Sampleism and CL Projects has released the Saffron Bass Synthesizer, a virtual Kontakt 5 instrument. Saffron is a dual oscillator synthesizer intended to make huge fat, deep bass sounds, as well as synth pads, strings and other types of sounds.
There are 60 different waveforms to choose from, 30 per oscillator. Each OSC has 3 envelope generators.(Amplifier, Filter and Pitch) and 3 different filters, (Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass). There are 2 Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO’s), a Pitch LFO and a Filter LFO with a choice between 4 different waveforms (Sine, Saw, Square & Random), or the LFO can be switched off. Both LFO’s can be used at the same time.
The sounds can be modulated via Velocity, Aftertouch, Key Follow and the Modulation wheel. And to top this all off, you have a choice between 8 different FX (Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, 2-Band EQ, Skreamer distortion) and an Arpeggiator. Saffron arrives with 102 instruments and 56 multis presets.
» For Kontakt 5.3 and up (Full version)
» 24bit 44.100 Khz ncw samples
» 157 patches: 102 instruments (nki) and 55 multis (nkm)
» 864 Mb in size unpacked
» 24 samples per instrument, 2 oscillators, 12 per oscillator
» Velocity and Aftertouch responsive
» 8 Effects: Digital Reverb, Digital Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, 2-Band EQ and Skreamer distortion.
» Time and Speed parameters sync to Host tempo
» Controls page
» Arpeggiator & Effects page
» The Blue Orb fluctuates and changes in color when keys are pressed (This is the definition of: Dancing Baloney — a useless feature that has no functionality other than to look cool)
The Sampleism and CL Projects Saffron Bass Synthesizer costs £20 and is available now.