Best Kontakt library for 80's synthwave sounds?

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  1. Lode_Runner

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    Mike Fox

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    Thanks whiskers! Glad you enjoyed the review. :)
     
  3. Shiirai

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    Sorry to necropost, but can anyone tell me how much of this library (Power Move) is dedicated to drum sounds? I'm wondering if getting "Synthwave Drums" by Beatskilzz for $20 is at all useful if I'm planning to get this as well.
     
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    Not much of the library is dedicated to percussion, which is my only complaint. You get your basic kit, and that's about it.
     
  5. Consona

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    Kontakt itself! :grin: Analog Dreams in v.6 sound truly great!
     
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    There's only a basic synthwave drum kit in there. Power Move is more focused on synths than drums. If you're looking for synthwave percussion, the Synthwave Drums library from Beatskillz is brilliant! (I bought it myself a while back and got great use out of it).

    Alternatively, we're actually working on creating a synthwave drum library at the moment and have a pretty big collection of samples recorded so far (unedited and pretty raw). We've got 606, 727, 808, DD30, Drumtracks, LinnDrum, Oberheim DMX all recorded through a range of equipment. Drop us a PM if you'd like a free download of those before we start work on them :)
     
  7. ChazC

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    The drums in Power Move are fine for layering but IMO not strong enough for main drum tracks. If you head over to JRR Shop you can pick up Beatskillz Synthwave Drums for $9.99 at the moment.
     
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    New to this …. Ueberschall 80s Synthwave or Power Move ??
    I would want to get JRR Shop Synthwave Drums either way ??
     
  9. ChazC

    ChazC Cryogenically frozen in 1986 and just thawed out

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    I'd say yes to SWDrums for sure (esp. at $9.99) if you don't have any synthwave drums currently. Ueberschall 80's is at it's most basic 10 construction kits so it's good for inspiration but you get more loops than one shots - I got it on sale, if I'd paid full price I'd have been a bit disappointed. It uses it’s own player for the loops as well (not Kontakt). Having said that it has given me a number of starting points for tracks.

    Power Move will give you a whole load of actual synth instruments you can play. They're tweakable too.
     
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    Many thanks ! Was trying Elastik3 Player and too early to judge. Power Move + SWDrums is good starting point. :thumbsup:
     
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    Considering how good Power Move is, I'm definitely stoked to hear this!

    Do you have a release date?
     
  12. ChazC

    ChazC Cryogenically frozen in 1986 and just thawed out

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    Likewise - can never have enough drums for synthwave!
     
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  13. Shiirai

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    Whoah, thanks! I might have to take you up on that :).


    Aaand now I have Synthwave Drums. That's a ridiculous price.
     
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    Not sure on release date yet. We've only recorded content so far and haven't started the editing / soun design process yet. I'd say its a few months off still :)
     
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    Another question for everyone - would you like:

    1. Kontakt or WAV (or both)?
    2. Pre-designed "kits" or just all samples divided into kicks, toms, hats etc.?
     
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    ChazC Cryogenically frozen in 1986 and just thawed out

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    Personally I have hundreds of raw wav samples of drum machines (and there are loads freely available) and if we’re being honest, any synthwave track would use heavily processed sounds in any case so unless the wavs would be provided already processed then not necessary IMO if it means a cheaper product.

    As for kits vs categories, then categories would get my vote every time. I much prefer making up my own multi’s so I can organise everything to my own templates rather than hoping a kit kick is on C1 not C0 or C3 for example. For some reason Arturia have the default Spark kits start on C3 which is bonkers. You can re-map obviously but when you do an update it resets all the custom mappings! Categories over kits any day of the week as far as I’m concerned! :)
     
  17. Shiirai

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    1. I use both whenever the option exists, using kontakt libs for easy iteration and experimentation. Depending on the awesomeness of the Kontakt instrument I may grow to love the on-board effects.
    I do use a Sample Manager whenever possible, however.

    2. Predesigned kits are great for experimentation, but I'll probably not use them in any real capacity. In NI Battery, for example, I use the kits to find sounds I like, which I then move to my own kit.
     
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    1. I personally prefer Kontakt. Dragging and dropping wav files isn't really my thing.

    2. Definitely both!
     
  19. SoNowWhat?

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    Beatskillz Synthwave Drums drop below $10 in cart at JRR Shop. GROUP discount code.
    Just FYI.
     
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