Hideaway Studio has launched Constellation: Apollo 203A, a virtual synthesizer library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Hideaway Studio Constellation Apollo 203A

Constellation: Apollo 203A features the sounds of a a 1976 Polymoog model 203A.

In a similar manner to Monopolyphonix I really didn’t want to sample the poor beast to death simply to produce another virtual offering so instead I captured over 500 samples directly from No.3211s mix output, often a sample per key, and set about trying to make something a little different. To add to the mixing pot I sampled a number of patches I’d recently created on my SE Omega 8 which I thought was kind of fitting in a way as it almost felt like a celebration of the last 30+ years of polyphonic synthesis. In order to make the two sing a little more sweetly together I decided to wash the Omega through an old analog stereo chorus unit and a tube equaliser.

Stephen Howell (Hollow Sun) and Mario Kruselj really outdid themselves this time with a superb GUI based on the 4-voice layering engine but now complete with independent velocity sensitivity controls on each channel…

Constellation Apollo 203A features

  • 660MB library for Kontakt 4.2.4 and above (full version).
  • 551 samples in 24-bits.
  • 24 multi-sampled voices available in 4-Voice layering engine with ability to save patches.
  • 32 demo patches, 16 demo Multis, demo & user manual with more on project background.

The Apollo 203A virtual instrument library for Kontakt costs £10 GBP.

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