The Loop Loft has announced Mark Kelley Bass Loops Vol 1, a collection of bass loops from The Roots bassist, Mark Kelley.
As a member of The Legendary Roots Crew (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Mark Kelley’s infectious bass grooves are heard by millions on TV every night. With his first Loop Loft release, “Mark Kelley – Bass Loops Vol 1″, we bring his signature style of deep pocket, fat tone and funky grooves directly to your DAW.
Recorded in NYC with a combination of mic’d (Ampeg amp) and direct signals (Avalon preamps), Mark tracked nine complete sessions covering a wide range of styles including hip hop, reggae, rock, pop and world. Each bass loop was meticulously hand-edited and sliced, allowing you to drag and drop the grooves straight into your production, giving you instant access to one of the funkiest bass players on the planet.
Mark Kelley Bass Loops features
- 9 Complete Sessions, 231 MB download.
- Formats: AIFF (Apple Loops), REX2, Stylus RMX & WAV.
- Tempo Range: 80-180 BPM.
- 100% Royalty Free.
- High Quality 24 bit 48 kHz Audio.
The sample pack is available to purchase for $29 USD.
More information: Loop Loft / Mark Kelley Bass Loops
Psychic Modulation has announced the release of Dubtron2, a bass synthesizer instrument for Windows.
Dubtron2 takes Dubtron’s modulation-based concept into new territory, exploring quirky analogue basses, modern rhythmic soundscapes, chilly dub techno and experimental ambient textures.
Dubtron2 uses beat-driven modulation and sub-rhythms along with randomization to bring about interesting rhythmic sounds and atmospheres.
This along with it’s serial filter system, a feedback-looping dub delay and a “Phonec-style” Melt feature makes Dubtron2 a extremely versatile instrument with a unique approach to sonic exploration.
- Dual oscillators with Unison and Pulse Width.
- Sub oscillator with FM capabilities.
- Dual Filter system with serial routing.
- Soft clipping / Distortion.
- A unique Melt feature that adds instant character to any patch.
- 3 Polyphonic LFOs with BPM ‘speed dials’ and randomization.
- Sub LFOs for creating parallel rhythm offsets.
- 3 assignable Modulation Envelopes.
- Dub Delay Unit with feedback looping.
- Multiple targets for modwheel and pitchbender.
- Universal Value Display.
- Double Click Parameter Reset.
- 128 presets.
Dubtron2 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $39 USD.
More information: Psychic Modulation / Dubtron2
Zenhiser has launched Massive Dubstep Basslines 3, a sample pack featuring a collection of bassline loops and Massive bass patches.
‘Massive Dubstep Basslines 3’ contains 50 bassline loops and 51 bass presets, giving you the option to use one of our killer basslines straight out the box or develop your skills using a specific bass preset that will roar through any dynamic frequency. So if you’re looking for only the biggest speaker ripping sounds mixed with amour plating goodness then this is the Zenhiser pack for you.
This sample and preset pack is influenced by the biggest and dirtiest dubstep tracks to date, we wanted to capture that floor shaking sound then deliver it to you for Dubstep, Drumstep & Complextro devastation. So lift your dubstep tracks today just by clicking the buy button, you’ll never look back after that!
The sample pack is available to purchase for $30 AUD.
More information: Zenhiser / Massive Dubstep Basslines 3
ADSR Sounds has released BASSIC, a bass synthesizer instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor, made with the modern electronic producer in mind.
Stripped of all the things that can distract or confuse when designing killer bass music instruments, BASSIC has all the basic components needed to create professional sounds in just a matter of minutes!
No more spending countless hours dialling in settings across parameters that aren’t even necessary. No more complex routing decisions. And no more time spent on things that only seem to derail the creative process!
We created BASSIC with one thing in mind – Simplicity.
- Synth with 3 oscillators, including a sampler.
- Oscillators have bandlimited hard sync.
- Filter featuring zero delay feedback with saturation.
- Modulate any knob or parameter on the synth.
- Distortion, Formant, Bitcrusher, Vibrato, Flanger, Chorus and Doubler effects.
- EQ section with Low Shelf, a Peak, and a High Shelf filter.
- Includes presets by OhmLab and BHK Samples.
- Bassic is open source.
BASSIC is available to purchase for $19 USD. Requires full version of Reaktor 5 (Reaktor Player not supported).
More information: ADSR Sounds / BASSIC
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
ADSR Sounds has launched Neuro Bass Sound Design, a tutorial course comprising 54 videos on how to create Neuro Basses in Native Instruments Massive.
In this course from BassGorilla you’ll see not one or two, but 10 neuro bass sound design techniques.
These techniques were shared with him by Disprove, Ordure, Kursa, Skope, MakO and other producers.
If you’re really serious about advancing your skills for making Neuro music and discovering the exact hidden techniques of the top producers, how much would you estimate that investment to be worth?
The course is available to purchase for $57 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Neuro Bass Sound Design
ADSR Sounds has launched Angry Bass, a soundset for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.
Angry Bass for NI Massive contains 50 in your face presets that are perfect for dubstep, drum & bass and complextro.
The wobbles and bass presets in Angry Bass aren’t you’re run of the mill sounds.
They are suppose to be piercing, huge and rich with attitude.
Angry Bass features
- 36 Basses/Wobbles.
- 1 FX.
- 12 Leads.
- 1 Pad.
The soundset is available to purchase for $19 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Angry Bass
Cakewalk has announced the release of Gibson EB 5-String Bass, a new expansion pack for the Dimension Pro virtual instrument for Windows and Mac.
This one-of-a-kind expansion pack provides eight accurate bass instruments, painstakingly sampled in 24-bit resolution by Craig Anderton from a pristine example of Gibson’s EB 5-String Bass.
Thanks to Gibson’s unique Tuned Coil Tap pickup technology, the EB 5-String provides eight distinct sounds that form the basis of a group of eight “Pure” sampled instruments. Each note for each sound was sampled individually, allowed to sustain (no looping), then trimmed judiciously for the optimum tradeoff between sustain and reasonable instrument size. All instruments also include ten slides and one FX sound, while the mod wheel emulates pulling back the EB’s tone control. Eight additional “Growl” programs add a gritty overdrive to the eight pure sounds, for a total of 16 programs.
Cakewalk Marketing Director, Andrew Rossa, states, “the Gibson EB 5-String Bass Expansion Pack showcases the musicality, realism, and technical excellence you’d expect from Craig Anderton—and then some, given the EB’s exceptional sound quality. These sounds are a ‘must-have’ for any Dimension Pro owner who wants to incorporate the finest electric bass sounds possible into their productions.”
The Gibson EB 5-String Bass Expansion Pack costs $39.95 USD. Until February 28th, 2014, it is available for an introductory price of $19.95 USD as part of Cakewalk’s “Bass Month”.
More information: Cakewalk / Gibson EB 5-String Bass Expansion