Hideaway Studio Presents the Zero-1 Synthesizer
The Virtual Analog With a Vintage Twist….
Zero-1 is in essence a single oscillator virtual analog synthesizer (VA) loosely based on the CS01 monosynth which was released in 1982 as an affordable entry into the world of analog synthesis… but with a twist! Rather than simply sample the basic DCO oscillators from the original instrument I thought it might be more interesting to first pass them through a tube overdrive and Watkins Copicat tape delay. Mangling the raw oscillators in this manner injected a significant amount of character and movement to the original waveforms – even the splice in the tape loop adds something! Five oscillators were multi-sampled in 24-bits in this manner: triangle, sawtooth, 50% square, 25% square and PWM.
One unique feature of the Zero-1 is the ability to switch between a Mk I and Mk II CS01 filter emulation. This selects either a 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter and changes the livery of the control panel to match the original variants – a flash of genius by Stephen Howell at Hollow Sun!
Purchase & Download
The Zero-1 Synthesizer is ready for download for the very generous sum of £5
“Sounds beautiful. If you keep makin’ them, I’ll keep buyin’ them.” bharris22, KVR Forum
“Quite pleased inventive and creative work still happens like this. Also pleased it happens to come at this price!” thisplace, KVR Forum
What you get in the download…
- The Zero-1 Synth for Kontakt
- 50 24-bit tube & tape waveshaped oscillator samples
- 40 editable example instrument patches with ability to save
- 10 example layered multi patches
- User Guide
- The Zero-1 Synth requires Kontakt version 4.2.4 or higher
- Around 60Mb Free Hard Disk Space
Some Quick Demonstrations
The following demos have been recorded live directly from Kontakt using only the example patches from Zero-1:
Some of the example patches played together in a sequence:
Some live improvs using the example multis:
Hand tweaking two arpeggiated patches in real time:
The tube waveshaping process certainly mangled things a treat…
Dan Wilson (Hideaway Studio) Oscillator Capture & Wave Shaping, Sample Set & Example Patches
Stephen Howell (Hollow Sun) UI Concept, GUI Design & Graphics, HS Example Patches
Mario Krušelj Synth Engine Script
A very big thank you to Stephen and Mario for making this project possible.
A nice example of how sometimes small projects grow into something much more involved in a short period of time thanks to the sheer dedication & enthusiasm of the team working on it!!
Usage Restrictions & Copyright Notice
Purchasing this library grants a single user license. Further users are required to purchase their own copy of this product.
This library may be used in its distributed form as an instrument in any music composition, both commercial or otherwise.
Under no circumstances may the raw sample data, scripting, example instrument patches or indeed any new instruments created in this product be used as the basis for another sample library or musical instrument.
The sample data in this product is protected under copyright. No third party patches or samples have been used to create the oscillators or raw samples in this library.
© D.A.Wilson, Hideaway Studio 2013