Zero-G Epica KONTAKT
EPICA comes with a stunning interface powered by the latest Native Instruments Kontakt software that gives the user amazing sound-shaping capability. You only need the FREE Kontakt 5 Player to use EPICA, but it is of course also fully usable with the full version of Kontakt 5.
Over 17,000 24bit samples have been hand-edited, looped and multi-layered to produce an unsurpassed richness and authenticity of sound that will have your audience gasping in appreciation.
“An excellent, very well thought out and powerful instrument with a huge range of possibilities… there are so many great sounds here… enough to guarantee you’ll be using it for years to come. Highly recommended. Rated: 9/10” (Future Music magazine, UK – read the full review HERE)
“It’s the sound that really counts, and on that front Epica is a blast – versatile basses, pads, FX and much more… the presentation and quality carry it off. Rated: 9/10” (Computer Music magazine, UK)
EPICA comes with over 600 patches of pads, leads, basses, sequences and fx and of course it has the sound-shaping capabilities for you to create much more. We really believe this is the best sounding virtual instrument we have yet created.
EPICA’s samples have all been recorded through an equipment chain of 100% boutique hardware with no plug-ins used in the creation of the source sounds. We wanted to create a library that offered a fresh palette of sounds which were rich in timbre and had their own character, so that it would set your music apart from the masses.
The User Interface was designed to give you full control over a huge amount of sonic sculpting options without slowing down the creative process. It is both quick and simple to use but devastatingly powerful when you want to create your own presets… which you will find yourself doing within seconds.
Most virtual synths have lots of gimmicks but need a lot of work to make them fit into a mix and often sound weak and artificial. EPICA however, sounds great straight out of the box. There’s no need to reach for that EQ, compressor, or other plug-in, EPICA just sounds so good on its own!
How to install the new EPICA presets:
Extract the rar file. Then, in order to add new preset folders to both the Instruments and Multis directories you must first locate the Epica Folder on your computer. This is usually in the Native Instruments folder which is in the Applications directory on a Mac and in the Programs directory on a PC.
Then add the folders containing the new instruments and multis to the respective Instruments and Multis folders in the Epica Folder.
When you restart Kontakt you should be able to see the new folders in the Epica library.
If you then receive sample path errors when opening the new instruments you will need to do a Batch Re-save on the new instrument folders, as follows:
Select ‘batch re-save’ from the file menu in Kontakt. Click ‘Yes’ then locate the new Epica Kontakt instruments folder on your hard drive and click ‘choose’.
Kontakt will then search for the missing wav samples for those instruments and re-save the new instruments with these samples. If it cannot find all samples then an error message will appear asking you to locate the samples folder.
Click ‘browse for folder’ then navigate to your Epica wav samples folder and click ‘Choose’ and Kontakt will re-save the new instruments with these samples.
The new Epica Kontakt instruments should then all open in Kontakt.