Rigid Audio Retrocade, A Kontakt Library Dedicated To The Sounds Of The 80s

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Retrocade by Rigid Audio brings the iconic sounds of the 80s into a flexible and easy-to-use Kontakt 6 virtual instrument to your DAW. 

Rigid Audio has today released Retrocade, a new library for the Native Instruments Kontakt sampler. It features analog recordings that are faithfully recreated with the comforts of our time.

Retrocade comes with 2×100 analog waveforms of all sorts ranging from detuned brass sounds, organs, and keys to mystic pads, filter sweeps, and buzzing bass sounds. These source waveforms form the 256 included preset snapshots that cover basses, keys, leads, plucked sounds, pads, and more.

Rigid Audio Retrocade

All this is built-into an easy-to-use Kontakt interface that offers two oscillators, filter, envelope generator, effects (reverb, delay & flanger), and a random function. With this, you can quickly create new patches.


  • 256 preset snapshots.
  • 2 x 100 analog waveforms.
  • A dedicated A<>B blend slider.
  • Individual control over panning and tuning.
  • Randomize (“Dice”) Button.
  • Amp and Filter Envelope.
  • Reverb, Delay, and Flanger Effects.
  • LFO with three targets and wave shapes.
  • Five controls to shape the sound.

Rigid Audio Retrocade is available for the introductory price of $8 USD (regular $39 USD) for a limited time. The library requires the full version of Kontakt 6.2.2.

More information here: Rigid Audio

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