kontakt-playerOur finest virtual bass: a badass six-string, custom-made Muckelroy recorded through a legendary vacuum tube preamp. The superb realism, depth, and stunning tone of Shreddage Bass 2 is perfect for rock, metal, fusion, pop and much more.

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Shreddage Bass 2 – Performance
Shreddage Bass 2 – Articulations
Shreddage Bass 2 – Engine

Content:

  • Custom-made 6-string electric bass
  • 11,000+ samples recorded w/ true TUBE DI
  • Four and a half octave range starting at low G
  • Fingered playing style, up to 32x samples per note
  • Sustain, staccato, hammer-on & pull-off
  • Harmonics, portamento slides, FX
  • Hundreds of finger noise + pop samples

Features:

  • Familiar UI layout from the Shreddage 2 series
  • Double-tracking features
  • Virtual fretboard display with deep tweaking
  • Custom-built FX rack with amp + cab sim
  • Hi-gain FX presets for instant gratification
  • Completely customizable mapping
  • Compatible with FREE Kontakt Player

Requirements:

  • Kontakt OR Kontakt Player version 5.3.1 or higher.
  • 5GB hard drive space
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2007 or later processor
    Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.5.2 of Kontakt. If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load this library.
  • Walkthrough & Overview

Concept

At the foundation of any killer track is a killer bass groove. A bass doesn’t just provide the meat and low-end of the track – it anchors and glues all other elements together, and even shine as a virtuosic solo instrument in the hands of an expert. Shreddage Bass 2 captures the full potential of the electric bass using a masterwork custom 6-string instrument recorded through legendary analog gear.

Unlike the original Shreddage Bass library, Shreddage Bass 2 uses a much more versatile fingered playing style performed by master bassist, composer, and session musician Tony Dickinson. Tony brought his massive experience and skill to recording the library from both the perspective of a performer and a producer; he also brought his custom-made, one-of-a-kind handmade Muckelroy bass!

Shreddage Bass 2 features over 11,000+ samples recorded through a Universal Audio Solo/610 analog tubepreamp/DI box for maximum fatness, punch, and warmth. As with our virtual guitar instruments, each string was sampled in exhaustive detail across every fret, at multiple dynamics, and with up to 8x round robin variations per note. The instrument’s massive 4.5 octave range starts at a sub-destroying low G up to a high C#, allowing you to play or sequence any bass part you can think of.

Everything we’ve learned from the Shreddage 2 series has been applied to Shreddage Bass 2 – our most realistic performance engine, extensive tweaking options, beautiful legatos, and meticulous editing. This is not just a badass bass for rock & metal music, but the premier virtual electric bass for any musical style!

Interface

Users of our virtual guitars will be immediately familiar with the UI of Shreddage Bass 2. It allows for total customization of all articulations (mapping by velocity, keyswitch, or MIDI CC), adjustment of the live performance engine, under-the-hood engine variables, and a custom FX rack with presets built in.

The performance engine in particular has been further improved and refined based on our years of experience, giving you the most realistic playback right out of the box. The fret/string selection behavior can be easily changed in great detail, and keyswitches can be used to select strings manually. The library is also compatible with MIDI pickups and MIDI-enabled guitars!

Impact Soundworks - Shreddage Bass 2 Review - Bedroom Producers Blog

"The sound is very clean and clear, but with a warm low end even at the highest velocities. Being a bassist and having lots of recordings of myself laying around on my hard drive, I did some comparisons and this bass has a much nicer low end than my recordings. Only the C string is more about bright zing than warmth (as high C strings on 6-string basses normally are). [...] A very nice, very versatile bass guitar library. As long as you’re not looking for accurate vintage sounds, Shreddage Bass 2 can do just about everything you might need a virtual bass guitar for." D Smolken (Bedroom Producers Blog)

Impact Soundworks - Shreddage Bass 2 Review - The Audio Spotlight

"The sound is extremely warm & clean with very nice attacks. The release samples really enhance the realism. Of course the sound of Shreddage Bass 2 is most suited for rock & metal, but I'm sure it can work with any style. I've been using it for about 10 days now in many of my tracks of various genres and it has worked in every single one... It will be my go-to electric bass library... In my opinion [it's] worth every penny. Whether you are a metalhead like me or just need a good electric bass in your music, [it] will surely not disappoint!" Anže Rozman (The Audio Spotlight)

Purchase Options

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