Vir2 Instruments BASiS

Sampled collection of electric, upright, fretless, and synth basses

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BASiS includes more than 7 GB of the most diverse collection of basses available in the world of virtual instruments: classics like the Jazz Bass, P-Bass, Rickenbacker, and Musicman basses are presented alongside personality and genre tributes such as a classic Motown bass, a gospel bass, Jaco’s Fretless, and Macca’s Hofner.

One upright bass and three slap basses are also included. In the synth bass category, more than a hundred patches are provided, ranging from thumping vintage synth basses to techno basses and esoteric fresh creations to spice up your tracks. Each instrument has been meticulously mastered and programmed for maximum musicality when placed in a mix.

All electric basses have been sampled from both the direct input (DI) and an amped perspective. A knob on the interface allows phase-aligned blending of the two, or the selection of one or the other.

For the upright bass, the same knob allows mixing of the direct input and a phase-aligned tube mic output capture of the same sessions. Other onscreen controls allow pitch bend range adjustment, pick noise and fret noise controls, release layer controls, adjustable velocity curve, and instant and detailed control over EQ. A comprehensive selection of effects is included, including an octaver, compression, saturation, lo-fi, distortion, limiter, phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay.

Performance features include an innovative legato tool designed for true finger-smooth playing, and a customizable vibrato engine with control over vibrato types, speeds, and depths. Rather than opting for traditional LFO-based vibrato, BASiS uses a sophisticated character vibrato modeled after real bass players, completely controllable from the keyboard and onscreen interface. Randomized pick noises, release samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument.

Combining all of these innovative features into one virtual instrument, the end result is a versatile, varied, and intuitively playable library of the finest low-end instruments in the world.

Electric Basses

  • Gospel
  • Jazz Bass Back Pickup
  • Jazz Bass Full Tone
  • Jazz Bass Picked
  • Macca's Hofner
  • Motown
  • Musicman
  • Precision Bass
  • Rickenbacker

Fretlesses and Upright

  • Fretless
  • Fretless Hollow Tone
  • Fretless Jaco
  • Upright

Slap Basses

  • Jazz Bass Back Pickup Slap
  • Jazz Bass Full Tone Slap
  • Musicman Slap

Synth Basses

Analog

  • AnaBass
  • Anonymous Punch
  • Clarity of Thought
  • Classico Robusto
  • Close It
  • Comedic Boingk
  • Earmarks
  • Flanged Feed
  • Groaning
  • In Yo Face
  • Landing Site
  • McChainSaw
  • Old Skool Key
  • Packs a Punch
  • Red Rover
  • Rev Up
  • Ruckin
  • Subterfuge
  • Super Saver
  • Tacet B

Buzzed

  • Argumentative
  • Buzzy Not Blue
  • Buzzy Sawyer
  • Doinky Dork
  • Don't Use Teeth
  • Dormant
  • Earthy Major Pad
  • Engine Freeze
  • Foaming Teeth
  • Fright Night
  • Frostbite
  • Icy Cold
  • Quintessence
  • Razor Blade
  • Sniveling Snickering
  • Standard
  • Wise Guy

Distortions

  • Analog Warp
  • Beyond Debate
  • Ham Radio Bass
  • Kold Rumbl
  • Latent Anger
  • Monstra Trucka
  • Mosquito Tostada
  • Nonstop
  • Pit Stop
  • Razor
  • Road Rage
  • Roadie
  • Tree Swing
  • WarpWarm
  • Wiry Haired Dome

Narrow and Thin

  • Bitta Fuzz
  • Breathy Stars
  • Churchy
  • Duck Duck
  • Evasive Action
  • Faux Piano
  • Ghosting
  • In the Air
  • Job Perks
  • Lazy Beach
  • Nasal Buzz
  • Razor Sharp
  • Rich Dirty Square
  • Santa Barbara
  • Snake in Wait
  • Time Travel
  • Underwater Cloud
  • Undulate
  • Warpz2 Mode
  • Windy City

More Synth Basses

Phat

  • Big Bloat
  • Classic Power
  • Clunk
  • Dictator
  • Frontrunner
  • Ground Round Sound
  • Mixed and Muxed
  • Muffled Fuzz
  • Ominous
  • On the DL
  • Oval Tines
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rabid Anti
  • Solid Rock
  • Str8ish
  • Subtle Shift
  • Sunny Happy People
  • Sweet Sugar Wide
  • Talking Book
  • Unnoticed
  • Warp Factor 10
  • Witness Protection

Pure Waves

  • Pure Rectangle
  • Pure Saw and Square
  • Pure Saw and Tri
  • Pure Saw
  • Pure Sine and Saw
  • Pure Sine and Square
  • Pure Sine and Tri
  • Pure Sine
  • Pure Square and Saw
  • Pure Tri-Rect-Saw

Retro

  • Analog Dreamz
  • Brite Buzz
  • Chunky Requests
  • Eight Bit Wonder
  • Ekletrik
  • Faux Concerto
  • Half a Wurl Away
  • Heavy Video Game
  • Jocular
  • Ju Know
  • Levity
  • Men in Lack
  • Oinky
  • Opticlarity
  • Retro Life
  • Simple McSimpleton
  • Smoov Schweet
  • Snow Flurry
  • Stabattack
  • Stay Low
  • Sugar Momma
  • Sweeping Bat
  • Toy Junky
  • Video Game Mania
  • Warm Enveloping
  • Wizzard

Short

  • Double Shot
  • Electric Shock
  • Hushed Mute
  • Rougher Up
  • Stabba Jamma
  • Substrata
  • Talky Wah
  • Talky Wah Two
  • Toxxik

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.
http://help.timespace.com/home/vir2-instruments

Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"If you’re looking for a decent-sounding, easy-to-program bass guitar simulation, BASiS is a solid buy." - Computer Music

"...this is a beautifully sampled instrument that brings the sound of real basses to your computer-based productions. - Music Tech

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Format:

  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

  • Requires Free Kontakt Player 2 or higher
  • 8GB of free hard drive space.