Pettinhouse has announced the release of DirectBass, a 5 string bass sample library recorded at 24 bit 96 khz directly to the sound card without any amplifier and effects, for Kontakt 2.2.
5 articulations, 5 strings, 3 pickups (Bridge, Bridge+Neck, Neck) plus another picked bass were sampled to cover the entire range of bass styles. Each articulation is about 1 Gb and it includes 3 layers and 4 samples for each note in round robin (anytime you press a key it plays four different samples avoiding the typical "machine gun" effect).
- 1860 unique samples.
- 4 samples and 3 layers for each key (round robin) played with index and middle finger.
- Release samples for each note.
- Slides and stops for each string.
DirectBass costs $99 and comes on DVD. Videos and audio demos are available.