Digital Sound Factory Kontakt instruments include custom scripting and graphic user interface to allow for the ultimate control of sound parameters.
This amazing collection includes 2270 samples from E-MU Proteus Vintage Pro, E-MU Emax, Ensoniq ZR, and Ensoniq MR Synthesizers.
The Emax was essentially a complete replication of the Emulator II using custom E-mu chips instead of standard off the shelf silicon chips. This new engineering increased reliability, and reduced the cost of manufacture. The sample resolution was the same 12-bits companded into 8-bits of memory, the samples were still monophonic, but the maximum sample rate was increased to 42kHz. Depeche Mode switched to using Emax’s from Emulator II’s on tour, and the Emax SE HD’s can be seen and heard in use on the 1988 USA tour video ’101′. The Emax collection includes the extensive library of samples and instruments that were originally available on 3.5″ disks.
Ensoniq ZR and MR
Ensoniq was founded in the early ’80s by some engineers from Commodore. Ensoniq’s first product, a software drum machine, was aimed at the home computer market. One of Ensoniq’s co founders, was responsible for designing the Commodore 64′s three-voice synth chip. In 1982 he designed a portion of a PC that was similar to the sound synthesizer that ended up in the Amiga. It was this chip, the ‘Q chip’, that was used in the Mirage, the world’s first affordable sampler and the ESQ-1, Ensoniq’s wavetable synthesizer. Later came the MR and ZR workstations. The Ensoniq ZR SoundFont is a collection of multiple instruments that were included with the ZR76 keyboard. Ensoniq sound designers used the content that had been collected for the samplers. Special note – A Kawai 9ft Grand has been substituted for the Perfect Piano due to license restrictions.
E-MU Vintage Pro
The Vintage Pro delivers the keyboard sounds that defined popular music in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in a single rackspace. From the venerable Hammond B-3 organ and Wurlitzer EP to legendary analog and digital synthesizers like the ARP 2600 and CP70, the Vintage Pro SoundFont gives you an all-in-one, no-compromise collection of over 30 classic keyboards meticulously sampled from the finest vintage instruments available.