Introducing Expressiv MIDI Bass, the first ever bass that’s plug and play with any synthesizer. Take your performance to a whole new level with real MIDI, real bass, and real time synthesiser control. Powerful 16Mhz processors know what note you're fretting before you even play giving you lightning fast and accurate notes from you're synthesizers. Combined with deep tone rich hand wound pickups you’ll take your creations to new heights.
Connect and compose with any Synthesizer.
Wouldn’t it be remarkable if bass players had those millions of mind-blowing sounds that keyboard players have enjoyed for years? Who ever said stringed instruments can’t play synthesizers? Now, Expressiv MIDI bass brings all the sonic range once ‘only’ available to keyboard players right to your finger tips. Plug and play with any music producing device and let your imagination run free. Create, compose and perform like never before.
A smart fretboard scanner.
Powerful 16Mhz processors scan your fretboard over 500 times a second analysing the notes your fingers are fretting. Piezo sensors accurately interpret how your strings are ringing and tension sensors precisely read the pitch-bend gestures you perform. Translation: You're taken on the most immersive synthesiser experience ever from a real bass. And it’s so simple, all you have to do is plug and play.
Creating Walls of sound.
Control multiple synthesizers while simultaneously delivering the exceptional tone you expect from hand wound pickups. All from the authentic feel of a beautiful hand crafted instrument. The most powerful technology is technology that any musician can use. That’s why Expressiv is simply Plug and Play with any synthesiser or any bass amplifier.
Quickly recall synthesiser patches and preferences by selecting any of Expressiv’s 30 performance banks. You can completely customise and store each bank on the 4K of onboard memory and recall it as fast as flicking a switch.
Deep immersive control.
Control filter cutoffs, resonance and any sound parameter by bending a string. Use any MIDI foot controller to add extra dimensions to your performance. Set your low string down an octave and your high strings up an octave. Instantly trigger notes using Tap Mode. Expressiv MIDI Bass gives you the sonic freedom to do whatever you imagine.
Expressiv tells any music producing device precisely what you play in 100th of a second. It knows what your fingers are fretting before you even pick a string. You’ll hear a note in the time it takes a sound wave to travel from your ear to your toe and back, making latency and delayed notes a thing of the past.
Introducing Tap Mode.
Tap Mode effortlessly shifts you into a control you've never known. Instantly trigger notes by touching the string on a fret, just like pressing a key on a keyboard. Single handed playing gives your other hand freedom to control note parameters or explore synthesiser patches. Tap Mode will inspire new musical experiences.
Hand built with passion. Engineered for creatives.
Each instrument is hand built in Ireland to last a lifetime. You play Bass, it plays any instrument you can imagine. With thousands of synthesisers available any conceivable sound is at your fingertips and it’s all contained in one beautiful instrument.
Please note all orders are hand-built in order based on the build our build queue, our current lead time is approximately 12 months from the date of deposit payment and is subject to change depending on orders.
'Hey Rob, I wanted to touch base with you and let you know how things are going. The bass is amazing. I have a lot of work and experimenting to do but the capabilities are incredible. Thanks again for such an amazing instrument!'