Overview

This plugin is included in our MUSICIAN, ESSENTIAL & MEGA Bundle at no extra cost!

NOTE: Keemun is currently not available via the PA Installation Manager. Please find single installers in the Download section below.

Like having a professional bass player inside your keyboard
WEDGE FORCE Keemun is an innovative musical instrument that recreates the sound of a professionally-recorded bass DI, allowing keyboard players to craft realistic and expressive bass lines all on their own. 

Clean, high quality Bass DI tones ready for your favorite effects
Because so many of the most legendary bass lines in history have been recorded with nothing but a good DI input, Keemun gives impressively massive results right out of the box, with just a touch of EQ and other processing. But Keemun is at its best when it is REAMPED with your own favorite bass rigs and effects—whether physical or virtual—for even more unique and inspiring tones.

Better than sampled bass
Ordinary sampled basses have never quite sounded realistic because the harmonic resonances of a real bass are different for each quick combination of notes. This is why WEDGE FORCE built their proprietary “Synthetic Force Engine II”. It combines studio sampled waveforms of the world’s most iconic custom-made basses and recording chains with real-time synthesized sounds.

Capture a bass player’s full range of expression
Unlike other bass synths and samplers, Keemun synthesizes each note in real time, using algorithms that are carefully designed to preserve the original waveform’s timbre during pitch bending, sliding, muting, slapping, plucking, picking, pulling and pinching of bass harmonics.

Fast enough for live performance, easy on the CPU
Keemun’s sound engine has been optimized for performance up to the last CPU cycle to free up resources for the effects and synths may be running alongside it. Using 64bit double precision for internal calculations, the latency of WEDGE FORCE software instruments is close to zero—less than 1 millisecond—so it feels and responds just like a real instrument should.

Features

  • Near zero latency responsiveness and low CPU load, suitable for live performance
  • Emulate finger-plucked bass sounds, including slapping and popping, fingernail picking and more
  • Recreate picked bass sounds with the option to change your picking position and picking pattern for authentic variations in tone
  • Variable String Damping: Mute the strings as much as you like from fully open to heavily muted or anywhere in between, using the sustain pedal of your MIDI keyboard
  • Neck Play Position: Identical notes are available on multiple different frets on the bass neck and they all sound different. Use this function to choose your neck position across all four strings of the bass
  • Real-Time Note Detune: A randomized detune option gives your tone more realism
  • Release time and Velocity controls gives you control over the attack and fading of your notes
  • MIDI CC: Use the knobs of your MIDI keyboard to control Keemun's parameters

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Mendel bij de Leij

    Mendel bij de Leij

    Composer, Musician, Mix & Mastering Engineer

    In my opinion Keemun is a very inspiring bass synth. If a metal head like me gets inspired by the plugin to write a funky track I guess the possibilities are endless.

Customer Reviews

  • combine with Ampeg B15N

    ★★★★★
    by apaivab
    Great sounding bass, easy to use, versatile (slap is good!) really shines combined with a good bass amp simulator, for my taste the Ampeg B15N.
    Make sure you play with a couple of… Read More
  • nice sounding fat bass

    ★★★★☆
    by Peter Riese
    it´s pretty forward plugin. Doesn´t do much but the right amount of very good sounding bass. sounds great and flexible. what do I need more?
  • Bass Man You Need Bass

    ★★★★★
    by AuDioLeaD
    Bass yes we love it but rarely have it, until now.
    As a Bass player for 40 years this plugin man is a serious contender.
    Thank you Plugin Alliance now everyone can have BaSS.

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system.

ChangeLog

Keemun

WEDGE FORCE Keemun - Changelog

Version 1.0.2 (Sep 30, 2021)
- Release version