Northern Lights Pad Machine

A highly creative, complex and expressive pad instrument for Kontakt

Regular price $65.95 Sale

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  • Kontakt files


  • Windows,
  • Mac

PDF files

Rated 5/5 by Sound on Sound - click here for full review

Welcome to the Northern Lights Pad Machine. The most complex and creative pad instrument ever made. Create your own paths of beauty from diffuse, soft and glowing masses to fierce, metal, frozen deep, gloomy and cold solitude.


Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine is a multilayered Kontakt instrument containing almost 6GB of brand-new audio content and giving you more than 970 original and unique sounds. Multi-layered patches utilizing every possible and impossible sound source. From rare modular synthesizers to metal and sounds from the Norwegian natural environment. All with one thing in mind – to create the most amazing pad sounds ever made!

Whether you are a soundtrack or pop composer, noise artist, experimental musician or just a hobby musician you will find something truly inspiring in this mammoth of a library.

Each instrument consists of at least 4 layers, and the 6 controls of the instruments provides you with an unprecedented creative way to morph between textures, colors and moods. The interface makes you work in an intuitive way, using your ears, not your eyes and analytics. Dial in thousands of unique textures in an instant.

The usability concept (which GUI controls etc.)

The patches are individually mapped to the GUI, so there were no set rules before doing the sound design and using the engine in Kontakt. All sounds use what suits the individual sound best creating a vastly better user experience and result.

Each of the 4 controls continuously morph between dozens of settings in Kontakt, both controller messages and effects. Dials are carefully set up so they relate to each other and interpolate, so that you can be creative and hands on in your own sound design. Easy and fun.


1. Complexity
Volume of layers.

2. Movement
Changes sounds in a moderate to dramatic way using convolution, filters, controllers, LFO, envelopes and delays.

3. Storm
Shakes up the sound in different ways using distortion, effects, LFO, controllers and saturation.

4. Color
Filters, Eq, Phaser, convolution, envelopes.

5. Attack

6. Release

7. Key pressure and pressure length

Click hear to read our exclusive interview with the producer of Northern Lights - Frodebeats

Try to experiment with your playing technique. Fast touches versus holding long notes gives different results. A great deal of the patches respond creatively with the way you play, so make sure you try it out.

Frodebeats is a Purveyor of high quality sound content for sample based instruments and plug-ins, using analog equipment to get an uncompromising sound quality and content that stands out.

Using advanced synthesis techniques, sound design is done with analog synthesis, with the addition of multiple delay lines, analog spring reverb and effects. Crystalline, grainy, crunchy.

With Northern lights, found objects and Kyma has also been utilized. Founder Roger Grønberg is a composer and sound designer that have been working with most of the top names in the industry.

IMPORTANT! Northern Lights requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher. It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.

Northern Lights Pad Machine contains the following preset folders.

  • Airy
  • Arpeggiated and modulate
  • Complex
  • Desolate
  • Dirt
  • Evolving
  • Fat
  • Metallic
  • Other
  • Pure
  • Soft
  • Soundscape
  • String
  • Unusual
  • 64bit Intel i5 multi-core processor or faster recommended
  • 8Gb RAM (16Gb or more recommended)

  • 8Gb of free Hard Drive Space

  • HD 7200RPM, (SSD Drive recommended)

IMPORTANT! Northern Lights requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher. It will not work with the free Kontakt Player.

  • Parts 1-4: 1GB
  • Part 5: 442MB
  • Expanded size: 5.9GB

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Customer Reviews

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"Northern Lights is not so much a sample library as it is a living, breathing performance synth, always surprising in an inspiring way. It’s wonderfully expressive and characterful. Each patch allows me to morph between various characters and dimensions, from subtle shifts in tonality to extreme warping. I love it, it’s a work of art. It’s gone straight into the top 5 of my favourite libraries." Neil Davidge - Record producer, songwriter and film score composer


Northern Lights Pad Machine is another winner by Zero-G! The user interface is a cinch to use and because it is minimal, it leaves the composer the freedom to do what we love best and that is just create! The range of sounds are truly inspiring and the possibilities seem endless and is extremely suitable for composers and sound designers. I love being able to manipulate the complexity, color, saturation, attack, release and movement in real time, using the dials on the interface. The amount of pressure on the keys and when you release has a beautiful impact on the sounds and makes the sound come alive even further! I have actually been using Northern Lights now, in conjunction with Zero-G's amazing Ethera Series and found that they compliment each other so well! Bravo Zero-G on another hit! Simply a must have in my opinion at an unbelievable price! 5 STARS! David Michael Tardy - Musician, composer and songwriter

"refreshingly easy to get into and powered by 6GB entirely focused on generating pads, strings and textures"

"Northern Lights gives you a massive amount of pad sounds to work with and guarantees that everyone will find something useful for their productions. This is the quintessential pad library."
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The beauty of Northern Lights is that you don't get bogged down in deep editing — the six controls make tweaking purely instinctive. 
Sound on Sound Rated: 5/5 Stars - Click here for full review

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