Akai SB1 Deep Impact Bass Synth


  • Input Level
    controls the output volume of the effect
  • Output Level
    controls the output volume of the effect
  • Parameter
    selects a parameter: note off level, note on level, preset, attack, decay, envelope depth, dynamics, cutoff, resonance, balance, level.
  • Preset
    presets: dark bubble, hardcore, kitaroh bass, bright synth, brats, fat bottom, majesty, hot space, hiccups
  • Program Up
    switches to next program


Dimensions : 140mm (w) x 175mm (D) x 61mm (H)


Are you a bass player and ever wanted (or needed) to play synth bass lines without a) tying up the keyboard player's valuable left hand or b) having to learn to play a keyboard yourself? If so, the DEEP IMPACT bass synth is for you.

Featuring a four-oscillator synthesiser optimised for fat bass sounds, the DEEP IMPACT pedal allows you to use your existing bass guitar to generate woofer wobbling synth bass lines.

Using innovative pitch detection circuitry, the DEEP IMPACT pedal can track your playing quickly and responsively to provide fat and fruity bass synth tones. You can use the synth sound on its own or you can mix in a proportion of your bass guitar's sound to the output.

Synth presets are selected using the footswitches or the effect can be completely bypassed using Akai Professional's 'true bypass' feature which allows the straight sound to pass through with no unwanted colouration from the pedal's circuitry.

The SB1 has nine preset programs which you can switch between using the PROGRAM UP/DOWN footswitches. Each of these presets are fully customisable with control over attack, decay, envelope depth, dynamics sensitivity, filter cutoff, filter resonance, synthesizer and direct balance, program level, synth trigger level and noise gate



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