Love The 80s
This Kontakt 5.2.1 (or higher) 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.
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.
ZED 80 Vol. 1 was originally marketed as FZED. This updated version has a GUI designed by Anders Hedström (Flavours of Lime) and an extra batch of samples and presets.