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Epica Bass

Dedicated analog bass synth library with saturated harmonically rich textures
Epica Bass - Dedicated analog bass synth library with saturated harmonically rich textures
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Sam Spacey, the producer behind the multi award-winning Epica, presents Epica Bass - a dedicated analog bass synth library obsessively sampled from a large collection of all star classic analog synths and modulars. No emulations or plugins were used in the recording of Epica Bass as Sam believes that to truly capture the saturated harmonically rich textures that true analog synthesis brings, you have to keep the recording chain as purely analog as the source synths themselves.

From the vintage Neve preamp and the UBK Fatso hardware to the boutique guitar distortion pedals and Kush Audio Elektra EQ's, the gear involved in the making of this Kontakt instrument ensures that Epica Bass sits perfectly in the mix without the need to pile on plugins.

The custom 6 page interface has been designed to give you full control over your sound without slowing down the creative juices. 4 x dedicated synth parameter pages, an extensive Arpeggiator page and a complete FX rack full of Delay, Convolution Reverb, SSL EQ, 1176 Compressor, Flanger, Chorus, Bit Crush etc. to further polish your sound.

Using various Sample Start Point modulation destinations, Epica Bass gives you control over the original sampled synths filter rather than using emulation filters. With that said we have also included six of Native Instruments analog modelled filters from Kontakt 5 for your use.

With 26,657 24bit mono samples weighing in at 7GB we believe that we have given these classic synths the attention to detail normally reserved for classical instrument libraries. Multiple round robins, multi velocity samples and long hand edited loop points (where used) ensure that the full character of these classic synthesiser were captured as faithfully as possible.

With 625 Epic presets and an interface that begs to be manipulated into your own creations Epica Bass will give years of use as your main source of Bass sound.

NEW! Full NKS compatibility
NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) allows for intuitive and seamless interaction between plug-in instruments and Native Instruments┬┤ KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware. This gives you a mouse-free hands-on way of not only controlling Epica Bass, but also a vastly improved means of browsing/selecting categorised presets. For those that love designing their own presets, NKS frees you from the confines of the mouse and PC screen with each Epica Bass parameter mapped to the hardware controls.

Analog synths sampled
Arp Odyssey Mk3 (original), Sequential Pro 1, Oberheim SEM, Oakley Modular, Yamaha CS-30, Future Retro, Matrix 6r, Telemark Modular and Roland SH 1000.

Analog hardware processing
UBK Fatso, UBK Kush Audio Electra Eq's, DBX160XT, Neve Preamp, Eventide H8000, Eventide Eclipse and a collection of distortion pedals.

Interface Synthesis Functions:

Amplitude Envelope A,D,H,S and R, Velocity to Sample Start, Velocity to Filter, Velocity to Amplitude

Pitch Envelope A, D and R with Env Amount, Random Note Pitch, Pitch Drift, Portmento, Sample Startpoint, Random Sample Startpoint.

Filter Envelope A,D,S and R, Filt Cutoff, Filt Resonance, Filter Type (6 Filters), Env Amount and Filter Keytracking

3 x LFO's each with: 5 waveforms, LFO amount (+/-), Frequency, Fade in, Modwheel Cnt Amount (+/-) assigned to Amplitude, Filter and Pitch


- Kontakt library for free Kontakt Player 5 or higher
- Download Size: (RAR files)
- Parts1-4: 1GB each
- Part 5: 851MB
- Analog Bass Library for Kontakt 5 or Kontakt Player (included).
- Fully NKS compatible for seamless integration with NI's Komplete Kontrol Series and MASCHINE
- 625 Epic instruments built from 26,657 24bit mono samples
- 100% Analog Synthesisers used, no plugins or virtual synths.
- Arp Odyssey mk3 (orig), Pro 1, CS-30, SEM, Oakley Modular, Future Retro, Matrix 6r, SH-1000 and Telemark modular.
- Boutique hardware recording chain: UBK Fatso, Kush Elektra, Eventide H8000, DBX160XT, Neve Pre amp and several rare guitar pedals.
- Multi Page Extensive Synthesis with dedicated functions per page to give you full editing power in a non-cluttered Interface.
- Creatively inspiring yet extremely powerful 6 page interface gives you full control over your sound without slowing you down.
- Multiple Round Robins utilised to eliminate machine gun effect as well as velocity sample groups.
- Dedicated FX rack with full control utilising Native Instruments latest emulations of 1176 Compressor, SSL EQ along with Flanger, Chorus, Bit Crusher, Delay and Convolution Reverb (new convolutions).
- Fully fledged Arpeggiator, FX Rack, 3 x LFO┬┤s, Amp Env, Filter Env (6 Filters), Pitch Env, sample start modulation destinations, Pitch Drift, Portmento, Velocity Scale, Mode and more.
- LFO temp sync - All 3 LFOs for Pitch, Filter and Volume can be switched between normal Frequency amount and Tempo synced to your DAW's BPM.
- Unique sample start modulation gives control over the real analog filter source (6 analog modelled filters also included for use).

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player 5/Kontakt 5/Plug-in Download includes
  Part 1:  2 GB
  Part 2:  2 GB
  Part 3:  895 MB

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