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Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals for Kontakt 4+ is powered by over 3200 meticulously recorded multi-sampled sounds, driven by a custom scripted Kontakt 4 engine and intuitive graphical interface.
Inspired by the sought-after Moog Taurus Mk1 bass synthesizer, Bass Pedals combines powerful analogue source sounds with modern sound shaping capabilities to create a versatile and fully programmable bass synthesizer!
Wave Alchemy Bass Pedals features four main editing pages:
The preset page is able to load 28 extensively multi-sampled patches designed and recorded from a vintage Moog Taurus MK1 bass synthesizer. All preset patches have 3 x round robin sound variations and long samples to help capture the imperfections of the original instrument. Sounds from this page can be further edited and mixed with Bass Pedals' 'raw oscillators' (see below) to create interesting 'hybrid' patches.
Raw Oscillator (Synthesizer) Page
Synthesize your own 'Taurus like' sounds using Bass Pedals raw oscillatorsâ€¦ Raw mode has 2 analogue oscillators (each with switchable saturated waveforms courtesy of an Empirical Labs Fatso), 1 switchable sub oscillator, noise source, and oscillator unison modes, all of which are individually powered by an extensive set of carefully looped waveforms recorded from a Taurus MK1 analogue bass synthesizer.
The effects page has a number of fully editable effects as well as specially created reverb IR's (Impulse Responses) recorded from an Eventide DSP-7000 Harmonizer.
The controls page gives you control over the instruments mono mode with selectable note priorities, portamento, pitch bend range, keyboard velocity and curve response. It is important to note that just like the original Moog Taurus; Bass Pedals has been designed to be a monophonic instrument. A custom Kontakt script is used to realistically 'mute' previous notes once a new key is played, even when using long amp release settings.
What's included in the instrument?
- 4.5GB core sound library including 3207 multi-sampled 24-bit WAV samples.
- Heavily scripted custom Kontakt 4+ instrument and intuitive graphical interface (requires full version of Kontakt).
- 28 heavily multi-sampled (including 3 x round robin) Taurus MK1 patches.
- 40 carefully programmed Bass Pedals presets and starting points making use of the instrument's Raw Oscillator page.
- Full operation manual (latest version available on the bass pedals info page).