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
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.
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
Iridium Iris Software has released Reality Bass, an advanced electric bass guitar virtual instrument plug-in designed to be a true electric bass guitar.
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.
- 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
The Drum Broker has introduced The Mutha Plucka, a live bass sample library by MSXII Sound Design.
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
Prime Loops has announced Indie Dance Live Bass, a collection of 41 brand new live bass guitar loops & live bassline samples.
From Friendly Fires to LCD Soundsystem via Gossip and Cut Copy, there’s plenty of sonic evidence that suggests the bass guitar has earned its place in Dance thanks to its rumbling Indie credentials. ‘Indie Dance Bass’ allows you to inject your productions with enough intense four-string swagger to match any of these artists for Indie infused, Dance infiltrating excitement. Pumping in at 167MB, ‘Indie Dance Bass’ drops 41 brand new and exclusive bass loops, pumped out by Prime Loops’ own string slapping bass commander.
With 42 live bass loops and bassline samples to choose from, this Indie Dance Live Bass Loops is stuffed to maximum capacity with dirty overdriven bass manoeuvres, clean and punchy runs, fluid grooves and a mesmeric mix of funky, punky Indie Dance attitude. Bouncing these bass samples into your mix is easier than cracking a joke about how it’s just a guitar with two strings missing. Simply select your sample from the download folder, drag it over your chosen software and drop it in. ‘Indie Dance Live Bass’ will sync with any major name software sampler, which makes using this pack a completely fuss-free process.
The sample pack costs £12.95 GBP.
More information: Prime Loops / Indie Dance Live Bass
Ilya Efimov Production has announced the release of Fretless Bass, a virtual bass instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This carefully-crafted instrument is designed to be a detailed emulation of a hi-end 5-string “studio custom” bass from the F-Bass company.
The three right hand positions in one patch: normal, soft, “Jaco” and additional articulations – allow the user to edit their MIDI notation or play in real-time. By minimizing the use of keyswitches, the instrument has been designed to be simple and intuitive to use. A sophisticated algorithm to select strings in real time, automatically selects the natural bass guitar left-hand position on the fretboard. Manual string and position selection are also available.
The library’s repetition keys make it easy to play realistic ostinato bass-lines. FX glissando is designed to add realism to bass guitar parts. Multiple legato types are changed automatically, depending on the first note played. Included also, are several Legato modes, Open String mode, Chord Detection mode and X-note mode.
Fretless Bass features
- 2.37 GB ncw compression format.
- 4612 samples, 24-bit, 44.1 kHz.
- Up to 12 velocity layers, 21 frets on each string with round-robin algorithm.
- Three right hand positions in the single patch.
- Auto and Manual String and Position Selection.
- Attack control.
- Slide-up, Flageolets, X-notes (two modes for x-note performance).
- Repetition keys for X-notes and last articulations.
- Realistic glissando note-to-note.
- AMP cabinet and Bass tone effects.
- Multiple FX and Noises (strokes, fret noises, releases).
The sample library is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
More information: Ilya Efimov / Fretless Bass
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The Loop Loft has announced it has extended its Holiday Sale with a week.
Due to overwhelming customer demand, we’ve extended the Holiday Sale by one more week!
There’s still time to save 40% on all loops, ReFills, Live Packs and more with the code below, plus save up to 75% when you use the discount with any of our bundled collections.
Discount Code: HOLIDAY40
The sale ends January 8th, 2014, at 12:00am ET.
More information: The Loop Loft