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Using bass guitar VST plugins is a great way to add depth and balance to any mix. The VST (which stands for virtual studio technology), bass plugin software allows you to add pure bass sounds to any genre of music with ease. So, whether you’re looking to add a deep bassline or just some extra dimension to your musical creation, our bass guitar VST plugins are bass-ically the perfect solution.
Native Instruments offers a selection of some of the best bass VST plugins on the market. Our portfolio of bass VST plugins is sampled from the iconic sounds of Rickenbacker®, Fender®, and Scarbee basses, which brings you the best in both versatility and flexibility. With a wide selection of playing techniques and articulations to choose from, our collection of bass guitar VST plugins offers a wide range of authentic sounds that will elevate any recording or production.



Native Instruments’ extensive portfolio of VST bass plugins covers a broad spectrum of sounds, from jazz and pop, to R&B and rock. With six different packages to choose from, each bass instrument offers a unique sound and feel carefully crafted by the highly accomplished bassist and producer Thomas Hansen Skarbye, who’s created some of the best bass VST instruments on the market.

Native Instruments, together in partnership with Scarbee, have produced a number of instrument libraries for the well-known and industry-leading sampler KONTAKT 6 and our free KONTAKT 6 PLAYER. Additionally, as a part of our GUITAR RIG 6 PRO bundle, we’ve curated a collection of VST plugins that includes a selection of our best bass synth VSTs.

With the choice of either electric bass or amped bass VSTs, and articulations from fingerstyle to slap, our selection of Bass VST plugins will take your musical creation to the next level.


Sampled from a Fender® Precision bass guitar, SCARBEE PRE-BASS is an electric bass VST plugin that, like all our bass VSTs, is playable in real-time. The round-wound strings offer an authentic sound that is ideal for a wide variety of genres, from rock and pop to reggae, hip-hop, and R&B.

For an ultra-bass VST plugin with a punchy 1970s sound, look no further than the SCARBEE JAY-BASS. This slapped or fingered bass has over 6000 samples to choose from and offers three pick-up positions and a range of different playing techniques. The SCARBEE MM-BASS guitar VST plugin offers a smooth and creamy fingered bass sound, famously heard in disco and funk music from the 1970s. With seventeen articulations and techniques to choose from, this carefully sampled electric bass VSTs will have you grooving in no time at all.

Originally released in 1980, the Rickenbacker® 4003 electric bass guitar has been featured on many of history’s most successful rock and pop albums. Now, that unmistakable sound has been captured in our SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS guitar VST, which is officially approved by Rickenbacker®. With open picked and palm-muted articulations and a unique KONTAKT effects chain, this electric bass VST was designed in collaboration with highly renowned bassist, Thomas Skarbye, and scripting wizard, Nils Liberg, to create a truly authentic sound — an electric bass VST that’s ideal for metal, rock, and pop music.


As a part of our Bass Guitar collection, we have two bass amped guitar VSTs available: SCARBEE PRE-BASS AMPED and SCARBEE MM-BASS AMPED. These amped bass simulator VSTs include four different amp setups: Fat, Heavy, Crunchy, and Pop. However, there are a few distinct differences between these two bass amp VSTs.

SCARBEE PRE-BASS AMPED offers the same sampled sounds of the Fender® Precision bass guitar with roundwound 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 the warm and creamy tones of 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.


Additionally, our portfolio of NKS Partner instruments includes third party software based on our NKS standard. These instruments easily connect to our KOMPLETE KONTROL midi keyboards and MASCHINE hardware to provide access to hundreds of software instruments and effects from the Native Instruments portfolio and over 90 leading plugin developers.

The NKS bass 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. Perfect for funk, pop, or rock, our EVOLUTION ROUNDWOUND BASS plugin offers an extensive library of bright and punchy sounds created by a roundwound bass with a distinctly deep tone and your choice of fingerstyle, picked, or slapped articulations.

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



Add depth and rhythm with our diverse portfolio of VST bass guitars.

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