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RM-20 is a collection of sampled sounds inspired by the Yamaha PS-20, an electric organ built in 1981. The PS-20’s sound are lo-fi but charming, and it has been heavily used by the band Beach House, where it’s lo-fi tones contribute to the band’s dreampop atmosphere.
This RM-20 sound pack uses high quality multi-samples of all ten of the Yamaha PS-20s sounds, and the samples retain the charm of the original instrument whilst adding modern functionality the original lacks, such as the ability to program via MIDI. Run through effects like chorus, delay and reverb will bring these samples to life to inspire new songs.
This pack is perfect as an inspiration machine, for adding dreamy lo-fi tones to your songs, or for anyone wanting to bring some Beach House synth sounds into their productions. These sounds come to life when run through effects such as chorus, delay and reverb, and also work well when layered with other sounds. To hear the patches in action, check out my Beach House Synth Sounds and Chromatic Synth Sounds articles.
RM-20 includes pre-made sampler presets for Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One, Reason, Logic Pro X and Kontakt. These patches are ready to drop into a project and start using straight away, and include onboard effects already dialled in. The pack also comes with a PDF user guide to get you up and running.
The raw WAV samples can also be loaded into any other DAW or sampler to play back the sounds. Sampler’s with auto-mapping will be able to read the RM-20 samples embedded root keys and loop information, for easy mapping over the keyboard.
Additionally, the RM-20 pack includes Soundfont files for loading the sounds in Soundfont players such as Fruity Soundfont Player and Sforzando.
All sounds (other than bass guitar and drums) were made with RM-20 patches.
The RM-20 download comes with presets for the following DAWs / Samplers:
The download also includes the WAV multisamples to use with any sampler or DAW as well as soundfont .SF2 files to use with soundfont players.