2008 Winter NAMM Show Update: EastWest introduced Chris Hein Bass – 12.7 GB of bass sounds, some of which feature the powerful tones of a Music Man StingRay electric-bass-both picked and slapped; a LeFay fretless bass as well as the sounds of a unique upright bass.
For variety, the upright bass is played with three different sets of strings:
- steel-strings for the classic jazz sound;
- nylon-strings for a high-fidelity sound
- gut-strings for the old-school swing sound of the 40’s
The collection supplies users with 112 MIDI-controllable features including the groundbreaking repetition-hotkeys, fall-control, keys-vibrato, bridge/center playing, pickup micro-blending, expression-samples, pinch-harmonics, automatic-mode, slide-mode, chord-mode and more. To incorporate more sound variations to the natural, basic bass instruments, Chris Hein Bass also includes an IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX Uno bass-amp plug-in.
The collection retails for $449.95 and is available in the following formats: PC: VST 2.0, RTAS, and stand-alone; Mac: AU, VST 2.0, RTAS, and stand-alone.