direct input (DI) and an amped perspective. A knob on the interface
allows phase-aligned blending of the two, or the selection of one or
the other. For the upright bass, the same knob allows mixing of the
direct input and a phase-aligned tube mic output capture of the same
sessions. Other onscreen controls allow pitch bend range adjustment,
pick noise and fret noise controls, release layer controls, adjustable
velocity curve, and instant and detailed control over EQ. A
comprehensive selection of effects is included, including an octaver,
compression, saturation, lo-fi, distortion, limiter, phaser, flanger,
chorus, reverb, and delay.
Performance features include an innovative legato tool designed for
true finger-smooth playing, and a customizable vibrato engine with
control over vibrato types, speeds, and depths. Rather than opting for
traditional LFO-based vibrato, BASiS uses a sophisticated character
vibrato modeled after real bass players, completely controllable from
the keyboard and onscreen interface. Randomized pick noises, release
samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument.
Combining all of these innovative features into one virtual
instrument, the end result is a versatile, varied, and intuitively
playable library of the finest low-end instruments in the world.
BASiS is powered by the popular Kontakt Player engine, offering
total integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST,
and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone operation.