Zero 1 Synth
Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / NCW / 0.1 GB / V1.02
Mangled Tape CS01 Monosynth
£5.00 + VAT
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Zero-1 is in essence a single oscillator virtual analog synthesizer (VA) loosely based on the CS01 monosynth which was released in 1982 as an affordable entry into the world of analog synthesis… but with a twist! Rather than simply sample the basic DCO oscillators from the original instrument I thought it might be more interesting to first pass them through a tube overdrive and Watkins Copicat tape delay.
Mangling the raw oscillators in this manner injected a significant amount of character and movement to the original waveforms – even the splice in the tape loop adds something! Five oscillators were multi-sampled in 24-bits in this manner: triangle, sawtooth, 50% square, 25% square and PWM.
If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Zero 1 Synth
Switchable Filter Emulations
One unique feature of the Zero-1 is the ability to switch between a Mk I and Mk II CS01 filter emulation. This selects either a 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter and changes the livery of the control panel to match the original variants – a flash of genius by Stephen Howell at Hollow Sun!
– The Zero-1 Synth for Kontakt
– 50 24-bit tube & tape waveshaped oscillator samples
– 40 editable example instrument patches with ability to save
– 10 example layered multi patches
– User Guide
– The Zero-1 Synth requires Kontakt version 4.2.4 or higher
– Around 60Mb Free Hard Disk Space
A Little Gem
How did I miss this one? I own many Hideaway products, but somehow this one passed me by! This is a fantastic little synth - warm, rich, punchy sounds that have that certain magical 'something' that makes them very special! It's based on the old Yamaha CS01, a synth that I owned and used a lot way back in the late 1980s! ZERO 1 goes way beyond the quality of sounds that the original could produce and this is all down to the post processing done by Dan at Hideaway... That touch of tube warmth and subtle tape delay movement have produced a very capable synth right across the board...use it for leads, bass, pads etc...sounds that gel very well together in the mix. A serious bargain!
THE SOUNDS REALLY WOKE UP SOME OF MY TRACKS.
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