Hideaway Studio Proudly Presents the Zero-1 Synthesizer for Kontakt

Hideaway Studio Presents the Zero-1 Synthesizer

The Virtual Analog With a Vintage Twist….


Zero-1 is in essence a single oscillator virtual analog synthesizer (VA) loosely based on the CS01 monosynth which was released in 1982 as an affordable entry into the world of analog synthesis… but with a twist!  Rather than simply sample the basic DCO oscillators from the original instrument I thought it might be more interesting to first pass them through a tube overdrive and Watkins Copicat tape delay.  Mangling the raw oscillators in this manner injected a significant amount of character and movement to the original waveforms – even the splice in the tape loop adds something!  Five oscillators were multi-sampled in 24-bits in this manner: triangle, sawtooth, 50% square, 25% square and PWM.

One unique feature of the Zero-1 is the ability to switch between a Mk I and Mk II CS01 filter emulation.  This selects either a 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter and changes the livery of the control panel to match the original variants – a flash of genius by Stephen Howell at Hollow Sun!

Purchase & Download

The Zero-1 Synthesizer is ready for download via KontaktHub:

More Details & Purchase via Kontakt Hub

“Sounds beautiful. If you keep makin’ them, I’ll keep buyin’ them.” bharris22, KVR Forum

“Quite pleased inventive and creative work still happens like this. Also pleased it happens to come at this price!” thisplace, KVR Forum

Download Contents:

– The Zero-1 Synth for Kontakt
– 50 24-bit tube & tape waveshaped oscillator samples
– 40 editable example instrument patches with ability to save
– 10 example layered multi patches
– User Guide

System Requirements:

– The Zero-1 Synth requires Kontakt version 4.2.4 or higher
– Around 60Mb Free Hard Disk Space

Some Quick Demonstrations

The following demos have been recorded live directly from Kontakt using only the example patches from Zero-1:

Some of the example patches played together in a sequence:

Waveshaping Gear


D.A.Wilson (Hideaway Studio) Oscillator Capture & Wave Shaping, Sample Set & Example Patches. Stephen Howell (Hollow Sun, RIP) UI Concept, GUI Design & Graphics, HS Example Patches. Mario Krušelj Synth Engine Script

A very big thank you to Stephen and Mario for making this project possible. 

A nice example of how sometimes small projects grow into something much more involved in a short period of time thanks to the sheer dedication & enthusiasm of the team working on it!!


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© D.A.Wilson, Hideaway Studio 2013

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