Fine Cut Bodies has released Gombulator, a free Kontakt instrument that emulates the rare sound of the Yamaha PSR-15 from the early ’80s.
The Yamaha PSR-15 features six preset sounds plus a set of drums, all of which were meticulously sampled before arranging them into the twisted interface of Gombulator.
The developer was kind enough to give us some more extra details, read below:
“I’ve recorded the samples through high-end Neutrik 1/4 jack plugs going into my RME Fireface UC. Some eq-ing was applied via Universal Audio plugins, I’ve used some Manley Passive Massive and 2nd generation Pultec plug-ins and to achieve balanced sound, though I did not want to alter the natural sound of the Yamaha PSR-15.
Within Kontakt, I’ve added some effects also, a kind of natural sounding slapback-style convolution reverb and a smooth limiter.
The user interface is by Howard Hardiman and is based on the same artwork as our album’s artwork with ‘The Gomb’, our noise synth pop duo.” – Ambrus Tövisházi (musician and one of the creators behind Gombulator).
Note that you need to own the full version of NI Kontakt 5.6.1 and at least 130M of free space on your disk in order to run this free Kontakt instrument.
More Details / Download: Gombulator
With this occasion, I want to remind you another great free thing launched by Fine Cut Bodies, it’s about “La Petite Excite”.
This is a free harmonic exciter VST, AU plugin available for Windows and MAC, capable of shining your sound and enhancing certain frequencies. Find more about this free plugin here: La Petite Excite