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Bass Legends

Bass Legends

CD-Audio set $99 -grooves only
CD-ROM set $299 -complete library
Akai/Emu, Roland


Bass Legends
A World-Class sampling library featuring three of the greatest bassists on the planet:

Marcus Miller
John Patitucci
Abraham Laboriel

Their distinctive performances have been fundamental to literally thousands of great recordings, including the classic albums of musical giants like:

Stevie Wonder, Donald Fagen, Chick Corea, Scritti Pollitti, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Joe Zawinul, Aretha Franklin, Joe Sample, Dave Gruisin, Ry Cooder, Al Jarreau, Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Natalie Cole, Boz Scaggs, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and.......well, you get the idea!

Bass Legends is one of the first sample libraries to offer you both intricately multi-sampled instruments and chromatically sampled grooves and phrases that we call Chromazones™.

For bass sequencing applications, the 650 meg CD-ROM collection is recognized worldwide as the most complete and musical Bass Instrument Library on the market. It's no wonder that Bass Legends has become one of the best selling CD-ROMs of all time.

The players' instruments cover a tremendous variety of tones, ranging from 4, 5, 6 & 8 string electrics- to Patitucci's Pollman Acoustic, and were all recorded with the finest in vintage tube technology & captured from within a musical context.

Bass Legends was produced by L.A. studio synthesist Eric Persing, well-known for his sound design and CD-ROM development for Roland.

Audio Demos
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Music by Miller/Laboriel/Patitucci/Persing

© 1994 Big Green Music ASCAP

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© 1994 Big Green Music ASCAP

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A classic demo from EP showcasing the original Hans Zimmer Guitars and Bass Legends sounds included in the Omnisphere core library.

This demo was played all in real-time and features the Martin 6-string and 12-string fingered acoustics as well as the Paul Reed Smith lead guitar.

The drum kit is courtesy of the Burning Grooves sample library

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Features grooves from the Metamorphosis section of Stylus RMX Xpanded, phrases from Vocal Planet, Bass Legends muted basses and numerous sounds and textures from Omnisphere including the lead Electric Sitar melody.

© Spectrasonics and Eric Persing

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Review Quotes
"...a truckload of great multisampled basses...easily the best acoustic bass I've ever heard on any sample collection ...thoroughly convincing...the velocity switching is superb...really fun to play...the low-end sounds particularly good... the most flexible bass loops I've encountered...This is a great disc... Definitely put this one on your list of must-haves!"
-KEYBOARD 5 star rating

"...really two products in one: a collection of bass phrase loops and a library of multisamples matching the tone and style of each loop...Coming from three such magnificently talented, multifaceted players, the phrase loops are naturally superb...styles span a wide range, from funk, rock and reggae, to swing and acid jazz...The documentation is excellent...Although the phrase loops are great, Bass Legends is worth purchasing for the multisamples alone...over 40 different bass sounds, including picked, fingered, slapped, popped, and muted clean electrics; half a dozen fretless basses; a couple of overdrive-colored electrics; and one sterling acoustic bass...Many use velocity-switched layers for greater expressiveness, and some also include extensive samples of special effects, including slides, string hits and scrapes...an ultra-organized labeling system...the combination of memory-usage options with clear, consistent labeling really makes working with the library a pleasure...the best sampled acoustic bass I've ever heard....a totally incredible three-way, velocity-switched funk bass...The samples and programming work together exceptionally well...wonderful fretless basses...cool and fun to play, these sounds are useful in the real world...Bass Legends is a genuinely superb product. The phrase loops are well-organized, exquisitely recorded, and brilliantly performed; the bass multisamples are flawlessly looped, expertly programmed, and lend themselves to expressive playing. I'd encourage anyone to go for the CD-ROM version rather than the audio CD; you don't want to miss out on those multisamples!"

"Where does one stop the gushing?...an ELEVEN!"
-RECORDING magazine

*All other manufacturers' product names used in this instrument are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Spectrasonics. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Spectrasonics sound development.