In the 1980s, analog synthesis entered a new stage, with more portable options like the battery-powered EDP Wasp, and polysynths like the fat Roland Jupiter and Korg’s PolySix. Meanwhile, digital synthesizers debuted with the legendary Yamaha DX7 and its FM synthesis, while Casio offered its own take with the CZ-1 and its phase distortion synthesis.
The originals from the 1980s don’t come cheap (or, in many cases, easy to program), but Puremagnetik has captured the fire in these classics, and made it available in Retro Synths 1980s. Featuring the cream of the crop of Puremagnetik’s library, Retro Synths 1980s boasts meticulously multisampled synthesizers that behave like the originals. With 38 Instrument Racks and one Drum Rack, made up of nearly 2,000 samples total, this is an essential collection indeed.
Built for Ableton Live
Thanks to Puremagnetik’s intense multisampling work, you get the sounds you want, accessible instantly in Ableton Live. Load up any of the Racks in Retro Synths 1980s, and you’ve got pre-mapped multisamples with intelligently selected Macro controls, ready to go. Get the sounds that you’d hear from the original synths.
Retro Synths 1980s features the following selections:
- Juniper — a rich collection of expertly crafted instruments based on Roland’s legendary Jupiter series of analog synthesizers.
- SixVoice — classic pure analog patches from the Korg PolySix synthesizer.
- Vespine — finely tailored instruments that fully capture the charm of the EDP Wasp synthesizer.
- DeeEx — instant 80s FM synthesis based on the famous Yamaha DX7.
- Phazeform Vol. 2 — the captivating sounds of the Casio CZ-1 and its unique phase distortion synthesis.