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Pettinhouse releases DirectBass Lite
DirectBass Lite includes 4 articulations, 5 strings, 3 pickups ( Bridge, Bridge+Neck, Neck ) plus another picked bass.
- 742 unique samples (378 Mb recorded at 16 bit 44 Khz directly to the sound card without any amplifiers and efx)
- 3 samples and 3 layers (round robin) played with index and middle finger
- Release samples
- Slides and stops
Each articulation is about 100 Mb and it includes 3 layers and 3 samples for each note in round robin. It means that anytime you press a key it plays four different samples avoiding the typical “machine gun” effect. All the samples were recorded taking care to capture the entire sustain and natural decay for unmatched realism.
DirectBass Lite is available for download and costs $69 USD / 51 Euro.