Native Instruments has introduced Essential Bass
(, a new US$79,
KORE-powered instrument that provides an arsenal of visceral,
production-ready bass sounds. It’s based on the KORE Player and its
integrated synthesis and sample engines, and covers the full spectrum
of the bottom end, from classic acoustic and electric bass to vintage
analog sounds and innovative synthesizer tones.

Classic instruments in Essential Bass include fingered, picked and
slapped electric basses from sample producers Scarbee and
Pettinhouse, as well as an exclusive antique upright bass. These
instruments are complemented with a selection of bass tones that take
advantage of the integrated Absynth, FM8, Massive and Reaktor
engines. A further section provides a range of classic subtractive
synth bass sounds.

Essential Bass utilizes manysoundshaping features of the KORE
platform, and can be used both within the free KORE Player and with
the full-featured KORE 2 system. Each of the 200 sounds includes
eight morphable variations, as well as musical metadata for the KORE
sound browser.