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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 $10,000. 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. The sound of the D-85 are rich warm big and very much analog synth and not so typical organ'ish. The Gothic choir sounds of the D-85 is absolutely unique and "Kraftwerk" type of sounding. The strings and pads are rich and warm. We have also programed additional sound variations for EXS24, HALion and Kontakt by layering filtering etc. based on the core sounds of the instrument, the allready fat and organic sound becomes even more multi textured and rich and the result is probably not possible with anything else but sampling. The built in drum machine has a clearer more thin sound than for example the Ace Tone/Rolands and the programing are a bit more progressive and odd in our opinion. All grooves has been sampled in low tempo and with different mixes so you have hihats, cymbals separated from kick snare etc. All grooves and fills comes in both A, B and Mixed versions. The D-85 SampleSet contains:
  • 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.
All formats are included when you buy the SampleSet. D-85 costs $39 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).
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