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Bass guitar VST plugins

Our collection of the best bass guitar VST plugins offers a range of authentic sounds, all developed alongside leading sound design brand Scarbee. Founded by renowned bassist Thomas Skarbye, Scarbee’s sampled instruments have become the first choice of top producers and musicians worldwide.

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Scarbee Pre-Bass

An electric bass VST plugin that is playable in real-time sampled from a Fender® Precision bass guitar.

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Scarbee Pre-Bass Amped

4000 samples and nine velocity layers sampled from the Fender® Precision bass guitar.

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Scarbee Jay-Bass

This slapped or fingered bass offers three pick-up positions and a range of different playing techniques.

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Scarbee MM-Bass

A fingered bass sound, heard in disco and funk music from the 1970s.

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Scarbee MM-Bass Amped

Sampled from a flatwound string instrument inspired by the warm, smooth tones of Bernard Edwards from Chic.

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Scarbee Rickenbacker® Bass

Designed in collaboration with renowned bassist, Thomas Skarbye and scripting wizard, Nils Liberg. This electric bass VST is ideal for metal, rock, and pop music.

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Electric bass guitar VST plugins

Choose from a wide selection of eclectic bass playing techniques and articulations across a spectrum of genres, from jazz and pop to R&B and rock. Sampled from a Fender® Precision bass guitar, Scarbee Pre-Bass is playable in real-time. The round-wound strings offer an authentic sound that works for a wide variety of genres, from rock and pop to reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. For a bass VST plugin with a punchy 1970s sound, the Scarbee Jay-Bass has over 6,000 samples to choose from. Plus Scarbee MM-Bass offers the smooth fingered bass sound that came to define disco and funk music. Choose from seventeen articulations and techniques in this carefully sampled electric bass line VST plugin.

The unmistakable sound of the Rickenbacker® 4003 electric bass guitar has been featured on many of history’s most successful rock and pop albums. Scarbee Rickenbacker® Bass guitar VST has open-picked and palm-muted articulations, making it ideal for metal, rock, and pop music.

Amped electric bass VST plugins

Our Bass Guitar collection features two different bass amped guitar VSTs: Scarbee Pre-Bass Amped and Scarbee MM-Bass Amped. These bass simulator VSTs include four different amp setups: fat, heavy, crunchy, and pop.

Scarbee Pre-Bass Amped offers the same sampled sounds of the Fender® Precision bass guitar with round wound strings. With over 4000 samples and nine velocity layers, the amped version provides an incredibly authentic low-end sound.

The Scarbee MM-Bass Amped is sampled from a flatwound string instrument inspired by Bernard Edwards from Chic. The extensive list of features includes a wide range of playing techniques, from sustains and mutes to harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and more.

Bass VST plugins from our partners

Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) partner plug-ins work seamlessly with our keyboards, software, and MASCHINE, without any additional setup.

The NKS bass guitar VST collection includes Shreddage 3 Abyss, a boutique 6-string bass that offers an ultra-realistic sound as well as heavy, punchy tones.

With built-in effects and a whole library of pre-sets, Evolution Flatwound Bass offers a smooth vintage electric bass sound and uses flatwound strings that create a warm, rich tone.

For funk, pop, or rock productions, Evolution Roundwound Bass plugin offers an extensive library of bright and punchy sounds created by a roundwound bass with a distinctive and deep tone and the choice of fingerstyle, picked, and slapped articulations.

The NKS portfolio also includes a range of Output instrument engines. The bass instrument engine, Substance, is a three-layered engine that offers hybrid sound sources with intelligent sound design.
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