Zero-G has just released a new, sample-based, virtual analog synth/sound module powered by Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player 2 Audio Engine. Dubbed “Phaedra,” this new virtual instrument features over four gigabytes of sounds, a whopping 20,000 samples, and 720 patches. Producer Sam Spacey spent three years creating Phaedra in a personal quest to create the best virtual synth possible. Each of the 20,000 samples has been edited and looped by hand, with each loop being very long to capture that random analog magic. Nearly every single preset has each separate note sampled to eliminate aliasing within each instrument’s full range of notes. Among the synths sampled for Phaedra are a Minimoog D; a rare prototype Welsh Moog; Yamaha models CS-5, CS-15, and CS-30; Korg Monopoly and MS-20; Studio Electronics SE-1; Roland SH-101; Crumar Multiman; Akai AX-73, plus a number of sampled effects modules, some of which were custom-tweaked. Zero-G’s Phaedra will list at $199.95 and is expected to be released soon for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, DXi, AU, RTAS, and stand-alone formats.