The Electronic Garden's ARP Collection Kontakt

The Electronic Garden's ARP Collection Kontakt
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I've collected a number of vintage synthesizers here at The Electronic Garden and the ARP instruments are among my favorites. ARP existed to give Moog a run for his money with affordable, stable and powerful synthesizers, string machines and even a stand alone sequencer. Even now, these instruments perform surprisingly well, and have become sought-after on the secondhand market, fetching ridiculously high prices. I've seen ARP 2600s going for six grand in recent months. Wow!
You don't have to stump up that kind of moolah to get your hands on that oh-so-desirable retro sound, however. I have sampled my entire ARP Collection and rolled the results into patches for Native Instruments' Kontakt and Reason 4's NN-XT samplers. Over 700 samples have been meticulously looped and patched into 128 patches for your sampler. There are basses, leads, special effects, pads, and percussion, all bursting with that classic analog sound. I've even mapped edited and looped raw waveforms so that you can infuse a bit of that legendary ARP sound into your own patch creations.
For this collection, I drew upon four ARP instruments:
ARP 2600
A black and gray model with the legally suspect copy of the Moog filter design. This patchable 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 patched dozens of sounds together and multi-sampled them up the keyboard to provide an authentic playing experience.
ARP Odyssey
The Odyssey was ARP's answer to the Minimoog, offering features 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.
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. Electronic Garden's ARP Collection Kontakt.rar