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
Xenos Soundworks has announced the release of Techno Bass Collection, a soundset featuring bass patches for the Zebra software synthesizer by u-he.
‘Techno Bass Collection’ contains 32 bold and meaty bass patches for U-He Zebra aimed at producers of dance music and other styles looking for powerful basses with a digital edge.
The soundset costs $4.95 USD.
More information: Xenos Soundworks / Techno Bass Collection
Frontline Producer has launched Studio Bass II – Ultimate Collection, a sample library featuring the sounds of a collection of vintage and classic basses, amps and cabs.
The Riffs came thick and fast, all we had to do was hit record. The end result again, is an expressive one stop shop of Classic Bass Loops and Phrases.
Expect to find Bass Loops that have been picked, pulled and slapped, all performed live by passionate performers with bundles of groove and soul. Suitable for many styles and genres including House, Electro, Hip Hop, Funk, TV and film compositions and anyone looking to add a ‘Studio Bass feel’ to their Mixes.
Carefully and lovingly recorded, we have chosen only the best combination of instruments, vintage cabinets, mics, class A pre amps and compressors to take us into the digital Domain.
Studio Bass II features
- 59 bass loops at 100 bpm.
- 61 bass loops at 110 bpm.
- 66 bass loops at 120 bpm.
- 74 bass loops at 130 bpm.
- 33 slap bass loops at 130 bpm .
- 293 REX2 files.
- 192MB content, 24-bit quality.
- Apple Loops format sold separately.
The sample pack costs £24.95 GBP.
More information: Frontline Producer / Studio Bass II
Tek’it Audio has announced a Summer Deal, offering a 50% discount on the Genobazz Pro synthesizer plug-in for Windows.
For a limited time get Genobazz Pro for only EUR19/$24.
Genobazz Pro is a simple to use monophonic synthesizer with 14 Waveforms, 11 filters, modulators (MSEG and LFO) on each knob and comes with 230 great presets.
This offer only lasts through August 23, so don’t wait, get it today!
More information: Tek’it Audio
Hy2rogen has announced the release of Massive Bass Vol.1, a collection of 100 patches for the Massive software synthesizer by Native Instruments.
Hy2rogen tweaks the buttons of NI’s Massive once more just to pull out a fresh batch of 100 filthy, screaming and phatt electro, dubstep, progressive and tech house bass lines.
Following the success of the previous Massive soundsets, Hy2rogen delivers what producers are looking for right now – sick electro basslines which you can play however you want and incorporate into your own productions.
Designed to sound full, fat and stacked straight from auto- load, each presets comes with macro-controls so you can mold the presets into your perfect mainroom monster.
The soundset is available from Sounds To Sample for 13.99 EUR.
More information: Sounds To Sample / Massive Bass Vol.1