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Gear Watch: Essential Bass

Native Instruments: Essential BassNative Instruments have released a new product: Essential Bass. This KORE-powered instrument collection covers the full range of bass sounds from classic sampled tones to new synthesized sounds. The classic instruments include finger, picked, and slap basses along with an exclusive antique upright bass sampled with “pain-staking precision.” Complementing the classics are the inventive tones by taking advantage of the Absynth, FM8, Massive, and Reaktor engines that have been integrated into this instrument.

The Essential Bass utilizes many advanced soundshaping features of the KORE platform, and can be used both within the free KORE PLAYER and with the full-featured KORE 2 system. Each of the 200 sounds includes eight morphable variations as well as concise musical metadata for the powerful KORE sound browser. Electric basses come to life with sophisticated articulations based on the integrated KONTAKT engine for completely authentic results, while synthesizer sounds benefit from specific bass features like legato, glide and an adjustable sub bass function for additional subsonic impact.

You can purchase and download the Essential Bass from Native Instruments for $79.00.