Forgotten Keys has announced the release of FK12: Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000, a a re-creation of the CR-8000 for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 was the follow-on from the classic CR-78. The sound generation is all analogue and features include programmable rhythms and intro/fill-ins. Here it is re-created as a Kontakt virtual instrument for your delight (hopefully!).
FK12: Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 Kontakt Instrument.
FK12 Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000 features
- 640 high quality samples (14 instruments sampled eight times and most at seven accent levels).
- 24 combinable preset rhythms, arranger patterns and eight user programmable rhythms.
- Requires Kontakt 4.2 or higher, full version.
The sample library costs £5.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Roland CompuRhythm CR-8000
Forgotten Keys has released Korg Rhythm 55B, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Korg Rhythm 55B (AKA KR-55B) is the 1982 follow-up to the Rhythm 55 released in 1979. The sound generation is identical but there is a doubling of preset rhythms, Intros and Fill-Ins as well as a major overhaul of the existing rhythm patterns. Re-created here for Kontakt 4.2 or later.
FK11: Korg Rhythm 55B features
- 12 sounds, each with 8 alternative samples.
- 96 rhythms (truly combinable unlike the real KR-55B).
- 32 Intros and 32 Fill-ins.
- Requires Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or later (full version).
FK11: Korg Rhythm 55B is available to purchase for £5.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Korg Rhythm 55B
Forgotten Keys has released FK10: Korg Rhythm 55, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
One of the most comprehensive of the analogue era preset drum machines featuring a huge range of rhythms for the time plus 16 each of intro and fill-in patterns.
More modern metallic sounding cymbals than previous machines and a Swing feature that alters the feel.
Re-created here with all its quirks for Kontakt 4.2 or later.
FK 10 Korg Rhythm 55 is available to purchase for £5.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys
Forgotten Keys has updated the Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 drum machine sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Forgotten Keys Roland CompuRhythm CR-78
Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 library updated with Kontakt 4 style graphics, new samples taken at various accent levels, more control over individual sound parameters and a Presets menu. Kontakt 3 version also updated.
The CompuRhythm CR-78 library is available to purchase for £5.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Roland CompuRhythm CR-78
Forgotten Keys has released Maestro Rhythm King MRK-4, a sample pack featuring the sounds of the drum machine by Maestro.
The samples can be used in any sampler that accepts 24 bit 44.1 KHz sample format. However, this pack comes alive when used with the supplied Native Instruments’ Kontakt File. Kontakt is a software sampler for use on a PC. By taking advantage of the scripting capabilities that kontakt offers, it has been possible to create a virtual drum machine, including all the rhythm patterns and intro/fill feature.
There are Eight samples of each sound picked at random in order to reduce the so-called machine-gun effect. You are able to add “Imperfections” to give a touch of realism to the sound including random velocity, timing and round-robin variations. Sound groups can be panned and their volume balanced. Rhythms can be added together in any combination just like the original, and can also be played via incoming MIDI notes allowing you to play the rhythms from a sequencer or DAW.
The Maestro Rhythm King MRK-4 sample pack is available to purchase for £3.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Maestro Rhythm King MRK-4
Forgotten Keys has released Technics K-2×0, a sample pack for Kontakt featuring sounds of the Technics K-200 & K-250 Keyboards.
Cheap, Tacky and Cheesy! What more could you want?
A hybrid between two early 1980s Technics Keyboards; the K-200 and K-250.
Technics K-2×0 features
- Over 800 samples, 16 bit/44.1KHz.
- 24 sounds plus drum kit.
- Built-in rhythm player.
- Right-hand harmony.
- Rhythms can be triggered via MIDI.
- Analogue hi-hats with eight randomly selected variations.
Technics K-2×0 is available to purchase as a download for £8.50 GBP.
More information: Forgotten Keys / Technics K-2×0