The other day I was playing my BassVI through various pedals on my pedalboard. Most of them are DIY-Kits, that I have built myself and since my soldering skills are mediocre at best, the status-LED on most pedals does not work properly. So at some point I couldn’t really tell, which pedal was on and which was not. I recorded into the iPad and routed the signal through the fabulous Dedalus-App by Amazing Noises (amazingnoises.com), a ‚real-time-audio mangler‘, that is really a complex delay-filter-distortion-feedback-wonderland.
After I had finished playing, I found that the combination of pedals and Dedalus were still producing some strangely fascinating tones, that resonated at a distinct pitch. Since Dedalus has a ‚pitch-mode’, that lets you alter the resonating pitch chromatically, I proceeded to sample the whole thing. The BassVI acted mainly as ‚noise generator‘, with an occasional pluck or hit or twang on the strings to reinforce the resonation.
I programmed the instrument in Kontakt in ‚Mellotron mode‘, i.e. w/out looping. The samples will just run out after some time. But they are rather long, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Have fun with it!
Reviews for Dedalus VI
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An unfamiliar yet interesting sound
This is one of the instruments that will make you think about it a little. The soundscape that it offers is a very unfamiliar one, which I can describe as a slightly metallic, kind of sci-fi-ish, with some synthy elements. As you hold a note down, it kind of evolves a little bit to create different sounds and textures. Some keys have a different kind of attack than others, so it makes it even more interesting to explore. The sound quality is great, though it is possible that you might encounter some very slight clicks on some low notes.
I think this sounds the best in the low register. It creates a really nice low drone that is kind of like a synth bass but still sounds organic at the same time which is really cool and unique. The sound reminds me a bit of Helios check out his music if you haven't I think the higher textures can be a bit more hit or miss for me i really like some of them, they kind of sound like ambient guitars but some feel too honky for me. You can get some really interesting and jarring sounds out of this library. Im not in love with this instrument but it still feels very useful to me and i definitely plan to try it out in some projects
A bass sound you can depend on
I don’t know about you but even though I have an extensive range of bass sounds to choose from, I never know how well they’re going to fit into my project until I’ve tried them out. Dedalus VI has a lovely roundness to it and with some judicious adjustment of velocity and register, I achieved some very satisfying results. I added a few plugins to the bass track on my demo Scheps Omni Channel, NUGEN Audio’s Monofilter4 and the Plugin Alliance bx_subfilter and found there were no points at which the bottom-end unexpectedly disappeared or was swallowed by the other instruments, as can so often be the case. Just one star for the bog-standard Kontakt interface but nevertheless: nice work, Björn.
Unusual but cool sound
Dedalus VI is am unusual sound. It's many samples are all slightly different and slightly unique from each other, so if you're playing a scale, you're going to get many different timbres. That seems like a strength to me, although I can see it going the other way for some people. You do have to be a little careful about planning out some lines to avoid landing on certain notes on weaker beats, but it's all part of the fun of using this instrument. A worthy download.