A pure, powerful bass guitar library perfect for rock and metal
Please note: For use of the included Kontakt Files, the fully purchased Kontakt 4 engine or higher is required. Users are still able to take advantage of the included Wav files, even if they do not own Kontakt.
With the success of Impact Soundworks´ Shreddage guitar libraries, the company received an overwhelming number of requests to do some sort of bass library in the same style. At first, they thought about doing a quick-and-dirty bass instrument focused solely on rock and metal. This would have been easy to do, but decided that they wanted to go above and beyond their initial scope and make a truly powerful, flexible virtual instrument.
Thus, Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition was born. As with the original Shreddage library, everything was recorded clean (DI) to allow the user maximum tone-crafting flexibility. Any multitude of amp and cabinet simulators can be used to great effect, but the samples also sound excellent with no processing, which was a central design goal. Impact Soundworks´ experience with many bass libraries was that they tended to be difficult to place in a mix, so they wanted this instrument to simply sit well with minimal (if any) EQ and processing.
This flexibility in tone allows you to use Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition for a variety of genres and styles. As you can hear in the demos, the library is quite capable of realistic and powerful rock and metal basslines. However, it is also exceptional for funk, jazz, disco, electronica, pop and more.
As with all Impact Soundworks sample libraries, a thorough set of articulations, round robins (RRs) and velocity layers are included. In this case, 8x RRs (4x down and 4x up strokes), 3x velocity layers, open and muted notes, staccato notes, neck slides and true hammer-on and pull-off samples with an accompanying script.
The next design goal was to make the instrument highly playable and intuitive. The modwheel, sustain pedal and other MIDI CCs are not required. There are no keyswitches. This kind of usability is vital for any composer!
- Drop Bb tuning
- Pristine DI sound
- Open sustains & staccatos
- Muted sustains & staccatos
- True hammer-on and pull-off legato
- Neck slides
- 3x round robins, 8x velocities
- Downstroke-only mode
- Octaves, anti-repetition & fx scripts
- Easy access EQ, amp, comp, limiter
- 2000+ 24-bit samples
- Requires Kontakt 4
- Requires 2gb disk space
- Download size: (3 RAR files) 400Mb, 400MB and 166Mb