Contents: Approximately 200 MB of PCM samples (35MB of virtual memory),
25 Multisamples, 64 Programs [U-CC], 64 Combis [U-B], 2 Karma GEs [U-G]
Kelfar Technologies introduces its 12 sound library for the Korg Kronos music workstation, the EXs 186 Vintage Organs and Synths.
Why vintage organ music–and how did vintage organ music become popular in the Middle East?
In the 50s, 60s, and 70s, classical and pop music across the Middle East was called Franco-Arab music. The name “Franco-Arab” became a trend when the music took a more Western tone than the local microtonal music. This led to the integration of Western and Eastern music especially in Egypt where that style of music flourished and became the main center of the new music in the Middle East.
They were three greatest Egyptian singers of all time: Umm Kulthum, Abdel Halim Hafez, and Mohammed Abdel Wahab. These three pioneered the use of the vintage instruments such as the organs, synthesizer, and electric guitar. Our new EXs 186 honors these artists and others who were masters of vintage Franco-Arab music.
Vintage Organs and Synth Sounds
Kelfar Technologies selected the top 25 original sounds that were commonly used in many of the popular songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
The goal was to preserve the analog characteristics of these vintage instruments. While playing these instruments, you can hear the mechanical noise of the keys and the amp noise (sometimes referred to these sounds as dirty-sounds). It’s part of what makes this music unique!
The EXs 186 vintage organs and synths includes:
The library comes with massive amount of professionally programmed sounds. You receive a total of 128 sounds (64 Combis and 64 Programs).
Included selections are the Organs, Lead (Synths), Electric Guitar, Orchestra Vintage Strings, Drawbars Organs, Bass-Splits, Brass, Sax, Trumpet, Vintage Pads, and many more.
Play with Full Control of the Parameters in Real-Time
Each sound has been assigned to the Common Realtime Controls: Knobs, Switches, Joystick, and Ribbon. It will allow you to control Filter, EG, LFO, and many other parameters in real-time. (Check the manual for more details).
Emulation of Spring and Plate Reverb
Many of the sounds in Programs and Combis have vintage reverbs to bring your performance to the next level. It is like plugging your Kronos into a vintage tube amp!
Play with Expressiveness When Used with the Expression Pedal or Breath Controller
In Combi mode, all the sounds have been assigned to either to filter out the CC11 / Expressions or use the CC11 / Expression Pedal to fade in/out sounds. It is very important and especially when you have a Bass Split sound to only control the volume of the sound track and not to affect the Bass Sound.
What is special about this library? We have programmed in Programs and Combis mode the sounds that match the same vintage organs and synths used in songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. With the help of our audio design team, Kelfar Technologies has matched 100% of the Vintage Organs and Synths used in many songs from this era.
The Kelfar Vintage Organs and Synths sound library was recorded by Mr. Nader Harb of Moda Music, Michigan. Engineered and programmed by Karim El-Far of Kelfar Technologies.