Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT

Random News

Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT
That Sound Hangar MULTiFORMAT
<<<<<<<<<<< 29-03-2018, 23:49 >>>>>>>>>>
That Sound Hangar MULTiFORMAT
FANTASTiC | 29 March 2018 | 2.47 GB After 2 hours at 47,000 feet above ground ... we touched down early in…

Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds EXP C Soloists II KONTAKT
<<<<<<<<<<< 24-01-2018, 13:46 >>>>>>>>>>
Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds EXP C Soloists II KONTAKT
SYNTHiC4TE | 18 February 2015 | 5.52 GB Berlin Woodwinds EXP C: Soloists II is the official continuation of…

Big Fish Audio Rhythms of Arabia MULTiFORMAT
<<<<<<<<<<< 3-04-2018, 07:54 >>>>>>>>>>
Big Fish Audio Rhythms of Arabia MULTiFORMAT
Team Krock | 23 September 2012 | 1.57 GB Rhythms of Arabia is a collection of masterfully performed and…

The Kit Plug Antidote WAV
<<<<<<<<<<< 12-04-2018, 17:40 >>>>>>>>>>
The Kit Plug Antidote WAV
Team MAGNETRiXX | 11 April 2018 | 103 MB Includes Professionaly Mixed: 808's Clap's

1-12-2016, 01:16

Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT

Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT


The sound of FM synthesis pretty much dominated the first half of the 80s. Yamaha had been the top of the tree for some years in the '70s with their analogue polysynths such as the CS80 but that market was snatched away from them by the Prophet 5 and later, the Oberheims. As fabulous as the CS80 was, it was a big and heavy bugger and had to be treated with kid gloves on the road otherwise all the sensitive little trimmer pots could be knocked out of whack leaving the thing horribly out of tune. It was also extremely expenive. The Prophets and Oberheims were light and portable by comparison and a lot cheaper (if you consider £3,000 'cheap'!). Not only that, they were totally programmable unlike the CS80's somewhat kludgy programmable four patch memories.

But in 1982, they came back with a vengeance when they released their legendary DX7.

Almost everyone bought a DX7 (or one of its derivatives) and its sound was everywhere from back-street pubs and cabarets to headline stadium gigs. Every record you heard was littered with DX sounds until Roland and later Korg killed Yamaha's domination with their D50 and M1 respectively.

Yamaha tried to hang on with more and more variations on the FM theme but this eventually dwindled to nothing - Roland and Korg's sample-based instruments were the new standard and you could barely give away those FM synths that were once the height of musical fashion.

It was a surprise then when, in 1998, Yamaha released their FS1R.

Here was a new, 32-voice FM synth module with not a sample in sight! But this wasn't '80s FM - this was FM on steroids with more operators, more algorithms, new 'formant' operators, multi-mode resonant filters and multi-effects.

It was also a surprise when, with over a thousand almost uniformly stunning on-board sounds, the FS1R was not a commercial success and it sank pretty much without trace just a few years later. The FS1R's collapse in the market has largely been attributed to its impenetrable user interface but the polyphony wasn't generous (and halved if you used certain filter types) and it was a difficult concept for many to understand. The 1U rack mount form factor probably didn't help either and its fortunes might have been different had Yamaha released it as a keyboard with more knobbage and a larger, better screen. We will never know.

That said, an FS1R will fetch good money on eBay today and are much sought after and not without good reason - it can make THE most astonishing sounds. Even if you never hit the EDIT button and use it solely for its presets, there's a wealth of fabulous noises to be had, many of which are captured here.

In collaboration with Dutch FS1R owner, Martijn Buiter, I have a comprehensive collection of outstanding samples that cover the gamut of lush strings, sparkiling electric pianos, spiky clavs and basses, sonorous bells, swirling organs and the high spot of the collection - the expansive, spacious pads which are truly out of this world.

But these are not your typical two-a-penny FM sounds - this is FM with attitude! If you have ever fancied an FS1R but can't stump up the sometimes hefty eBay prices (or are intimidated by the programming), here's an opportunity to dip your toe in the water with this comprehensive collection of FM sounds, old and new with an easy to use UI for quick and easy tweaking.

home page:

Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT:

You like the news? Please share this news in social networks

Links are dead? You can send request (you must be registred user) to re-upload articles
with dead links and our team will try to re-upload files for you as soon as possible.

Related News:

Nucleus SoundLab Retrospective REFiLL DVDR-SONiTUSNucleus SoundLab Retrospective REFiLL DVDR-SONiTUS

Nucleus SoundLab Retrospective REFiLL | 985 MB Team SONiTUS 08/2013 Jiggery-Pokery is pleased to present the HollowSun archive of classic and esoteric electronica in an exclusive package for Propellerhead Reason 4 The Retrospective ReFill has been four decades in the making!Retrospective includes 550+ NNXT patches with nearly 1GB of samples. The ReFill covers a range of analogue and digital...
The Machine - A Vintage Drum Sampler WAV AiFFThe Machine - A Vintage Drum Sampler WAV AiFF

P2P | WAV, AiFF | 593 MB This package contains: 960 mb samples from 214 Drum machines & keyboards in 12 158 Wav & Aif files....

  Views: 1058
Views: 1058


Nobody said thanks, but you can be first!

Comments for Hollow Sun Yamaha FS1R KONTAKT:

No comments yet, add a comment!


Would you like to leave your comment? Please Login to your account to leave comments. Don't have an account? You can create a free account now.

Member Login

Social Networking Login: