Model 85 is sourced from two iconic Japanese analog synths of the mid-80s, famous for their incredibly rich, warm pads and synth sounds. You really could do an entire retrowave album or 80s soundtrack with just these synths, but there are some other surprises under the hood, including electric pianos that are shockingly good and pair well with that other 80s staple, the Yamaha DX7!
The goal with the analog synths in the Legacy Series was to capture all their imperfections, instability, and unpredictability. These are the hallmarks of analog, and they are responsible for the warm, lush sounds we all love so much in these timeless instruments. These sounds are alive.
As one of the largest collections in the Legacy Series, Model 85 meticulously captures several dozen new source sounds - including pads, soundscapes, basses, leads, arpeggiated synths, and a handful of famous sounds from pop hits of the 80s - all through British mic preamps for the ultimate reproduction of these sounds.
Multiple round robins and velocity layers were captured where necessary, so they behave like proper analog synths - not as static, lifeless samples. All the random instability you’d expect from an analog synth is there, and the resulting sounds are incredibly organic and musical.
Finally, most sounds are dynamically controllable via mod wheel for expressive filter sweeps, LFO control, or other applicable parameters.
- MainStage/Logic version requires a Mac with MainStage 3.4.4/Logic 10.5.0 or later installed, along with all factory content
- Kontakt version requires Kontakt 6.7.1 or later (full retail version, not “Player), either Mac or PC
- 22 GB free space on your system drive during download and installation; 11 GB post-installation
- TouchOSC version 1 on any iPad if you want to use the optional touch editor