Peavey DPM Spectrum Bass & Peavey PC-1600

The Peavey DPM Spectrum Bass tone module is an eight voice sample playback device containing 1 megabyte of classic bass waveforms. These waveforms are run through a dynamic resonant filter to achieve the kind of fat bass sounds that will make your groove tracks stand out. Stacking these sounds up to four deep will give you dense, rattle-thee-windows bass.
The Spectrum Bass is four part multi-timbral; that is, up to four distinct presets can be sounding on four separate MIDI channels simultaneously. Also, legato style playing is possible with a separate dedicated mode, or in combination with normal playing by using a legato foot switch controller.
The Spectrum Bass contains an extensive MIDI controller implementation, utilizing the latest sound controllers as defined by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. These controllers allow for much greater expression beyond what is a achieved with a mod wheel.


  • 8 voice polyphonic
  • 4 voice multi-timbral
  • 1 megabyte of 16 bit Classic Bass waveforms
  • 200 presets
  • Layered presets for even fatter sounds
  • Interface to keyboards and Peavey Midibase
  • Legato response in Mono and Poly and Multi modes
  • Fine tune and transpose
  • Auto-flow for daisy-chaining modules.
The Peavey PC-1600 is a 16-fader control box with the usual functionality: each fader can be programmed to generate an arbitrary MIDI message, including system exclusive. In fact, the PC 1600 is slightly more powerful in this regard than the MRC - the messages can be longer, the parameter encoding is more sophisticated, and arbitrary messages can be built, including sequences of conventional channel messages.

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