F9 Electric Funk Instruments & Multisamples

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128+ Multi sampled Funk Instruments 

Ever since the release of Electric Funk so many of you have asked when will we be releasing a pack of playable funk instruments.  

We are very proud to present 128 exceptionally playable instruments that run using native Logic & Ableton DAW samplers and Kontakt**. This collection is our homage to an era of music that shaped electronic club music for decades.

The only way to get the truly authentic tones of the electro-funk explosion that dominated mid 80s club and R+B chart-toppers was to sample the original hardware. That's exactly what we did here but with the 21st-century sonics that F9 is infamous for. 

This pack contains:

  • 20 Analog Basses (with Round-Robin sampling) 
  • 15 Digital Basses
  • 22 Key Patches
  • 15 Lead Patches
  • 29 Sequence, Plucks and sampled hit patches
  • 20 Analog Poly-Synths
  • 10 Digital Poly Synths

The original machines that made the funk:

For this set of instruments, we meticulously sampled basses, leads, pads, and polysynths from the original 80's legends:

  • Jupiter 8,
  • OBX-A,
  • Prophet 600,
  • Minimoog
  • Prophet 5
  • Juno 60
  • Sequential Prophet VS
  • Ensoniq Mirage
  • EMU Systems Emax I (analog filters) 
  • Oberheim DPX-1 (8 /12bit sample player with analog filters) 
  • Yamaha DX7 IIFD
  • Yamaha TX 802
  • Yamaha TX 81Z

Snapping at the heals of those famously wandering analogue oscillators were 2 fledgling technologies - Digital Synthesis and Sampling.

Imagine for a moment being a producer of that era. Every week a new device would spring up and offer a palette of sound never imagined let alone heard before. We want to deliver that feeling directly into your DAW 

The metallic overtones of the freshly sewn FM synthesis revolution collided with the traditional analogue aesthetic for the first time in this era to create something truly unique. As you can hear from the demos it's as if these two technologies were always meant to be perfect bedfellows.

Sampling had already made its way into the infamous drum machines of the day but now finally, the first sampling keyboards were in the hands of producers - their flawed and grainy 8 or 12bit output creating a thickness and power all of their own. We have been amazed on this sampling journey to find out just how good these 30-year-old devices sound - and how often as contemporary producers we often chase a sound that you can get every time you boot up a floppy in old Mirage, Emax, EII or Sequential Circuits sampler. 

Audio Hardware used during the capturing of this pack's material:

  • Neve 1081 EQ / Preamp
  • Neve 33135 EQ / Preamp
  • API 512 Preamp
  • API 527 Compressors
  • SSL XR 627 VHD Pre
  • Erickson Montessi Gold preamp
  • SSL 727 Xrack Stereo EQ 
  • SSL 728 Xrack Stereo Dynamics
  • GML 8900 Dynamic Gain Controller 
  • GML 8200 EQ
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture +15 / Rooster
  • Kush Audio UBK
  • Chandler Lil Devil EQ
  • Elektron Analog Heat
  • Apogee Symphony I/O 

Having the raw sounds is one thing - transferring them into playable and usable patches is another.  We are always being told by our customers that our sampler patches end up being used over our competitors in their day-to-day sessions. 

We believe this is because we approach this as producers ourselves, not sound designers. I cannot begin to tell you how passionate we are about the authenticity and strength of sound we strive for in every patch.

One of the upsides of running a sound design company is we get to use all the amazing things we make which means we have an (almost selfish) obsession to make everything we do work inside a 21st-century production. 

Not everything can take up a ton of room inside a track, some sounds need to be thin, others fat and wide. Sometimes you need wandering pitches to swirl the sounds around and sometimes you need pure tones. We take pride in the fact that every F9 patch-based release ends up as a set of tools specific to that job.

All of this starts with the recording. sampled through the very highest quality Preamps (NEVE, API, Erickson Montessi and Thermionic Culture). Everything is processed with the end result in mind (via the best analogue hardware possible) during a process we have perfected over the last 5 years. This makes our sounds 'pop' as you can hear from the bare audio demos. 

Compatibility List: 

This collection is Compatible with
  • Logic Pro X (all versions via EXS24 / Sampler+ Channel strips)  M1 Compatible
  • Ableton Live 9.1+ (including Live 10 and 11 & 12) Suite or Standard edition *
  • Kontakt 5.8.1+ (full version required) **

* Please note this release will not work in Live Intro or Live Lite.

** Please note - Kontakt support is for a full copy of Kontakt and will not work with the free Kontakt player. This library will not use serials or Kontakt's 'library' browser tab. For more information on using 'unlocked' Kontakt libraries please see this video.

The audio demos contain additional drum and fx sounds not included in the package (sourced from Electric Funk, F9 Toolkit, F9 TRAX Beach House and F9 TRAX Electric Disco). All musical parts in the audio demos were created using the instruments of this release triggered from midi via native DAW samplers or Kontakt. 


Legal :

Logic Pro, Smart Controls, Apple Loops, EXS24, and Apple Silicon are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Ableton, Live Pack, and Live Racks are trademarks of Ableton AG.
Kontakt, Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, and Native Access are registered trademarks of Native Instruments GMBH. Steinberg,
Cubase, HALion, Halion Sonic SE, and VST are trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
Bitwig is a trademark of Bitwig GmbH.
AKAI, MPC & Qlink are trademarks of Inmusic Brands Inc.
These trademarks are mentioned exclusively to identify compatibility with the respective companies' music production software and functionalities.
F9 Audio Ltd does not claim any affiliation or endorsement from Apple Inc, Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, Native Instruments GMBH, Ableton AG, Bitwig GmbH, or Inmusic Brands Inc. The trademarks of these respective companies are used solely for the purpose of identifying compatibility with their music creation software.
References to other hardware devices or sub-brands on this page, including instruments and registered trademarks, are provided for descriptive purposes only. For instance, when referring to instrument brands and their associated trademarks, the intention is to describe the sound or instrument used in creating a specific sound or patch. F9 Audio Ltd does not maintain, nor does it claim, any association with or endorsement by these brands. Any goodwill connected to these brands lies with the brand owner.

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