Yamaha AN1x Soundset Starcraft is here! When I completed my first soundset Hyperboreal for the Access Virus 4 years ago, I could never have imagined that I would have completed another 10 since then! So, a massive thank you for all your support and for purchasing this one for your Yamaha AN1x.
The AN1x was a relatively late addition to my studio a few years ago. To be honest, it was one of those synths I stayed away from as it had a notorious reputation for being exceptionally difficult to navigate and program. That's certainly true, and this was pretty much entirely made on the 1997 editor, which isn't much better than the actual interface on the synth. (Hint to Jani there...)
Anyway, if you have an AN1x you probably know it's incredibly powerful, and is a massively underrated piece of kit. In my opinion it's an incredibly versatile piece of kit, and reminds me a lot of the JP-8000/8080 with a lot more bells and whistles under the hood, but without the supersaw.
So, this bank is a bit of a hybrid of all things trance. It's a biggie with 128 patches that have been made to span the genre over the last 25 years since the synth was released. Basses, plucks, leads, pads, acids, effects, all ready to drop straight into your next production.
A small word of warning... all the sounds are MIDI clocked to 132 BPM as the AN1x doesn't lock to the host MIDI clock (it is 25 years old). So if you are producing at a different BPM, make sure to edit the MIDI on the synth otherwise the onboard delay will be out of sync. Or knock the delay off and use your own.
The demo track is entirely AN1x with the exception of the drums. I have used some EQ in the DAW to mix it down nicely, and a limiter on the master to finish it off. However, everything else is straight out of the AN1x as it comes.
Yamaha AN1x Soundset Starcraft Patchlist