand any portion of this product, I can honestly say that the provided support was of a courteous, professional, and helpful nature. In fact, after fully explaining all the ins and outs of the product, I doubt I will have the need to contact them again. I am extremely pleased with this product.

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    5.0

    Very useful electronic music machine

    By DJidk

    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    Wow. As soon as I tried this out I was making music faster and more productively than ever before. The sounds are tight and it is very intuitive to use. The library is quite extensive and it is very convenient having the built in effects and envelope controls. I especially like the way you can assign notes to pads and save layouts. It makes sequencing a breeze. It works well and makes a great addition to my DAW.

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    2.0

    not worth it

    By SIR

    from Chicago, IL

    Comments about Sonivox Playa - Hip Hop Virtual Instrument:

    I just bought this thinking that it would have a decent amount of good hiphop tones. As I kept messing with the tones, I wasn't hearing anything that I liked. I get better tones from Reason. I regret spending $100 on this item. Save your money for something worth getting.

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