Welcome to the second in a brand new series of royalty free loops and one shot samples that pay tribute to the legendry synthesisers and drum machines that have inspired generations of electronic music producers from the early electronic revolution right up to the current day.
Volume 2 of the Synth Explorer collection is the classic Mono Synth 101. Produced in 1983 the 101 was one solid Monophonic synth, capable of huge fat basses and squelchy resonant SFX but its super-fast envelope makes for awesome analogue percussion making it perfect for producers of Techno, Drum n Bass and Acid!
The 101 is a relatively simple 1 VCO analogue monosynth but deserves its place in the Hall of Fame, highlights include a self-resonating filter, Pulse width Modulation, Variable Speed LFO with selectable Wave Shapes, Arpeggio, Simple Sequencer and a user upgradable Modulation Grip and Shoulder strap for anyone brave or crazy enough to jump around on stage with one strapped around their neck.
This edition of Vintage Explorer sees a wealth of loop and one shot samples covering a wide range of sounds perfect for Techno, Dubstep, Drum & Bass or even Experimental Electronica. The collection features an inspiring range of sequencer and arp loops at 140 and 175BPM and one shot sounds that have been sourced directly from a real 101 with varying degrees of additional processing including Heavy Distortion, Phaser, Delay, Reverb and Flanger.
In Detail expect to find 377Mb, 104 Loops, 344 One Shot Samples including 24 Arp Loops, 80 Sequencer Loops, 71 Drum & Percussion Hits, 45 Bass Shots, 57 SFX, 46 Lead Sounds, 16 Synth Multi Sampled Instruments, 104 Rex2 Files and 122 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, Halion, Exs24, nnxt and Sfz formats.
101 - Specifications
Synthesis Type: Analog Subtractive
Polyphony: Max: 1
VCO Section: Range Selector Knob (16’, 8’, 4’, 2’) Pulse Width Modulation
Controllers: Foot pedal, Volume pedal, CV sync
Keyboard: 32 Keys
Source Mixer: Square, Pulse/Saw/Noise/Sub Osc
Arpeggator: Down/Up & Down/Up
Sequencer: 100 Steps
Inputs and Outputs: 1 + Headphones / Hold/ Tape in-out/ CV in & Out/EXT Clock in
Famous Owners: 808 State, Daft Punk, Eurythmics, Squarepusher, Gorillaz, Boards of Canada, Minilogue
Each collection in the series will be produced, performed and recorded by highly regarded producers who will remain anonymous as they take a step back and let these classic synths take to the stage. So get ready to sample the next Vintage Synth with Synth Explorer Monosynth 101
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