Chris Hein Bass

Chris Hein Bass

4.9 of 5
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AAX Native, AU, Kontakt Player, Mac, Standalone, VST2, VST3, Win
Download Size: 12.73 GB

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Six exceptional noble bass instruments, detailled sampled

Producing this outstanding collection of six exceptionally noble bass instruments, sampled with all imaginable details took more than a year for Chris Hein. A Musicman Stingray electric-bass picked & slapped, a LeFay fretless bass and a unique upright bass with three different sets of strings: steel-strings (the classic jazz sound), nylon-strings (the high-fidelity sound) and gut-strings (the old-school swing sound of the 40s). The exceeding script programming in Kontakt allows sound design that overtops even the possibilities of the real basses.

For the first time all nuances of bass playing techniques are implemented in a sample library. This virtual instrument offers 112 MIDI controllable features including groundbreaking, new characteristics like repetition-hotkeys, keys-vibrato, fall-control, bridge/center playing, pickup micro-blending, expression-samples, pinch-harmonics, automatic-mode, slide-mode, chord-mode and much more.


  • 12.7 GB of fantastic, natural bass sounds
  • up to 4.089 samples per sound
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 2 Player engine
  • up to 42 articulations
  • up to 8 velocity layers
  • 112 Midi controllable parameters with total recall
  • repetition hotkeys
  • key vibrato
  • four release controls
  • fall control
  • bridge-/center playing
  • pickup micro-blending (upright basses)
  • pinch harmonics (electric basses)
  • expression samples
  • automatic-, slide- and chord-mode
  • IKM AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop included

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Flag DE spaceKEYS 07/2008

Testbericht : Chris Hein Bass  Keys Ausgabe Juli 2008 (Fazit) Chris Hein wird seinem Anspruch, die derzeit umfangreichste Bass-Library am Markt zu platzieren, in vollem Maße gerecht. Mit der intuitiv zu bedienenden Oberfläche, den durch 112 MIDI-Controller steuerbaren Automationsparametern sowie einem sehr natürlichen Klang, sind dem viersaitigen Fundament für die DAW keine Grenzen gesetzt. Best Service legt zudem eine Amp-Simulation des Ampeg SVX Uno von IK Multimedia als OEM-Version bei und rundet so das umfangreiche Paket gebührend ab. Das händeringende Suchen nach dem berühmten Mann mit den vier Saiten findet damit doch noch sein verdientes Happy End.

+ authentischer Klang

+ vielfältige Artikulationsoptionen.

Flag DE spaceSound & Recording 08/2008

Testbericht : Chris Hein Bass  Sound & Recording 08/08 In zwölf Monaten Produktionszeit hat Chris Hein drei Bässe in umfangreichen Artikulationen, mit bis zu acht Velocity-Abstufungen gesampelt und im Kontakt-Format aufbereitet. So ziemlich jeder sinnvolle Basssound ist vertreten, neben den Standard-Sustains gibt es u.a. Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, Dead-Notes, Slides, Strums, Falls und natürlich Flageolets. Insgesamt sind ca. 20.000 Samples zusammengekommen, die fast 13 GB auf der Platte belegen. Mit dabei sind ein Music Man Stingray (gepickt und geslappt), ein Edelfretless der Firma LeFay und ein Kontrabass, der mit drei verschiedenen Besaitungen (Stahl, Nylon, Darm) aufgezeichnet wurde. Chris Hein hat wieder einiges an Innovationen parat, wie z.B. Repetition-Hotkeys, die den zuletzt gespielten Ton eine Oktave transportiert wiederholen, was eine völlig neue Art darstellt, komplexe Basslinien auf einem Keyboard einzuspielen. Außerdem lassen sich u.a. über Keyswitches Falls und andere Effekte auslösen, sowie die Position der rechten Hand per Controller frei zwischen Bridge und Center verschieben. Beim Kontrabass kann man zwischen dem mikrofonierten Klang und dem Pickup-Signal überblenden. Der Kontakt2-Player macht ausgiebig Gebrauch von der Scripting-Technologie, um z.B. Slides zu automatisieren. Enthalten ist eine spezielle Version des Ampeg-Bass-Amp-Modeling-Plug-Ins SVX Uno, das kostenpflichtig auf die Vollversion upgegradet werden kann. 


The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
20.08.2023 Language: englisch

I really like *** *** products. This is no exception. There is a great strength to the sounds. Very good sampling and many options (articulations).

4.0 of 5  
10.12.2019 Language: englisch

Bought it for the acoustic basses during a Black Friday deal. Sounds are good, but it would benefit from an update (some studio grade eq, maybe). The cool thing for spicing up your midi-files and accompaniment files is the different playing styles it can automatically generate, the vibrato that is really lush and the string buzz which only adds to the realism. Strangely a low pass filter is the default setting. Makes the basses sound muffled. You can turn the feature off and it really opens up the bass sound. Sadly, there is sometimes too much “boom” and some lack of warmth. Could be fixed by someone who really knows eq-ing, but for the *** user like me, it’s not something I can fix. In essence: a *** good acoustic bass.

5.0 of 5  
10.04.2018 Language: englisch

Banque de son réaliste et impressionnante


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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher 
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

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  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX

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