TF Lead

A crunchy, punchy (and at moments too feisty) Telefunken RA742...

The story

Telefunken (TF) Lead

If you are at interested in historic and mind-blowing outboard gear you might be familiar with Hainbach’s YouTube channel. He recently shared a sample audio of a Telefunken RA742. I won’t try to describe what this awesome piece of gear is, because I will definitely get it wrong, but needless to say, it’s sound was quite bizarre and inspiring.

That sample of course led me to create a sample instrument. Little did I know I would end up creating four. This is the first of them, what I called the TF Lead.

It’s crunchy, punchy and at moments too feisty, but you can do a lot with it! TF Lead includes three sound sources control by some tailor-made knobs, based on the original Telefunken RA742 design, as well as a sequencer to really take these sounds for a spin.

 

Reviews

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  • Reminiscent of the Fairlight CMI!

    For me this library evoked a sound that is reminiscent of the classic Fairlight CMI. The stretched sample definitely helps with creating that vibe, but the actual sound of it harkens back to that era too. The sequencer is somewhat unpredictable when playing more than one note, but that actually works in its favour and gives it character! Great work!

    R.Treves21 October 2021
  • Nice, a little robotic kind of synth library

    Unique synth pad. There are three parameters, and Echoes knob gives a nice reverb effect that makes this unique sound spacious.

    Asuka Amane21 October 2021
  • Fairly simple, and the sequencer needs some work

    The sound produced is very simple. You can only play around with the stereo image via the knobs they won't do much. I was excited to play with the arpeggiator/sequencer, but apparently it seems that it can't take more than one note. As soon as you add one note, even if you try to play them perfectly in time, it goes crazy, to the point that it starts being random, stop reading samples, and performing its own gate sequencing. It really needs work because it's unusable.

    Alex Raptakis16 October 2021