Folio – Bass is a dual voice ROMpler aimed squarely at Bass sounds. Our starting point are the 300 instrument samples included in Folio – Bass, these were meticulously recorded, edited and mastered using our analogue valve based system, including passing each sound through our dedicated 1970’s Akai valve pre-amp and then copying everything through our Revox B77 tape machine loaded with vintage (but pristine) british Zonal 675 tape. It’s a long, slow process but we think the resulting sounds are worth it.
Next the Folio – Bass instrument is equipped with many “classic” synthesis controls, like envelopes and filters, and these add to the capabilities Folio – Bass has for sculpting and shaping modern innovative and original sounds quickly and efficiently.
The DESIGNER page provides a comprehensive collection of sound shaping controls.
Over 300 sounds to select from in each voice in an easy to use Sound Selector..
Several of the controls on the DESIGNER page have a small “dot button” either next to their name, or below the value display. These controls turn on, and off, a dedicated modulator for each of these controls.
Folio – Bass has 4 independent rhythmic gates, two per voice. Each Gate has the same control set, and for each voice Gate A feeds its signal into Gate B – so you can get complex polyrhythmic effects pretty quickly.
The Sends page allows you to set four different send effects. Each slot allows you to select any of the available effects: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser or Convolution. Click on an effect name to load that effect into its slot or to turn off effects in that slot.
Folio – Bass has four independent effect slots for each voice. In the effects tab you will see you can select each voice and then in each slot you can select one of 20 different effects.