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pornofonic Instruments famous for their Dirty Kontakt Instruments for Filthy Minds released RootBass, Retro mechanical bass instruments constructed from a multi-sampled vintage
analog synthesizer, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses.

RootBass is based on retro mechanical bass instruments constructed from a multi-sampled vintage analog synthesizer, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses. RootBass recaptures the sound and feel of classic bass keys, electric basses, and bass synths from the 60s and 70s: smoky tines, fuzzy basses, funky clavs, electric fuzzbox pianos, deep synth arps, broken rock organs, old noise boxes that never existed yet sound like they should have.

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What separates a digital instrument from a mechanical one is the sound and feel of striking a key and sensing a mechanical actuator working the string or tine or electric contact. That unmistakeable, satisfying *thunk* is at the root of this instrument.

Blending carefully modeled, velocity-sensitive multi-samples from a vintage analog synthesizer with both velocity-sensitive physical actuators —keys, switches, old circuitry, and others—and articulations from analog waveforms—sine, saw, pulse, white noise, and others—RootBass recaptures the sound and feel of classic bass keys, electric basses, and bass synths from the 60s and 70s: smoky tines, fuzzy basses, funky clavs, electric fuzzbox pianos, deep synth arps, broken rock organs, and old noise boxes that never existed yet sound like they should have.

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Custom noise textures, which include several tape hiss and flutter styles, amplifier hum, vinyl crackle, VHS tracking, and electromagnetic interference, color each instrument with just the right amount of dirt. Routed through a classic tape echo, amp/cabinet impulses, and effects, RootBass has a distinctive sound that feels solid, real, and deliciously mechanical.

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Independently selectable key-down and key-up articulations offer separate decay, filter, tuning, and velocity sensitivity controls, including fine control over their position relative to the bass’s attack and release. Similarly, control the noise type, volume, envelope, filtering, and velocity sensitivity. The instrument offers poly/mono modes and a simple, classic legato mode. Each element can be bypassed.

Tape Echo/FX & Mixing

The unique character of tape echo pairs up beautifully with classic rotator, phaser, flanger, and chorus effects to color the bass tones. Three output mix types shape the instrument’s essential style: overdrive + amp/cabinet impulse, classic guitar amp, and classic UK guitar amp. Finally, tape saturation and compression give warmth and body while classic mono and modern stereo reverb impulses put space around it.

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Classic Arpeggiator

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Analog articulations dominate RootBass’s arpeggiator, which recalls the iconic style of classic 70s electronica. Filtering, noise modeling, effects, and subtle modulation are central to capturing the feel of vintage analog synths with their fluctuating voltages, scratchy pots, failing transistors, and aged circuits. The humanization feature (instrument mode) adds another dimension by shifting note volume, pitch, and filtering.

About PORNOFONIC INSTRUMENTS

Started by Emlyn Addison, a composer and artist (clocolan) based in Providence, Rhode Island, PFI’s first instrument was the aptly named Klusterjunkk which offered an array of unusual percussion instruments for composers. Constructed from junk objects and recyclables, the focus was on dirt, noise, and the unpredictability of performance as a part of the percussive sound. This was followed by the Klusterkitt kit builder and drum designer series: Konstruktor, Fabrikator, and Resonator. Each offered a different take on noisy synthetic-acoustic drum percussion colored and warped by custom convolution IRs. RootBass is the newest addition to PFI’s instrument lineup, bringing its distinctive dirt + noise sensibility to bass design.

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RootBass us available now at a 25% off intro pricing for January 2020 (reg. $59)

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RootBass and RootBass TANG are vintage mechanical bass instruments constructed from multi-sampled vintage analog synthesizers, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses.

For only $29.99 (normally $99.99), get ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic!

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The Rootbass Bundle from Pornofonic utilizes a unique approach to creating bass instruments. Instead of sampling electric or acoustic basses, such as a bass guitar, they have constructed all new instruments by combining vintage analog synths, physical actuators, noise artifacts and amp/cab impulses.

What does all that mean? Sampling physical actuators makes the instruments feel real and grounded in reality: when you play this instrument, you hear the physical interaction happening between the instrument and whatever is striking it, whether it’s striking a key on a piano, plucking a sting, etc.

It gives the instrument a satisfying “thunk” when you play it, sounding like a real physical instrument instead of a digital synth. Rootbass sounds dirty, raw, and is a joy to play.

Whether you need huge basses, phat analog leads, slinky keys or grimy arps, this instrument has you covered, and nothing else sounds quite like this. Add to that some of the custom noise textures, such as tape hiss, vinyl crackle, or electromagnetic noise, and you get something which is unconditionally raw and mechanical.

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40 new instrument snapshots are included with this Audio Plugin Deals bundle – ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic. Download them here.

There are multiple snapshots for each library here, containing some great basses, keys, plucks, leads, and arps, and you can swap out each layer or sound source on the fly to customize your sound. This bundle does require the Full Version of Kontakt to run. ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic require the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (the instruments cannot be used in the free Kontakt Player).

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RootBass and RootBass TANG are vintage mechanical bass instruments constructed from multi-sampled vintage analog synthesizers, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses.

Retro-/electro-mechanical bass instruments constructed from a multisampled vintage analog synthesizer, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses. RootBass recaptures the sound and feel of classic bass keys, electric basses, and bass synths from the 60s and 70s: smoky tines, fuzzy basses, funky clavs, electric fuzzbox pianos, deep synth arps, broken rock organs, old noise boxes that never existed yet sound like they should have.

For only $29.99 (normally $99.99), get ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic!


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RootBass and RootBass TANG are vintage mechanical bass instruments constructed from multi-sampled vintage analog synthesizers, physical actuators, noise artifacts, and amp/cabinet impulses.

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For only $29.99 (normally $99.99), get ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic!

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40 new instrument snapshots are included with this Audio Plugin Deals bundle – ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic. Download them here.

RootBass has a distinctive sound that feels solid, real, and deliciously mechanical.

RootBass & RootBass TANG by Pornofonic

What separates a digital instrument from a mechanical one is the sound and feel of striking a key and sensing a mechanical actuator working the string or tine or electric contact. That unmistakeable, satisfying *thunk*.

Building on the philosophy of mechanical sound, RootBass TANG charts new creative territory by blending all-new analog textures with mechanical and electronic actuators. Rich new sample content re-imagines the sound and feel of classic synthesizers, with a focus on root+fifth variants.

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Carefully modeled, velocity-sensitive multisamples from an analog synthesizer are made combinable with keys, switches, old circuitry, percussive strikes, and articulations from analog waveforms and effects. RootBass TANG captures the sound and feel of vintage synthesizers in a fresh, modern style: brilliant arpeggiators, intense leads, deep keys, rich basses, and gorgeous crossover instruments that defy classification.

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RootBass demonstrated how noise becomes an essential part of the sound and feel of an instrument. Two types of radio noise are added to the lineup of custom noise textures, which include different tape hiss and flutter styles, amplifier hum, vinyl crackle, VHS tracking, and electromagnetic noise. Routed through classic tape echo, amp/cabinet impulses, and effects, RootBass TANG creates instruments that feel solid, real, and deliciously mechanical.

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ROOTBASS and ROOTBASS TANG (Affiliate Link) by Pornofonic require the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (the instruments cannot be used in the free Kontakt Player).

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