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Version: Kontakt 5.1 / NCW / V1

Sounds From The Nineties


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Product Overview

SoundsAndGear review: 4.5 out of 5 subs


Get ready to immerse yourself into the massive sounds of one of the most iconic and legendary synthesizers from the nineties in a Kontakt instrument. Contains inspiring arpeggios, lush pads, fat basses, screaming leads and pearcing synth sounds in any combination. Sampled in 44.100 Hz 24 Bit stereo for a very clear sound.

The sounds are recreated in Kontakt with the help of the Kontakt effects, filters and modulators. And with the addition of an arpeggiator, even more sound possibilities are available.

An instrument exists out of two layers that can be switched on and off and edited seperately. Multis exist out of several Instruments combined together to get huge layered sounds. JD-850 is divided into 12 different sound categories, containing 200 instruments (nki's) and 50 multi's (nkm's).

The sound categories are: Arpeggios, Atmospheric, Bass, Brass, Keys, Leads, Pads, Percussive, Plucked, Strings, Synths and Winds.

Please note: The full version of Kontakt 5.1 or above is required. Please do not purchase this if you intend to use it with Kontakt Player.

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Key Features

  • For Kontakt 5.1 and higher (Not for Kontakt Player)
  • 24-bit 44.100 kHz ncw samples
  • 12 sound categories containing 200 instruments (nki) and 50 multis (nkm)
  • Velocity and Aftertouch responsive
  • 8 Effects
  • Time and Speed parameters sync to Host tempo
  • Arpeggiator & Effects page
  • Master Controls page
  • 3-Band EQ & Stereo Modeler page  


5 Stars (22)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review


was looking for that early 90s ambient vibe,this thing nails it!

Marius Schlossbauer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review


I use this on a few tracks and my clients were wowed I can't wait to buy my next item from you guys sounds are so clean.

William Munnerlyn

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Remembering the 90's era

Finally a Roland JD-800 samples
I really miss those concept
Easyest way to get a perfect sound as JD-800 did

Really Awesome

Rodrigo Basso

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

JD 850 for Kontakt is very cool

I've always wanted to own a Roland JD 800 and now I feel like I do using these samples for Kontakt.
The programming is excellent particularly the MULTIS and the ARPEGGIO patches.
Price was really reasonable also!
Highly recommended.

Rick Handville

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

This one is (also) great - worth the money!

This one is (also) great - worth the money!

Mio Michael Cramer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Fantastic Kontakt Library

Very pleased with the overall sounds this library has to offer, the samples are warm and has life to it. Cl-Projects did a wonderful job creating this library - money well spent! the patches are very editable and fun to tweak to create my own user library. If you can create more Patrick O'Hearn style patches that would be great!

Ric Gregorio

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

JD-850 et oui, comme un grand !

Tiré du fameux Roland JD-800
Il est vraiment bien samplé, avec 200 présets, il vous donne "presque" le son du vrai JD
Oui, il sonne, il est gros et gras même si ce n'est pas un pur analogique.
Pour qu'il sonne encore plus réel, ne mettez pas d'effet intégré ni de plug-ins, sortez le sur un mixer avec un effet externe Hardware (type Lexicon) et là il devient Terrible !
Bravo CL-Projects
Et merci Kontakt Hub ;-)


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review


Best !

Bogdan Zasepa

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Easy and Inspiring to use.

Great sampling and programming work on this. After purchasing I started flipping through the Instrument Patches and was inspired very quickly. Within minutes I had a new cue going. Using this felt very reminiscent of flipping through patches on real gear.

Peter Weis

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Jd Familier

A bit of a favourite I have the real thing but its great to have the convenience of the Kontakt set for multi incidents etc
Character is right it cuts though a mix, when needed the way the original did
Classy sound I'd recommend to any one

Keith Chalker

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review


I Have a few CL Projects libraries and this one is no different....excellent!! The sound is superb as usual. This company never disappoints.

Wil harris

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Wonderful Sounds!

This instrument is a joy to use and such a pleasure to listen to. The dynamic (velocity & aftertouch) and modulation controls provided are many and they really do work very well to alter the sound. The arpeggiator is great and features the "AS PLAYED" mode, that many other developers omit. Fully recommended.

Nigel Hooton

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Just fantastic

For the lovers of the iconic synt. Sound fantastic!

Daniele Pacciorini-Job

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Pads from a great era!

The pad-freak in me has always loved these synths from the 90s. Very well captured and great GUI. It filled a hole in my collection. Superb!

Marcos Ciscar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Nice emulation and then some

Great sound and great controls to tweak to your heart's content. Great synth!

Andy Mollard

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

The JD850 does both Analog and Digital well.

I am impressed with this version of the JD 850 I compared some of the sounds to Omnisphere and was amazed at how well Kotakt can mimic actual synthesizers. I am still figuring out how everything is organized. For example is there a WaveTable List of the different samples? Omnisphere seems to make very rough and in your face rather than subtle sounds. I know I will enjoy this synth.

Leighton Cooper

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review

Classic 90s Synth

Taking a page from Roland's JD Monster synth, this Kontakt library is refreshing. With many instruments being made in homage to classic analog- this is a great tool for accompaniment. I really enjoy this soundset.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Just another CL-Projects synth . . .

Just another CL-Projects synth: Well designed and executed, great sounds, and a high-value product---even before the bargain pricing (sale prices just make it a steal). I have all of the CL-Projects Kontakt instruments and each one is why I purchased another one (and everyone who likes synth strings should get their hands on their free Electronic Expanse* library). Even with all the features that have appeared and been added to Kontakt and developers' libraries over the years, I still revisit my CL-Projects library because they are classic and characterful. It looks like all the other reviewers on this page agree. I think Yogi Berra said: "That's too coincidental to be a coincidence."
*P.S.: If you have the Pad Factory Bundle, you should check out their free Ambientia library.

Stan Borek

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review

Characterful Sounds

I had to disable all the patch fx and tweak the eq a bit to get the natural sound (instead of the overly bloomy sound the patches initially have) but I found this library to have a nice character with rich pads, basses and poly synths.

Cory Pelizzari

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review


If you are looking for those 90s synth sounds
that are quite hard to find or reproduce, look no more!
CL-Projects put them all in this amazing kontakt library!
Great sounds! Great programming! and super easy to use!
Highly recommended!

Gus Reyes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Another great emulation from CL Projects!

Really fat sounds, you'll swear it's the real deal (if you've ever heard the real deal). I can;t say enough good things about this developer. Everything is top notch and I really love the sounds. Keep them coming CLP!

Jeffrey Bullock

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Stunningly Captured Representation of the Era

This is a very impressive Kontakt instrument which beautifully captures the early the digital sounds of the early/mid 90s. There is a level of care and attention paid to the generous helping of presets which surpasses that of libraries, and even stand-alone products costing five times the asking price here.

Not only that but you also have a surprising amount of control over the sounds on offer.

Even the "owners manual" is thorough and detailed.

You can almost smell the plastic of a newly unboxed JD-800.

Highly recommended!

Adam Tyler

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