Chocolate Audio has announced the release of the BBassV Electric Bass for Kontakt. The instrument is the outcome of several years of research and development and it strives to set a new benchmark in terms of playability and tone. A long time was dedicated to achieving the best possible tone by trimming and fine tuning Kontakt's internal effects and by adding 172 custom cabinet + mic impulse responses.
Playability was addressed through the development of custom algorithms to emulate the way a real bass player moves along and across the fretboard. In addition there is an exclusive legato/slide engine which plays realtime legato and slide-to articulations at any BPM, using intuitive keyboard techniques.
Chocolate Audio sampled a Yamaha BB415 5-string electric bass, an instrument well-known by experienced bass players for its character and personality.
- 964 MB (lossless compressed) library size, 6517 samples.
- Samples are looped after roughly 6 seconds to save on RAM.
- 4 sustaining dynamic layers, chromatically sampled.
- 4 round robins for each note/dynamic (2 index + 2 middle finger samples).
- all 5 Strings sampled.
- 8 release trails layers for each note/string.
- Fingered, Fingered Mute and Harmonics main articulations.
- sampled with a Millennia DI preamps fed direct into Apogee converters.
- ease of use thanks to our custom advanced scripting.
- recorded at 24-bit / 96 kHz, released at 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.
- easy-to-use effects section for extreme sound-mangling.
Main Kontakt engine features:
- custom User Interface.
- intelligent auto-fretting algorithms developed in-house, emulate different bass players' way of playing.
- manual fretting for advanced users.
- advanced legato and slide-to technology allows for slides of any duration and interval, controllable with your playing.
- custom vibrato, modeled after real bassists' vibratos.
- effects section specially tuned for bass instruments.
- no need to learn tons of key-switches.
- 172 custom cabinet + mic combinations IRs for maximum tonal realism.
- 26 factory presets.
- works as stand-alone, AAX, RTAS, AU and VST for Mac and PC.
- 2 GB RAM (more if in need of loading more sample sets).
- Core2Duo or equivalent Mac or PC.
- Kontakt Retail Version: v5.4.3 or newer.
- MIDI Keyboard.
Price: $99.00 ($64.35 with 35% off introductory offer). Requires Kontakt 4.5.3 Full Version and up. This product is download only.