ZX Spectrum UDS

ZX Spectrum UDS

UDS and Standard editions contains identical programs and parts.

UDS (Ultra Deep-Sampled) features all the natural variations that occur when you retrigger the same key. Designed for professionals.


Full Spectrum Chiptune

Did you know that some of the earliest chiptune synths were not 8-bit, but had an even grittier 1-bit sound?

The ZX Spectrum line of personal computers was first released back in 1982 and they supported a 1-bit audio system across their eight different models.  We were fortunate enough to sample this entire series of computers in collaboration with UK-based expert, Andy Jenkinson.  Andy has the largest "living" collection of Spectrum computers around, and is the leading authority on deep-sampling these classic chiptune instruments.

And when we say deep-sampled, we mean deep... We even captured the wonderfully robotic Currah 1-bit text-to-speech voice synthesis peripheral, featuring over 1000 spoken words and phrases. Andy and Troels worked for over 18 months to sample this very special and comprehensive collection in the deepest, most realistic, and highest fidelity possible. The end result is an encyclopedic Ultra Deep-Sampled™ chiptune compendium that doesn't emulate, but instead offers you the actual sonic output, direct from the ultra-rare vintage units themselves.

Using our Ultra Deep-Sample™ recording technique, we captured every possible color of the ZX Spectrum, including over 4000 drum and percussive Real-Time Samples™, allowing for immediate morphing and phase accurate transformations in our powerful Soundpaint engine.  The synth section contains a massive assortment of Arps, Arp Phrases, Basses, FX, Leads, Pads, Plucks, and raw Oscillators, amounting to over 14000 Real-Time Samples™. It's everything you need to transport your audience right back to the earliest days of digital synthesis. Also available in Standard Edition.

Samples

ZX Spectrum UDS

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Parts

Perc: 

  •  Digital Phase
  •  Hi Hat Menu
  •  Kick 1 Menu
  •  Kick 2 Menu
  •  Noise Menu
  •  Noise Shorts
  •  Odd Hi Hat Menu
  •  Plip Plops
  •  Snare Menu
  •  Specdrum Afro
  •  Specdrum Drum Electro
  •  Specdrum Kit 1
  •  Specdrum Kit 2
  •  Specdrum Latin
  •  Specdrum Master Menu
  •  Specdrum Toybox
     

Synth: 

  •  Hubunison
  •  Huhack Phased
  •  Low Bass
  •  Music Box
  •  Music Box Duo
  •  Music Box Octave
  •  Music Box Unison
  •  Music Studio Duo
  •  Music Studio Mono
  •  Music Studio Octave
  •  Music Studio Unison
  •  Phaser 0-1-34
  •  Phaser 0-2-24
  •  Phaser 0-4-18
  •  Phaser 0-4-50 Short
  •  Phaser Plane
  •  Phaser Uni 0-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 0-1-0 Short
  •  Phaser Uni 0-2-200 Short
  •  Phaser Uni 0-8-100
  •  Phaser Uni 3-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 4-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 5-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 6-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 8-0-0
  •  Phaser Uni 12-0-0
  •  Plip Plop
  •  Plip Plop Short
  •  QChan 3 Uni Short
  •  QChan 4 Uni Short
  •  QChan 5th Short
  •  QChan Major Short
  •  QChan Minor Short
  •  QChan Oddments
  •  Rom Beep
  •  Rom Beep Octave
  •  Rom Beep Unison
  •  Savage 5th Arp SQ
  •  Savage Engine
  •  Savage Maj Arp SQ
  •  Savage Min Arp SQ
  •  Savage OFL3
  •  Savage OFL75
  •  Savage OFL98
  •  Savage Unison
  •  SFX Long
  •  SFX Med
  •  SFX Short
  •  Some Oddments Sirens
  •  Some Oddments Sweep
  •  SpecialX Engine
  •  SpecialX Octave
  •  SpecialX Unison
  •  TriTone Dim Arps Short
  •  TriTone Maj Arps Short
  •  TriTone Min Arps Short
  •  TriTone Minor 3rd Short
  •  TriTone Unison
  •  TriTone Unison 188 Short
  •  TriTone Unison 333 A
  •  TriTone Unison 333 B
  •  TriTone Unison 444 Short
  •  TriTone Unison 555 Short
  •  TriTone Unison 732 Short
  •  TriTone Unison Short
  •  Ugli Syn 

Voice Speech:

  •  Action
  •  Adventure
  •  Allophones A
  •  Allophones B
  •  Allophones Inflection A
  •  Allophones Inflection B
  •  Allophones Long
  •  Allophones Long Inflection
  •  Allophones Yodelling
  •  Animals
  •  Categories
  •  Colors
  •  Computer A
  •  Computer B
  •  Computer C
  •  Dates
  •  Days
  •  Extras
  •  Families
  •  Food
  •  Keys
  •  Keywords A
  •  Keywords B
  •  Letters
  •  Maths
  •  Months
  •  Music A
  •  Music B
  •  Names
  •  Numbers
  •  Phrases
  •  Pickup
  •  Possessives
  •  Punctuation
  •  Quotes
  •  Robot
  •  SpeaknSpell
  •  Terms
  •  Time
  •  Titles

Specifications

Product: ZX Spectrum UDS Edition

  • Programs: 106
  • P(arts): 122
  • Size: 11.4 GB
  • 3.9K Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format

Product: ZX Spectrum Standard Edition

  • Programs: 106
  • P(arts): 122
  • Size: 2.6 GB
  • 14.2K Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format

Requirements

  • Compatible with Windows (Version 10 and above) and Mac (OS X 10.14 and above) on both Intel and Apple ARM (M Chip) architectures. Supported plug-in formats include Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, and AAX. Soundpaint engine is optimized for high-efficiency performance across all major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and hyper optimized for SSD.
     
  • Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 16 GB of RAM or more recommended. SSD recommended.

"Ultra Deep-Sampled™ 1-Bit Synth.  Emulations are BS".

—Troels Folmann
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