Version: Kontakt 5.5.1 / WAV
Rare Vintage Bass Piano
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
BASSMEISTER is Kontakt instrument based on samples created with rare, vintage bass piano from East Germany. The piano was probably made sometime in 70s, it is upgraded version of keytar from 60s. It's a sort of Eastern Bloc answer to Rhodes bass piano, though it has a somewhat different design.
The sound is generated by vibrating metal strips, built into a comb shaped electric pickup.
The strips are not being hit, but lifted with a plastic-rubber level mechanism, at a certain point the metal strip slips off the lever and starts to vibrate. So, technically it is an electric lamellophone (like mbira/thumb piano).
- Two velocity layers with adjustable split point
- 5x polyphonic round robin per key (separate round robin counters per key)
- 390 samples, 44.1 kHz, 24 bit - selectable range of filters
- LFO and envelope filter modulations
- Integrated controls for chorus, flanger, delay and equalizer
- Full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or newer is needed for this instrument to work.
Yes, it's a master of BASS (in a unique way)
This instrument does what its name promises: a tool for creating deep, fat Basses. All necessary controls are available, the sound is clearly in analog domain, the effects are good. It's more for the tweaker because twelve snapshots show the possibilities but urges you to be creative yourself. However, for that price tag this is a welcome addition to my Bass arsenal.
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