The 80s EPs are virtual versions of 4 iconic 80s EP sounds from the Yamaha DX7 Mark II, each counting two times 1144 24bit/48kHz samples for the Pro versions and 140 samples for the 140 versions. There are three more of them: 80s EP Classic, FM and Warm. The FM 140 is a free product.
No software emulation beats the expressiveness and bite of the real thing. I played around two thousand EP presets and customized 32 of my favourites on my TX802/DX7II and then sampled 4 like all the virtual Wurlitzers and Rhodes out there: extremely detailed and programmed to behave exactly like the original.
“Bright” is based on the famous “Fulltines” preset from the DX7 Mark II. It is heard in dozens of hit ballads.
Requires the full version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher. The 80s EPs will only work for 30 minutes in the free Kontakt Player.
For accompaniment the 140 versions will suffice. For solos, get the full Pro version for $30 instead. You can also upgrade to the Pro version for $15 whenever you’re ready. Check out the demo below to see if you can hear the difference. The same midi file is played by my TX802 module, then by the Pure preset in Kontakt, the Coloured, the 140 version and finally FM8. The video goes through different settings so you can see what the instrument is capable of. Finally, download the free 80s EP FM 140, it has the same engine.