Output Releases Substance Bass Engine: ‘A Massive Engine For Big Bottom’


Today Output announced Substance, a “completely new breed of” bass engine.

Combining heavily processed electric and acoustic basses, real brass sections, and what Output deems “the dirtiest analog synths, and insane sound design,” Substance is a deeply-produced bass engine. The engine combines three layers of sources and blends them together with layer and global FX, filters, modulation, an advanced arpeggiator, flux control and macros. Promotional materials from Output call Substance “a massive engine for big bottom.”

“Our goal with SUBSTANCE was to create a bass engine that was not focused on emulation, but rather, on pushing the envelope with creative and powerful new sounds,” says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. “It’s our most sophisticated engine to date and you can really get a sense of that from the first note.”

Output Substance Features:

  • A playable instrument with 300 presets
  • Powerful new 3-layer engine
  • Preset menu with smart tagging
  • Layer FX and global FX
  • 4 central macro sliders unique to each preset
  • Advanced arpeggiator
  • Monophonic and Legato modes
  • Built-in help menu
  • Rhythm page that syncs to tempo

Here’s a more detailed walk-through of Substance’s features:

Output Substance System Requirements:

  • Substance runs in Kontakt or Free Kontakt player version 5.5.1 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), and 10 GB of free drive space
  • Access to a stable internet connection for digital delivery
Pricing and Availability. Output’s Substance bass engine costs $199 and is available today via Output.com and authorized Output dealers.

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