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Michael Bietenholz


DX7 Bass

The classic DX7 bass sound

Product Overview

Here, to mark the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular synthesizers ever, is the DX7 "electric bass" sound, one of the signature sounds from the DX7. This sound was everywhere in the early 80ies - think A-Ha "Take on Me", Janet Jackson "When I think of You", John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire", Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone" or Howard Jones "What is Love", to name just a few.

This sample-set is sampled direct from a 1983 brown battleship DX7 (original edition naturally), including the haze of digital distortion that you got from a 12-bit machine with 1983-level technology. Sampled at multiple velocities of course, to preserve the rich dynamics of the DX7. As ever, I give you more: a touch of a button brings in an extra pair of voices with controllable detuning for a fuller sound. The custom interface has controls for distortion and chorus, as well as allowing the selection of two amplifier impulse responses.

The mod-wheel controls the amount of the built-in LFO, while its speed is controllable from the custom interface. Finally there is a "auto phasing" effect which adds a phasing effect, but rather than being cyclically modulated, this one changes with every new note to add a lot of motion to your playing

(Compatible with Kontatk 2.2.4 or higher) - NOT Kontakt Player

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