New bass synth for Kontakt users comes from the same producer that brought you Epica Virtua Sound Module
Sam Spacey Epica Bass is a new analog
bass synth library for Kontakt users. As the name subtly hints, it
comes from Sam Spacey, the man behind the acclaimed Epica Virtual
Sound Model. But where Epica VSM's strength lay in the sheer variety
of instruments, this new instrument is, to coin a phrase, all about
The instrument was created by sampling
a large collection of vintage bass synths and bass sounds from
various modular synths, including an Apr Odyssey Mk 3, Pro 1, CS-30,
Oakley modular, SEM, Future Retro, Matrix 6r and more. All the
recordings were made or processed using a Neve preamp, Kush Audio
Elektra EQ and and a collection of boutique guitar pdeals.
The end result is a virtual instrument
with 26,657 24-bit mono samples onboard, grouped into 430 Epica
instruments, not to mention three LFOs, six filters, four synth
parameter pages, an arpeggiator page and a complete FX rack
containing a delay, convolution reverb, SSL EQ, 1176 compressor,
flanger, chorus and bitcrusher.
The full package is available now as a
4.9GB download from www.timespace.com.
It's priced at Â£89, or Â£79 if you get in before the introductory
offer ends on 17 December. Note that you'll need 4GB of RAM and Win
7/Mac OS X 9 or above to run itâ€¦ and Kontakt, obviously.