Bassesland aims to cover all basses, putting acoustic, electric and bass synth
instruments under one interface with built-in virtual pedalboard.
The bass guitar (also called electric bass,
or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily
with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping,
strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum,
often known as a pick.
The double bass, also called a violono and
often simply a bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed
string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. It is a
transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave
higher than sounding to avoid excessive ledger lines. The
double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that
is tuned in fourths (like a viol), rather than fifths, with
strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2. The instrument's
exact lineage is still a matter of some debate, with
scholars divided on whether the bass is derived from the
viol or the violin family.
Acoustic Bass Guitars use a
hollow body instead of a solid body, much like that found on
an acoustic guitar, to add more natural projection and
volume to the bass. Most Acoustic Bass Guitars will
typically feature a pickup and preamp so that it may also
amplified, ideal for use on stage.
The bass synthesizer (or "bass synth") is
used to create sounds in the bass range, from simulations of
the electric bass or double bass to distorted, buzz-saw-like
artificial bass sounds, by generating and combining signals
of different frequencies. Bass synth patches may incorporate
a range of sounds and tones, including wavetable-style,
analog, and FM-style bass sounds, delay effects, distortion
effects, envelope filters. A modern digital synthesizer uses
a frequency synthesizer microprocessor component to generate
signals of different frequencies. While most bass synths are
controlled by electronic keyboards or pedalboards, some
performers use an electric bass with MIDI pickups to trigger
a bass synthesizer. Bassesland faithfully reproduces the
classic sound characteristics of analog synthesizers with
enhanced punch and power.