East West Quantum Leap Hardcore Bass VSTi DXi HYBRiD DVDR + Hardcore Bass XP

East West Quantum Leap Hardcore Bass VSTi DXi HYBRiD DVDR + Hardcore Bass XP
EWQL Hardcore Bass XP VSTi DXi AU RTAS Hybrid DVDR

Hardcore Bass XP is a little different from the original Hardcore Bass because of the way it was recorded, and the way it is presented. Hardcore Bass XP is really more of a vintage, broad use, bass library. We wanted to give you the option of getting a completely authentic, vintage bass sound, as well as a more hi-fi vintage sound. The sound is still the sound of a micd cabinet, but this time round its 2 cabinets. All the samples are stereo. The right channel is the sound of a 50s Ampeg rig, micd with an RCA 44 ribbon mic into a Manley tube signal path. The left channel is the sound of an 80s large Ampeg rig micd with a Sennheiser 451 dynamic mic into a Neve solid state signal path.

The difference in sound between the two signal paths is huge. You can use the library as a stereo bass library, but the intended use is this: Whatever bus that the bass will end up passing through, should be set to mono. If you are using an outboard mixer, you can send the Hardcore Bass XP stereo output into two separate channels, and set them to dual mono (2 channels both panned dead center). If you are mixing inside of an audio program like Logic Audio, the Hardcore Bass XP VSTi will be stereo. You must assign the output to a mono bus, even though the Hardcore Bass VSTi is a stereo instrument. By sending the output to a mono bus, you are sending both sides of the stereo signal to a single, center panned, channel. Now, the pan control (CC10), in Hardcore Bass XP functions as a mixer between the 2 signal paths. The bass will be panned in the center, but the pan will control the tone. More bottom and top end from the left channel and all dirty midrange from the right.