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Master of the low end... the ultimate bass virtual instrument
BASiS - Master of the low end... the ultimate bass virtual instrument
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8/10 - "Overall, BASiS is great..." - Computer Music

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Become master of the low end with BASiS, a breakthrough virtual instrument from Vir2 Instruments. Featuring a comprehensively sampled collection of electric, upright, fretless, and synth basses, BASiS offers incredible attention to detail in the depth and breadth of the basses: 24-bit sampling, DI and amp blending control, multiple velocity layers, seamless humanizing, custom legato and vibrato tools, release layers, harmonics, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, slaps, rakes, falls, and more.

BASiS includes more than 7 gigabytes of the most diverse collection of basses available in the world of virtual instruments: classics like the Jazz Bass, P-Bass, Rickenbacker, and Musicman basses are presented alongside personality and genre tributes such as a classic Motown bass, a gospel bass, Jaco's Fretless, and Macca's Hofner. One upright bass and three slap basses are also included. In the synth bass category, more than a hundred patches are provided, ranging from thumping vintage synth basses to techno basses and esoteric fresh creations to spice up your tracks. Each instrument has been meticulously mastered and programmed for maximum musicality when placed in a mix.

All electric basses have been sampled from both the direct input (DI) and an amped perspective. A knob on the interface allows phase-aligned blending of the two, or the selection of one or the other. For the upright bass, the same knob allows mixing of the direct input and a phase-aligned tube mic output capture of the same sessions. Other onscreen controls allow pitch bend range adjustment, pick noise and fret noise controls, release layer controls, adjustable velocity curve, and instant and detailed control over EQ. A comprehensive selection of effects is included, including an octaver, compression, saturation, lo-fi, distortion, limiter, phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay.

Performance features include an innovative legato tool designed for true finger-smooth playing, and a customizable vibrato engine with control over vibrato types, speeds, and depths. Rather than opting for traditional LFO-based vibrato, BASiS uses a sophisticated character vibrato modeled after real bass players, completely controllable from the keyboard and onscreen interface. Randomized pick noises, release samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument.

Combining all of these innovative features into one virtual instrument, the end result is a versatile, varied, and intuitively playable library of the finest low-end instruments in the world.

BASiS is powered by the popular Kontakt Player 2 engine, offering total integration into all major sequencers via its AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins, as well as standalone operation. It also works perfectly within both Kontakt 2 and Kontakt 3.
System Requirements:
Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher
• 4 GB RAM or more
• 9 GB hard drive space once installed

--Electric Basses
Jazz Bass Back Pickup
Jazz Bass Full Tone
Jazz Bass Picked
Macca's Hofner
Precision Bass

--Fretlesses and Upright
Fretless Hollow Tone
Fretless Jaco
Jazz Bass Back Pickup Slap
Jazz Bass Full Tone Slap
Musicman Slap

--Synth Basses
Anonymous Punch
Clarity of Thought
Classico Robusto
Close It
Comedic Boingk
Flanged Feed
In Yo Face
Landing Site
Old Skool Key
Packs a Punch
Red Rover
Rev Up
Super Saver
Tacet B
Buzzy Not Blue
Buzzy Sawyer
Doinky Dork
Don't Use Teeth
Earthy Major Pad
Engine Freeze
Foaming Teeth
Fright Night
Icy Cold
Razor Blade
Sniveling Snickering
Wise Guy
Analog Warp
Beyond Debate
Ham Radio Bass
Kold Rumbl
Latent Anger
Monstra Trucka
Mosquito Tostada
Pit Stop
Road Rage
Tree Swing
Wiry Haired Dome
Narrow and Thin
Bitta Fuzz
Breathy Stars
Duck Duck
Evasive Action
Faux Piano
In the Air
Job Perks
Lazy Beach
Nasal Buzz
Razor Sharp
Rich Dirty Square
Santa Barbara
Snake in Wait
Time Travel
Underwater Cloud
Warpz2 Mode
Windy City

--More Synth Basses
Big Bloat
Classic Power
Ground Round Sound
Mixed and Muxed
Muffled Fuzz
On the DL
Oval Tines
Plastic Wrap
Rabid Anti
Solid Rock
Subtle Shift
Sunny Happy People
Sweet Sugar Wide
Talking Book
Warp Factor 10
Witness Protection
Pure Waves
Pure Rectangle
Pure Saw and Square
Pure Saw and Tri
Pure Saw
Pure Sine and Saw
Pure Sine and Square
Pure Sine and Tri
Pure Sine
Pure Square and Saw
Pure Tri-Rect-Saw
Analog Dreamz
Brite Buzz
Chunky Requests
Eight Bit Wonder
Faux Concerto
Half a Wurl Away
Heavy Video Game
Ju Know
Men in Lack
Retro Life
Simple McSimpleton
Smoov Schweet
Snow Flurry
Stay Low
Sugar Momma
Sweeping Bat
Toy Junky
Video Game Mania
Warm Enveloping
Double Shot
Electric Shock
Hushed Mute
Rougher Up
Stabba Jamma
Talky Wah
Talky Wah Two

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player/Kontakt/Plug-in Download includes
  Install Instructions:  
  BASiS.part1:  2.1 GB
  BASiS.part2:  2.1 GB
  BASiS.part3:  2.1 GB
  BASiS.part4:  1.64 GB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with BASiS. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of BASiS from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Vir2 Instruments. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new, and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Vir2 Instruments. All samples remain the property of Vir2 Instruments and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."

Computer Music | 8/10

BASiS features over 7GB of sampled, electric, fretless, upright, slap and even synth bass patches, including all the usual suspects, including Fender Jazz and Precision Bass, Musicman, Rickenbacker and many others. Native Instruments' popular Kontakt Player 2 powers this...

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