Zero-G/XFONIC has tapped the raw sonic power of VSTi analog synths for its latest collection Phaedra. EASTWEST, exclusive U.S. distributor of Zero-G, introduced the collection at NAMM 2008.
The culmination of a three-year project by producer/composer Sam Spacey, Phaedra offers users with one of the most complete virtual analog synthesizers ever created — including over 4 gigabytes of both samples and patches — made specifically with composers in mind. Constructed with the same attention to detail as a huge orchestral sample library, each of the collection's 20,000 samples has been edited and looped by hand. To give users access to the random magic of an analog synth sound, Phaedra's loops have been left very long to extract this distinct sound. In most presets, each separate note has been sampled to eliminate aliasing within the instrument's range.
Synths featured in the collection include: Mini Moog D, Welsh Moog, Yamaha CS5, Yamaha CS-15, Yamaha CS-30, Korg MonoPoly, Korg MS-20, Studio Electronics SE-1, Studio Electronics SE-1 with filter input, Roland SH-101, Crumar Multiman, Akai AX-73, Analog Phaser (based on the Small Stone that was modified and used by renown electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre), Roland Analog Chorus Pedal, and Ensoniq Esq-1.
"The synth sounds found in PHAEDRA are adaptable to a variety of musical genres, providing composers with a very versatile tool," says Doug Rogers, president and CEO of EASTWEST. "These high-quality recordings, combined with Phaedra's Kontakt 2 audio engine make this library a full synthesizer in its own right."
The collection is available in VST 2.0, DXi, ASIO, AU, RTAS formats for both Mac and PC. Phaedra retails for $199.95.