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Best of VFX for Kontakt

Jim Daneker

941.59 MB


We just want to go over a few things briefly.

  1. This patch requires an authorized and working copy of Kontakt Full. This patch will not run in the free Kontakt Player. Please note the minimum software version needed to run this patch in the “Minimum Software Version” section. If any additional plugins are needed they’re listed in the “Required Plugins” section.
  2. Keep in mind-other plugins or effects may have been used on the original recording. The Patch producer has done their best to replicate any external devices used on the recording. Also effect levels can change a song drastically. Try adjusting the amount/levels of effects or other settings in Kontakt and you may find the sound you’re looking for.
  3. The purchase of this patch entitles you to use it on ONE computer at a time. You may not share this patch with anyone else. You cannot resale this patch in any form. You cannot resample this patch in any form/format.
  4. Turn knobs, change settings, combine sounds and Have fun!

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Synth Pop Icon of the 80's and 90's

Best of VFX for Kontakt is $39 (or a $19 crossgrade for existing MainStage version users) and includes all the samples and core patches from the original MainStage/Logic version, but rebuilt from scratch for Kontakt.

Crafted from the ground up to evoke the unmistakeable synth pop sounds of the Ensoniq VFX, popular from the late-80s through the early 90s.


On the heels of the Roland D-50 - the first synth to feature built-in high-quality effects - the VFX had its own unique sound and could easily produce slick, production-ready sounds right out of the box.

Like most Ensoniq keyboards, it had a very airy, hi-fi character but with a characteristic punch not found elsewhere. As with DX Dreams, the raw sounds were recorded with extreme attention to detail through British 1073-style preamps and/or various analog tape models, so you get those iconic sounds captured with the best sonic presentation possible.

As a smaller niche instrument, Best of VFX comes with 20 custom source sounds that cover the “must-have” flavors of this synth, and it will be expanded with additional content over time. A series of combo patches for BackStage Pass & DX Dreams owners is also planned as a free update.



- Over 850 MB of meticulously sampled content
- Stunning production-ready sounds sampled through the hit-making hardware of the 80s & 90s
- Includes a custom reverb impulse from the AMS RMX16
- Built from the ground up for uncompromising performance in a live setting


What's Included

  • Includes dry versions of every patch, as well as fully processed & editable versions that use Kontakt’s built-in effects

  • Includes custom “Nonlin” reverb sample from the AMS RMX16 - part of an upcoming separate expansion, for adding that crucial ingredient to 80s synth sounds


System Requirements

  • Native Instruments Kontakt 6.4.2 or later (full retail version, NOT the free “Player” version) for Mac or Windows

  • 900 MB free space on an SSD (solid state drive) for sample streaming

80s Magic


D-50's Cousin


Drama Layers

Fair Lite

Guit Echoes

Miami Mallets

Perkus Minimus

Platinum Rods

Rhythm Nation

Saws & Squares

Shanghai Duel

Y2K Phenomenon

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