Wavesfactory releases W-DirectBass for Kontakt

Wavesfactory Waves Direct Bass

Wavesfactory has released W-DirectBass, a bass sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

We have recorded a 5 strings bass guitar directly to our hard drive, without passing through any amp. We’ve made it so you can add you favorite sound to it with your favorite program, there are a lot of them: guitar rig, amplitube, apple’s logic native bass amp plugin, etc, etc, etc…

We wanted to do a very versatile bass library so you can use it on every style of music you’re working on. Let’s say you are recording or producing a heavy rock song, just load the Waves Direct Bass on Kontakt and put some amp simulation plugin that can bring you the sound of a real bass recorded through an rough amp with distortion. Let’s say you are recording a pop song and you want a clean bass sound, it’s simple, you’ve just to select any other kind of amp simulation, but the library still is the same.

Waves Direct Bass features

  • WAV samples at 44.1 Khz / 24 bits.
  • 137.3 Mb uncompressed.
  • 2 different sound files on every note (round robin).
  • Natural decay on each note (no loops).
  • Additional articulations like “ghost notes”, “string noises” and “glissandos up and down” and a note release so you can make it a lot more natural.
  • Kontakt 3 or superior required to load this library.

Waves Direct Bass for Kontakt is available to purchase for $9.95 USD.

More information: Wavesfactory

Producers Choice
  • Matthias Mahnke

    The company fails to inform their customers that W-Bass is not compatible with Kontakt Player. It will run only as a demo version and be timed out after 20-30 minutes with no recourse to remedy this issue. Customer support was not helpful as their advice to reset the instrument did not work. My request to get my money back was answered with something along the line of: “It’s not our fault, it’s Native Instrument’s fault. So, go talk to them.” So, a complete waste of money and one customer less for Wavesfactory. Interesting business strategy.



  • It seems you have to be very careful when buying Kontakt libraries if you intend to use them with the Player. You should really look for the specific mention that it works (for more than 30 mins) with the Player because many companies will just say their product is for Kontakt 3 or higher without mention of Kontakt Player compatibility.

    I think NI charges developers for Player compatibility so I never expect it from smaller developers or free instruments.

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