Iron Pack 9 was created with premium analog hardware, including an Elektron Analog Four and various filters and effects. The circuitry is modern, but each of the 12 custom patches designed by our own Spencer Nunamaker was inspired by classic vintage sounds, with the full body and warm you expect from analog synthesis. And each patch includes an array of easy controls and FX options to radically reshape the sound into your own fresh mutations. Each patch was created by meticulously constructing unique signal path and modulator routings, often with multiple LFOs effecting each other both parallel and in series. Once the path was designed, Spencer brought them to life, capturing their organic flavors in real-time, using a variety of velocity, joystick and envelope stage mapping to modulate different parameters, LFOs to modulate other LFOs, combined with after-touch LFO depth/speed modulation and other wild-card tweaks to generate awesome chain-reactions. The result is a warm, rich set of great synth patches, each with a host of sound-shaping parameters that let you further manipulate them into your own new custom sounds with the help of our GUI. The sounds a crisp, high-fidelity and modern, but there’s a strong element of retro-fatness in each of them. Read the Contents tab for details about each of the synth patches. Check out the walk-through videos with Spencer Nunamaker.
We include standard open format Kontakt presets that can be used in the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, as well as universal open source SFZ presets for those who don’t own Kontakt. The SFZ presets can be used in the free Sforzando Player by Plogue, as a VST, AU, RTAS, AAX and stand-alone engine just like Kontakt. The SFZ presets offer many of the same core control features and playability, in a basic easy-to-use interface, with equally excellent sound quality.