VST for Midi Bass guitar recommendation.

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  1. Thrashing Freak

    Thrashing Freak SS.org Regular

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    Hello folks. I open the thread just to ask for a VST for bass guitar. At the moment I can´t buy new software therefore It has to be free. I know It´ll narrow down my choices to minimal, but If anyone knows about free VST´s the help would be greatly appreciated.

    At the moment I´m using a free plug-in from Ample Sound based on the sound Fender Precission which is quite good, but I´m after something more suited for metal music.

    Cheers!
     
  2. GunpointMetal

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    Not gonna be too much good stuff for free. The electric bass that comes with Kontact can be run through some VST amp sims/IRs and sound alright in a mix
     
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    You could probably use the Ample Sound setup and just run it through different amps and effects. Sometimes you gotta use what you got, which means you're gonna have to do some EQing and effect layering and whatnot to get the tone you're after
     
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  4. Thrashing Freak

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    This is exactly what I´m doing, converting de Midi track as a Wav. file and the running into an amp simulator. The result isn´t bad at all...
     
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    sggod89 yeah I take steriods

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    Midi sound fonts. I used to use: 103[1].5mg Real Font V2.1 Bank --still sounds better than any bass VST I've tried
     
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    Loki Bass by Solemn Tones.
    Use "Fluff15" at checkout for 15% off
     
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    sggod89 yeah I take steriods

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    Pay pay pay money. Yes Djinnbass is great, buuuut just pay this metal bassist for 15% off at my $1M studio for 15% off--see my point?

    You can make some free options sound F*** amazing--like my suggestion for finding a midi sound font. Mixing takes hundreds, if not thousand, of mixes to perfect the craft. If you have really reached your limits with samples/VST's then congrats, you are ready to buy a sick bass VST! If you're just in the process of learning, trying to get your mixes to sound good then you should be exploring said examples.

    Try to find some bass samples you like; midi fonts are essentially what djinnbass is, its all just samples. I used to use that sound font (I previously mentioned) and a bass sample from Reason 5 layered together with distortion and EQ. It sounded amazing for metal. If you really want the settings, perhaps I'll post them. But yeah, explore and exhuast your options.

    Good luck man
     
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  9. Thrashing Freak

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    Thanks. I´m not after (like a real bass player) sound just looking for something to fil the low end in the mix. What I´m doing right now is setting the MIDI track to more attack-percussive sound before converting to a wav. then I run the track in a bass amp plug in to add some gain, grit and Eq and I´m done. At the moment this is what works for me until (hopefully) in the future I´m able to invest in good VSTs.
     
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    I know you said free, but Toontrack EZBass is pretty amazing.
     
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    ThisBrokenMachine Architectural Metal

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    But sadly goes down just to A0
     
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    You can use it to generate midi files, then transpose them in your DAW and use a different sound source.
     
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    ThisBrokenMachine Architectural Metal

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    Well, at this point I just use directly Europass, but it's a shame, 'cause Ezbass sounds very good and has some very cool articulations...
     
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    That's disappointing. Hopefully, they make a version of it that goes lower.
     

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