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Wave Alchemy Bassynth

Bass Instrument For Kontakt By Paul White

Wave Alchemy Bassynth

The clue is most definitely in the name — Bassynth is all about big and meaty bass sounds. Running inside the free Kontakt Player or Kontakt version 6.1, this sample-based instrument can layer up to four voices to provide rich mono bass parts, or it can be configured to use its voices polyphonically. There's also an eight-voice unison mode per voice.

Its 11GB core sample library comprises over 800 multi-sampled sounds, made up of 'real' instruments such as brass, winds and bass guitar, many heavily processed, as well as synthetic sounds, plus around 200 wavetables. So the instrument has a very wide palette to work with. We're told that the core sounds were recorded and designed in A-list studios using high-end analogue chains and mastering–grade conversion.

Where appropriate, samples are configured as 'round robins' to add natural variation to consecutive notes. Tools for morphing and...

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Published April 2020