THE JD-8OO is Roland's answer to half a decade of hard-to-program synthesizers. Covered in sliders that act as dedicated editors just like a classic analog synth, the JD-800 is an extremely programmable and hands-on digital synthesizer. It is also an interesting and great sounding digital synth with incredible flexibility and control. Internal ROM based waveforms are combined to build your sounds. The sounds are based on Roland's D-50, but updated for the nineties with multimode filters - uncommon but welcome at the time (source Vintage Synth Explorer).
GET READY to immerse yourself into the massive sounds of one of the most iconic and legendary synthesizers from the nineties in a Kontakt instrument. Contains inspiring arpeggios, lush pads, fat basses, screaming leads and pearcing synth sounds in any combination. Sampled in 44.100 Hz 24 Bit stereo for a very clear sound. THE SOUNDS were recreated in Kontakt with the help of the Kontakt effects, filters and modulators. And with the addition of an arpeggiator, even more sound possibilities are available. An instruments exists out of two layers that can be switched on and off and edited seperately. Multis exist out of several Instruments combined together to get huge layered sounds. JD-850 is divided into 12 different sound categories, containig 200 instruments (nki's) and 50 multi's (nkm's). The sound categories are: Arpeggios, Atmospheric, Bass, Brass, Keys, Leads, Pads, Percussive, Plucked, Strings, Synths and Winds.
THE GUI is very clear and easy to understand and makes the sounds very tweakable and it encourages you to make your own. The Master Controls page lets you edit the Filter, Envelope and Modulator parameters for the two layers seperately. The Arpeggiator & Effects page contains the parameters of the Arpeggiator and the settings of 6 different effects including a convolution reverb with 21 different reverb effects. The last page is for editing the settings of two more effects, 3-Band EQ and Stereo Modeler.
JD-850 only works in the full version of Kontakt 5.1 or higher.
The Roland JD-800 factory patches are not included in the JD-850 library.
When using the free Kontakt Player, this library will only work for 15 minutes in demo mode!
JD-850 is also part of the Kontakt Bundles 4, 6, 7 & 8.
Follow the installation instructions as stated in the Installation tab above.
For Kontakt 5.1 (Full version, not for Kontakt Player)
24bit 44.100 Khz ncw samples
12 sound categories
200 instruments (nki) and 50 multis (nkm)
24 samples per instrument, 2 layers, 12 per layer
Velocity and Aftertouch responsive
Host tempo sync
Arpeggiator & Effects page
Master Controls page
3-Band EQ & Stereo Modeler page
Unpack the supplied zip archive file to a directory of choice.
Open the Kontakt browser by clicking on the Browse icon on top of the Kontakt window.
Open the Files tab in the Kontakt browser.
Navigate to the directory where you installed the library.
Open the CL-Projects - JD-850 folder.
Open the Instruments or Multis folder and their subdirectories until you can see the nki / nkm files.
Double click on a nki or nkm file or drag it in the Kontakt window to load the patch.