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.
|"Retro Synths 1980s has some amazing pads, grimy leads and FM bells that easily contend with the original classics in my studio. And with all the tweaking options available, it's hard to tell the difference between this and the real thing." - Sasha|