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Model 85

Jim Daneker

4.73 GB


We just want to go over a few things briefly.

  1. This patch requires an authorized and working copy of Kontakt Full. This patch will not run in the free Kontakt Player. Please note the minimum software version needed to run this patch in the “Minimum Software Version” section. If any additional plugins are needed they’re listed in the “Required Plugins” section.
  2. Keep in mind-other plugins or effects may have been used on the original recording. The Patch producer has done their best to replicate any external devices used on the recording. Also effect levels can change a song drastically. Try adjusting the amount/levels of effects or other settings in Kontakt and you may find the sound you’re looking for.
  3. The purchase of this patch entitles you to use it on ONE computer at a time. You may not share this patch with anyone else. You cannot resale this patch in any form. You cannot resample this patch in any form/format.
  4. Turn knobs, change settings, combine sounds and Have fun!

More From Jim Daneker

Model 85 is sourced from two iconic Japanese analog synths of the mid-80s, famous for their incredibly rich, warm pads and synth sounds. You really could do an entire retrowave album or 80s soundtrack with just these synths, but there are some other surprises under the hood, including electric pianos that are shockingly good and pair well with that other 80s staple, the Yamaha DX7!

The goal with the analog synths in the Legacy Series was to capture all their imperfections, instability, and unpredictability. These are the hallmarks of analog, and they are responsible for the warm, lush sounds we all love so much in these timeless instruments. These sounds are alive.


What's Included

As one of the largest collections in the Legacy Series, Model 85 meticulously captures several dozen new source sounds - including pads, soundscapes, basses, leads, arpeggiated synths, and a handful of famous sounds from pop hits of the 80s - all through British mic preamps for the ultimate reproduction of these sounds.

Multiple round robins and velocity layers were captured where necessary, so they behave like proper analog synths - not as static, lifeless samples. All the random instability you’d expect from an analog synth is there, and the resulting sounds are incredibly organic and musical.

Finally, most sounds are dynamically controllable via mod wheel for expressive filter sweeps, LFO control, or other applicable parameters.


  • MainStage/Logic version requires a Mac with MainStage 3.4.4/Logic 10.5.0 or later installed, along with all factory content
  • Kontakt version requires Kontakt 6.7.1 or later (full retail version, not “Player), either Mac or PC
  • 22 GB free space on your system drive during download and installation; 11 GB post-installation
  • TouchOSC version 1 on any iPad if you want to use the optional touch editor (for MainStage version only).


Against All Odds

Almost a GS1

Ambitious One

As Big As It Gets

Axel F

Bonsai Tree

Camelot Records '85

Chariots Of Fire

Circle Of 5ths

Dual Stab Brass

Epic Octaves

Epic Pipes 1

Epic Pipes 2

Ethnic Metal Piano

Father Figure

Final Countdown

GS2 EP 1

GS2 EP 2

Jupiter Brass



JX Icon Pad

JX Piano

Kyrie Eleison

Lead Me On

Monster Pad 1

Monster Pad 2

Monster Pad 3

Monster Poly

Mr Buttersworth

Nuclear Square Wave

Orange Julius

Perco Later

Prophetic Brass 1

Prophetic Brass 2

Retro Brass 1

Retro Brass 2

Roman Gladiators

Rubber Band EP

Shadows Of DX EP

Shadows Of TX816

Solemn One

Solina Strings

Synth Monastery

Take On Me

The Power Of Love

Winwood Bounce


Up Mix

Add Note
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