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SoundCues releases GuitarMonics for Kontakt

SoundCues has announced the release of GuitarMonics, a new all-harmonics guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

SoundCues GuitarMonics

Featuring acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and electric bass guitar, GuitarMonics offers a (nearly) chromatically-sampled trio of virtual instrument covering a 3 to 4 octave range.

GuitarMonics was created with two reasons in mind. The first is the idea that strong harmonic notes on stringed instruments are typically limited to certain frets without resorting to a more complex playing style. The second reason is that this focus on harmonics created unique instruments in their own right, outside of many of the standard guitar instruments on the market today.

GuitarMonics features 3 dynamic layers, 5x round robin, multiple pickup selections, at 24-bit / 48kHz.

The GuitarMonics Collection costs $119 USD, with individual GuitarMonics libraries sold at $39/$49 USD each. An introductory 20% discount through June 13th, 2014.

More information: SoundCues

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Iridium Iris Software updates Reality Bass to v1.1

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Iridium Iris Software has released version 1.1 of Reality Bass, a virtual bass guitar instrument for Windows.

Iridium Iris Software Reality Bass

Added to this new version is a new pattern maker section to create your own patterns which can be dragged and dropped into a track in the sequencer. This makes it easy to quickly build up a song.

Changes in Reality Bass v1.1

  • A Pattern Editor – Create patterns directly in the VST.
  • Users can save their patterns.
  • New sampled 5th string (B-string).
  • Harder attack possibilities with harder samples.
  • Added more Round Robins.
  • Chorus section.
  • Improved equalizer.
  • Better graphical knobs with numeric displays.
  • Added factory presets.

The plugin is available for Windows (VST), priced at 26 EUR / $36 USD.

More information: Iridium Iris Software

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Karoryfer releases free Swagbass and Ergo EUB sample packs

Karoryfer has announced the release of the Swagbass bass guitar and the Ergo EUB electric upright bass, two free sample libraries.

Karoryfer Swagbass

Swaggbass

The world’s most swagged-out bass sample library. A bold claim, but D. Smolken didn’t just record, edit and map these samples – before he did any of that he also glued fake Louis Vuitton fabric to the bass.

Underneath that is an uncommon combination of modern active electronics, a long scale, and a 10-year-old set of dead flatwound strings. That makes this a great bass for hip-hop, pop and R&B, especially combined with low tuning – CGDA, an octave below cello, but the low C string is also sampled tuned down to A.

The notes are sampled every minor third across a range of four octaves with three velocity layers and four round robins. There are also string muting noises triggered on key release (sampled every minor third with three round robins) and various percussive noises (with a clearly excessive five round robins). All that adds up to 331 24-bit samples in wav format.

Karoryfer Ergo EUB

Ergo EUB

One huge solid stick of mahogany, four long and thick strings, a piezo pickup and not much more – that’s the Ergo electric upright bass we sampled. Though across its natural range the instrument is mainly a portable substitute for the acoustic double bass and the advantage of portability disappears when using samples, its simplicity and solid construction allow it to produce stable notes when tuned extremely low.

Both arco (bowed) and pizzicato (plucked) articulations are included. Arco has four velocity layers and two to four round robins per note, pizz has three velocity layers and three-four round robins. The lowest notes sampled for both are E an entire E below the E on a standard-tuned bass. Though it’s easy to create frequencies that low with synthesis or by slowing down or pitch-shifting higher-frequency samples, samples of strings or any other physical objects actually vibrating at notes this low are rare.

Sure, it can be used as a bass. The lowest notes are huge, and also useful for constructing enormous cinematic drones and thuds. They’re also great for running through all sorts of effects. The possibilities are enormous – we are offering this download less as an instrument to be used as is and more as source material for creating your own sounds.

The sample libraries are available to download at no charge.

More information: Karoryfer

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Audio Assault releases Bass Grinder plugin

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Audio Assault Bass Grinder

Audio Assault has announced the release of Bass Grinder, an effect plug-in geared towards metal bass.

No need to tweak, just plug Bass Grinder into your bass guitar track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly and give you that powerful aggressive
low end you were always looking for.

Bass Grinder keeps it simple, using any of it’s 12 amplifiers and 20 cabinets it gives you over 240 kick-ass sounding rig variations, leaving you to focus on the songwriting process and save time on your mix.

Bass Grinder is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at $29.99 USD. A bundle with Grind Machine is $49.99 USD.

More information: Audio Assault

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Monster Sounds releases Heavyweight Funk Bass

Monster Sounds has released Heavyweight Funk Bass, a sample pack featuring 390 bass loops played on a Fender P bass and a 60’s Gretsch hollow body bass guitar.

Monster Sounds Heavyweight Funk Bass

A great bass player is a rare animal, and worth their weight in gold. Holding down a tight steady groove is a skill and the underpinning of many a classic tune. It takes years of experience to master this instrument and to know which notes to put in and leave out to make the infectious simple groove work with the drums.

We have captured the performance and sound of a truly awesome bass player with years of studio and gigging performance under his belt and bought him direct to your studio.

Heavyweight Funk Bass features

  • 632 MB content, 24-bit quality.
  • 106 100 bpm bass loops.
  • 98 110 bpm bass loops.
  • 83 120 bpm bass loops.
  • 103 130 bpm bass loops.
  • 390 REX2 files.

The sample pack is available for £24.95 GBP.

More information: Monster Sounds / Heavyweight Funk Bass

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Iridium Iris Software releases Reality Bass

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Iridium Iris Software has released Reality Bass, an advanced electric bass guitar virtual instrument plug-in designed to be a true electric bass guitar.

Iridium Iris Software Reality Bass

The goal was to create an easy to use rock & alternative bass sound with a rich slap sound. This instrument isn’t just for composers, video game arrangements and other productions, it is also a tool for producers and bass guitarists.

Reality Bass features

  • Open/muted fifths, octaves, fourths P4, and single notes.
  • Down/up or alternating strumming of intervals.
  • Single/Solo playing in two modes (algorithm or windowed).
  • Bending of single notes and intervals with automation.
  • Gain/distortion/fuzz control.
  • Room sound knob.
  • Dynamic range velocity knob (hard to soft).
  • Rich Slap sound.
  • Palm mute algorithm with automation.
  • Hammer on/pull off.
  • Portamento/neck slide control with automation.
  • Strumming control with automation.
  • Unlimited velocity curve.
  • Full chokes.
  • Patterns with an internal player.
  • Slap Bass mode on/off.
  • Humanizer.
  • Bass guitar neck that displays taken intervals and notes.

Reality Bass for Windows (VST) is available for 26 EUR / $36 USD. A free demo version can be downloaded from the website.

More information: Iridium Iris Software

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The Drum Broker intros The Mutha Plucka by MSXII

The Drum Broker has introduced The Mutha Plucka, a live bass sample library by MSXII Sound Design.

MSXII Sound Design The Mutha Plucka

By request, MSXII has decided to release a live bass kit (from their actual productions) for your music programming needs. While that live, humanistic feel is sought after in most modern production, not all producers have access to a bass guitar and/or a bass guitar player.

MSXII provides this kit with more than enough material for you to map across your keys and manipulate the notes to taste. Every key is provided along with harmonic tones as well. This kit partners well with other MSXII kits such as The Sammich Kit, The Unkempt Breaks, and The Synth Immaculate and The Synth Immaculate 2!

The sample pack is available from the Drum Broker for $14.99 USD.

More information: Drum Broker / MSXII The Mutha Plucka

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