ORANGE is a Kontakt sound library*
based on the sounds of the legendary Waldorf Microwave
a great collection of vivid and powerful sounds: wild
leads, phhatt pads, extraterrestrial ambients, killer
basses, morphing arpeggios, sweet strings, from soft and
warm sounds to ice-cold one.
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.
* Important: ORANGE nki patches require the full retail version of Kontakt (v5.5 or more recent version), as our products are not compatible with
the free Kontakt Player - it will stop working after 15 minutes!
The Kontakt instruments of ORANGE (.nki files) are
distributed in 7 categories:
O2 Arp & Sequence
O2 FX & Percussion
O2 Key & Polysynth
O2 Lead (32
O2 Pad& Atmosphere
385 patches in total, based on 2 GB stereo multisamples
The [All Layers] is a special folder
for sound designers. It contains all of the 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
Please note that these categories are
not carved in stone, they're just our approach. For example
you can use a bass sound as lead, or a polysynth key as
monosynth lead or even a pad when you tweak it a bit...
it's really up to you!
ergonomic user interface
re-scaled faders (see pdf below for the details) for
a natural feeling
more than 100 custom made knobs, faders and switches to
control the most important parameters of the synth
customizable global MIDI implementation for 24 controllers
host automation for 24 controllers
30 different types of filters in 3 real-time switchable filter slots
fully editable effects: equalizer, 2 types of distortion,
delay, 2 types of reverb, comp
2 independent LFOs (waveforms: sine, triangle, square,
saw, random) with tempo sync option, allowing modulation
for 4 destinations: pitch, filter, volume and pan
extensive modulation options for external sources: velocity,
mod-wheel, channel aftertouch, random.
template load/save option for sound design
2 Kontakt edition users guide
2 MIDI implementation chart
The name comes from the colour of the
original synth: the German Waldorf Microwave
XTk is a legend! There is nothing like its sound,
and it has inspired a lot of performers since its appearance
Microwave XTk is a virtual analogue
instrument, which produces the sound by using the spectral
wavetable synthesis developed by Waldorf, and combines
it with 10 types of special "Waldorf" filters.
more info about Waldorf Microwave XTk: