Zero 1 Synth
Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / NCW / V1.02
Mangled Tape CS01 Monosynth
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.
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 (Full version - Not Kontakt Player)
– 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.
These are the kind of samples that fool people into thinking you're using hardware. They're not pristine, but in all the right ways! A steal at the price!
Like All Hideaway Studio Products..
...this is stellar. It is actually hard to overstate how excellent these sample libraries are. They are clearly a labor of love. They convey the "analog" spirit, while also adding originality, musicality and taste to the mix. All of the presets are done with care, but they can be tweaked considerably as well. In my opinion these are some of the very best sample libraries available anywhere and possibly the best value of any you will find.
To be honest, I had to fiddle with some of the LFO knobs to see what they actually do. Should have been more clearly layed out in the UI or a more detailed help text could have been scripted. But anyways great sound, even started and saved some snapshots in the init patch. An absolute bargain.
not exactly cutting-edge BUT....!
this is a very basic synth from a very un-basic software-company which has shown great care in what it puts out here. sounds sit nicely in a mix...what at first might sound somewhat dated and ordinary can quickly reveal a liveliness and richness underneath. this is not a pretty synth but it's usefulness more than makes up for it....indeed a bargain.
A really good, versatile synth for a small price
What a bargain!
I will use this in dance tracks. I love the bass. I'm a fan f Hideaway Studio.
Small Synth with a nice sound
This is a small but nice sounding Kontakt based synth. Can only recommend it!
Another Hideaway Studio Triumph
This delivers just what it says on the box, a tape mangled CS-01. Listen to the demo for some beefy 80s sounds!
Demo - Grecian Inspiration
Here's a great demo using Zero 1.
All the music is from Zero 1 synth. I've modified most of the presets and done some automation on the envelope of the filter.
I've just used the reverbs and delays that the synth has on the presets too, except one instance of the GSi WatKat on one instrument.
The drums come from Wave Alchemy's Revolution