Art Vista releases GrooveMaster – Tony Newton Bass Libraries

Art Vista has announced the release of GrooveMaster, a collection of electric bass instrument libraries for Kontakt.

Art Vista GrooveMaster

These electric bass plug-ins feature Antonio “Tony” Newton, the legendary “Baby” Funk Brother whose career spanned from the early days of the electric bass – with John Lee Hooker and Little Walter, and as a staff bass player at Motown alongside James Jamerson, through his later fusion work with Tony Williams Lifetime.

The series includes three playable sampled bass instruments: Old School Bass, Double Neck Bass, and Bright Funky Bass. The instruments include intuitive “intelligent” playback features that are designed to automatically emulate the playback of a real bass player when played with a midi keyboard. These virtual bass instruments can be switched from fully automatic intelligent playback to complete, or, partial key-switch control.

The instrument comes in Kontakt 5 Player format, which supports all major plug-in formats and also allows use as a stand-alone applications.

The GrooveMaster libraries are available for purchase for $99 USD each; the bundle of all three is $199 USD.

More information: Art Vista / GrooveMaster

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Art Vista releases GrooveMaster virtual bass instruments for Kontakt

Art Vista GrooveMaster Old School Bass

Art Vista has released three GrooveMaster virtual bass instruments for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Art Vista’s new electric bass libraries consist of three individual Kontakt 5 Player instruments featuring the recordings of Antonio “Tony” Newton, the Detroit bass man whose career spanned from the early days of the electric bass – with John Lee Hooker and Little Walter, and as staff bass player at Motown alongside James Jamerson, through his later fusion work with Tony Williams.

The GrooveMaster series includes three playable sampled electric bass plug-ins: Old School Bass, Double Neck Bass, and Bright Funky Bass. These libraries feature intelligent automatic idiomatic playback. A line played from a midi keyboard will instantly transcend into a credible live bass performance without the use of keys switches. The intelligent playback enables two-hand playing, but configurable key-switching is also available if so desired. These basses bring you the “real thing”, a slice of history and the distinctive sound of one of the bass players that defined the role of the electric bass in modern music.

The GrooveMaster instruments are available to purchase for MSRP $99 USD each. A bundle of all three libraries costs $199 USD.

More information: Art Vista / GrooveMaster

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