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Precisionsound releases D-85
Precisionsound has announced the release of D-85, a sample library for HALion, Kontakt, EXS24 and SoundFont.
The Yamaha Electone D-85 is the source of sounds in our fourth volume of the Vintage Keyboard Collection. The D-85 was released in 1980 and designed as an home organ, a grandmas organ, for the “loaded” grandmas though, cause the price tag was around $10000.
The D-85 is completely analog and uses a technique called PASS (Pulse Analog Synthesis System) developed for the legendary Electone GX-1 and later used in other Electone organs like the flagship of home organs of the time, the D-85.
Electone D-85 features
- 511 24bit mono WAV samples of the instruments and 208 24bit mono WAV grooves.
- 208 Rx2 files for use in any Rx2 compatible software like Stylus RMX, Reason, Cubase etc.
- 52 programs for Logic EXS24.
- 67 programs for HALion 1.1 and all versions above.
- 71 programs for NI Kontakt 1 and all versions above.
- 28 programs for Sound Font (16bit) compatible with all samplers supporting the Sf2 format like the free SFZ, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Reason NN-XT and more.
The D-85 sample library is available for purchase as a download for $39 USD (DVD optional for +$11 USD). All formats are included.