The D-50 was released in
1987, and was also available as a rack version, the D-550. It was an
extremely popular synthesizer, its sounds can be heard in many hit songs of
the 80's and 90's. Four expansion cards were available, which have also been sampled for
this collection. The D-50/550 combines samples with synthesis, thus creating
very realistic sounds.
I've converted all sounds to
Kontakt instruments (Kontakt 5.5.2). Note: this is not a synthesizer, it's a
collection of sampled sounds.
The sounds have been recorded without the D-(5)50 chorus or reverb: these effects
have been added in Kontakt and can be controlled from the front panel. The
keyboard range from C1 tot C6 has been sampled (sometimes one octave lower
and/or higher), two samples per octave. All
samples have been recorded at 44,000 kHz/16-bit.
D-50 sounds are brighter when played harder. This
has been emulated on all sounds by sampling the brightest sound (maximum
velocity) and providing a Kontakt low pass filter that reacts to velocity.
The filter can be switched on (and off) from the front panel.
If you want to order this collection, please send me
like to buy, and then
through Paypal (please
can pay in Euros, British Pounds or US Dollars; please use the currency
converter on the right to determine the correct amount. After
receiving your payment, I will send you the files
through WeTransfer within 24 hours. Due to the size of the collections,
e-mail. Note: the collection may not work in the free Kontakt Player, only
in the full version.
These instruments contain only a few
octaves of samples, to give an impression of the quality.
Of course, the full versions contain the entire range of samples!
Download: Fantasia /