The 1980s-inspired library pays tribute to vintage analogue tones whilst bringing forth futuristic, sci-fi sounds. It packs 1.4GB of samples, letting you harness the power of 80s synths for thick bass lines, synth leads, ambient pads, synth strings, evolving synth arpeggios and robotic vocal chops. You’ll also be able to create big beats with analogue drum kit sounds.
100 instruments and 50 MIDI files are included in Hitmaker: Synthwave, with inspiration from Perturbator, KAvinsky, Chromeo, Lost Years and John Carpenter. IK Multimedia says that all the samples have been created with the “highest-quality studio processors to preserve their warm, rich analogue sound”.
SampleTank 4 Custom Shop, IK Multimedia’s free version of the SampleTank 4 workstation, can be used to run Hitmaker: Synthwave. SampleTank 4 CS will also come loaded with 4GB of sounds for instant playability.
Hitmaker: Synthwave, which will usually cost you $50, can be claimed after you fill out a survey on synthesizers. This will also give you a 15 per cent discount on pre-orders for UNO Synth Pro, IK Multimedia’s new flagship hardware synth.
Download Hitmaker: Synthwave at ikmultimedia.com.
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Date: 3 March 2021
Author: Sam Willings