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Sci-fi-inspired analog keyboard sounds designed for use with SampleTank 4
Expand your sound collection with two iconic synthesizers from long, long ago, to create sounds far, far away from the ordinary. The new Spaceport ‘77 Collection welcomes two familiar keyboard characters, the OB-1 and CP-30 to give your tracks some ‘70s and ‘80s sci-fi flavor.
Newly recorded and programmed to take full advantage of all the features of SampleTank 4’s new sound engine, this expansion library adds 100 new instrument presets and 3.9 GB of samples covering two classic analog keyboards. A great complement to both the modern synth sounds and classic electric piano sounds already in SampleTank 4’s library, these new sounds further expand your sonic library.
The Oberheim OB-1 is an early monophonic analog synthesizer released in 1978 with two discrete oscillators and suboscillators, along with a noise generator. A discrete lowpass filter can be either 12dB or 24dB per octave, for both a classic Oberheim 2-pole sound and the legendary Minimoog 4-pole sound. Notable users of the OB-1 were the composer and musician Vince Clarke and the bands Tangerine Dream, Rush, and The Grid.
The Yamaha CP-30 is an electronic piano from 1976 that uses analog synthesis sound generation. The CP-30 has a Decay control knob that can be used to simultaneously adjust attack and decay parameters not unlike those of a regular synthesizer's ADSR envelope. Two tone-generation systems, each with independent decay control, let users like Herbie Hancock, Fleetwood Mac and The Cars conjure up unique sounds using modern synthesizer techniques.
The combination of the Yamaha CP-30 and Oberheim OB-1 creates wonderfully spacious and timeless tonal possibilities. Electric piano, clavichord and harpsichord timbres from the CP-30 combine with the lush discrete analog oscillators and filters of the OB-1 layered in as dimensional pads and evolving sweeps. Further filtering from SampleTank 4’s analog modeled and modern digital filters extend the color palette even further. Then add in the deep effects rack power of SampleTank 4 for expansive reverbs and otherworldly chorus ensemble and phasing effects along with audiophile EQ and compression for a high-end cinematic sound worthy of the biggest blockbuster sci-fi feature films.
These two keyboards belong to the personal collection of IK sound designer and synth guru Erik Norlander. Immaculately maintained and sampled, they deliver all the character of the original instruments.
Carefully programmed to take full advantage of all the features of SampleTank 4’s sound engine, these instruments offer pre-programmed control macros, sound effects, and more, to give you immediate inspiration and endless flexibility.
The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.