EPIK4 Kontakt edition is a sample library
based on the sounds of KAWAI K4 synthesizer from the late
The KAWAI K4 was released in 1989 as
a competitor of Roland D-50. In this
point of view, EPIK4 can be considered as a sister of
DEEPFLIGHT, but while the Roland D-50 has a warm analogue
character, the K4's digital filter gives you fuzzy but
still warm sounds.
Please note that EPIK4 requires the full retail
version of Kontakt (v3.5 or more recent version),
as it is not compatible with the free Kontakt Player (it
will stop working after 15 minutes).
270 Kontakt patches in 8 categories
- [All layers]* - 114
- K4 Arp & Short Key - 24
- K4 Atmosphere & Pad - 25
- K4 Bass & Lead (poly) - 22
- K4 Experimental & FX - 10
- K4 Key & PolySynth - 30
- K4 Monosynth - 25
- K4 String & Orchestral - 20
1.30 GB multisamples (1140 wav files)
12 midi controllable knobs for realtime tweaking and for
midi automation of the most important synth parameters
extensive editing techniques: multiple velocity layers,
alternate triggering and sample starts to achieve fat,
lively and vivid synth sounds
* The [All Layers] is a special folder for sound designers.
It contains all melodic instrument layers separately.
The patches are “clean”, without any filter
effect and with default envelope settings. They can be
useful if you want to create new sounds from scratch.
The following simplified MIDI implementation
chart is designed as a quick reference guide that allows
you to identify at a glance which MIDI control change
(CC) messages are implemented by EPIK4 in Kontakt.
attack time of the filter envelope
decay time of the filter envelope
release time of the filter envelope
filter envelope amount
resonance of the internal LP filter
release time of the amplitude envelope.
attack time of the amplitude envelope
cutoff frequency of the internal LP filter
decay time of the amplitude envelope
sustain level of the amplitude envelope
adjusts the amount of the insert FX (delay)
adjusts the send level of the send FX (reverb)
In addition, in most cases the modwheel
(CC 01) controls the filter modulations, and aftertouch
adds vibrato effect.
Most of the patches are velocity sensitive and they have
been designed for live performers, so a good midi keyboard
which supports velocity and aftertouch is highly recommended.