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4Front Bass Module

4Front Bass Module
4Front Bass Module by 4Front Technologies is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
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4Front Bass Module is a FREE load & play VSTi software bass synthesizer that "generates a high quality bass sound".

With the proprietary 4Front hybrid synthesis technology, 4Front modules take generally smaller space than the sampled versions of the same quality, and the CPU usage is optimal.

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Average user rating of 3.33 from 12 reviews
4Front Bass Module

Reviewed By gwenmollo [all]
October 31st, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Nice free instrument. It's simple, not much CPU usage. The sound is ... not that bad, but can't be useful in my opinion.

I use a lot the 4Front products to test my system, you can directly see if all is working.

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4Front Bass Module

Reviewed By Vasilis76 [all]
June 29th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.1 on Windows

Is one of the best free bass vst.It sounds great and can be used to many different music styles.I have use it with many versions of Fruity Loos from 8-9-12-20 and never had any problem and is too "light".

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4Front Bass Module

Reviewed By 13adamz [all]
May 1st, 2021
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Very usable sound, better than some basses included in Daws. No tweaking, wysiwyg. Great free bass vst, works well in cubase 6.5 64-bit.

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4Front Bass Module

Reviewed By Igrewsome [all]
September 22nd, 2014
Version reviewed: Vista on Windows

This is my go-to Bass guitar VSTi. Absolutely one of my favorites. I've got a few others I've used, but this one coupled with the BassGrinder amp... MAN.

Yes, it's got the classic Fender P-Bass sound. it just needs coupling with the right bass amp mod to get the right tone for your needs. You could porbably do the "Another Brick in the wall" bass tone with very little tweaking on whatever bass amp mod you prefer.

As I've mentioned in other reviews, so that you all know where I'm coming from, I'm a metal guitar player, and like just about everyone else here, I'm self taught in keyboards.

I tried using the pre-recorded samples, and wasn't happy with those. So I downloaded about six different bass VSTi's, and I've used this one the most. very little CPU usage, decent sound right off the bat. I tend you like growly basses, like Gibsons (I used to have a G3 and a Grabber... never did get that Thunderbird, alas!)

I'd say that on probably 70% of my album, this was the bass I turned to right away. The others... well, I'll probably be redoing those with this VST.

It's free, low CPU, sounds great, easy to mix and match to whatever sound you need... To me, it's a no-brainer.

Now, if you're a knob tweaker, it's gonna frustrate you. There's nothing to tweak. but whatever Bass amp mod you use, hey, tweak to your heart's content.

I'm usually writing my MIDI with one instance of it, then I duplicate the track once it's done in Reaper. I'll pan them equally (between 8% and 12% to give separation from the drums). It helps to think like a bass player... octave pops are something bass players are fond of, so if you're doing a phrase twice, do one rep in an upper octave and one in a lower. But that's getting more into the territory of a tutorial, and not a review.

You can listen to it here! The Fifth Seal features my imitation of a Gibson bass...


A little louder in the mix on this one.


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4Front Bass Module

Reviewed By Jafo [all]
October 2nd, 2005
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

This is a nice little gem which seems to find its way into just about all of my recordings (except when a Rhodes ir synth bass fit better, or when I record a live bass, of course). It has a nice, simple, basic sound which fits well into a mix and can be processed in many ways; I recommend the C3 multiband compressor. It works best as a supporting player, holding down the bottom end while other parts shine. Its expressivity is limited, but that can be offset by sensitive use of envelope followers, distortion, and the like. It also works reasonably well in the midrange as a rhythmic keyboard sort of sound.

Don't get me wrong; you won't want to fire your bass player. But you will probably find yourself using this in demos, home recordings, and maybe even the occasional professional piece. It sounds good, it's totally reliable, it uses very few resources, and it's free -- what's not to like?

Notes on my ratings --

User Interface: None to speak of, but none needed.

Sound: Great in a mix, so-so solo. Warm and a touch edgy.

Features: Works as a weird synth on top, if processed. But it's a one-trick pony.

Documentation: None needed!

Presets: None possible (which is kind of the whole problem...)

Customer Support: None needed!

Value for Money: Totally worth the download.

Stability: Excellent
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Comments & Discussion for 4Front Technologies 4Front Bass Module

Discussion: Active
22 July 2014 at 4:25am

how do i download these plugins please.

22 July 2014 at 3:51pm

At the top of the present page, you see the image of the bass guitar?

At the right of the image of the bass guitar, you see a link called "Product". I drives you directly to the webpage of the product (it works the same way for about 95% of the products presents in KVR).

And for this bass guitar, at the top left of the webpage you'll immediately find the download links.

If you want to see all his other products (you're right, they are very simple but they sound very good!) at the top of his webpage you have a menu in blue characters, with "Software" among the commands of the menu. You can browse among his softwares by this way. Some are payware but many are freeware. They all have a very good sound, very few tweakable but very good as they are. George Yohng is an excellent developer in physically modelled synthesis. By the way you could take a look at his articles too...

7 August 2015 at 12:44am

FYI, this IS available in 64-bit.

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