Proudly presenting the first in our range of virtual instruments, Synth Essentials Volume One. Your new go-to library for all things synth.

Over 300 presets painstakingly hand-crafted, sculpted and sampled from a wide range of analog, wavetable, and granular synths. Includes Synths, Pads, Basses, Stabs, Plucks, Background Textures and Atmos Effects.

All tastefully processed using a mixture of high-end hardware and industry-leading software to bring a rich, warm analog sound to your productions. 

A clean and intuitive custom-designed user interface. Keeping things simple and uncluttered while still giving you full control over sculpting your sound.

Suitable for all genres. 3 formats available:

  • 300 Kontakt Instrument Presets, with slick user interface and built-in fx
  • 300 Ableton Live Instrument Racks, with streamlined macro controls and fully editable fx chains
  • 24 bit wav sample pack version, to use in any DAW or sampler


Check out the full feature list, sound demos, and videos below.

All audio demos below were created using only sounds from Synth Essentials Vol. 1 and the included 1GB sample pack

Over 300 inspiring presets including: 

  • Powerful and warm analog synths
  • Huge evolving pads
  • Immersive atmospheric soundscapes and background textures
  • Ground shaking basses
  • Classy and smooth modern and retro synths
  • Gritty hard-hitting leads
  • Tension building effects and transitions

What you need:

  • 2.83 GB of free hard drive space
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 or above to run the Kontakt Version (Full Version, not free player)
  • Or Ableton Live 10 Suite or above to run the Ableton Version
  • The 24 bit wav version works with any DAW or sampler
  • Compatible with both Mac and PC
  • GUI Designed by Steve Riggs & Dead Human

Other features: 

  • (Kontakt Version – Pictured Right) A clean and intuitive custom-designed user interface. Keeping things simple and uncluttered while still giving you full control over sculpting your sound. The built-in editable effects include; Tape Saturation, Compression, Delay and a Convolution Reverb with 60 impulse responses 
  • (Ableton Instrument Rack Version – Pictured Below) 8 macro controls and built-in editable effects chain including; LP Filter, Chorus, Reverb, Delay, EQ, Compressor, Limiter

Great sounds. Packs a punch in ya face! 5 Stars!

Tobias Lindell, Phuket Thailand

Record Producer / Pro Audio Gear Maker, Lindell Audio / Lindell Plugins / Lindell Music Group

Synth Essentials Vol. 1 is the shiznit! Very intuitive with a wide variety of sounds to fit many genres, I shall be using it! 5 Stars!

Alex Calver / Skapes, Nottingham UK

DJ / Producer, Relief / Sola / Elrow / MadTech / Roush / Abode Records / Kaluki

dharkfunkh has excelled with this product! A huge selection of sounds to fit multiple genres. Gets our approval. 5 Stars!

Hybrid Theory, Birmingham UK

DJ / Producer, BBC Radio 1Xtra / Four40 Records

Dope synth presets, sounds fire!! Nice editing features, the design is also great. Really inspiring tool. 5 Stars!

Billy Jeanz, Paris, France

Music Producer/ Sound Designer / Music Production Instructor, Redlab Studio / Billy Jeanz Beats / Maschine School

Synth Essentials Vol 1 is ace! Simple, intuitive and comes with a tonne of awesome presets. Had me throwing down ideas instantly. Great fun! 5 Stars!

James Garside, London UK

DJ / Producer, Escape Everything, Each of them Echos, Fallen Future

From Radio 1 to underground club bangers, Steve and his sounds have delivered. Can't say much more than that! 5 Stars!

Frank Farrell, Oxford UK

Producer / Engineer / Tutor, 23rd Precinct / Lisa Lashes School of Music

Been working with Riggsy for many years and he always does a great job whatever the genre of music, we’ve made some classics together

Vanilla Ace / Sam Young, London UK

DJ / Producer, Toolroom / Suara / Ministry of Sound / Elrow / SPINNIN' DEEP / Club Sweat

Great Flexible synth with sounds for every genre!! 5 Stars!

Scott Lowe / Deep Matter, Barnsley UK

DJ / Producer / Remixer, Deep Matter / SCL Studio / Product of Us

As expected, nothing but quality! These sounds generated inspiration straight away. 5 Stars!

Ant James Devlin / Toni Morreti, Birmingham UK

DJ / Producer, Four40 Records

Synth Essentials is a great all-around and inspiring package. The synths sound fantastic, they are easily modulated to your liking and you can see how they are put together. 5 Stars!

Anton Hoggett / MrM, London UK

DJ / Producer, WeRave Events / Illegal Digits / Lisztomania Records / Grin Recordings / Kontact

This guy is amazing. From sound design to mixdowns and mastering. Always at hand with good advice and sound solutions.

Dextry Kidd, Birmingham UK

Producer / Vocalist / Songwriter , 1EYE / DX3

I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my own, or my clients music! <3

Jules Porter, Liverpool UK

Singer / Songwriter, Notting Hill Music / 23rd Precinct

Maaaate you are a rockstar! Seriously, take my money forever!

Alistair Murdock, Wellington NZ

DJ / Producer / Owner @ 420 Rekords

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