With the Zero G Epica Sound module Samples have been sourced from some the most hi-spec analogue synths available including Arp, Odyssey Mk3, Sequential Pro-1, Yamaha CS-30 and digital synths such as the Virus Ti, DX9 and Roland D-50.
600 presets using 17,247 recordings were made, all at 24bit 44.1khz totalling 13GB of raw sample recordings. No dead space and all obsessively hand looped rather than an auto-looping program for authenticity.
With over 17,000 24bit hand-edited, looped and multi-layered samples and an inspiring Kontakt-powered interface, Epica is Zero-G´s best-sounding virtual instrument to date.
Zero-G´s aim was to create a library that offered a fresh palette of sounds which were rich in timbre and had their own character, so that it would set your music apart from the masses. As such, Epica´s samples were all recorded through an equipment chain of 100% boutique hardware with no plug-ins used in the creation of the source sounds.
All samples were hand looped and, with Kontakt key mapping never stretching a sample more than one note from its root, they sound as real as the instruments they came from. In fact all of the non-looped samples are mapped to every key for 6 octaves with a large amount of them 3 to 4 x Round Robins on every key.
Epica features over 600 patches of pads, leads, basses, sequences and fx and, of course, it has the sound-shaping capabilities for you to create much more.
The User Interface was designed to give you full control over a huge amount of sonic sculpting options without slowing down the creative process. It is both quick and simple to use but devastatingly powerful when you want to create your own presets… which you will find yourself doing within seconds.
Most virtual synths have lots of gimmicks but need a lot of work to make them fit into a mix and often sound weak and artificial. Epica however, sounds great straight out of the box. There’s no need to reach for that EQ, compressor, or other plug-in, EPICA just sounds so good on its own!
You only need the FREE Kontakt 5 Player to use EPICA, but it is of course also fully usable with the full version of Kontakt 5.