This new software instrument provides a highly musical rendition of the Fender Precision bass, and is the first release in the recently established development partnership between sampling expert Thomas Hansen Skarbye and Native Instruments.
Powered by the Kontakt engine and playable via the free Kontakt Player or the Kontakt 3 sampler, Scarbee Pre-Bass delivers the full sonic spectrum of popular bass guitar. All four strings of the original instrument have been sampled in nine velocities, resulting in more than 4,000 individual studio-grade samples. The sample material was recorded through a DI for maximum sonic flexibility, using round-wound strings for a bright and punchy sound. Specific "Player Profiles" for various genres, as well as EQ and effect controls, allow musicians and producers to further customize the sound and behavior of Pre-Bass to fit the musical context.
Articulations and playing techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, various trills, mutes, harmonics, pickup hits, fret noises and much more, most of which are automatically triggered based on the incoming note material. The fretboard display in Kontakt and Kontakt Player shows the playing position and articulation of each note in real time, with intelligent string selection and index finger/middle finger alternation, as well as dedicated Slide and Chord modes that contribute to the unparalleled authenticity of the instrument.
Scarbee Pre-Bass is available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $89.