Decatur - The Hit Sounds Of The 1980's

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Specifications

∙ 11.8 GB Sound Library (6.5 Gb zip file)
∙ 8 Instrument Folders
∙ Over 220 Instruments
∙ Over 7,000 Samples
∙ Wav files directory can be used with any sampler
∙ For Windows 7 and above/ Mac OSX and above

* Full version of Kontakt 5.5 or above required

What Is Decatur?

Decatur is a sampled based Kontakt library highlighting the keyboard and synth sounds used by some of the most influential artists throughout the 1980’s. These classic sounds which were featured in countless radio hits dominated the airwaves for decades and have without a doubt, become a staple of musical nostalgia over the years. All of these sounds are now available, for the first time, in one library!

Decatur’s curated collection of presets in no particular order include sounds heard in the albums of artists such as Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osbourne, Toto, Journey, Bon Jovi, Eurythmics, Steve Miller, Debbie Deb, Information Society, Michael Jackson, Yazoo, Lipps Inc, Steve Perry, Howard Jones, Van Halen, Animotion, Prince, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode, Genesis, Dire Straits, Janet Jackson, Paul Young, Harold Fatremeyer, Rockwell, Heart, Cutting Crew, A‐ha, Will To Power, Men Without Hats, Tears For Fears, The Cars, Berlin, Mr. Mister, The Human League, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Manheim Steamroller, Spandau Ballet, Europe, ELP, Gary Numan, Chicago, Nena, Foreigner and many more…

Please be aware that Decatur is a 6.5 Gigabyte compressed download (11.8 Gb once uncompressed) therefore you must have a strong internet connection in order to avoid any interruptions during downloading.
 

Decatur is divided into 8 instrument categories

Arps – This is a collection of famous arpeggiated sounds heard in some of the classic hits. Although Decatur’s main focus is the sounds of the 1980’s we couldn’t help but to include a few famous arpeggiated sounds from the late 1970’s such as those by The Who.

Synth Bass – It’s all about the Synth Bass in this section. These synth bass patches are samples from legendary synths known for their bass sounds such as the MiniMoog, the Prophet V, Roland’s TB‐303 as well as others.

Synth Brass – Analog brass at it’s best as well as some FM Brass such as the sounds of the Yamaha DX7. This section includes multi‐layered brass samples for complex brass sounds such as those heard on Prince and Toto albums.

Keys – This library includes samples that would not necessarily fit into the Leads category, the Piano category or the Pads category. In some cases, the samples are a combination of all of the above.

Synth Leads – This is the largest collection of synth leads available in Decatur. The leads were sampled from vintage machines as well as modern emulators and some of the best virtual synths available today. From the quirky analog lead sound of Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown” to the fat brass synth used by Keith Emerson during “Touch & Go”, this library will keep you busy for a while.

Organs – Here you can find mostly Hammond Organ B‐3 patches and a couple of vintage organ patches provided by the Vox Continental organ.

Pads – The Pads section contains one of Decatur’s largest libraries which includes the legendary pad sounds of synthesizer behemoths like the Oberheim OB‐8, Roland’s Jupiter 8 and Sequential Circuits Prophet among others.

Pianos – This section focuses mainly on DX Electric pianos similar to those from the famous Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer released in 1983, as well as a Fender Rhodes piano and a few layered acoustic pianos.

 

Instrument List

Arps

Kyrie – Mr. Mister
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Through The Night – Cindy Lauper
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
Here Comes The Rain ‐ Eurythmics
New Song – Howard Jones
Rio – Duran Duran
Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
Take Me Home – Phil Collins
We Belong – Pat Benatar

Bass

99 Luftballoons – Nena
A Little Respect – Erasure
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Broken Wings – Mr Mister
Cars – Gary Numan
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
Don’t Go – Yazoo
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Don’t You Want Me (Main Bass) – Human League
Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
Here Comes The Rain Again – Eurythmics
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
I Wonder If I Take You Home – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Into The Groove – Madonna
Jam On It – Newcleus
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Let The Music Play – Shannon
Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams
Like A Virgin – Madonna
Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne
New Song – Howard Jones
Nightshift – The Commodores
Open Your Heart – Madonna
P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson
Running – Information Society
Show Me Love – Robin S
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Take On Me – A‐ha
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Time After Time – Cindy Lauper
Tocatta – Manheim Steamroller
Wanna Be Starting Something – Michael Jackson
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys

Brass

1999 – Prince
Africa ‐ Toto
Automatic – The Pointer Sisters
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Drive – The Cars
Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
I’ll Wait – Van Halen
I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
Jump For My Love – The Pointer Sisters
Jump – Van Halen
Kyrie – Mr Mister
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Magic – The Cars
Mony Mony – Billy Idol
Obsession – Animotion
Out Of Touch – Hall & Oates
Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
Sussudio – Phil Collins
The Final Countdown – Europe
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Touch & Go – Emerson, Lake & Powell
True – Spandau Ballet
Valerie – Steve Winwood
Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

Keys

A Little Respect (Synth Guitar) – Erasure
Drive (Synth Bells) – The Cars
Eyes Without A Face (Synth Bells) – Billy Idol
Hello Again – The Cars
High On You – Survivor
Human Nature (Strings) – Michael Jackson
Hungry Eyes (Synth Bells) – Eric Carmen
I Can Dream About You – Dan Hartman
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Little Lies (Synth Bells) – Fleetwood Mac
Living On A Prayer (Keys) – Bon Jovi
Living On A Prayer (Strings) – Bon Jovi
Runaway – Bon Jovi
Separate Ways – Journey
Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
We Belong (Synth Guitar) – Pat Benatar
You Might Think – The Cars

Leads

Africa (Digi Flute) ‐ Toto
Africa (Kalimba) ‐ Toto
Are Friends Electric – Gary Numan

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Axel F – Harold Fatremeyer
Broken Wings (Synth Bells) – Mr Mister
Cars – Gary Numan
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Don’t Go – Yazoo
Don’t You Want Me (Chorus Lead) – Human League
Dreamin’ – Will To Power
Drive – The Cars
Fascination – Human League
Father Figure – George Michael
Funkytown – LIPPS Inc.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Marimba) – Cindy Lauper
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
Hello Again – The Cars
Here Comes The Rain Again (Pizzicato Strings) ‐ Eurythmics
I Wanna Know What Love Is – Foreigner
I.O.U. – Freeez
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Kyrie – Mr Mister
Land Down Under – Men At Work
Let The Music Play – Shannon
Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac

Little Lies (Marimba) – Fleetwood Mac
Melt With You – Modern English
New Song – Howard Jones
Point Of No Return – Expose
Rosanna (Synth Brass Lead) – Toto
Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
Sara (Harmonica) – Starship
Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
Send Me An Angel (Square Lead) – Real Life
Send Me An Angel (Voice Lead) – Real Life
Situation – Yazoo
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Synth Solo) – Eurythmics
Take On Me – A‐ha
The Final Countdown – Europe
Tocatta (Lead) – Manheim Steamroller
Tocatta (Lead 2) – Manheim Steamroller
Valerie – Steve Winwood
Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner
What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
When I Hear Music – Debbie Deb
Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen

Organs

Automatic – The Pointer Sisters
Rosanna – Toto
Freeze Frame – J Geils Band
I Wanna Know What Love Is – Foreigner
Jump For My Love – The Pointer Sisters
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne
One More Try – George Michael
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Walk Of Life (High Register) – Dire Straits
Walk Of Life (Low Register) – Dire Straits

Pads

1984 – Van Halen
All Through The Night – Cindy Lauper
Always Something There (Orch) – Naked Eyes
Always Something There (Voice FX) – Naked Eyes

Always Something There (Choir) – Naked Eyes
Always Something There (Pads) – Naked Eyes
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Broken Wings – Mr Mister
Dreams – Van Halen
Drive – The Cars
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Eyes Without A Face – Billy Idol
Father Figure – George Michael
Forever Young – Alphaville
Here Comes The Rain Again – Eurythmics
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew

In The Air – Phil Collins
Kyrie – Mr Mister
Living On A Prayer (Pads) – Bon Jovi
Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
One More Try – George Michael
P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson
Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
Self Control – Laura Branigan
Silent Night – Bon Jovi
Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Time After Time – Cindy Lauper
Waiting For A Girl Like You (Pads) – Foreigner
Waiting For A Girl Like You (Strings) – Foreigner

West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
What About Love ‐ Heart

Pianos

A Little Respect – Erasure
Alone – Heart

Beauty & The Beast – Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
Borderline – Madonna
Boys Of Summer – Don Henley

California Girls – David Lee Roth
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
Let’s Wait Awhile – Janet Jackson
Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
Live To Tell – Madonna
Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benatar
Love Walks In – Van Halen
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Oh Sherrie – Steve Perry
One More Night – Phil Collins
Open Your Heart ‐ Madonna
P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson
Sara – Starship
Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Summer Of 69′ – Bryan Adams

Take Me Home – Phil Collins
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago

Vogue – Madonna
When It’s Love – Van Halen
You’re The Inspiration ‐ Chicago

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