The Jomox MBase 11 is a one-stop-shop for achieving some of the fattest analog kicks around. Yes, even fatter than their previous MBase01 model—though it sounds distinctly different enough that the two could be used in tandem to great effect. The module can cover 808 and 909 territory and beyond. It features a dedicated LFO with eight different waveforms, such as a true sine that can be used to create envelopes. But make no mistake, the MBase 11 is more than just as simple kick generator, it is a fully-fledged drum synthesizer. The unit’s compression parameter alters the thickness of the decay and provides a variable gate time for different attacks.
All this means that the MBase can also be used for limited bass duties if desired. Cranking the decay allows tones and pitch to be played across a keyboard, with a range of three octaves. Additionally, the kick can be triggered via trigger input, offering an effective means for drummers to incorporate the module into their performances.
MBase 11 Features
Tune: Varies the pitch envelope of the VCO
Pitch: Basses as low as 10Hz reach up to 175Hz
Decay: Up to 2 sec
Harmonics: Enrichment of harmonics of the VCO - for the hardest kick drums on planet earth
Pulse: Change of the pure pulse part of the attack - gate time affects this parameter also
Noise: Change of the pure noise part of the attack - gate time affects this parameter also
Attack: Level of the mixing of Pulse and Attack
EQ: Filters the bass drum with a low pass filter - for soft and 808ish kick drums
Gate: Varies the gate time from 0.1ms to 16ms
Compr: Compression of decaying envelope - for slim and clicky kicks and all the depth that is needed
MetNze: Metalized noise. A complex digital multitone pattern of 255 different combinations feeds the attack noise
Identical to the controllers for XB09/X999/X888/AB/JB
All parameters, including LFO, can be remotely controlled by MIDI
Compatible with our MIDI editors and templates in the bass drum department
Modulates pitch of the bass drum
Speed can be edited in BPM or be synchronized by MIDI clock
Can be synced by a note trigger or might run free
One-shot LFO function that serves as an additional envelope.
Waveforms: Saw up, Saw down, Sine +/- , Triangle +/-, and Rectangle +/-.