Manytone Music has announced ManyBass, a new bass guitar sample based synthesizer which comes with a large collection of bass guitar samples intended to form the foundation of your day to day bass instrument needs. This extensive range of sounds has then been coupled with a highly efficient sample playback engine with a powerful FX rack.
ManyBass has been designed to provide you with a high quality sound, thanks to the included 2.4 Gb of new 24-bit, electric bass guitar multi-samples that cover various articulations and playing styles of the real instrument. The engine and onboard Amp Sims and FX were designed and tuned for bass type sounds, including the playback of real bass guitar instrument samples. The included Presets, along with the Sound and FX Wizards, will have you creating realistic sounding bass guitar tracks in no time at all. Along with the included electric bass guitar samplesets, ManyBass also comes with a selection of Waveforms that are capable of producing synth bass type sounds as well as other synthetic instrument sounds.
ManyBass will allow you to load up to 4 different articulations of an instrument and switch between these articulations using simple Keyswitching or MIDI CC. The 2.4 Gb of bass samples included were all recorded from the same bass guitar, and then mapped into 13 individual soundsets. This keyswitching feature allows the user to load up to 4 of the soundsets and easily switch between them using a MIDI note, or a button on your keyboard controller. All this is accomplished on a single page, in an easy to use, graphical user interface.
ManyBass will be released at the end of June 2007 for Windows in VSTi format and Mac OS X Universal Binary in AU and VSTi formats.
ManyBass can be purchased at a special introductory pre-purchase price of $99.95. This price is limited to the first 150 orders received or until the official ManyBass release date, when the long-term price of $139.95 will be adopted. ManyBass is also available in a "Big Bass Bundle" which includes the ManyBass Instrument and Manytone's three add-on Bass Products: Ultimate Bass Kit, The ManyTone Upright Bass and the ManyTone Acoustic-Electric Bass. This Bundle is available for a Pre-Purchase price of $159.95 ($199.95 on product release day).
These prices are for downloadable versions. Pre-Purchasers will be the first to receive the download links once ManyBass is released.