GSi – Die Funky Maschine ZD6 v1.1 (VSTi, VST) [WIN x86]

Developer: GSi

Version: 1.1

Year / Release Date: Oct 2008

Bit depth: 32bit

Interface language: English

Release group: NEMESiS

Tabletka: Present

Minimum System Requirements:
• Microsoft Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP/Vista
• Intel Pentium 3 @ 1000 MHz or AMD Athlon @ 1000 MHz
• 64 Mb of RAM
• 4 Mb of free disk space
• An ASIO compatible sound card
ZD6 is a VST/AU plug-in, and needs a VST host application to run. We recommend EnergyXT
or Hermann Seib’s VSThost / SAVIhost for Windows.

Instrument Background :
It was back in the fifties when German inventor Ernst Zacharias invented one of the funkiest keyboards of all times. At first the intention was to make a portable version of a cembalo, but it soon turned into one of the most used keyboards in rock and pop music. You will certainly recognize it in the famous pop song “Superstition”, and in many other funky tunes of the seventies. Many police and investigation story movies and TV shows of the 70’s and the early 80’s had music themes based on funky accompaniments made with the D6, a slap bass and drums. This instrument can reproduce the sound of an electric guitar and can be treated with the same effects used by guitarists (wahwah, distortion, phaser, chorus, etc.) for both rhythmic and melodic textures, since it is actually based on a set of 60 strings and two humbucker pickups very similar to those used in electric guitars.

Plugin Description :
ZD6 is a physical modeling simulation of a vintage “D6” stringed electric piano.

Main features:
– Full Polyphony (60 notes)
– Sympathetic resonances
– Realistic response to keyboard dynamics and aftertouch
– Octave transpose (1 oct. up, 1 oct. down)
– Adjustable global tuning
– Four dynamic curves available
– Realistic control panel with switches for active EQ and pickup selection
– Adjustable damper level and instrument volume
– Wah-Wah effect modeled after the famous JH-1 american Wah pedal
– Manual wah, LFO wah, auto-wah
– Distortion effect
– Eight-stage Phaser effect
– On-screen help tips and readout values
– Very low memory and CPU power needed
– Easy MIDI-Learn feature
– FX version included