Native Instruments have introduced Scarbee Pre-Bass, a new software instrument that they say provides a
meticulous, highly musical rendition of the iconic Fender Precision bass.
Pre-Bass is derived from the acclaimed Scarbee Blue Bass library, and
the first release in the recently established development partnership
between sampling expert Thomas Hansen Skarbye and Native
Here's all the details from the NI press release...
Powered by the industry-leading KONTAKT engine and playable via the
free KONTAKT PLAYER or the KONTAKT 3 sampler, SCARBEE PREBASS
delivers the full sonic spectrum of the most popular bass guitar of
all time, suitable for a universal array of musical styles from pop and rock
to hip-hop, jazz, funk and beyond. All four strings of the original
instrument have been expertly sampled in nine velocities, resulting in
over 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
producer to further customize the sound and behavior of PRE-BASS to fit
the musical context.
To preserve all the acoustic intricacies of the real instrument, PRE-BASS
takes full advantage of the unique scripting features of KONTAKT,
resulting in a performance that is virtually indistinguishable from that of
a real professional bassist. Authentic articulations and playing
techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, grace notes, various trills,
mutes, harmonics, pickup hits and 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 contributing to the unparalleled
authenticity of the instrument. Pricing and Availability:
Available for download purchase in the NI Online
Shop for $89 / 79 â‚¬.