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*This product does NOT work in the Kontakt FREE Player*
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**DO NOT attempt to add VGSG’s EX5 Sounds into Kontakt 5, Kontakt 6 or Native Access as a library! This is not a Native Instruments licensed library, these are instruments licensed by us for Kontakt 5 & Kontakt 6 FULL VERSION!**
• Kontakt 5 Full Version (v5.5.2 or Higher) Required
(NOT the FREE Player, but the FULL PAID $399.00 Version)
• Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12 or 10.13 (latest update), Intel Core i5 CPU
• Windows 7, 8 & 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core i5 CPU or equivalent
• 4 GB of RAM (6 GB Recommended)
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VGSG's EX5 Sounds
For those unfamiliar with the EX5 Synthesizer, it was released in 1998 by the same manufacturer of the classic DX7 FM Synthesizer. The world was just two years away from the new millennium and synthesizer development was at it's prime. The EX5 was a result of how cutting edge synthesizer development was at the time.
The "EX" in the name EX5 stood for EXtended Synthesis and boy did the EX5 boast many methods of tone generation for creating incredible sounds!
There were four methods of synthesis housed inside of the EX5. The most notable however are the following three: AN (Analog Physical Modeling) Synthesis, FDSP (Formulated Digital Sound Processing) Synthesis and Virtual Acoustic (VL) Synthesis.
The AN Synthesis simplified strives to accurately reproduce the sound of classic analog synthesizers and the synthesis that drives them. Simply put, incredible analog leads with perfect portamento, bass sounds that will give a Moog a run for it's money, and FX/Pad sounds that will take you to another dimension.
The FDSP Synthesis is well-known in genres that frequently utilize electric pianos because of the FDSP's incredible electric piano pickup emulation. An EP "pickup" is an electromagnetic device inside of an electric piano that senses the vibration of an EP's metal tine or tone bar. The EP pickup simply picks up the sound of the tine bar and sends it to the EP's amplifier.
FDSP emulates this effect fantastically and enabling this effect on an EP patch on your EX5 will breathe life into your EP instantly!
Lastly, the Virtual Acoustic is in our opinion the EX5's most complex yet amazing synthesis method it features! VL is simply an advanced (even by today's standards) computer-based physical modeling of essentially every idiosyncrasy that occurs in a real woodwind or brass instrument. Please know that because of the complexity of this synthesis, we are not sampling any VL sounds as samples cannot properly re-create what the VL's physical modeling produces.