Art Vista Productions today announced release of a new electric bass sample plug-in series, GrooveMaster, featuring Antonio “Tony” Newton, the legendary “Baby” Funk Brother whose career spanned from the early days of the electric bass – with John Lee Hooker and Little Walter, and as staff bass player at Motown alongside James Jamerson, through his later fusion work with Tony Williams Lifetime. The series includes three playable sampled bass instruments: Old School Bass,Double Neck Bass, and Bright Funky Bass. The instruments include intuitive “intelligent” playback features that are designed to automatically emulate the playback of a real bass player when played from a midi keyboard. These virtual bass instruments can be switched from fully automatic intelligent playback to complete, or, partial key-switch control.
The instrument comes in Kontakt 5 Player format, which supports all major plug-in formats and also allows use as a stand-alone application.
Each of GrooveMaster’s three sampled instruments, Old School Bass, Double Neck Bass, and Bright Funky Bass is available for download at artvista.net and has an MSRP of US$99.00. A bundle of GrooveMaster’s three sampled instruments is offered for $199.00.