Shreddage Bass: Picked Edition was created after many requests by users of our Shreddage: Electric Rhythm Guitar library. It is a deep-sampled, clean (DI) 4-string electric bass library allowing the user maximum tone-crafting flexibility.
Any multitude of amp and cabinet simulators can be used to great effect, but the samples also sound solid and thick with no processing, which was a central design goal. Our experience with many bass libraries was that they tended to be difficult to place in a mix, so we wanted our 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 our 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 of our sample libraries, a thorough set of articulations, round robins (RRs) and velocity layers are included. In this case, we have 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 key-switches. We believe that this kind of usability is vital for a bass library to be useful!
Available now in SFZ and Kontakt formats, digital download.