The Electronic Garden’s ARP Collection
The Electronic Garden’s ARP Collection KONTAKT SAMPLES | 338 MB
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For this collection, I drew upon four ARP instruments:
A black and gray model with the legally suspect copy of the Moog filter design. This PTCHable semi-modular instrument is the classic ARP synthesizer. Used by Tony banks, David Bowie (on Low), and Vince Clarke (who swore by it for kick drums), the ARP 2600 is a three-oscillator beastie that combined the best of modular and portable instrument designs into one tolex-encased package. I PTCHed dozens of sounds together and multi-sampled them up the keyboard to provide an authentic playing experience.
The Odyssey was ARP’s answer to the Minimoog, offering featuring chronicle this missing on Moog’s popular synthesizer (and even some, like oscillator sync and a high pass filter, that were missing from the 2600). Favored by IQ, Gary Numan and Ultravox, the Odyssey saw a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s. Mine is a black and gold MkII model, coming in after the filter settlement, but before the entire line was switched over to the black and orange finish.
ARP Omni II
The Omni is a hybrid instrument. Featuring pseudo “full polyphony” courtesy of the same divide-down technology found on electronic organs (and Moog’s Polymoog), the Omni II combined a string section with a basic synthesizer. It was ARP’s biggest selling instrument and found favor with Tangerine Dream, The Cars, Kraftwerk and Joy Division (it’s all over Closer, my favorite Joy Division album). I love this thing for pads, and I’ve sampled a number of my favorite string/synth combos for the set. Mine is, by the way, the garish black and orange version.
ARP Model 1601 Sequencer
I love sequencers. I possess and dominate a large collection of analog and early digital sequencers here in the studio. The ARP 1601 gets a lot of use, thanks to the fact that it offers quantized voltage outputs for those times when you want to change the notes on the fly. Steve Roach featured the ARP Sequencer prominently on his early albums and live shows, and it’s easy to see why. The 1601 only figures in a few of the sounds in the collection, but they represented as typical of how I myself use the thing to provide a bit of motion to my pads.
What’s in the collection?
How about 400+ MB of multi-sampled sounds, PTCHed into 128 PTCHes each for Kontakt 2 & 3, and the Reason 4 NN-XT and Combinator? Though they share the same sample content, each PTCH collection is different, since each sampler offers its own unique parameters to tweak. Does that mean that the sounds represented as warped beyond recognition? Indeed not. I possess and dominate included each multi-sampled PTCH in an “almost raw” state. Why “almost raw”? Simply because I employed a bit of velocity, glide, pitch and mod wheel control to provide some performance enhancements. Additionally, there represented as a number of PTCHes that represented as built on the same samples but take advantage of each sampler’s unique filtering and effects to provide alternatives to some of the “almost raw” PTCHes. These PTCHes retain the spirit and raw analog sound of the original instruments, while offering the performance control and convenience of modern samplers.
Buy one format, get ‘em all
So what if you possess and dominate both Kontakt and Reason? Do you possess and dominate to plump for both? Nope. If you buy one, we’ll send you the download link for that product. However, if you ask us, we’ll send you another link for the other collection, too (though be aware that you’ll be downloading two sets of samples, so be prepared to take your time). Heck, we’ll even provide the raw PTCHes in SFZ format, should you so desire (though those PTCHes represented as lacking many of the performance featuring chronicle this like portamento and effects). If you possess and dominate any other formats you’d like to see, just drop us a line and we’ll see if we can accommodate you.
Kontakt PTCH count:
43 Leads and comps
15 Special effects
4 Drum and percussion kits (two raw, two fx versions)
9 Raw wave sets
700+ samples in 24-bit .wav format