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ZED 80 Vol 1

Version: Kontakt 5.1 / NCW / V1

A Collection of 80s Synths, Samplers and Drum Machines



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

This Kontakt instrument uses sounds we sampled into a Casio FZ-1 sampler, various 1980s samplers, synths and drum machines.

Over 1.5GB of samples compressed to just over a 1GB using Native Instruments’ compression and over 300 presets ready for your musical productions or tweak away using the custom graphical user interface.

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  • Custom instrument - updated for 2015 with a cool new GUI
  • 1.5GB of sample content
  • Synth & Effects sections
  • Classic 80s synths & samplers
  • Over 300 presets
  • Full version of Kontakt required. Not for Kontakt Player

ZED 80 Vol.1 now comes sporting a brand new custom user interface for 2015. Along with the great new presets there is now over 3,500 samples - 1,000 of which are drum sounds sorted into 40 cool custom kits!


I have been a user of the FZ-1 for many years and love the way it adds ‘that extra something’ to anything sampled into it. The FZ-1 and other older, lower bit rate samplers have a great effect on sampled material - similar to the EMU SP12/SP1200. What gets sampled in seems to come out with a certain vibe,  hard to describe, but works really well.

The output from the samplers was connected to a series of vintage valve pre-amps before sampling for use in Kontakt.

If you like sounds and drums suitable for Depeche Mode/New Wave-style tracks, John Foxx, old-school rave, 1980s disco, modern dance, abstract experimental electronica, chillout, film scores, then this collection of sounds is for you (check out the Replicant demo below for Blade Runner-type sounds).


Zed80 Vol. 1 comes with hundreds of great drum sounds which have a great vibe to them and they have all been mapped into ready-to-use kits. They are perfect for all types of electronic music production. Check out the audio demos and video to hear just a small selection of the drums available in this instrument.

There are lots of juicy bass sounds both analogue and digital, as well as lots of great pads, strings, organs, werli pianos, stabs, hits, percussion, weird fx, vocal synths… lots and lots of sounds to get stuck into.



5 Stars (2)
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Un Casio FZ-1 dans son computer !!!

Synthé sur Kontakt, réglage simple et puissant, 300 presets !!! , une section d'effets et un son géant !
Issu du grand Sampleur 80' le Casio FZ-1.
Pour ceux qui l'on eu ou qui l'on encore, on l'entend de suite, le son est puissant et riche, avec son grain même le filtre est bon, on bidouille facilement sur l'interface, rien à dire, le Casio FZ est là.
1,5 Go et Livré avec 300 presets, et avec tout ses réglages c'est "presque" Un FZ-1 avec les 100 disquettes incroyables à la maison !
De préférence, utilisez des effets externe (Hardware) comme Lexicon, DBX, TubeTech, Filtre Moog, etc, pour lui donner du "Juice" et du grain, ce qui lui apporte juste ce qu'il manquait pour être au summum ;-)
A utiliser sans modération et fonctionne pour tout style de musique ;-)
Bravo Synth Magic et Merci Kontakt Hub ****


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Hidden Gem

Essential for quality sounding retro synth endeavours. Plenty of stuff reminiscent of the soundtracks from Shin Megami Tensei IV and Apocalypse.

Cory Pelizzari

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